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Decorating a tween’s bedroom is wayyyyyy harder than decorating a toddler or child’s bedroom.
Gone are the days when you could get away with an over-the-top baseball theme for your son’s baseball bedroom. A cute but generic baseball themed comforter set, with matching lamp, curtains, and wastebasket will definitely earn you a tween-age eye roll.
Tweens usually have at least one favorite MLB team, plus, if they’re anything like my kids – they’ve accumulated a collection of Major League and Minor League mini bats, bobble heads, ticket stubs, and souvenir balls and hats that they want to display.
Our priorities for the room were 1) a traditional color scheme 2) timeless wall decor and 3) plenty of room to store, organize, and display his awards, souvenirs, and memorabilia.
Baseball Bedroom Colors
When we started redecorating my older son’s room, we prioritized a traditional color scheme based on his favorite team’s colors, and added plenty of room to store all his collected memorabilia and souvenirs, plus room to add more over the years. The result is a room that will last him from middle school through high school.
Inspired by the Red Sox colors, we used a traditional color scheme of a neutral ‘greige’ paint color (Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist) and red, white and navy blue bedding (IZOD Varsity Stripe Comforter Set).
Baseball Bedroom Wall Decor
Being a Red Sox fan, my son wanted the largest Fathead decal of Fenway that we could find to be the centerpiece of the room. Unfortunately the same decal that we used doesn’t seem to be currently available. This Fenway 30 X 40 Inch Canvas Print is similar and gives you the same feeling of being ‘right there’.
Norman Rockwell prints have a timeless quality to them, and also a hidden sense of humor. We chose ‘Red Sox Rookie’ by Norman Rockwell (20 x 20 Framed Art Print and ‘Cubs Dugout’ by Norman Rockwell (20 x 20 Framed Art Print) for artwork that will stand the test of time.
For a baseball-obsessed tween boy, this Major League Stadium Scratch Off Poster represents #goals. It also makes great room decor. This poster is extra large and frameable, so just use a large poster frame without the plastic front or use 3M Command Poster Strips to hang it on your wall without damage.
This WinCraft Red Sox Pennant is the perfect finishing touch for a Red Sox fan’s room.
Organization, Display, and Storage
Too many hats? No problem. This Perfect Curve 18 Cap Over the Door Organizer holds all the hats that my son is not willing to part with, yet.
Over the years, my son has accumulated a ridiculous amount of game balls, souvenir balls….and just plain old regular balls. Not willing to part with his ‘collection’, we needed a place to store them. I found the perfect container in this Anchor Hocking 2.5 Gallon Montana Jar with Lid. There’s plenty of extra space for him to add to his growing collection.
Even if your son has only played a few tournaments, at some point, they will want a MedalAwardsRack Display and Trophy Shelf to display their ‘hardware’.
An extra large cork board (Quartet 2′ x 3′ Framed Cork Board) leaves plenty of room for ticket stubs, small posters, and other lightweight memorabilia.
An industrial themed bookshelf leaves plenty of display space for books, completed Lego builds, and more baseball memorabilia. While the exact bookshelf we used is no longer available, the Haton 5 Shelf Bookshelf is similar in style.
Using a classic color combination, timeless wall decor, and plenty of organization, display and storage options, you can make a tween boy’s baseball bedroom into something that they will love now, and will love until they leave for college.
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