Sleep Tight! 13 Cool Decor Ideas for Boys' Bedrooms

Boys' bedroom decor doesn't have to be all superheroes, all the time. Check out these awesome ideas for inspiration!

You'd think it would be easy to decorate your boy's bedroom -- just go all-out with the Lightening McQueen (or Spider-Man, or Star Wars, or…) motif that he's soooo into right now. Except, next month he'll be on to something different. And you, Mama, would like to save your superhero skills for something other than constant redecorating. Here, 13 inspiring rooms that your boy will love and that you'll want to hang out in, too.

Young Explorer

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

Benedict August

What better wall décor for the budding geography buff than a map of the world mural, like the one in this room from Benedict August? To get your own, check out the selection at -- our search turned up 216 different map murals (many of which can be hung with easy, paint-safe picture-hanging strips) just waiting to be applied to your little guy's bedroom wall.

Chalk Talk

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

Courtesy of Mike Sinclair

Go ahead -- let him draw on the walls! There's no reason not to when they're covered with cool, slate colored chalkboard paint or chalkboard wall decals.

Storage Space

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love


From books to Lego pieces, your boy has lots of stuff. Tuck it all away -- neatly! -- in a room with floor-to-ceiling shelving and mod twin bed frames from ducduc that can accommodate either storage bins or a trundle.

Secret Message

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

DKOR Interiors

Bring the 3-D wall art trend to your boy's room with these funky Braille Wall Flats from Inhabit. (If only we knew what they said!) The flats come in an off-white shade, but you can paint them in his favorite color and transform into a faux headboard or ceiling panel. Or both!

Building Blocks

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

Courtesy of Anita Roll

Sure, you could paint individual Lego bricks to create a mural like this one, but you can get a similar look with the vinyl wall decals from In An Instant Art. They can even be customized with your kid's name. (As for that awesome Lego headboard? Get ready to spend some time with Duplo pieces and glue!)

Take Flight

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

Imagine Living

If you've got an aspiring aviator on your hands, showcase his love of all things aero by framing pictures of vintage airplanes. (One easy option: Enlarge and color-copy images from books about plane travel.) And buy the biggest toy airplane model you can find to hang from the ceiling. This room's ready for take-off!

Map Quest

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

Marco Ricca Studio

Give your baby a head start on geography lessons with an oversized map of the world as nursery décor. Bonus: All that ocean blue is soothing!

Cool Cat

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

JAC Interiors

He's not quite ready to watch Austin Powers with you, but that doesn't mean that his bedroom can't rock a groovy 1960s vibe. Create the wall mural by painting wavy stripes of at least five earthy tones. Go for a sleek black bed and funky Union Jack throw pillow to finish the look. Yeah, baby.

Camp Style

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

Courtesy of Gina Risso/Jute

We love the warm Adirondack feel of this boy's room. Wood paneling, antique wooden tennis racquets and a navy-striped duvet make it vintage-sporty.

Book Nook

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

These Moments of Mine

Got an odd-shaped room? Create a spot for your boy's growing library (and to cuddle up and read with him) by putting up a simple curtain rod or tension rod and hanging colorful curtains. Display books gallery style on shallow shelves so he can easily find his favorites, and add a beanbag chair so there's a spot to have a seat.

Look Up

 Decor You'll Both Love

Courtesy of Philpotts Interiors/ Photo by David Franzen

How genius is this above-the-window, built-in storage? (Not to mention the easy-access rolling ladder.) It's best for an older boy's room, of course, but if you need storage solutions for your little guy's room (or if you're not up for major renovations) just install a shallow shelf above a closet or room door to gain an extra spot to stash stuff.

Be Square

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

elizabeth gordon studio

What makes this room take shape? The repetition of squares! From the rug, which is made of up individual carpet tiles, to the bookshelves to the storage bins, we're loving the way geometry is at work in this room.

Tree Top

Boys Bedroom Ideas, Decor You’ll Both Love

kate jackson INTERIOR DESIGN

Build the tree house he's always wanted indoors, with this amazing loft bed. If you can't swing a custom creation, get a similar look by wrapping sisal rope around the posts of any standard bunk bed (use a glue gun to keep the rope securely fastened on each end) and painting the bed, guardrail and ladder green.

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