A Classic-Style Boy's Room

A vintage twist on a classic boy's theme gives this room hot-rod attitude.

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The Vroom Room

Vintage style with a common theme -- things that move -- brings a little boy's imagination to life in his bedroom. Cars, trains, airplanes, and more cover the space, making it a prime spot to play.

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Vintage Photos

Vintage automobile ads hung symmetrically frame the bed and coordinate with the room's red, white, and blue color scheme.

Editor's Tip: Check local antique stores for old magazine ads for classic cars, pick frames in the same color to unify them, and hang the photos in your little boy's room.

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Bright Bunk Beds

Bunk beds painted in fire-engine red match the color scheme and will function well throughout the years.

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The Window Seat

The window seat is flanked by built-in cabinets for additional storage. Coordinating fabrics top it off -- the red seat cushion is edged with piping from the same striped fabric used for the window shades.

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Ceiling Plane

A hanging plane is an unexpected and fun touch that also contrasts with the bright stripes on the walls.

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Cheap Storage

Labeled magazine holders keep cabinets neat and tidy.

Editor's Tip: Cover inexpensive cardboard magazine holders in decorative paper to add any design you like to your child's stash of magazines, books, or art supplies.

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Hands-Off Storage

High built-in shelving units offer a place for more fragile items, keeping them out of reach of little hands. Solid-color photo boxes store baby pictures and family memories.

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Reading Area

The reading area includes a comfy chair, a side table, a lamp, and a container for books. The child-sized armchair can be swapped out later with a bigger version for teens.

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Stuffed-Animal Storage

Wire baskets make a hassle-free home for stuffed animals. And a wheeled version means parents and kids can easily move the toys around the room.

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Easy Touches

Grab a large old-fashioned car, stuff in a teddy bear, and you've created an inexpensive, easy decoration that's perfect for a little boy's room.

Copyright © 2009 Meredith Corporation.

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