Design of a children’s room for a boy: 30 best photos

What should be a mod­ern chil­dren’s room for a boy, we under­stand togeth­er with inte­ri­or design­ers
Design of a children's room for a boy: 30 best photos
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A boy’s room is a place to study, relax and play. It should be as prac­ti­cal, func­tion­al and, of course, styl­ish as pos­si­ble. What is impor­tant to pay atten­tion to when design­ing a chil­dren’s room for boys of dif­fer­ent ages, we will find out in this mate­r­i­al.

Design styles for a boy’s nursery in 2022

The design of a chil­dren’s room for a boy pri­mar­i­ly depends on his age, and only then on the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the room itself and the per­son­al pref­er­ences of the child.

Design of a children’s room for a newborn boy

The ide­al place for a new­born’s room is a bright and warm part of the apart­ment. It is bet­ter to dec­o­rate the nurs­ery in pleas­ant pas­tel shades. It is desir­able that the floors in the nurs­ery are warm and soft. For exam­ple, you can make a heat­ed wood­en floor, or a short pile car­pet made of syn­thet­ic mate­ri­als (nat­ur­al wool can cause aller­gies).



For dec­o­ra­tion, it is rec­om­mend­ed to choose nat­ur­al mate­ri­als and eco-friend­ly fur­ni­ture, made with­out harm­ful impu­ri­ties. When buy­ing, it is very impor­tant to check the qual­i­ty cer­tifi­cates, com­po­si­tion and oth­er char­ac­ter­is­tics of all inte­ri­or items. But you should not buy very expen­sive and pre­ten­tious mate­ri­als, because new­borns grow up very quick­ly.

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Children’s room design for a preschool boy

For a child of 3–5 years old, it is nec­es­sary to cre­ate the most col­or­ful and play­ful space. The kid should be pleased to be in the room, he should be hap­py to play in it and spend time. Accord­ing to psy­chol­o­gists, it is at this age that indi­vid­u­al­i­ty is formed in chil­dren.

When design­ing a room for a preschool boy, it is impor­tant to con­sid­er sev­er­al nuances. Prac­ti­cal­i­ty: all sur­faces should be easy to clean and repair. Ben­e­fit: the inte­ri­or must con­tain let­ters, num­bers, the alpha­bet, a map of the world and oth­er edu­ca­tion­al items. Stor­age: All things and toys should be eas­i­ly tucked away in cab­i­nets, shelves, draw­ers and bas­kets.

It would be use­ful to add to the room your favorite fairy-tale char­ac­ters and car­toon char­ac­ters, which are an impor­tant part of every child’s life. You can also cre­ate a “secret shel­ter” for the boy in the form of a house or tent. There he can hide and play.

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Children’s room design for a schoolboy

School time lasts 11 years. Dur­ing this time, the inter­ests, hob­bies and tastes of chil­dren change more than once, so it’s def­i­nite­ly not pos­si­ble to dec­o­rate a room imme­di­ate­ly for such a long peri­od. In order not to con­stant­ly redo the room, design­ers rec­om­mend choos­ing a design “for growth”. For exam­ple, you can buy a bed, table and chair that trans­form as the child grows. It is also bet­ter to give pref­er­ence to high-qual­i­ty uni­ver­sal fur­ni­ture, which will be rel­e­vant for a long time and will last for many years.

But with dec­o­ra­tive items, acces­sories and tex­tiles, you can safe­ly exper­i­ment. First, “revive” the inte­ri­or with the help of bright toys and decor, and then, over time, the matur­ing stu­dent will design the space to his lik­ing, for exam­ple, dec­o­rate the walls with posters of his favorite bands.

Children’s room design for a teenage boy

Before think­ing about the design of a room for a teenag­er, you need to decide on a few key points: size, func­tion­al­i­ty, light­ing, inter­ests, cir­cle of inter­ests, etc. Typ­i­cal­ly, the inte­ri­or of a teenage boy includes the fol­low­ing areas:

  • bed­room;
  • work­place;
  • stor­age sys­tems;
  • a place for hobbies/sports;
  • a place to relax and receive guests.

The lev­el of nat­ur­al light in the room affects the choice of col­ors, as well as the arrange­ment of fur­ni­ture and decor: for dark rooms, it is bet­ter to choose a light palette and glossy sur­faces. For stor­age, you can orga­nize a dress­ing room, or put a large clos­et in which there will be enough space for clothes, books and school sup­plies. The ide­al option is an inte­ri­or that can be eas­i­ly trans­formed. For exam­ple, sofa bed, fold­ing table, fold­ing chairs, slid­ing par­ti­tions, etc. Also, the room of a mod­ern teenag­er implies a cer­tain set of equip­ment: a com­put­er, a print­er, a music play­er and speak­ers.

When design­ing a room for a teenag­er, it is impor­tant to take into account his inter­ests and tastes. If a young man is fond of sports, it would be appro­pri­ate to install sports equip­ment and exer­cise equip­ment, if music, then musi­cal instru­ments, if lit­er­a­ture, then large book­cas­es. You should also famil­iar­ize your­self with the cur­rent trends in design, as the younger gen­er­a­tion, as a rule, strives to com­ply with fash­ion trends.



Popular questions and answers

What col­ors are bet­ter to use in the design of a chil­dren’s room for boys?
Alexan­dra Matushk­i­na, design­er at the Mate­r­i­al stu­dio “I am against col­or stereo­types depend­ing on the gen­der of the child. I think that the boy in the room can have warm shades. Why not use shades of ter­ra­cot­ta or yel­low? There are no restric­tions on the col­or palette. I rec­om­mend not to take too open bright col­ors, it is bet­ter to opt for deep dark, mut­ed shades or, on the con­trary, light dusty ones. Var­dan Haru­tyun­yan, archi­tect, design­er, expe­ri­ence — more than 20 years “In a chil­dren’s room, it is bet­ter to use light, neu­tral, warm shades, rel­a­tive­ly speak­ing, with the “sun inside”. The col­or com­po­nent of the room should not influ­ence the for­ma­tion of the child’s imag­i­na­tion in any way. The room is like a blank sheet that the child fills in on his own in the process of grow­ing up, he him­self draws con­clu­sions about what is suit­able and what is not. The sun in col­or, sub­con­scious­ly affects a pos­i­tive life atti­tude. Nadezh­da Ily­i­na, inte­ri­or design­er, co-founder of NK inte­ri­ors design stu­dio “Chil­dren grow and devel­op quick­ly. There­fore, the space in which the child lives for a long time must cor­re­spond to this dynam­ic. To make the space always rel­e­vant, it is bet­ter to use paint­ing on the walls. This makes it easy to repaint sur­faces. For a boy’s room, I rec­om­mend using a calm, pleas­ant col­or scheme. Bright accents can be made in decor, tex­tiles, that is, in those ele­ments that are easy to replace with­out resort­ing to repairs.
Is it nec­es­sary to install sports equip­ment in a boy’s room?
Alexan­dra Matushk­i­na, design­er at Mate­r­i­al Stu­dio “Every­thing is indi­vid­ual, many cus­tomers ask to install sports equip­ment. It devel­ops the child well. But in prac­tice, there are cas­es when par­ents are cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly against sports equip­ment because of their pos­si­ble injury risk. It all depends on the tem­pera­ment of the child. It is also worth con­sid­er­ing the size of the room: not every room can accom­mo­date bulky equip­ment.” Var­dan Haru­tyun­yan, archi­tect, design­er, expe­ri­ence — more than 20 years “Of course, every­thing depends on the size of the room and the child’s sports incli­na­tions. It may hap­pen that a con­stant­ly present object ceas­es to be some­thing impor­tant, and the baby los­es inter­est in it. On the oth­er hand, one or two pro­jec­tiles that can fit in a room means a con­stant, uni­form load, which in all like­li­hood is also not very good. Sports equip­ment in the room should be accom­pa­nied by the close atten­tion of par­ents. Nadezh­da Ily­i­na, inte­ri­or design­er, co-founder of the NK inte­ri­ors design stu­dio “For active boys, you can arrange a sports cor­ner. The Swedish wall with a hor­i­zon­tal bar is a good solu­tion, you can eas­i­ly change addi­tion­al shells in it. And in ado­les­cence, leave only the wall, which is a good hor­i­zon­tal bar. When choos­ing a sports cor­ner, it is impor­tant to remem­ber the design of the room, it should be made in the same style, and should not over­load the inte­ri­or.

How to organize the workspace so that it is enough for the entire time of study at school?

Alexan­dra Matushk­i­na, design­er, Mate­r­i­al Stu­dio “The most basic require­ment for a work­place is light­ing. It is best that the work­place is lit by nat­ur­al light from the side or front of the work sur­face. It is worth con­sid­er­ing arti­fi­cial light in the work area in advance. If we talk about the trans­for­ma­tion of the work­space, one of the options is to make a table of stan­dard height, and take an adjustable chair for growth to it, then replace it with a reg­u­lar one. Now there are trans­formable tables on the mar­ket, very con­ve­nient for those who think ahead. It is impor­tant to fore­see the required num­ber of sock­ets in the work area: for com­put­er equip­ment and a table lamp.” Var­dan Haru­tyun­yan, archi­tect, design­er, expe­ri­ence — more than 20 years “It is not nec­es­sary to orga­nize the work­space based on the age of the child. The cri­te­ria for this zone should be the same as for an adult. The main prin­ci­ple is func­tion­al­i­ty and con­ve­nience. The inte­ri­or should allow the replace­ment of fur­ni­ture and acces­sories. Deci­sions should be flex­i­ble, and not sub­ject to a cer­tain style. It is not nec­es­sary to instill in the child a “sense of style”, he must get to this him­self, if he, of course, needs it. Nadezh­da Ily­i­na, inte­ri­or design­er, co-founder of the NK inte­ri­ors design stu­dio “When arrang­ing fur­ni­ture, place a bed, a table, a wardrobe with the expec­ta­tion of growth. Pro­vide draw­ers, shelves and bars in the clos­et, that is, think over every­thing so that the clos­et is con­ve­nient to use for both a child who has just start­ed school and a teenag­er who is fin­ish­ing it. Pay great atten­tion to the devel­op­ment of the work­ing area. It is impor­tant to make it from high-qual­i­ty mate­ri­als, in the gen­er­al range of the room. No bright inserts that you want to replace in a short time. A suf­fi­cient­ly large hor­i­zon­tal plane of the table­top will com­fort­ably accom­mo­date text­books, note­books and a lap­top. A good solu­tion is to inte­grate the work area into a fur­ni­ture group to have enough shelves and draw­ers to store lit­er­a­ture or hob­bies.”