Rough and tough.........boys. Do they enjoy designing? Yes, they do, if it is their bedroom!
Boys are becoming much more opinionated about how they would like to decorate their bedroom. Also, decorating a child's room allows the parents to freely express creativity. OK, it is also about reminiscing the pastimes and freedom of their own childhoods.
The color trends for boys have changed. Navy and red are now outdated. The new classic colors for boys are brown and green.
There are many themes that would be great in a boy's bedroom. The number one priority is that it expresses the essence of the boy. Children didn't have any choice when it came to decorating their nursery. This is a great opportunity for a child to voice their preferences.
Try the bug theme. Most boys love bugs. They are forever digging in the dirt, hoping to find a bug to show Mom and Dad. Perfect accessories include a frog lamp, framed pictures of insects, and netting in the corner of the room.
Auto racing is another favorite among boys. What little boy doesn't love the sound of a roaring race car? In fact, they mimic the noise all the time! With a car bed, black and white checkered flag, posters and narrow shelving to display their own car collection, a boy is set to race.
Grrrrr....dinosaurs! This may be geared to the littlest guys. They move from friendly, cartoon like prehistoric animals to gnarling people-eating creatures in the blink of the eye. Since this phase may be short-lived, opt for linens and inexpensive artwork for decoration.
What is outer space like? This can be easily replicated in a boy's room. Wall borders, linens, walls painted dark blue and rocket headboard complete the look. Remember the first science fair project you made? It probably was a model of the solar system. Make one using paints and varying sizes of Styrofoam craft balls to represent the planets - a totally fun project for all!
Sports is a very important part of a boy's life. The headboard can be made out of bats. Add a baseball lamp, shelving to display gloves, trophies, balls and baseball cards and he will be up to bat.
It is important to personalize a boy's room. Framing your son's artwork to display is always a hit. Boys relish their victories in sports. Make a three-dimensional memento; combine a baseball, a team jersey, and medals along with the team photo. He will cherish it forever.
Area rugs are also a way for a boy to express his individuality. Involving the child with most of the purchases makes him invested in the process. The same should be done when purchasing the area rugs. Get his input about what colors and textures he loves. There should be consideration about which types of rugs are not only durable, but easy to clean. Does the rug compliment the theme or colors in the room?
Boys can help their parents in decorating their bedrooms. There is a misconception that boys do not care about their room. That attitude is definitely changing. It is important for boys to feel like the room reflects their likes.