Teenage Boy Bedroom Reveal

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A teenage boy bedroom can be a hard one to get right. Follow along for some inspiration!

Well, I can hardly believe it, but we finally finished this thing. AND both my son and I are happy with the finished look.

It’s kind of tricky sometimes getting a kid’s room to jive with the rest of the house.

Teenage Boy Bedroom Decor by sheholdsdearly.com

Actually, one of the best things about decorating kids’ rooms is the fact that you can work “outside of the box”, using fun colors and pieces that you don’t have in other areas of your home.

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But, sometimes when you give NO guidelines, you can end up with a real mess. (Not that that’s ever happened at my house, eh-hem.)

The other challenge I was up against was the size of this room. Our house was built in 1906, i.e. there are a plethora of tiny, odd shaped rooms to deal with.

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I adore the old, quirky character of the rooms, but it challenges me as a designer to figure out how to meet the practical needs in each space.

I knew my son would need a desk, bed and dresser of some sort. But, each piece was too large for our floor space.

After much deliberation, we decided on lockers, instead of a dresser because they are tall and not very deep. You can read more about how we painted them in the Fusion Mineral Painted Lockers post.

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The desk couldn’t have legs or be very deep either. Enter the Bar/ Desk solution- its basically a huge shelf. We did a whole post on how we built the simple bar/ desk to help you out.

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Farmhouse Bedroom Boys by sheholdsdearly.com

For the bed we gave up on having a bed frame and just slid the mattress (with box spring and little metal frame) back into the only space that was really left to use. I guess you could say the walls act as the be headboard.

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You can learn more about the room and design process in the video below!

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  1. October 23, 2019 / 7:26 AM

    Love it! Looks soooooo good, and I really like the wall color. Yes, it’s a chopped-up room with a LOT of windows (great light but a disadvantage in some ways when you could use more wall space) but the charm and quaintness of these odd shaped rooms in older homes is wonderful—even if it is a decorator’s nightmare. You’ve done a great job with the challenge of decorating a small space and making it cozy and restful.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 31, 2019 / 10:31 PM

      Thank you, Leslie, you are so sweet!

  2. Jessica
    October 23, 2019 / 7:33 AM

    Love, love, love how it turned out! My son is an adult with s family of his own now but he would have love the simple lines and the colors.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 31, 2019 / 10:32 PM

      Aww, that is good to know. It’s hard to decorate for sons sometimes, isn’t it?

  3. Cheryl b.
    October 23, 2019 / 8:50 PM

    Love to know where you got the little dachshund and the gym lockers most gym lockers I found are way to expensive. can you help trying to do my son’s Room thank you we are on a tight budget

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 31, 2019 / 10:34 PM

      The dog is a cast iron bank from my childhood, but I have seen similar ones online. The gym lockers were free from a job site, my husband worked on. But, I would check Craigslist. I hope your son’s room turned out beautifully. xoxo

  4. Tanya Hulbert
    October 27, 2019 / 10:20 PM

    I can just see how happy he would be in his new room! You did a marvelous job! How respectful that you really took his opinions into consideration.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      October 31, 2019 / 10:37 PM

      Thank you, Tanya. That means a lot to me. I know you understand decorating with teens.

  5. maria sotomayor
    August 12, 2020 / 6:26 AM

    Buenos dias…..helllo recibe grettings from chile..down below .sud america… it is great to enjoy farmhouse lifesryle tips. Thanks

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      August 16, 2020 / 12:56 AM

      So glad you are enjoying the content!!

  6. Antonia
    September 27, 2020 / 2:26 PM

    Is the ceiling/top of the wall color the same white as the trim???

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      December 2, 2020 / 8:09 PM


  7. April 30, 2022 / 4:51 PM

    Every thing you do is so so beautiful! Just love your style and decor. May I please ask an unrelated question as I am about to purchase the same bronze bed that you have in your Master Bedroom, so I was wondering exactly what size bedding you got and by that I mean how many inches are both the mattress and box spring. I ask because there are so many options but when I look at photos of other iron beds, I realize it “matters” to me how high the mattress and box spring look. Yours looks so perfect for the look I want, so could you kindly share that with me please? Mega thanks!!!!!!

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