Risk equals reward when it comes to creating a unique kids’ room. We’re talking bold colours, off-the-wall concepts, unexpected accessorising, and surprising combinations. Eclectic rooms ooze personality, individuality and even a sense of confidence.
If you’re considering a refresh, revamp, or remodel, these ten eclectic boys’ rooms might just give you the courage to take the plunge and take your design aspirations out of your comfort zone!
A bold palette and spot colour blocking create impact in Enzo’s sweet little room. The combination of jewelled colours creates an autumnal feel, but there’s an air of majesty too. Asymmetry and eclecticism enjoy common ground here. We love how the ‘Let’s Monkey Around’ print is inset off centre in the yellow frame and matched by a miniature monkey on a floating shelf.
There’s a touch of school dorm charm in this wonderful, shared room, which is even more fitting because the mummy designer behind it is a primary school teacher!
The vibrant feature wall comes courtesy of Farrow and Ball’s Inchyra Blue, and the wall art delivers a balance of positive affirmations and educational cues. There’s also a spot of gardening on the curriculum with those fabulous Playmobil planters from @lechuza.co.uk
IKEA’s industrial Lixhult cabinet vibes well with the metal frame and wood effect beds from Habitat at Argos, and the blue tiger bedding is a perfect match for the palette.
This room goes intergalactic with a Star Wars-inspired space theme for this little Stormtrooper. Pierce’s room enjoys a mono palette that evokes the feeling of the night sky and all the wonder within. The Star Wars Blueprint peel and stick wallpaper by @roommatesdecor adds to the ambience and joins forces with the @Ruggable Star Wars Armada rug with its convoy of Millennium Falcons, X-wings, and Super Star Destroyers.
The ceiling treatment hints at a shower of shooting stars, and then there’s that cosmic climbing wall of space boulders. Elizabeth Georgantas, the interior designer and mastermind behind this project, really did create something out of this world.
A carefully curated gallery wall is one sure way to create an eclectic vibe in a kid’s room, and Avery’s space is living proof. Personalised wall art by @lornafreytag is always unique, and we love both the Ss sunshine framed poster and Avery’s illustrated print. Add a dancing leopard by @wonderandrah and a string of cheery bunting, and you’ve got a minty mustard bedroom of dreams.
If you’re still looking at that multicoloured arch and wondering if it’s a clever paint job or a stepped nook, you’re not alone. Award-winning interior DIY blogger Hayley created the retro rainbow-esque mural using old paint from the cupboard. The mural delivers a sense of depth that brilliantly frames the muslin-fabric, canopied bed. We love how Hayley has matched other dressings in the room to the colour scheme, like the indigo bedlinen. The colour palette channels Arabian Nights for us.
Hayley combines old and new in Mack’s room to add to her boho theme. She teams a vintage rug she picked up from an antique shop with the Ada rug by @coxandcox
Here it’s a combination of themes and the slightly unusual placement of objects that creates something a little out of the ordinary. Safari meets transport in an unlikely twinning of jungle animals, trains, and planes, but it works. There’s no dominant colour theme to speak of, but various shades of green and blue dance with more muted caramels and neutrals while a blast of yellow disrupts in the form of an anglepoise lamp. It’s quiet. It’s loud. It’s a beautiful contradiction in terms.
Oh, River, we love your unique toffee-tinged room and the sense of medieval make-believe it conjures up. It’s not just that magnificent wooden shield and sword but also the dramatically draped canopy of statuesque proportions.
The layering of different linens and the tonal composition is exquisite, with an elegant interruption of stripes from OyOy living Design’s larva bed snake and the candy stripe storage box.
It’s muted masculinity with a little jungle thrown in for good measure for this shared sibling’s dwelling. The wall colour is Hardwick White by @farrowandball, but it’s actually a grey-green-based hue that appears almost pistachio here. The rich, warm shade accentuates all the pops of black in the print frames and shelving and makes the Victorian-style metal bed frames positively pop.
The tiger quilts by @bombayuk add a jungle influence that screams adventure, and the tiger nightstand by @grahamandgreen completes this picture of inspired design.
There’s nothing mellow about this burst of yellow bliss. If we didn’t know better, we’d say someone peeled the roof off and let the sunshine in. It’s a room verging on minimal, yet it is somehow full of joy and well-considered layering. It’s only when you look closer that you see there are florals, stripes, geometrics, graphic text, plus of course, that fantastic slightly abstract Captain print by @emma_labattaglia
The wooden telephone dials in another dose of luscious lemon, and even the tractor light by @ooh_my_light adds a warm ochre glow.
It’s all about the floor covering here in Wolfe’s Palm Springs, island-inspired bedroom. The jumbo rock candy play mat by @rudienudie_designs delivers big on impact and colour, leaving the rest of the cool white room to create calm. This space illustrates perfectly how just one smart buy can shape a colossal sense of personality in one room reno. That said, don’t be fooled by thinking that the sensory rug delivers all the brilliance. Look at how the subliminal inferences between other items in the room play out. Take the Make Waves Not War print by @kawaiian_lion, along with the wobble board. They suggest movement and motion – some literal, some physical but movement, nonetheless. And the Aloha cushion gives the final sign-off on that island vibe that mama wanted to evoke.
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