teen boy bedroom inspiration | salt lake city utah photographer

Recently my son and I have decided to change up his bedroom and make it more “him” and a little more grown up as he’s a teenager now (yikes!!). He’s often complained that he has the smallest bedroom (I’m pretty sure both boys rooms are about the same general size) and that he can’t keep it clean. Well….it was about time we fixed that!! His room is done now (look for a post coming up with his reveal) but I wanted to share a little bit about the process of getting it to that point.

1 | I asked him what he wanted. I do like a lot of control, but I’m trying to really let go a bit and let the kids make some decisions – especially for their bedrooms. He wanted to use his Seahawks bedding and most of his existing furniture and go from there.

2 | I may spend a bit of time on Pinterest.  This is a great way to gather ideas and thoughts without needing to go to a lot of different websites looking for ideas. I have a “kid room idea” board that I pin to for all three of my kids. Even some of the girl rooms have little ideas that can be used in a boy’s room.

Follow Carrie’s board kid room ideas on Pinterest.

3 | Picking out a paint color was tougher than I would like to admit given my interior design degree…


4 | Determining where the furniture that he had would go and whether or not we needed additional pieces.

5 | What kind of art and shelving he was interested in having on the walls and what he really needed in extra storage and lamps and accessories.

Here’s a little peek at where we are now:

salt lake city utah teen photographer makes over boys room

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