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    31 Boys’ Room Ideas That Are Youthful Yet Sophisticated

    These decorating tips will win you major cool points.

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    William Waldron; Reid Rolls

    Designing a boys’ bedroom comes with its challenges. While you may want to forgo the neon walls, superhero bedding, and stacks of toys, the occupant of the room might have other ideas. It could be tempting to succumb to the requests of your young one, but remember that his tastes are still evolving. Also, there are plenty of chic ways to meet in the middle with ideas that are youthful and also refined. From bold wallpaper to whimsical furniture, a boys’ room can be designed with style to suit his personality. Here are 31 boys’ rooms with design ideas that are chic enough to steal for yourself.

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    Reid Rolls
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    Energetic Backdrop

    A cityscape that resembles hand-colored building blocks is a sophisticated and youthful backdrop. Pair it with a solid headboard and bedding to prevent an overstimulating design scheme. This Hermès wallcovering is a vibrant design detail in a Cincinnati home.

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    William Waldron
    2 of 31
    Swinging Bed

    Bring the fun parts of the playground into your home. A swinging bed adds whimsy to any room while creating an airy and ethereal environment. Designer Nicole Fuller suspended the bed from the ceiling in this New York City townhouse.

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    Brooke Schwab
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    Vintage Accents

    A vintage bedside table is a warm and surprising detail in this classic design scheme. A-List designer Darryl Carter created a beautiful and sophisticated boys’ bedroom in this California home.

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    Marili Forastieri
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    Wild Wall Mural

    While some kids love superheroes, others spend their time getting lost in the pages of fairy tales. One way to create a bedtime theme is to prominently use characters from a favorite story as a design element. In this Quogue, New York, kids’ bedroom, designer Rodney Lawrence installed a mural in muted colors featuring the characters of Where the Wild Things Are.

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    Ricardo Labougle
    5 of 31
    Go Bold with Prints

    Covering all furniture and surfaces in small, tight patterns in a monochromatic palette creates dimension and makes a space feel cozy, almost like a room in a dollhouse. A custom daybed in a Paris apartment is covered in a fabric from the Lorenzo Castillo Collection. A wallpaper from Dedar is used on the walls.

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    Suet Bruno
    6 of 31

    A graphic black-and-white wallpaper paired with industrial-style overhead lighting and, of course, a punching bag, conjures stylish sports vibes without feeling overly literal or clichéd.

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    Greg Premru Photography
    7 of 31
    Pastel Hues

    Bright white walls provide the perfect backdrop to an array of pastel shades, including peach curtains, a multicolored rug, and an assortment of toys. The loft bed—complete with a desk underneath—features a quirky painted cutout design.

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    Something as simple as a fun theme, like this tropically inspired Manhattan boys’ room, is all you need to achieve a youthful yet elegant look. A striking pendant light, custom wallpaper, and tiger rug do just the trick.

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    Lincoln Barbour
    9 of 31
    Muted Tones

    While your kiddo may request shades of neon blue and green, compromising with muted versions is a failsafe way to craft a young yet elevated room. Here, a sage four-poster bed is layered with muted blue and yellow bedding, and framed dog prints are hung on the wall.

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    Alex Lukey
    10 of 31

    For a timeless and transitional space, opt for a gender-neutral palette that will last through all your child’s changing color preferences. Here, a boy’s bedroom features a grass cloth wallcovering by Kravet, bedding by St. Geneve Linens and Ralph Lauren, and bed frames and a nightstand from CB2.

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    Thomas Loof
    11 of 31

    Sophisticated pinstriped walls, a custom rug, wave-patterned pillows, and polka-dot bedding—all of which adhere to a palette of red and blue—balance elegance with youthfulness in this Brian J. McCarthy–designed boys’ room.

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    Jean Randazzo Photography
    12 of 31
    A Chic Foundation

    This warm Dodgers-themed bedroom balances youthful accents with a mature foundation. While the plush toys and wall art are playful and young, the room itself maintains a sophistication that will be appropriate for years to come.

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    Caryn Davis
    13 of 31

    Choosing a nautical theme for a boys’ room is an easy way to create a fun, adventurous space in a chic manner. The bright blues of the bed frames, window frames, and accents are young and exciting, but they can also be reworked into an adult space over time.

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    Courtesy of Dering Hall
    14 of 31
    A Bold Rug

    The navy-and-white striped wall energizes this boy’s room but can be repurposed in a more refined way. The wall art and tiger rug are movable accents that add a youngness without feeling tacky.

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    Simon Upton
    15 of 31
    Youthful Yet Mature

    For an easy transition from childhood into teen years and adult life, consider decorative elements that are equally youthful and mature. A map on the wall can be an interactive piece for a young child, while its unique coloring makes it a perfect accent for an adult. The complementary scattered blues are energetic but lend a tranquil vibe.

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    Richard Romain
    16 of 31
    Toys on Display

    It can be difficult to find ways to keep toys out in the open without cluttering the room. In this Paris apartment, French designer Alix Thomsen neatly arranges her child’s vintage and contemporary toys on shelves above the bed, making them an accent as opposed to an eyesore.

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    Meghan Beirle-O'Brien
    17 of 31
    Polka-Dot Walls

    These subtle polka-dot white walls are young and funky but not overwhelming or distracting. Bright throw pillows add pop to the space, and bunk beds are perfect for brothers or a slumber party.

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    Courtesy of Dering Hall
    18 of 31
    Charming Patterns

    The youthful patterned wallpaper in this boy’s room lends an energetic feel, while the soft muted blue creates a more calming environment. The plush giraffe is a perfect addition that can be removed once the child gets older.

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    Richard Powers
    19 of 31
    Primary Colors

    In the Paris apartment of designer Anne-Marie Midy, a custom-made bunk bed and colorful armoire decorate the bedroom her two young sons share.

    William Waldron
    20 of 31
    Map Wall

    The boys’ room in a Florida home is given a global perspective with the use of a world map as wallpaper.

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    Miguel Flores-Vianna
    21 of 31
    Mixing Patterns

    Designer Miles Redd used a crisp blue-and-white color scheme in the children’s room of this Manhattan home.

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    Pieter Estersohn
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    Combine Old and New

    For his son’s room, photographer Pieter Estersohn used one of his own images to add personality to the walls.

    Simon Upton
    23 of 31
    Striking Blues

    Stylesetter Aerin Lauder decorated her son’s East Hampton bedroom in electric shades of blue.

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    Pieter Estersohn
    24 of 31
    World Map and Orange Accents

    In actress Julianne Moore’s Manhattan loft, her son’s room features a larger-than-life world map.

    Björn Wallander
    25 of 31
    Graphic Pillows

    In this stylish yet kid-friendly Manhattan duplex, the son’s bedroom features a bed by DucDuc, a womb chair by Knoll, and a pendant light by Kartell; the map decal is by Dezign, and the felt rug is by Patterson Flynn Martin.

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    Trevor Tondro
    26 of 31
    Funky Map Carpet

    In a Pacific Palisades home that mixes a relaxed California lifestyle with Art Deco glamour, designer Alison Palevsky pulled off a boys’ room that is colorful yet sophisticated, with striped bedding contrasting the colorful map carpet.

    Thomas Loof
    27 of 31
    Color Blocking

    In the boys’ bedroom of a colorful East Hampton home, bunk beds by Pottery Barn Kids are dressed in bedding by Sferra; the wallpaper is by Ralph Lauren Home, the rug is by Dash & Albert, and the ceiling is painted in Benjamin Moore’s American Cheese.

    Eric Piasecki
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    Warm and Playful

    In this Manhattan home designed by Steven Gambrel, maps serve as colorful decor in the playful, vibrant boy’s room.

    William Waldron
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    Rustic and Sporty

    In photographer William Waldron’s home, a young man’s bedroom is filled with hints of what he loves, including a signed snowboard on the ceiling and a skateboard and guitar next to the bed.

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    Björn Wallander
    30 of 31
    Custom Bunk Beds

    This room in a Silicon Valley family home features custom-made bunk beds and bedding by John Robshaw. The pillows are by Jonathan Adler, the shag rug is by NuLoom, and the flooring is walnut.

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