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Inspo alert: Ideas on how to decorate a boy’s bedroom

Boy’s bedrooms can be tricky. No one, especially a kid, wants a boring bedroom but go too heavy with a theme and risk them quickly outgrowing it. Fear not, we’ve got heaps of inspo with ideas on how to decorate a boy’s bedroom right here.

Check out this round up of some of our fave boy’s bedrooms that are sure to spark inspiration. Let’s get scrolling!

Related article: Top 7 beds for boys under $300: Finding a big boy bed for Patrick
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Reach for the stars

If you’re starting with a blank canvas and have no idea how to decorate a boy’s bedroom, let this be your inspiration. Whitney from Creating Home With Whit took an average bedroom to the next level when she created this beautiful space for her son, Corbin.

Take the full tour of the room here.

Corbin's bedroom_full view

The classic (which is anything but boring)

As Gina’s eldest son Patrick grew, she knew his dinosaur bedroom needed to grow with him. She shows us how she created a classic bedroom he continues to love, with pops of colour, fun decor and a big boy desk thrown in as he approaches schooling age. Check it out here.

Patrick's room makeover

Jungle joy

Obsessed! That’s the word that springs to mind when we first saw this room The Designory created at The Bay Villa.

If you want to replicate everything in this space, you wouldn’t be the first. We saw Luke and Jasmin land in hot water on The Block when they took a little too much inspiration from the space šŸ˜‰

Dalmatian print wallpaper in childrens bunk bed room
Byron Bay Villa bedroom
Kids bedroom at The Bay Villa. Take the full tour


As your kids grow, their bedroom needs to move with them. We love how this twin tween room is versatile enough for them to spread out and hang with friends, but also practical enough to include desks, storage and a workspace. The peg board is a fab idea to create interest while still being practical and keeping things tidy.

Image via Minty Magazine

FACT: Bunk beds make everything more fun

With olive green walls and an earthy palette, this boys’ bedroom ticks all the right boxes. Firstly, bunk beds. Enough said! Add to that the cool decor, like lighting bolt neon light, and reading nook and we’re sure any kid would love to call this space home.

We’re also big fans of the oversized pinboard and all the storage space squeezed into this room. Both of those could be fab DIY projects too šŸ˜‰

Boys bunk bedroom how to decorate a boy's bedroom
Image via Willow Street Interiors + Design

Interstellar mission

This is a room that will stand the test of time. It’s fun enough for a little dude, but still mature enough to grow with your child into their teen years. We love the colours in the bedding and fun wall sconces. Check out the full room reveal from Daniel and Jade’s time on The Block.

The Block 2020_Week 5_Daniel and Jade_boy bedroom_main view

A cool rug solves (almost) everything

Ignoring the fact that this is a bed with wheels (so cool!!) this rug is everything! A funky rug can take a simple space to the next level. It’s one of our best tips on how to decorate a boy’s bedroom, adding a touch of whimsy and stacks of character.

Funky rug
Image @ezi_mezi via Sack Me!

Boho vibes

Aaaaand chill… is it just us, or does this room feel super relaxing!? The rattan bedside table and bed frame are so on trend, and the half-height wall panelling adds interest without dating the room.

The mix of warm-toned bedding brings a subtle pop of colour, and cute additions to the wall can be swapped out as your little man’s interests change and grow.

For all the little book worms

To encourage a love of books and reading, why not make them the hero of their bedroom? This fun bedroom uses 8 bookshelves stacked side-by-side in two rows to cover the width of the room and have all the little one’s favourite books within easy reach.

Bookshelf how to decorate a boy's bedroom
Image via Minty Magazine

Colour me happy

We may not all have the space for epic built-in beds like these ones from Three Birds Renovations, but what we love about this teen boy’s bedroom is the coloured roof.

The rest of the room is simply decorated with beautiful cool whites, accents of wood and rattan. And instead of a feature wall, those clever Three Birds have done a feature roof and it just pops! What a feature!

Light up their world

It’s the little things that make all the difference when it comes to how to decorate a boys bedroom. This eclectic bedroom is a fun mix of clashing prints and colours, and a mix of new and old!

Neon light in kids bedroom
Image @tam_scott via Sack Me!

For the miniature world traveller

Inspire your young man to dream big and travel the world with inspiration from this fabulous boy’s bedroom set up. A giant map of the world adorns one entire wall, bringing fun and colour into the space. Your little one will be learning about all corners of the globe in no time!

Young boy's bedroom with map of the world
Image via Minty Magazine

Which was your fave set up? Has our gallery inspired you with ideas for how to decorate a boy’s bedroom? Tell us in the comment section below!

More kids inspo here

This article was first published in January 2021 and continues to be updated with the latest boys bedroom inspo.

Gina Beschorner Style Curator

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