Inspiration: Boys Want Good Design Too!

Good Design (n): defined predominantly in the eye of the beholder. Holistically, it means creating a cohesive space that accesses function, personal and monetary value, aesthetics, and relevance to your lifestyle. Remember it’s not just blue for boys and pink for girls anymore! Embrace color to make your child’s room truly unique.

There’s no reason for kiddies to be left out of good design, and boys usually get the short end of the stick! Here are a few ways to snazz up a boy’s room.

This graphic argyle print is perfect for your little boy. The color palette is neutral and the pops of white add depth to the space.

This Pottery Barn furnished room mixes nautical with a bit of whimsy.

For the tween boys, a Hawaiian rockstar room. Notice that the paint color acts as an accent, while the white is used to marry the rest of the room.

This neutral nursery carries high style impact by raising the molding above typical chair height. This is a functional detail which proportions the room.

Perfect room for your little traveler. Invoke imagination early with a hanging bed and array of globes and maps!

Remember, whatever he's interested in can be incorporated into the room as art if you think creatively. Katrina Chambers designed this room for her son with lots of color.

Designed by Jonathan Alder, this room is perfect for your little prince.

Drake Design Associates created this fun and versatile room. Painting the inside the bookshelves add color and let the books and toys become artwork.

This twins bedroom was created by Elizabeth Dinkel Design Associates, Inc. It has the perfect mix of vintage inspired furniture and contemporary fixtures.

This traveler's room turns a typical map motif into great, graphic artwork.

The classic water wheel is fun again when it's used to hold toys. This room uses objects designed to look "found" and weathered for authenticity.

This is a spin on the typical basketball theme room by using bold stripes and a contemporary basketball player silhouette.

New York designer, Evelyn Benatar created a wonderful red, white and blue boy's room using traditional and modern elements.

In this wild west themed bedroom courtesy of Posh Tots, the teepee bed canopy takes center stage surrounded in rustic accessories.

Kristen Panitch Interiors created this room first with a blank palate, and then layered with rich colors and different textures. With decal on the ceiling for sweet dreams.

Neutral and playful, this boy's room featured in Elle Decor is versatile, modern, and personable.

The tricolored update to classic stripes carry your eye around the room hints of modern elements like the drapery and light fixture.

Car Wall Deatil

I love this technique. TIP: make sure you place the cars higher than your little boy's reach. Also, pre-drill holes into the cars and screw them into the wall. Gluing them (with strong enough glue that they don't fall off) will tear your drywall.

I owe my color sense to crayons. – Angelo Rafael Donghia, New York Times

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2 responses to “Inspiration: Boys Want Good Design Too!

  1. I want that gigantic stuff sheep in the Elle Decor picture! haha

    As always… love the blog! You remind me to keep my mind on design. Thanks for that! =)

  2. Jo

    Finally something interesting for boys 🙂 Thank you 🙂

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