It seems absolutely crazy that my tiny baby boy is turning 11 next month (SIGH). I’m consoling myself by giving his little pirate room a makeover. He was 5 when we moved into this house and totally pirate obsessed. We haven’t really touched his bedroom since then, so we are long overdue for a little upgrade. I thought I would share my tween boy bedroom design ideas with you all today.
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First up, my son is pretty much the same size as my 14 year old daughter. Which means it is high time to get him out of his twin bed before his toes hang off the end. This charcoal upholstered bed is a great price point and I think it will grow with him nicely into the teen years.
Of course with the new bed size, a larger rug was in order. Yes, I’m slightly crazy to put a white rug in an 11 year old boy’s room, but it’s at a great price point, and I believe in my upholstery cleaner! Not to mention we don’t wear shoes in the house, so I think it will stay relatively clean.
New bedding is en route as well to accommodate the larger bed. I found this really cute, er, manly denim bedding at PB Teen. I love the subtle texture it adds to the room.
No manly room is complete without a touch or leather, so I added this leather lumbar pillow.
We are actually keeping the same wall color – Functional Gray (although I’m adding a little accent to a wall in his room that I will share later) and the same nightstand.
My son has definite ideas about wall art for his space so we haven’t quite landed on that 100% yet for his tween boy bedroom design. I have several options in mind, but so far the leader is this cool Percy Jackson Print. He loves to read and he enjoys any Rick Riordan series.
I’m planning on rounding up some other art options to share later this week as well, but we are off to a good start with this tween boy bedroom design!