Wall Wednesday: Boys’ Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Our clients’ Dumbarton residence is nestled on a tree-lined street near Rice Village. This family-friendly home ties modern functionality with old classics of the European style. The home’s blue and white color palette is a perfect balance of masculine and feminine, modern and classic. Old World touches connect the homeowner’s ancestry with their singular passion – sports. From the secret pub to bespoke interior design details, each room makes a unique statement. Today, we’re excited to unveil the interior design for the boys’ bedrooms.
In order to honor the boys’ individual personalities, we created themed rooms for each of them. The interior design of the boys’ rooms utilize varying shades of blues and whites. Singular accessories and unique light fixtures infuse elements of their personality into the room. The result is a one-of-a-kind space tailored to each son named after a Hall of Fame baseball player. Can you guess which Hall of Famers they’re named after?
Boys Bedroom Interior Design: Think in Shades of Gray for Teens
As the oldest of the four boys, Ryan’s room is the most grown up. There’s a desk for homework and a proper leather recliner. A set of leather strap wall hooks from Wishing Flower Company hold his favorite books and magazines in a stylish way. The sleek floor lamp and metallic cocktail table complete his private reading space. It doesn’t get much cozier than this!
The interior design for his bedroom plays on varying shades of gray. This two-toned wallcovering with specialty paint from Imago Dei transforms his room. Slate gray walls infuse a tranquil, moody feel while contrasting light gray elements create the illusion of more space. It’s easy to see what a difference high-quality paint makes!
When the design team saw this Crate and Barrel desk with a chocolate brown finish, they knew it was perfect for Ryan’s room. The desk’s natural texture and rich finish pairs handsomely with the light gray desk chair from Zuo Modern. With a 60″ top, there’s ample room for him to do homework and the CB2 desk lamp provides plenty of lighting.
We love sourcing from CB2 for kids’ rooms. There’s a cool edginess to their designs that fit seamlessly in any style room and transition with them as they grow.
Whimsical Wall Art for Make Believe Adventures
Speciality paint from Imago Dei creates a fun wraparound design on the walls in Teddy’s room. Shenay and Britian worked with the paint crew to determine the line placement perfectly! A blue and green color palette creates a calm energizing atmosphere that speaks to the beauty of the outdoors.
A bold green Bungalow 5 nightstand makes it easy to keep things off the floor, giving Teddy plenty of room to play. This blue mushroom table lamp from Schoolhouse Electric carries the deep navy of the bookshelf through the bedroom. We love how the domed shade and cylinder base soften the crisp lines in the room.
In his bedroom, the wraparound design on the wall is the room’s focal point. We selected patterned pillows from Zara Home for Teddy’s bed to add joyful touch without taking attention away from the wall design. These pillows weave his personality into the room and make it feel unique to him!
Sports-Inspired Design for Boys’ Rooms: Go Big with Decals
Baseballs and basketballs abound in Henry’s sports-themed bedroom. We used specialty paints from Imago Dei, but found these awesome wall decals to punch up the design. Their massive scale transports you to an almost surreal stadium in his bedroom. The floating shelves from West Elm are made with reclaimed wood. They add provenance and history to the design.
Every kid needs a supportive desk chair to sit in while working on homework. This vibrant green desk chair from All Modern is adjustable so Henry can sit in the perfect position when he’s at his desk. The chair easily tucks in and the brass hardware gives an almost vintage feel to the white Crate and Barrel desk.
There’s something magical that happens when two pieces that don’t match become the perfect pair. Henry’s desk and a floating nightstand from CB2 anchor the Monte Design bed to the wall. The two pieces have similar shapes and colors, complementing each other without feeling too alike. Matching finishes on the Schoolhouse Electric wall sconce and desk lamp bring cohesion and balance to the bedroom.
Old World Charm for the Traveler
The interior design of Hunter’s room hearkens back to the early days of explorers traversing the seas looking for new worlds. Vintage world maps, natural wood elements, and industrial touches marry old world charm with a nautical ambiance. There’s an organic, collected feel to the room.
When you enter, your eye is instantly drawn to the map wall mural that covers two of the room’s walls. We found this temporary wallcovering from an artisan maker, Sweet Pea Wall Design. This self-adhesive wall mural is great for growing tastes. In the corner, you’ll find a globe mobile from the Museum Company that seamlessly blends in with its surroundings, creating an illusion of space.
A Mango wood nightstand from Urban Outfitters layers in contrasting natural texture. The juxtaposition of the rough finish with the sleek white bedframe makes a modern statement. At the end of the bed, we selected a special green trunk from PB Teen. We love that it gives Hunter additional storage, extra seating, and functions as a table.
The lamp next to his bed is from Shades of Light in Richmond, Virginia. It’s encased in a wire cylinder with a mechanical pulley that he can raise or lower to direct the light wherever he needs it.
Our journey of designing the Dumbarton residence, honoring our clients’ love of travel and their ancestry, is coming to an end. After sharing our design inspiration, a few bespoke architectural elements, and details of the boys’ bedrooms, it’s time for the full reveal. I can’t wait to unveil more details about how everything came together in this family friendly home!