Boy's Bedroom Makeover To Take You From Toddler To Teen
Updated: Feb 21
When redoing Robert's room, I wanted it to be fun for him but also fit the vibe of our house and not get dated quickly. My main tip for designing a kid's room that's classic and will last, is avoid all of the theme specific merch and stick with more timeless pieces. I was inspired by a custom canvas I had made of Robert sitting on a bench at his father's softball game, holding a baseball in his hand with his oversized glove and backwards hat. I think he was all by 2. Here's how it went from there...
Tans, Blues, White - pulled from the sand, baseball and clothing
My plan was to stick with the color palette and choose timeless pieces. Pieces that could go anywhere and can grow with my son. I picked the rug and the rest was history.
I found this Harris Blue/Brown Micro Hooked Wool Rug and for something so out of my comfort zone [my whole house is neutrals] I've never been so sure of something in my life! In fact, I was originally trying to shoehorn in something jute, natural or black and it just wasn't clicking. Never happier I switched gears.
My biggest tip, probably ever, is to design a mood board. You can use Canva [which is what I use] and just bring in screenshots of items you think you want. I swapped out everything so many times, until things start to click. Then, when I see it all together, I get a feel for the entire design and feel much more confident about my end decision.
It might just be me, but I have a hard time using anything but white bed sheets. I like to be able to bleach them or even just have them not fade in the wash. I also like the idea of buying quality sheets that last and having the option to change up my decor or other linens without needing new sheets. So, white/natural/ivory it was. I selected this Comfy Cotton Dove White Sheet Set and it did not disappoint. It's so soft and washes beautifully! I had a white duvet cover but wanted some contrast, so I went with the Lush Linen Natural Duvet Cover. I also thought that the linen texture would be a nice compliment to the smooth sheets. Texture is such a great way to bring interest and dimension to a space!
While we're on the subject of texture, the Bubble Blue Matelassé Coverlet and Bubble Blue Matelassé Sham seriously pulled this whole spa together. I got the Euro size shams and use them to define the headboard space. I got a twin size coverlet and use it as a throw, but they do have a throw option! They are so soft and comfy and I just love the muted dusty blue.
The Lumbar Pillow: