Decorating a nursery is a treasured part of becoming a new parent, but there comes a time (all too quickly, if you ask us) when you realize that your little boy has outgrown his nursery and is ready for a big kid's room. Ahead, we're sharing eight of the best boys' bedroom ideas that go beyond your typical baby blue walls. Trust us when we tell you that you won't be mourning the loss of your nursery for long once you see the possibilities that lie ahead.
1. Add character with shiplap.
2. Feature a gallery wall above the bed.
3. Embrace a subtle beach vibe.
A beach-themed room often elicits visions of seashell wallpaper and over-the-top coastal decor, but Liz from Pure Joy Home proves the cliché all wrong with the help of this boy's bedroom idea. Follow suit in your kiddo's space with pale blue-gray walls, simple stripes, plenty of woven textures, and rustic woods, for a subtle seaside vibe.
4. Create a playful reading nook.
5. Make a statement with a sputnik chandelier.
I know, a boys' bedroom isn't exactly the first place you'd consider hanging a midcentury modern ceiling light, but we bet you'll reconsider after seeing this space designed by Chelsey of Freng Party of 5. A sputnik-style chandelier adds a grown-up yet playful edge to this design thanks to its quirky shape — the perfect match for a big kids' room.
6. Add coziness with a woodland theme.
Lately, woodland themes have become quite popular when it comes to kids' bedroom ideas, and for good reason. The warm, earthy colors add the perfect dose of cozy while still feeling fun and cheerful. Take a page out of Merrick's book by featuring a wall of stuffed animal heads mounted to the wall above the bed for a fun departure from your typical art prints.