How to Decorate a Boy's Room in Surf Decor

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How to Decorate a Boy's Room in Surf Decor
Decorate with items that remind him of surfing and the ocean. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Whether your son loves surfing or just dreams of riding the waves, he might appreciate a surf-themed bedroom. Combine traditional surf decor, with items that remind him of the crashing waves of the ocean and finding that perfect ride. Mix and match inexpensive items you create yourself and more expensive items found in stores. Together, the pieces create a bedroom that looks like it came right out of the best surf shack in the world.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Blue paint
  • White paint
  • Old surfboards
  • Brackets
  • Wood legs
  • Wood glue
  • Split bamboo pieces
  • Hawaiian print bedding

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  1. 1

    Paint waves on the walls, using blue and white paint. Different shades of blue serve as the basis for the waves, while the white represents the foam or crest of the waves. Add a male figure surfing the waves if you're artistically inclined, or leave it with just the waves circling the room.

  2. 2

    Turn a surfboard on its side and hang over the bed as a headboard. Mount the surfboard on two brackets or attach to the walls with wood screws, making sure the screws go through the surfboard and secure it firmly to the wall behind.

  3. 3

    Install brackets and wood legs on the bottom of an old surfboard, to turn it into a desk or table for the room. Flip the surfboard over and attach the brackets to the back of the board. The legs keep the surfboard from falling over, provided you install the legs evenly.

  4. 4

    Glue split bamboo pieces onto the edges of any bookshelves in the room. Split bamboo pieces are essentially pieces of bamboo cut in half. Trim the bamboo pieces to the appropriate size to cover each edge of the bookshelves.

  5. 5

    Cover the beds in sheets and a comforter in a Hawaiian print. The bedding works with the bamboo and surfing accents, while also adding some bright colour to the room. Add matching pillows, to complete the surfing theme.

Tips and warnings

  • Use pieces of bamboo to cover the legs and back of any chairs in the room. Not only does it work with the surf theme of the room, but it also matches the bookshelves.
  • Install two brackets on the wall and use to hold a sideways surfboard. This creates a fun wall shelf in his room.
  • For smaller beds, use two surfboards attached to the wall behind the bed, with both sitting long-wise against the wall.

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