5 small boy’s bedroom ideas that are big on style

Looking for small boy’s bedroom ideas? Kid’s rooms that aren’t blessed with acres of square footage are a reality for lots of us. They are often box rooms or loft rooms or just awkwardly shaped rooms and it can take a bit of creative thinking to make the most of the small space available.

However, kids are small so they can easily live in small bedrooms and in fact small spaces can have that cozy, den-like feeling that kids love so why not embrace that with their bedroom design. To help you out, we’ve made an edit of gorgeous boy’s bedrooms ideas for small rooms, to make every square inch count. And yes, of course, these will perfect perfectly for girl’s bedrooms too.

In the gallery below you’ll find clever toy storage solutions, dreamy bunk beds designs, compact desk nooks for doing homework, plus gorgeous wallpaper ideas too.

1. FILL A SMALL BOY’S BEDROOM WITH FUN PATTERNS

Interior designer Katharine Pooley transformed this former box room into a gorgeous boys’ bedroom, where every square inch counts. The walls feature a fun Quentin Blake wallpaper design as well as a canvas print of TinTin, and an eye-catching airplane shelf

The furniture may be small, but every piece is beautiful – from the hand-painted side table to the upholstered single bed with personalized cushions. Even the floor and ceiling were incorporated into the scheme, featuring vintage airplane designs on both.

2. MAKE THE MOST OF THE SPACE UNDER THE BED

Utilize the under-bed space with storage boxes, trundle storage, or even a pull-out bed for sleepovers.

Elaine Penhaul, director of professional home staging company Lemon and Lime Interiors says: ‘storage is always an issue in small rooms, especially for a child when they have lots of belongings. The best way to utilize a small room is to buy a bed with storage underneath so you can keep toys and clothes in a space that would otherwise go to waste.’

‘Storage drawers or ottoman style beds are perfect for this as they create hidden pockets of storage without limiting space in the room. High level beds are also great and can create an extra element of fun by incorporating a creative theme, such as a pirate ship or a castle.’

3. KEEP IT NEUTRAL

Kids are always changing their minds about what they are into, one day it’s Minions next it’s Minecraft, so while it’s nice to reflect their taste in the decor of their bedroom, start with a neutral backdrop and add in their style through the smaller decor and accessories.

The design team at ILIV suggest: ‘As children develop, their styles and identities develop too meaning their bedroom could need four or five restyles from toddler through to teens. Starting with a blank canvas is not only manageable but encourages creativity. Keep it simple by painting the walls a neutral tone and experiment using a selection of colorful bunting and wall art. Adding co-ordinating pillows will liven the room whilst keeping costs at bay, an achievable makeover which can be frequently mixed up.’

4. USE THE WALLS

Another great way to maximize space is to keep storage boxes on top of the wardrobes so that anything that isn’t used very often can be hidden away. You can also make the most of wall space by putting up shelving and display toys or books to transform the shelves into a decorative feature, or line with baskets and boxes to make the most of the space.

Here bespoke shelves were created to make the most of an awkward, angled wall and sloped ceiling. Now it’s a space to display treasured books and doubles up as handy toy storage.

5. DOUBLE UP WITH A STYLISH BUNK BED

If you are designed a shared bedroom and space is tight, bunk beds are ideal as they free up more floor space to play. We also love them for rooms that aren’t shared, as it means there’s always a bed ready for when they have a friend stay over.