Decorate Your Kids Rooms for Christmas – Simple Ideas to Make Them Happy

Yesterday, I took you on a tour of my Christmas Kitchen.  Sure, it would be logical to either show you the adjoining family room next or even start at the front door.  But apparently, I am not very logical… Instead, we are heading upstairs to the rooms that I decorated first this holiday season…my boys’ rooms.  Hopefully, I’ll inspire you to decorate your kids’ rooms for Christmas!

Christmas Decorating Ideas – Boys Rooms:

White nutcracker Christmas decoration in boys bedroom


To begin the tour, let’s visit my 11 year old’s room.  Since he is obsessed with skiing, I was excited to find a skiing nutcracker at Homegoods this year!

Tween Boy Room

As he gets older, his room keeps evolving.  This year, we added the blue and white pin striped duvet from Ikea and also found the red sweater pillows at Homegoods.  A few years ago, I purchase the red Fair Isle throw from Crate and Barrel. 

And because everyone always asks – the wall color in here is Benjamin Moore Amsterdam.

Christmas Pillows

All last Christmas season, I looked in stores for pillows like these but they were sold out by November.  This year, I bought them as soon as I saw them in Homegoods.  I think it must have been September.  Ironically, this year I see red pillows everywhere!  Oh well, at least I have them now!

Christmas Pillows in Kids Room

A couple years ago, I found the reindeer pillow at Target.  The blue and white striped shams were from Pottery Barn many years ago.  The striped pillows stay on his bed year round…the reindeer does not…

White Skiing Nutcracker

With the crazy warm weather we are having in NJ, this may be the closest to skiing we get this year!

Tween Boys Room at Christmas

So far, my son is happy with the way his room looks this year.  You know, they are so opinionated at this age…

Golden Retriever on Bed

And who do we have here?  Rosie is obviously loving the room as well.  Goodnight sweet Rosie!

And now we head over to the little kid’s room.  Well, he’s not that little anymore, but he will always be my baby!

Plaid Flannel Duvet from Lands End

This year, I surprised him with a flannel duvet from Land’s End.  He’s had the same quilt on his bed forever and I thought he needed something cozier and Christmas looking.  Since the colors are red and blue instead of red and green, I think we can keep this in here all winter.

Red and Blue Boys Room

The red blanket makes it feel festive as well.

Red Sweater Star

And above the bed, hangs a sweater covered star I bought at Target a few years ago.  The cardinal above it represents the boys’ grandfather who we lost this past spring.  He always loved cardinals and all summer we kept seeing them.  My mother in law told the boys that those cardinals were Papa watching over them.

Red and Blue Kids Bedding

The monogrammed headboard is from Ballard, in case you were wondering.  It used to be white but I dyed it a few years ago.  You can read about those adventures here – Slipcover Dye Project.

Nautical Christmas Bedroom

The red and blue still ties in with the nautical theme we have going in here.

Nautical Wall Art

It may be Christmas time, but we are always dreaming of the beach in this house!

Thanks for stopping by to tour the boys’ bedrooms.  Just to let you know, I won’t be sharing my bedroom for Christmas since I’ve done absolutely nothing new in there….

Do you decorate your kids’ rooms for Christmas?


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  1. This is just fun, fun, fun Shelley! Love all the beddings too! Thank you for sharing your holiday home in the 12 days of Christmas Blogger Tour Link Party! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. The boys' rooms look so festive and fun, Shelley! I decorated my youngest guy's room last year but I haven't gotten around to it this year. I should make the time because he always loves it when I do. I have had my eye on that flannel duvet cover from Lands End too. It is perfect for the whole winter. And the cardinal is just such a sweet reminder. Just perfect. I also went and read your post about the dyed slipcover. I have been considering dying the white Ektorp chair slipcover in our bedroom and yours came out great. Also, that was such a fun post to read!!

  3. I love how you put things together over the years. Everything goes perfectly and it shows you put a lot of thought into everything you bought. Thanks for sharing with us on Merry Blogmas!

  4. So beautiful! I never seem to decorate the entire house for Christmas, but I'm going to have to spread around the good cheer. It helps jumpstart the Christmas spirit each morning.

  5. Such cozy bedrooms. Those duvet covers make the rooms, they sset the tone for the rooms. Fun and practical and festive all at the same time. Happy Holidays!

  6. Darling boy's room! I decorate our two guest rooms with just a touch – Christmas pillows and one or two other touches. Nothing in the master because I think my husband would put his foot down on that. He tolerates all the other around the house because he knows it makes me happy. '-)

  7. I'm going through the same thing with my daughter as well. Her room is constantly evolving with her age, but she's still in a pink phase. I'm definitely very jealous with your color schemes plus, they look absolutely gorgeous!

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