This boy’s room is complete! And I even finished it in time to share with all the other One Room Challengers (and squeezed in a few weekends of hardwood flooring install downstairs during this challenge, too!). The very best thing about this room re-do is that my boy is beyond thrilled with it. It just feels so good to see him so happy and excited! And that’s why all the work is worth it. Happy kids = happy mom. Okay, enough sap. Let’s do the the pics.
I’ve already shared the painting, bunks, floating book ledges and nightstands, and DIY baseball scoreboard, so the one major area of the room that I had to finish was the the corner next to the window. I had purchased a set of 2014 World Cup flags (that my boy picked out) and had the hardest time figuring out how to hang them in this awkward spot. So, I just grabbed a bunch of Ikea frames I had from around the house (from my temporary kitchen backsplash and my boy’s first mini gallery wall) and hung them like that. This was an easy way to add more color and sports to the room, without painting a big soccer ball on the wall or something (neither my paint skills nor my eyeballs could handle that).
I also struggled a little with the window covering situation. Our neighbors are VERY close on that side with lots of windows looking into my son’s room, so wanted to give him some privacy while letting in the light (not that there is much of it in Seattle in the fall/winter). So I went for long, white Nate Berkus window panels with some basic navy panels on the sides. I feel like having floor-length curtains in his room makes it feel so finished – why did I wait so long?
The wire ball holder is actually a laundry basket from The Container Store, but after removing the canvas liner it was the perfect place to stow all the sports gear.
The rug is from our living room (RugsUSA) but a temporary placeholder (moved out of the living room while I am painting that ceiling). The rug I ordered for his room should be here in a few weeks. The poufs were an unplanned purchase but the kids use them all the time for playing – so glad I got them.
What I really love is that the space is super cheerful, kid-friendly, but you don’t walk in and think THEME-ROOM! I like how we incorporated sports with World Cup flags, the scoreboard behind the door, the sheets, and a few other touches.
So that’s it! I’m hoping this room will last him for a few years to come. And when he is sick of sports it will be easy enough to get him new sheets and a couple of new pictures to transition to whatever he is into next.
Thanks everyone for all the fun encouragement in this challenge (and to Linda for hosting it) – I kind of want to do another one already…
- Bunk Beds – Bunk Bed King
- Duvet Covers – West Elm
- Baseball and Football Sheets and Shams – PB Teen
- Clip Lamps – Land of Nod
- Floating Nightstands – Ikea
- Book Ledges – Ikea
- Desk – Ikea
- Chair – Overstock
- Clock – Ikea
- Lamp – Target
- Rug – RugsUSA
- Yellow Chair – Kasala
- World Cup Flags – Amazon
- Blue Pillow and Throw – Ikea
- Baseball Scoreboard – DIY
- Hanging Plant Holder – Ikea
- Curtains – Target
- Wire Basket – The Container Store
- Poufs – Target