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
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.
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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:
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.”