Teenage boys are a volatile species with varying degrees of taste and attention to detail when it comes to their bedroom décor. Many will care little for the state, colour and theme of their room, as long as they have a bed and a screen to watch sport. Others will find their bedroom as one of few places to express themselves.
Ideas for teenage boy bedroom makeovers are hard to come by generally because there is less need for ruffles and frills and more concern for a simplistic approach. Although your son may have no interest in remodelling his room, it is important to make his bedroom feel like a place of his own where he can hang out and relax.
Even if it is just a splash of colour on the bed or piece of artwork on the wall, a little time and money can see your boys bedroom change from bland and mundane to a personalized retreat.
Depending on age and interests, bedrooms can take on a whole world of their own. Among boys, sport is often a popular theme. Whether its footy, basketball, surfing or tennis, there are hundreds of way to incorporate their passion without blowing the budget. Take this paint job for example. A bucket of red paint and an hour of precision will turn your sons bland cream wall into the exterior of a baseball.
Framing your child's prized jerseys will make great artwork above their bed and express their passion loud and clear. If footy is their main concern, why not turn their bedroom into a stadium, the locker room or the field itself. Chests of drawers made out of sheet metal will give the room a locker room feel or why not even invest in some old school lockers to hang their suits, shirts and sports equipment! Pillows in the shape of footballs and soccer balls are enough to theme a bed spread and their are plenty of options online for rugs that are made to look like grass, courts and balls.
Art work doesn’t just have to stop at paintings or framed jerseys. How about mounting their old surfboard on the wall or fixing their skateboards in place to act as bookshelves. A fishing rod can be used as great photo frame whilst unused sport memorabilia can be hanged or framed.
A great feature wall idea can be to paint the stripes of your childs favourite sporting team or even a scoreboard type design, a stadium scene or a blown up photograph of themselves or their hero.
Not all boys are die hard sport fanatics. Some may want just a mellow, chilled out beach theme for their bedroom or a heavy metal muss theme.
The options are endless and once a theme is picked, it is very easy to kit your room out with endless furnishing and decorations. Not every room needs a specific theme. A colour pallet may be all it needs with a few pillows or feature wall of varying textures. Check out this wooden slat chill out zone or the chalk board wall behind ones bed.
If your son has a walk in wardrobe that is wasted on him, why not pull out the shelving units and replace it with a desk that can be shut off when messy and not in use!
If it all gets too much, opt for a simple blue, red and white bedroom of timeless design that will see your son from toddler to teenager and many years beyond!