Decorating ideas for a young man's bedroom

Updated June 26, 2018

Designing a room for a young man requires a different frame of mind and often a different colour palate than designing one for a young lady. It is important to keep in mind what young men like to do and to customise the room according to what their activities are like.


Many young men love sport and this can be an easy place to begin decorating. Bedrooms need to be functional and able to hold all of a person's things. Storage is a major consideration because of this. If the young man plays, he probably has gear that needs to be stored. Finding stylish furniture where he can store this is important. One option is to use lockers as storage. Many places sell lockers as furniture, but it is also possible to find used lockers. Decide on a colour scheme for the room with the young man. An option is to decorate the room in the colours of his favourite team. Also, make sure to have shelves where he can display his trophies, pictures and other memorabilia.


Another theme that can be used is electronics. Many young men play video games, use computers, etc so there are many avenues to take with this. Use colours like grey and orange, which evoke a contemporary, modern feeling. If a television can be put in the room, make sure there is a stylish shelving unit for all of his electronic devices (cable box, DVD player and video game console) so that they are not messily stacked on the floor. Another option with a room like this is to have a bed that can also be made into a couch. This way he can play games or watch TV on a couch and his friends can come over and play too.


For the young man who is a music aficionado, his room can be decorated in this theme. If he plays instruments, make sure there are designated spaces for the various instruments so that they can be played in the room. Themes can be vintage or contemporary music, depending on his preferences. For vintage, find old vinyls and hang the album covers on the wall as artwork, or find old concert posters (they are sold at many record stores). For contemporary music, find posters of his favourite bands and tastefully hang them (framed posters will look more sophisticated).


With all of these themes, murals are a good way to decorate the walls of a young man's bedroom. They can be silhouettes of athletes, or large cutouts of specific athletes that mount right to the wall. With electronics, there could be painted wires running along the walls. For music it could be musicians, instruments or basic music notes. An important thing to remember with young men's rooms is that darker (not too dark) colours evoke a sense of masculinity, so keep that in mind when choosing colours.

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Natalie Saar began writing professionally at the age of 19. She majored in journalism and her writing has appeared in the magazine "Generation WHY" as well as "The Clause" newspaper. Saar graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts in media and cultural studies.