I first shared with you the K-12: 10 Tips for Creating a Girl’s Bedrooms She Won’t Outgrow. While there are many tips in there that can also work with a boy’s room, things like “add sparkle” and “ruffles” don’t always work out as well. In this roundup, I put together the tips I’ve kept in mind when decorating my son’s bedroom. It might feel a little daunting to think: Will he still like this when he’s fifteen? Really though, it’s not hard at all to come up with decor that is both playful and mature. See how themes like sports and cars have been given a new twist, and learn which furniture styles and fabrics will stand the test of time.
Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.