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How Do I Choose the Best Boys' Bedroom Decor?

Area rugs can add colorful accents to a small bedroom.
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Decorating a boys' bedroom can make it into a comfortable place for him to sleep, play, and hang out. When choosing boys' bedroom decor, carefully evaluate the room itself to choose the best design scheme. The size of the room with its current furniture, wall color, and flooring are all things that should be taken into consideration when planning a room makeover. Other important factors that will help you choose the best room decor are the age of the boy whose room it is and his preference for colors or themes.

One of the most important decisions to make in choosing the best boys' bedroom decor is how much decorating you are willing to do. While some may be willing to decorate a room from start to finish, others may only be looking for a way to give the room a makeover without spending a lot of time or money on the project. Determining whether or not the flooring needs to be replaced or if the walls should be painted will also help you calculate your budget. If the room itself only needs some aesthetic changes, simply changing the bedding and window treatments and hanging a few new decorations can give the room a new look without requiring you to invest a lot of time or money.

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Before choosing a theme for the room, consult with the boy about his likes or dislikes pertaining to color or a specific bedroom theme. Some popular themes in boys' bedroom decor for young boys include cartoon or television show characters, fire engines, cars, trucks and trains. For older boys, popular themes include sports, space, and camouflage. There are a lot of themes to choose from for boys in every age group, making it easy to find one that both you and your son can agree upon. Color can be used to decorate a room in lieu of a specific theme.

Once a theme or color scheme has been chosen you can shop for boys' bedroom decor. Bedding, window treatments, and accent rugs are all elements of a room's decor. Choose needed items that complement or match one another. Lighting is also important and should provide enough light for tasks such as reading and homework yet be subdued enough for quiet time and getting ready for bed. Sometimes having two separate lighting sources can meet the different lighting needs of the room.

If painting is part of the new decor scheme, choose a color that is warm and soothing. Remember that a good portion of the time spent in the room is for sleeping, and the room should be a relaxing rather than bold and vibrant one. If the boy's favorite color is not a relaxing one, consider incorporating it through accent colors, such as a throw blanket, a lamp shade, or polka dots on the wall.

Finishing touches are another element of boys' bedroom decor and can include framed artwork that matches the room's theme, throw pillows, or wall stickers. Wall stickers are an easy way to add some flair to a room and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and themes. An area rug can also bring in colors or features of the room's decorating scheme. A large area rug can add warmth to a cold floor or cover a worn floor or carpeting.

Rearranging or painting existing furniture can give it a new look for the newly made over room. Consider furniture placement carefully when arranging the room in order to find the best set-up. Storage needs can be met with storage bins or a toy box that fits into the room's color scheme. Under-the-bed boxes are a great way to organize toys but keep them out of sight.

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