Cool Bedrooms for boys can be hard to find and boy bedroom ideas for teens is especially hard to find. Decorating a boy bedroom with room to grow is no easy task. This sports theme boy bedroom makeover lasted 6 years before we updated any of it.
Cool Bedrooms for Teen Boys
Last month I was thrilled to become a part of the Lowe’s Creator Team. I was even more thrilled to learn that April was a “Room Makeover” task and started looking for a few ideas for cool bedrooms, especially a Sports Theme Bedroom ideas for boys!
My son’s bedroom needed a makeover in the worst way. It had been in transition for about 2 years and I was stuck. We were swapping out the “explorer” theme into something more teen approved.
As you can see, I didn’t even pick up for the before photo……..just keeping it real folks.
With a budget of $300 and no extra time to paint the walls, I was happy this boy bedroom makeover was able to use the existing wall color and bedding.
It was falling together midway.
The bedding was from Target years ago. I have optional bedding listed below.
- Grey Stripe Bedding
- Navy Blue Stripes
- White and Navy Bedding
- Wanderer Striping Bed Set
Boy Bedroom Makeover Ideas
Lowe’s gave me full reign to go in and buy what I needed………..well not actually…….but they did supply the materials needed.
I felt like I had full reign.
Because I wanted this to be FABULOUS and because I knew I’d be working on a tight budget and schedule, I enlisted help from a dear friend of mine.
It helps to have dear friends who are much more talented than you. Friends who can actually take a vision to creation and have it work. Not everyone has a friend who is a professional designer, but I swear to you, the ideas we came up with are all things YOU can do too.
Aaron Christensen is a FAMOUS ARTIST! He’s known for designing cool bedrooms for children. He’s also very humble and he’ll roll his eyes when he reads that, but I think if your art is in Anthropology, Pottery Barn Kids, Land of Nod and more……YOU. ARE. FAMOUS! And I know him………and I used to teach “aerobics” with him….I used to eat snicker bars cut up into “truffles” with him,…….and I got to spend the full day with him recreating my son’s room. What a lovely day it was. It was fun to stage the room with a “professional”!
- Bi-Fold Closet Door – Used to build the shelving, a headboard, and the desk.
- ClosetMaid Cube Organizer – Used as a bedside table and storage
- Light Kit with Cord
- Lamp Shade
- Artificial Turf – he made the memo board.
- Hexagon Shelving – He built these. You can find similar ones here on Etsy.
- Number Stencils
- Shop the Room Here.
Aaron built shelving, a headboard and a desk using a bi-fold closet door. Much less expensive than buying a new desk or lumber. The side table you see above was a ClosetMaid cube organizer. And we used a LOT of Valspar paint samples.
Bedroom Makeover Ideas for Kids
Every boy’s bedroom needs a memo board! The bulletin board was made from an artificial grass patio rug we found at Lowe’s. The man is a genius when it comes to designing a kids room. Using a little spray paint for field lines added an original appeal to the room. Just below the bulletin board is a hand made desk just big enough for my son’s laptop or school work. The room wasn’t big enough for a traditional desk, but this one made from bi-fold closet doors was a perfect size.
It was Aaron’s idea to build the honeycomb hexagon shelving. (you can find hexagon shelving to buy here with my affiliate link.)
He’s building a few of these for a client and thought he’d show off and whip out a few for Lucas’ room. I LOVE THEM! I think they add the perfect dimension and color to really pull the room together. You gotta think outside the box……no pun intended.
Here’s my little man below enjoying his new room. He loves it. I love it!
Thanks to Aaron, we have an amazing sports theme boy bedroom and thanks to Lowe’s for providing all the materials needed.
Bedding for Boy Bedroom Makeovers
The bedding used for this room is no longer available, but I’ve found a few ideas that are matching in style. And of course, it can be used for girls too!
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Amanda Moutos says
I would use the GC to buy some of the things on our HUGE to-do list, like new blinds, crown molding, and so much more!!!
Love this room!! where did you get the bedding? I have 3 kids bedrooms to make over – the lowe’s card would help me get started!
kate blue says
I read this and finally got my arse in gear. Bedding for the boy ordered & recieved this week!…we went to get furniture (the boy used to have unfinished furniture that we painted for the girl and then repainted for him- CRINGE NOW)…so the dresser is complete….desk is assembled…moms gonna play with gal pals tomorrow so Sunday IU’ll go in and start getting ti together…thanks for inspiring, it almost looks liek this but different theme since my boy is only 7… am gonna go to Lowe’s for non-tradional items (meal tiles) to use on walls…and for his lighting so I need that card!
April V says
I would use it to finish the upstairs bedroom for my son!
Where did you get your son’s bedding? I love it
I love the turf board. what did you use as a base?
I am following you on Pinterest.
I signed up for lowes.
I would use the Lowes for plants for the garden or a board and shelves for my son’s room.
I need an Aaron! OK, maybe just to eat truffles with 🙂 I am going to be tackling my soon-to-be 16 y/o
boy’s room. Lots of de-boyifying. Love to win. Over here from 36th Ave.
I would use the card to paint and update our bedroom thanks