We have come across some spectacular kids rooms while touring the more than 100 homes we feature each year. So many, in fact, that we've decided to showcase them by gender. These are seven of our favourite boys rooms to date.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a boy who wouldn't be thrilled at the idea of a rock climbing wall in his very own bedroom. Alex, 14, is the lucky inhabitant of this incredible space, designed by his Uncle Paul. The rock-climbing wall takes Alex to his private loft area where he can hangout with friends or just read. Rock on!
The design of young Cole's room does a fantastic job of balancing playful with sophistication. The palette is a mix of camouflage colours with a touch of blue that's emphasized on the gigantic, canvassed map of the world serving as a backdrop to Cole's bed. For the young academic in the family, it doesn't get better.
It's no secret that boys (and men) love toys with motors. This room, adorably outfitted for a five-year-old named Tanner, hones this interest through reds, blues and yellows that feature all different modes of transportation. A day bed makes a great child's bed and a handmade sign adds a cute personal touch.
4. Room to Grow In
When Tanner gets a bit older, he may like a room just like Thomas'. His room also boasts a transportation theme, but with a bigger boy feel. Aviation art adorns the walls while an airplane lamp and bicycle accent pillow tie the room together. A roll-top desk gives Thomas a nifty spot to do his homework.
5. Grandbabies' Bunkie
Designed for bedtime stories and late night giggles with the grandparents, this room is suited to both boys and girls. Crisp white linens paired with navy blue headboards, set against light-coloured wainscoting make the room bright and airy. Imaginations soar with library lights above each twin bed and a pile of books to share.
Our readers loved 13-year-old Nik's room and his graffiti wallpaper. He designed his room himself, to resemble a city loft using cool grey tones. A cubby area offered just enough space to fit a small sofa and a workspace, complete with an iMac computer, gives Nik all the room he needs to do his homework. Cool!
This little boy's room features an incredible view of the ski hill with décor to match. A sporty quilt draped over the bottom half of the bed with matching pillow helps make this rustic room more childlike, along with a coordinating rug. A painting of skis by a local artist ties the room together seamlessly.