Ideas and resources to get you started decorating boy bedrooms
A true resource for decorating boy bedrooms. Yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about! If your son is just out of his baby bedding, and ready to have big-boy styles, get ready to rumble! There is much to choose from.
If you are ready for a room redo, plan the wall colors and window treatments so they will last him through his teen years if at all possible. When decorating boy bedroom, paint is cheap, but it's a fair amount of work. Window treatments are for the most part expensive to buy and lots of work to make, so if you can make them in a style that will last, that would be a good thing.
Where to Start Decorating Boy Bedroom
First, take inventory. What do you have that you want to use in the room re-do? Did you use a convertible crib for him when he was a baby? If so you already have a headboard, and if you planned ahead when you bought his dresser and night stand, you are all set there as well. But if you are needing to buy those large ticket items, you just as well buy what he will need as a teen.
Unless you or he just prefer a complete bed, you can probably get away with just the headboard when decorating boy bedroom. Bedding fits them better anyway. Trying to tuck bedding in and around a footboard is a pain. Get a night stand that has a drawer and cupboard, or bank of drawers, so he can put stuff in there and keep it off the floor and out of site.
Buy a decent size dresser, because as he grows, so will the amount of space his clothes take up. If you opt to not get an entertainment center, get a dresser that will work to hold the TV on top.
Above all else, keep in mind that this is not only a bedroom, it's a play room, a hide away, his office for doing homework and will be housing toys as well as furniture. And toys and play usually means friends and rough housing. So whatever you decide to do for your boys bedroom make it durable! There may well be camping, science projects, crafts, reading, snacking and of course homework going on in there.
Where To Find Boys Bedding
In my opinion, CompanyKids® has the best selection of quality kid's bedding. They have several really cut themed sets. Their selection does change from time to time, but I've seen themes such as Cowboy, Bugs, Space, Dinosaurs just to name a few. You'll also find a few cute furniture pieces as well as room accessories. Did I mention I love Company Kid's store? :^)
Another good one is , although they don't have as many to choose from they do offer kids bed in a bag and comforter sets.
Sears RoomsForKids Boys Bedding also has a huge selection, including sets by Olive's Kid's. They have a rather large selection of furniture and room accents including rugs, lights, beds and other bedroom furniture.
Build your own train table or activity table that is compatible with Brio, Lego, Thomas and more! how-to-build-toy-train-table.com has the instructions.