Room for a 10/11 year old

(8 Posts)
joanofarchitrave Mon 18-Nov-13 00:37:43

I have promised my ds that we will redo his room when he goes to secondary school. He's only in year 5 grin but I am extremely indecisive and fairly skint so am starting to think about it now.

He would like carpet but I am going to go for some form of laminate + rugs due to my inability to clean anything else. I really have zero taste and like things that look shabby, but for him I would like it to look good. Where would you look for ideas? Do you have any top tips?

zumo Mon 18-Nov-13 07:04:50
Eastpoint Mon 18-Nov-13 07:08:49

Is his bedroom on the same floor as your room? If you put a laminate floor in it will be much noisier than carpet, when he goes to bed later than you (which he will) he'll disturb you.

Added a picture of my sons room he's nearly 10 , plain white walls dark carpet and space invaders wall stickers, he has bunk beds with snurk astronaut bedding and an ikea desk and turquoise drawers.

Added a picture of my sons room he's nearly 10 , plain white walls dark carpet and space invaders wall stickers, he has bunk beds with snurk astronaut bedding and an ikea desk and turquoise drawers.

ShoeWhore Tue 19-Nov-13 22:49:40

Decorating 9yo ds' room at the moment. We are doing pale grey walls, navy curtains, plain orange bedding with a dark grey throw and cushion. Painting the built in shelves to match the curtains. Orange shade for the overhead light and am thinking of a dark grey anglepoise type bedside light.

It already has a neutral carpet so we are sticking with that and keeping the existing furniture as well.

There's a classic Star Wars poster that I am going to frame for him and I have some dark blue picture frames for some other pictures.

I would choose the bedding first and then take your cue on colours from that.

ShoeWhore Tue 19-Nov-13 22:50:22

If you search on teen boy bedroom on pinterest you will get loads of ideas.

Wiggy29 Thu 21-Nov-13 18:07:32

Currently in the same position, I hunted around on pintrest and created a board of ideas, then showed them to my son and he decided he wanted the following:

-pale walls with one covered in maps
- desk with 'goal' under (see link)
- old lockers (will take time to find but he loves the idea_
- mini skateboards used as bedside shelves.

Here's our board...

www.pinterest.com/smithyrocks/ben/

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