Classic Christmas 2023 {Teen Boy Bedrooms}

I’m back today with a peek inside my boys’ bedrooms all decorated for Christmas! Before I share the still photos, here are the two videos!

Teen Boy Bedroom Classic Christmas Decor

In John’s room you will find more colorful Christmas decor and special things he has had for years. Not much changed in here decor wise since you last saw it.

The sheets were from Pottery Barn a few of years ago.  I know they seem frivolous, but I have used the same set for ages! I got the FAO bear for him in NYC as a sweet memento of his 13th birthday trip. It only comes out at Christmas these days.

The print over his bed for Christmas is a limited edition courtesy of The Old Try. 

Honey bought the desk in 2020 when his work moved virtual. Now that he’s back pretty much full time, John wanted a bigger desk surface and had the space so we moved it in here. I added a few Christmassy things for the season but, as you can see, this is a real life functioning space. (school books, laundry, giant tub of nuts)

The antique dresser was in his nursery. He’s almost outgrown the size of the drawers. :-) Over on the dresser are more of my old nutcrackers. In fact, the little red one was the actual nutcracker I used when I was Clara in the 1993 Ballet South production. Gulp!

He loves his little lounge area more than ever. The reindeer pillow was from his first Christmas.

And, finally, I have a few things he has carried home over the years for Christmas on his bookcase. Lots of mementos here.

Teen Boy Bedroom Colorful Christmas Decor

I’ve been after Whit to choose some new items for a room refresh since this summer. I figured he might enjoy a more grown up space of his own, but until recently he hasn’t shown the slightest interest. We did just pick some new bedding accents and new wall art. All of that will go up after the holidays. For now, Whit’s room is still one of my favorite rooms ever.  It is just so happy and sweet – much like the kid that lives here.

His sheets and the fun pillow were from Pottery Barn Kids a couple of years ago.  He has a full bed and John has a queen.  I bought the red stripe set in a queen and split it up – Whit gets the top sheet and John has the fitted sheet.  I love the look of mis-matched bedding.

The new colorful garlands over his bed are from Target and are hung with command hooks.

Three years ago on a sick day at home, he made his very own painting to hang over his bed.  You can see all about it here: reindeer painting. It’s funny how clearly I remember that day and how glad I am that we did this together. We give the boys an ornament each year that is representative of something they did or loved that year, and we also collect them on vacations in what is usually our only souvenir.  My parents give them a dated nutcracker every year, and they also have the ornaments they make at school.  I made a colorful garland for Whit’s tree out of old Disney MagicBands! Mother made the stocking years ago.

Over on the other side of the room is his dresser (Honey’s as a child) and the chair that we move to make room for the tree. 

The felt garland was also from Pottery Barn Kids.  The North Pole pillow was one I just happened to find and I LOVE it.  I knew the moment I saw it that it would be perfect in here. Here is another piece of art by Whit.  Hard to believe that he was four when he carried it home and turned 15 a few days ago.

I still need to share our outdoor spaces this year, but honestly may have run out of time. I never even took photos of the cabana and courtyard!

Christmas 2023 Home Tour
video tour |  exterior lighting | exterior | foyer |  living room | den
office + powder roomkitchen + mudroom | dining room
grown up bedrooms | teen bedrooms  | porch |  cabana + courtyard

Christmas Decor Shopping List
Remote Tree Switch | Monogram Guest Towels | Magic Light Wand
Balsam & Cedar Candle | North Pole Pillow
1″ Red Velvet Ribbon | 3″ Double Face Satin Red Ribbon
Record Player |  Elf soundtrack vinyl | Battery Tree Candles
Flameless candles 

Holiday DIY Video Series
How to Make Christmas Bows  |  How to Spruce Up a Basic Wreath
How to Make a Greenery Bouquet  |  Easy Flower Arranging Tips + Tricks
2 Ways to Tie the Perfect Bow | Candy Cane Calzone

Other Holiday DIY
2 Easy Ways to Hang Christmas Wreaths  |  Paper Bow DIY
Painted Lamp Shades  |  Reindeer Kid Art | Tinsel Trees

All Holiday & Seasonal Decor  |  All things Christmas


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