Designing a boys’ bedroom comes with its challenges. While you may want to forgo the neon walls, superhero bedding, and stacks of toys, the occupant of the room might have other ideas. It could be tempting to succumb to the requests of your young one, but remember that his tastes are still evolving. Also, there are plenty of chic ways to meet in the middle with ideas that are youthful and also refined. From bold wallpaper to whimsical furniture, a boys’ room can be designed with style to suit his personality. Here are 31 boys’ rooms with design ideas that are chic enough to steal for yourself.

Energetic Backdrop

A cityscape that resembles hand-colored building blocks is a sophisticated and youthful backdrop. Pair it with a solid headboard and bedding to prevent an overstimulating design scheme. This Hermès wallcovering is a vibrant design detail in a Cincinnati home.

Swinging Bed

Bring the fun parts of the playground into your home. A swinging bed adds whimsy to any room while creating an airy and ethereal environment. Designer Nicole Fuller suspended the bed from the ceiling in this New York City townhouse.

Vintage Accents

A vintage bedside table is a warm and surprising detail in this classic design scheme. A-List designer Darryl Carter created a beautiful and sophisticated boys’ bedroom in this California home.

Wild Wall Mural

While some kids love superheroes, others spend their time getting lost in the pages of fairy tales. One way to create a bedtime theme is to prominently use characters from a favorite story as a design element. In this Quogue, New York, kids’ bedroom, designer Rodney Lawrence installed a mural in muted colors featuring the characters of Where the Wild Things Are.

Go Bold with Prints

Covering all furniture and surfaces in small, tight patterns in a monochromatic palette creates dimension and makes a space feel cozy, almost like a room in a dollhouse. A custom daybed in a Paris apartment is covered in a fabric from the Lorenzo Castillo Collection. A wallpaper from Dedar is used on the walls.


A graphic black-and-white wallpaper paired with industrial-style overhead lighting and, of course, a punching bag, conjures stylish sports vibes without feeling overly literal or clichéd.

Pastel Hues

Bright white walls provide the perfect backdrop to an array of pastel shades, including peach curtains, a multicolored rug, and an assortment of toys. The loft bed-complete with a desk underneath-features a quirky painted cutout design.


Something as simple as a fun theme, like this tropically inspired Manhattan boys’ room, is all you need to achieve a youthful yet elegant look. A striking pendant light, custom wallpaper, and tiger rug do just the trick.

Muted Tones

While your kiddo may request shades of neon blue and green, compromising with muted versions is a failsafe way to craft a young yet elevated room. Here, a sage four-poster bed is layered with muted blue and yellow bedding, and framed dog prints are hung on the wall.


For a timeless and transitional space, opt for a gender-neutral palette that will last through all your child’s changing color preferences. Here, a boy’s bedroom features a grass cloth wallcovering by Kravet, bedding by St. Geneve Linens and Ralph Lauren, and bed frames and a nightstand from CB2.