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thriftychic Sun 28-Jul-13 09:24:44

the rooms a blank canvas , i need ideas of what to put in a room for a 14 year old boy
Likes music , fishing and bmx bike riding but also , always comments on how he likes the sort of boys bedrooms he sees in the movies with basketball nets and stuff
have had a look but can only see mini toy basketball or full size , nothing inbetween.

has had a tough time and i want to make it great !

In the nicest possible way, can I ask why you're asking us rather than him? Would it be appropriate to look on pinterest, in mags etc with him for ideas, then go to homebase or wherever together to buy the stuff and decorate it together?

Eyesunderarock Sun 28-Jul-13 09:34:03

Boring I know, but the first thing I'd go for is storage. Drawers and shelving, CD and DVD storage (if he needs it) and a worksurface.
My DS has a room crammed with stuff, but the fact that it's organised and he's got places to put things he either owns or makes is essential.
Make sure the walls can handle posters.
Basketball net over the bin is useful.

Imusteatmoredoughnuts Sun 28-Jul-13 09:36:45

I second Pinterest, there's some amazing ideas on there!

Imusteatmoredoughnuts Sun 28-Jul-13 09:42:07

I second Pinterest, there's some amazing ideas on there!

SoupDragon Sun 28-Jul-13 09:43:37

Going by my 14 year old boy, I wouldn't bother with a wardrobe or any other clothes storage. Apparently the floor will do nicely.

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Sun 28-Jul-13 09:54:52

I have just decorated 3 teen boys rooms ready for us to move into at our new house. I found giant wall decals ( eBay or just google) they are fab. For about £10 you can make a feature wall with real wow factor, i.e, D.S. 2 ( age 17) loves Mini's ( the Car) I bought a decal of one in red ( measures about 2m x 1 m) and applied to the one wall that wouldn't have shelves or furniture against it. All his friends love it and I have had their parents ask where do they get one from etc. they work best against a neutral background, smooth surface. I just added a few Mini type things around the room. Looks great. As for storage, everything will end up on the floor eventually. Whatever his passion is, you can find the decals for it.

coffeewineandchocolate Sun 28-Jul-13 09:55:00

if you Google it and pictures the trend sends to be clean lines, good simple storage with a block feature wall and bold poster/print/ graffiti. colours are blues, Grey's, greens.

SacreBlue Sun 28-Jul-13 10:03:57

grin @ Soup, mine too

Do agree with Truth too, a teen is more likely to appreciate it being asked what he/she wants rather than a fait accomopli.

yegodsandlittlefishes Sun 28-Jul-13 10:14:57

You could make a large pin board with a painted sheet or cork board or soft fibreboard. He can put his band posters there, and any useful revision notes.

A good, big comfortable chair with a throw.

Does he play an instrument, or want to learn? Guitars are popular. so a guitar and stand, and sheet music stand or a keyboard?

Bakingnovice Sun 28-Jul-13 11:41:23

Overthefields - the decals doing great. Can you get one big one to fit your wall or do they come as stickers?

Sorry to hijack the thread OP. my suggestion was going to be lots of storage but it sounds like that'll be useless.

thriftychic Sun 28-Jul-13 11:43:18

thankyou , great suggestions smile I have asked him but hes not come up with much other than posters and a basket ball hoop, the situation is slightly complicated as he has ASD although he is a typical teen in lots of ways .

Eyesunderarock Sun 28-Jul-13 11:43:32

Depends on the child, Bakingnovice. Mine are 22 and 18, and storage space has been the best thing about their rooms.
Yes, DS keeps a number of his clean clothes in useful heaps. grin
That's not what he uses his drawers and shelves for.

OverTheFieldsAndFarAway Sun 28-Jul-13 12:12:01

Baking novice...... You can get them as large or small as you like, in a multitude of colours and literally thousands of designs. Obviously the bigger they are the more they cost but they still cost less than a decent poster. If you take a look online you will be inspired, I was. They are very easy to apply, you just rub them onto the wall, I managed by myself but two pairs of hands would make the job much easier with an enormous one. Hope this helps.

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