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Ideas for Decorating Boys' Rooms
As a mother of two young sons, I can attest to the need for a
well-decorated boys' room. Any boy's room needs several things:
safety, comfort, storage, and fun. Maybe you have boys whose rooms
are total disasters. Maybe you're wondering how you can control the
mess and give your boys a room they'll enjoy being in. If so, here
are some tips to help make the process as simple as possible:
Cut the Clutter!
This is where you'll need to be firm. Help your boys evaluate every
last item in the room. Get four totes or large boxes and label them
as follows: Keep, store, donate, trash. Decide together which items
stay, and which should go. For those items that are to be stored,
get some stackable plastic totes that can be neatly placed in
closets and under beds.
Add Some Color
Bright, primary colors in small doses are always great in boys'
rooms. You could also incorporate shades of navy blue and hunter
green into your boys' room. Let your boys go shopping with you and
choose their own bedding. These days, there are sets of comforters
and sheets that come in every color and theme you can think of,
including favorite cartoon characters. Maybe your boy would like a
Spiderman comforter, or maybe something in a train theme is more
for him. If he's older, he may choose a solid color. It's important
to give your child some say in the matter.
Accent the Walls
Posters are popular for boys' room walls. This is another area
where your boy or boys should have a say. Let them choose the
posters that they like. For extra durability and a more
put-together look, frame the posters. Poster frames are cheap and
help protect the poster from getting ruined.
Make use of Vertical Space
If your boys' room is on the small side, then vertical space can be
your best friend. Add shelves that your boys can easily reach. As
mentioned before, stackable totes are great because they can be
stacked fairly high. If your boys own lots of plush animals like
mine do, use a net that can be hung in a corner of the wall to
Provide Some Fun
Every boy needs something fun in his room. Stock your boys' room
with puzzles, board games, and most definitely, books! Older
children might love a stereo in their room. Some parents do let
their boys have a TV in their bedroom, whether you do or not is a
matter of personal preference.
These are just a few basic ideas that can get you thinking about
improvements to make in your boys' room. Boys are notoriously messy
at times and should have lots of storage space where they can stash
their stuff. That, along with letting them help decorate, are in my
opinion the two most important aspects of decorating your boys'