How many times have you decorated or redecorated your son's bedroom? For example, the first time was probably when he outgrew his baby crib. Next, your son might have stated that his toddler bed was for babies, so you probably changed the decor in his bedroom around that time, too. Now he's even older and you are redecorating one more time. Hopefully, the decor you select this time will last for a longer time, right? From selecting window shutters to selecting the furniture for your son's bedroom, here are some ideas that might help you to establish an attractive room that your son will use for many years.

The Window Treatment 

Have you considered buying wooden plantation shutters for your son's bedroom windows? They are not only affordable but are also easy to maintain. You can just dust them off when you dust the rest of the furniture. If they need a bit of extra attention, just wipe them off with a damp cloth that has a gentle cleaner on it.

Consider the kind of plantation shutters you'll buy. For example, if you are decorating the room in a rustic style, select rustic wood for the shutters. If you are using a lot of color in the room, select a color that will complement the rest of the room. Plantation shutters come in colors like red, blue, and yellow, so you'll have lots of choices. Another great thing about selecting plantation shutters is that they'll go with any decor that your son chooses as he grows older. 

The Bedroom Furniture 

Are you and your son shopping together for his bedroom furniture? If so, find out ahead of time whether he wants bunk beds, twin beds, or even a futon that can be used as a sofa during the day and a bed at night. If your son already has a large closet with plenty of storage space in it, you probably don't need to buy a chest of drawers. If he does need extra storage space in his bedroom, consider buying a bed that has drawers as part of the design.

Will your son be doing a lot of studying or doing his homework in his bedroom? If so, consider buying a good desk or an attractive table that can double as a study area and as a place for your son to do things like making car models or working on puzzles. Let him decorate with things that reflect his interests. For example, if he loves baseball, posters of baseball players would be great for his walls. If he loves things to do with space, pictures of famous astronauts would be a good selection.