Moving into our new house, I knew I needed to get my boys room in tip top shape sooner than later. Well, here are at a year later. Sooner couldn’t come sooner! What I knew before I began was that I wanted to change up my boys room from our last house, while still using the same furniture and elements. Since it’s the first bedroom you see at the top of the stairs, I wanted the room to be a bold tween boys bedroom with some fun styling like the plaid wallpaper. This was one of the walls in the house that I wallpapered, and now I want to wallpaper all the rooms! You can see the DIY for wallpapering and how easy it is. The wallpaper is actually from the Hearth and Hand Magnolia line at Target, which is sold out, but I linked a similar style. I also wanted the bedroom to have a cleaner and more sophisticated look, so that’s why I went with the bold, dark gray Benjamin Moore paint called Amherst Gray.
Plaid Wallpaper (similar) | Black Twin Beds (similar) | DIY Basket Light Fixture (Similar) | Striped Comforter Cover | Navy Quilt | Gold Swing Light Fixtures | Blue throw Pillow | Yellow throw Pillow | Yellow Storage Cubes | Rug | Cabinet Chest
This is a picture from the house listing. So you can see the before colors were putty brown and sky blue. With the paint and the bold wallpaper and the position of the furniture, the room looks larger.
An easy refresh to a bedroom is changing out the bedding for a different style and using different throw pillows. We did just that–I used the same bedding but switched out the duvet covers to the modern farmhouse striped and bought new throw pillows. The swing arm lamp above each bed is a fun element, and my boys love it because they end up reading in bed prior to sleep. These swing arm lamps just plug in and I used a black cord cover for a sleeker look.
Round Hanging Mirror | Black Globe | Zinc Metal Letters
Boys Will be Boys Art |New York Print | Leaves Art | Bronco Art Print
This bookcase has been so great to hold all my boys’ books. I actually have to go through and clean it often to remove books they have already read. We also use it to display their sport trophies, toys and baby pictures.
Bookcase | Roman Shades | Black S-Chair | White desk | Floating Shelves | Atlanta Print | Blue Rocking Chair | DIY Mudcloth Pillow (similar)
This is such a cute room, I love the pops of navy! Thank you for the awesome inspiration, my SIL is redoing my nephew’s room soon, so I’m sending her this post!
Yay! Thanks! Hope she can find some inspiration.
Morgan Klein says
Omg love everything!!! All of the colors are so pretty too! You did a great job!
Oh i love, love, love this decor! Perfect for boys that don’t want it to be too “kid-ish”!
Ahh thanks! Hoping the room will grow with them!
WOW it looks so good! I love the plaid wall and that navy/mustard color combo. So sleek but still appropriate.
Thanks Lizzie! The plaid wall was a fun touch and a great way to make it more modern.
This is such a dream room! I love the layout and the color scheme! I bet your boys just love it so much!!
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I love the layout and the color scheme of this room! This truly is such a cute room! I also love the wall accessories!
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Sarah Lindner says
Such a fun and modern looking room for the both of them to love and enjoy! Great job mom!! xoxo sarah
Thanks Sarah! They love it!
Megan TB says
OMG These rooms are to die for! I love those gold light fixtures!
Thanks! It’s a fun touch to the room!
Torey Noora says
I love this! It is cute for a long time, they will be able to grow into it without it going out of style.
yes! That was my intentions! I’m just hoping they don’t want a larger bed. 🙂
Candace Hampton says
This is adorable! Such an exquisite decoration and selection of colors. I love how it maximize the space. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Candace! It really transformed it!
This is literally the perfect room for teen boys. Your styling is gorgeous and I love that plaid wallpaper!
Best compliment! Thank you so much!
Azanique Rawl says
I love these bold prints! The layering pillows make the bed look so comfy. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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