How to Decorate a Teen Boy's Bedroom in Black & Red

Written by stephanie nolan
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Teenage boys often do not prefer their rooms decorated in a childish theme. If your teen boy wants a new look to his room, it's time to redecorate it to fit his personal style. Black and red works well to decorate a bedroom due to the amount of creativity the colours can provide. When decorating a bedroom in black and red, incorporate a neutral colour, such as tan or grey, to complement the room and prevent it from becoming too dark.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Tan or grey interior paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint roller
  • Painter's tape
  • Black interior paint
  • Red interior paint
  • Furniture paint
  • Ceiling fan
  • Red window blinds
  • Drill
  • Red lava lamp
  • Red bedding
  • Clock

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Paint three walls in the bedroom tan or grey. These colours work well with a black and red theme and create a balance in the room. Use interior paint, a paintbrush, paint roller and painter's tape.

  2. 2

    Paint an accent wall on the unpainted wall in the bedroom using black and red interior paint. You may wish to paint stripes on the wall or large block squares. Tape off the design with the painter's tape and paint inside the tape.

  3. 3

    Paint the window frames in the bedroom with black interior paint and a paintbrush. Tape the wall around the window frame after the paint on the wall has dried according to the manufacturer's directions. Taping the wall prevents paint from accidentally splattering on the wall.

  4. 4

    Paint the existing furniture in the bedroom with red and black paint. The exact paint type varies depending on the furniture, for example metal or wood. Verify what type of paint to use on the furniture at your paint store.

  5. 5

    Install a red or black ceiling fan where the existing ceiling light fixture is on the ceiling. Follow the manufacturer's directions for installing the ceiling fan.

  6. 6

    Install red blinds on the windows following the manufacturer's directions. Typically, measure the window with a tape measure and secure the blinds to the wall around the window with the hardware and screws provided and your drill.

  7. 7

    Incorporate red lava lamps in the bedroom. Lava lamps work well to decorate a teen bedroom because they add a funky, young decorative element into the room and double as a light if needed.

  8. 8

    Dress the bed in the bedroom in all red bedding. Dressing the bed in all red bedding works well because black is incorporated in many aspects of the room. Alternately, use a lighter colour, such as your main wall colour, with accent pillow covers in red.

  9. 9

    Hang a red or black clock on the wall in the bedroom -- one that uses neon or lights up can keep with the theme but add some brightness to the room as well. Typically, select an area on the wall for the clock and drill a screw into the wall. Slide the clock onto the screw head.

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