Thursday, October 20, 2011

{design board: boy's bedroom}

I really love designing rooms for young people.  I think the three most important factors when thinking about designing a room for a young person are: indestructible. versatility. and whimsy.  A combination of those three factors will get you a room that can span decades.  Buying transitional furniture that can grow with the child is key.  The navy blue day bed with spindle accents is one of my favorites. You could even tuck a trundle style bed on casters underneath this beauty for added sleeping space.  The indestructible vintage "locker" style storage unit will span almost an entire wall.  We all know how many toys a child collects in their lifetime.   This unit will allow the toys to be somewhat organized and confined and rather than scattered all throughout the room.  One focal wall behind the bed will feature this fun, forest- inspired birch tree wallpaper.  I love this stuff....its so rustic yet so modern. The window will be treated in this simple canvas stripe fabric which plays up the "stripe-y" theme in the room.   To carry on that theme the bedding will be done in a graphic white and navy stripe and the wood floors will be treated with a mustard yellow and white stripe rug.  Stripes are great because they are so popular right now for their graphic appeal, yet they are completely timeless....stripes never go out of style.  Some fun "doggy" inspired accent pillows in similar hues: navy, mustard, and red.  Who knew working with the three primary colors could be this much fun?  Of course, the room is completed with some fun and functional learning decor: the united states map, and the stand-up chalkboard, and globe bean bag.  To add some personalization we included a bright red child's pedal car and some unique "you are my sunshine" artwork.  Overall this room blends our primary three factors as well as the three primary colors into this functional room that is guaranteed to grow with the child into his teenage years.

Hope you all are having a great Thursday morning! I'm working on a cheap and easy DIY project today, can't wait to share with you all!


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