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Hi guys! Today is a very special [and a bit nail-biting] day for moi. This marks the very first time I’m being featured on another blog! That very awesome blog happens to be Kayla’s “Homecoming.” She is so creative and also generous enough to feature my son’s bedroom makeover today. Here is a sneak peak…
Like all of my other projects, his room makeover is filled to the eyeballs with DIY, inexpensive projects+decor. I hope to see you over there!
P.S. If you’re new here [welcome!!] this is a little recap of what his room used to look like.
It was a preppy nautical theme that just never felt right. I followed too many trends and wound up with something that didn’t feel like me.
Hope to see y’all over at Homecoming!
Even though I recently finished my son’s room, it just never felt right. First off his room faces East so he just gets the morning sun through his one and only window. Secondly, I used dark accessories – dark curtains, dark bedspread, etc and not to mention I wallpapered an accent wall with wood plank wallpaper. Third, I think he wasn’t even inspired being in there! Even though he’s very young (3 1/2), I think he knows what he likes and doesn’t when it comes to how his room looks. I was flipping through a Land of Nod catalog recently and found this picture I was immediately smitten, especially with the colors in the wall mural. I am planning on interpreting this mural into his room. Since I am not a fan of white walls I am planning on painting his room the same color I used on our kitchen accent wall: This color has become my new favorite. I love that it reads blue, green and gray! I know it’s dark, but I am planning on using lots of white accessories to keep it from feeling like a cave. I took his “MacGyver” drapes down and replaced them with simple white ones from IKEA.
I’m planning on keeping his dresser the way it is, but I added a funky orange accent to it this weekend (again, pulling colors from my inspiration). Just to recap, this is what his dresser looked like recently.
I got out my bright orange duck tape and a sharp utility knife and did a 10 minute facelift on it.
I know it’s a bit crazy and not for everybody, but I think I can get away with some funkiness in a little boy’s room don’t you? I think I will add some more orange in his room; I’m just not sure how or where yet (accent pillows? adding an orange band on the bottom of his drapes?). Looks like I’ll be busy this weekend as well.
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