Another room makeover is underway! This time, I am working in an industrial teen boy bedroom for our son. Even though he will be turning 12 years old in the summer, this makeover counts as his ‘teen boy bedroom’ update. In this post, I will show you a mood board, paint colors, and all the teen and gamer boy bedroom decor ideas I gathered so far!
This is the current look of the bedroom. I can’t believe I actually have a decent picture. The room is a mix of nautical and patriotic decor in red, white, and blue.
For a couple of years now, Logan has been begging for a different paint color on the walls. Something bold that would be more of a representation of a pre-teen boy’s bedroom. So I went for the industrial and cool gamer boy, bedroom decor route.
Our Boy’s Bedroom Decor Stages
Transforming this room is always bittersweet. It has marked two important milestones in my writing and content creation career. Maybe this teen boy bedroom mood board and makeover will mark another!
Then, we transitioned it from nursery to toddler room by just adding a bed frame to the crib’s headboard and a storage cubby where the rocking chair was (sob!). See the slideshow below!
An e-how.com editor contacted me, and got my first freelance writing job which eventually gave me the push to start this blog!
At some point in 2015, this side of the room looked like this. The Ikea Trofast was the best way to store his trains collection.
After a few years, we purchased the new (blue) queen bed, installed a TV on the wall, and moved the dresser over to the opposite wall. I never published those changes as it was more of a matter of moving furniture around, than an actual makeover.
So, long story short, here’s what our boy’s bedroom looked like up until recently! It is dismantled and we are waiting for the carpet company to come tomorrow.
Needless to say, the bedroom was a complete mix and match of all the things we have accumulated throughout the years. It was definitely time for a decluttering session, and brainstorming ideas for cool teen boy bedroom decor.
Teen Boy Bedroom Paint Colors
The starting point for most of my projects is a fresh coat of paint. Logan asked for black walls. Typical of a boy who wants to play cool. But I love light, bright, and airy spaces, so that was out of the question.
We compromised, and we chose Sherwin Williams Software SW7074, which is a dark gray but with a high LRV (Light Reflection Value). My initial thought was to paint over the baby blue and leave the beadboard white. But a quick search on Pinterest changed my plans and we painted the beadboard dark gray, and the top part of the wall in Sherwin Williams Nebulous White (SW7063).
Painting beadboard is not an easy feat. Want a laugh? Check out this IG Reel.
Teen Boy Bedroom Mood Board
After choosing the paint color, I thought of adding to bring the color black Logan asked for, with accent pieces. I am removing all red from the room to make it less childish and definitely give more of an idea of a bedroom for a teen boy. This is probably the final stage of this bedroom before my boy is off to college, which makes me cringe!
I am also adding brown tones (wood and leather) for that industrial and vintage vibe. We are moving in the nightstand from the guest room, and I am painting it with Fusion paint, in Coal black.
As usual, I know some things will not go as planned. Like the awesome black desk, I had saved in my cart, and was unavailable when I went to check out two days later! Never leave your cart unattended.
I also have a couple of DIY projects planned for the bedroom decor. My gamer boy asked for some videogame-related decor for his room, so I caved. So, this teen boy bedroom mood board is a mix of old, new, industrial, vintage, modern, boho, and gamer ideas. Phew.
Resources for Industrial Teen Boy Bedroom Decor
Here’s the list of resources for the items you see on the mood board.
Furniture Suit for Teen Boy Bedroom
- Bed – Unfortunately this bed is discontinued. But Better Home and Gardens still makes the style in headboards only.
- Nightstand – existing. I will paint it with Fusion paint, in Coal black.
- Campaign Wood Writing Desk with Drawers – Threshold™ – Target
- Copley Upholstered Dining Chair Dark Gray – Project 62™ – Target
- Big Joe Milano Vibe Standard Bean Bag Chair – Wayfair
Teen Boy Accent Rug, Bedding, and Pillows
- Ashton Beddy’s bedding set – Beddy’s
- Box Stitch Microfiber Quilt – Target
- Box Stitch Microfiber Shams – Target
- Faux Leather Throw Pillow Covers – Amazon
- Woven Striped with Tassel Throw – Target
- Washable Geometric Border Tufted Rug – Target
Other Furnishings / Teen Bedroom Decor
- Video Game Wall Art – DIY project. I will link it here.
- Table Lamp – existing. Similar here. Lampshade sold separately.
- Collectibles box – Amazon
- Industrial Caged Fan – Home Depot
- Bamboo Desk Organizer – Target
Shop This Boy Bedroom Mood Board
See you soon with our boy’s bedroom reveal!