How To Decorate a Teen Boys Room on a Budget!

Hey babes! Can't believe it's almost August already. I am SO SAD. I know so many of ya'll are ready for Fall but I just ain't into it at all yet. Maybe it's the fact that it felt like Summer took SOOOOOOO long to get here. But I'm just not ready to give up my baby just yet. Savanna starts kindergarten this year and I am just all sort of bent out of shape over it. Nick Jr. will be a junior in high school and it's even crazier to think that he'll be graduating so soon. I'M. NOT. READY. 

Speaking of Nick Jr. though, can I just freaking mention how hard it is to decorate a teen boys room these days? They are truly the pickiest human beings I've ever met in my entire life. And I think TEEN BOYS are even worse, because they don't want anything too "childlike" or girly in their spaces. Which I totally get but still.. I need SOMETHING to work with. 

Most of you know we recently gutted our entire upstairs (living in a fixer upper, structure issues, etc..) and it was striped down to nothing. It's been an interesting experience living with to say the least, but we're making the best of it, and I'm kind of enjoying it and not feeling so rushed to get a space decorated. Nick's room was probably the worst of all the bedrooms in the house and he was so excited to have a new space. 

His only request? He wanted an L shaped corner desk. 

During the selection of things for his room, shelving, color scheme, tones, bedding etc, I was 99.9% sure I was going to kill him. True Story. This kid had me SO STRESSED OUT, but eventually we came together and agreed on a few things, like a neutral color scheme that could continue to grow with him, wood tones and nice sturdy furniture he could take with him one day if he choose to do so. During the progress I found myself turning to {walmart} a LOT to find things like shelving, affordable high quality bedding, decor, shelving and more. 

I've been crazy obsessed with Wal-Mart lately and their huge selection of affordable home decor. You can't beat the prices and the brand is great for ANY and every budget! For real! If you're on the hunt to find some pieces to update a space, bedroom, game room, bathroom, playroom, Wal-Mart is the place to go! 

So without further ado, here are my top tips for decorating a boys room on a budget!

1. Select neutral furniture and accent pieces!

These things will grow with your child and can fit any decor scheme. I picked a neutral gray for his room and love that it matches any decor or color scheme. I like keeping the pieces I spend more money on super neutral so they don't have to be switched out every single time my style changes.

2. Don't be afraid to pattern play!-


For Nick's bed I picked this super comfortable and soft comforter set from Wal-MartI love that it's reversible and can be switched around for a completely different look. The horizontal stripes and vertical stripes on the comforter and the duvet cover keep the look fun and playful without being too immature or childlike and still feels grown up in it's own right. 

3. Add Texture-


You can do this with a fun throw blanket with tassels, or possibly even a fun pop of color like mustard with gray and navy. I added some texture and warmth with these throw pillows from Wal-Mart that are insanely well made! The leather texture on the pillow is so soft and gorgeous and it can work in so many different spaces. NOT just this room! I love versatile pieces like that because I can shop my home anytime! Another way to add texture is with {window blinds} and/or wood tones like a small end table, desk or shelving unit. 

4. Create a work/play space-


Back when Nick was little we used his closet space as sort of a mini- playroom and kept his dresser where the desk is now. But he wanted his dresser in his closer (makes sense) and his desk in his actual room now. So we opted for this corner L-Desk to save space. I love the wood look of this one and think it adds some warmth to the space. This is where he plays fortnight and also leaves his 20 cups and Taki chip bags. Even though he has a trash can right next to this desk. But that's another post for another day. 

5. Removeable Wall-Paper-

We haven't had a chance to instal his accent wall just yet but are working on it! I got this wallpaper from Wal-Mart and plan on adding it behind his bed for some more visual interest. 

6. Industrial Shelving-

I still remember when industrial shelves were just becoming a thing and Nick and I had to DIY them, these days you can buy them everywhere, but Wal-Mart seriously has a great selection of shelving! Boys shelving and decor can be tricky, so I just let him have fun with this one, its sold out but I'll link similar! General idea is the same. Everything in his room now has a purpose. 

7. Add Greenery-

I've always been big on "bringing a room to life" but opted for faux plants instead of real. Not sure why. These days I opt for real more than faux and I gave Nick his very own baby to take care of. He's been watering it once a week like he should so, so far so good. Wal-Mart has some ah freaking MAYZING faux plants right now though I'll link as well. 

So that's it ya'll! 7 Easy ways to decorate a boys room on a budget! I hope it was even just the tiniest bit helpful! I also hope that it helps you not stress as much as I did over this space. Also- is it 5 yet? Mama needs some "juice"... 

Linked my Wal-Mart picks for ya'll below!!!




{Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by THE FREAKING WAL-MART you guys, how cool is that? As always, all opinions and thoughts are MY OWN. I never share anything I don't fully support, back or wouldn't buy myself. Post also contains affiliate links which means I may or may not get a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase. I can't tell ya'll how much it means to me to have you all here! Thank you so much for the continued love and support always! YOU GUYS ARE A BLESSING!} 



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  1. Looks great! I love the one way sign! It's gonna look so good with the brick wallpaper!😘

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