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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This room looks fantastic! I love all the simple ideas that you and your designer friend brought in. He can do amazing things with a bi-fold door. Love the astro turf bulletin board. Boys rooms are hard to decorate, you made it look easy! Great job!
Thanks for all the inspiration!
Joan Nissley says
I would use a $100 Lowes Gift Card to update my master bathroom. Besides a new coat of paint we really, REALLY want to rid the room of the out-dated gold fixtures (shower head, faucets, towel bars, etc.). We want to replace them with dark bronze fixtures to give the room a more spa like feel. But first, our goal is to save the money so that we can pay cash for the project!
I love this room makeover! It is hard to find inspiration out there for boys teen rooms. I would love it if you could come share at my link party! Have a wonderful day!
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I’ m currently doing my sons room and would love some extra money to do so.
I follow you on Pinterest!
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I would use the money to paint my bedroom and maybe the bathroom. My bedroom has had various color squares painted on the since before my daughter was born (when I was preggo and indecisive)…she is now almost 3! I think it’s time to paint 😉
Building a buffet for our dining room!
Annie O'Brien says
These are some fantastic ideas! I would use the gift card to makeover my son’s bedroom which is more the size of a large closet. These ideas – especially the bi-fold narrow desk – will really help. Thanks!
Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby says
I promised my daughter that we’d re-decorate her room when she starts Kindergarten in the fall. You know, cause she’s such a BIG girl now and all. 😉 I’d use the gift card to buy some paint, new window treatments, some stuff for her closet… Thanks for the chance!
I would use it to finish my laundry room or spare bedroom!
Kelly T. says
Joined the Lowes Creative ideas magazine list. Sorry, I don’t tweet.
Kelly T. says
Following you on pinterest (craftykt)!
Kelly T. says
I would use it to redo MY sons bedroom, he’s been asking for awhile now!
Susannah Hannan says
I would use it to makeover the room that my 4 year old little boy and 2.5 year old little girl share. I just repainted the walls and ordered them a new bunk bed set. Now I am on a mission to revamp their whole room. We live in a very loved little farm house that was built in 1913 but the rooms are very small with tiny little closets. Wish me luck!;)
Laura Zarrin says
I follow on Pinterest, too.