Hi all! Thank you for your comments on H.'s big boy room!
It's a relief to have one room finished in our home.
My oldest son is seven. He is not of big fan of change, especially when it comes to design. But once we found inspiring art, he was ready to go!
This is the design board for J.'s big boy room. The wall color is Brewster Gray and the ceiling color is Fountain Spout, both by Benjamin Moore. If I had to describe his room, I would call it 'beachy masculine'. That's a look, right? :-)
Let me explain...
Here's where we started. I added this light before anything else. (Noticing a trend? I love to start with lighting.) None of the rooms in our house had ceiling lights so that was a first step when we moved in. He had the trundle bed and that is staying.
When I showed J. these painted signs from Rebel.reclaimed, he LOVED them. They were fantastic with his light and my jumping-off point. We ordered more, each with cities and places of significance to him.
I found this plaid material at JoAnn's and my MIL added red stitching to the edges to create a blanket. The pinstripe herringbone is my favorite. I can not express to you the quality of this simple blanket from L.L. Bean. I was so impressed when it arrived.
Here's a visual:
I could not find a dark charcoal kid's room that I liked. But here are a few dark rooms that strike my fancy.
You can find all of them here.
This room is probably the closest to what I'm envisioning. I love it.
Nearly everything is already in the room, except the dolphin pull-down chart. All that is left is to paint! Here's hoping I can tackle the walls and ceiling this week! If you never had a chance to read my philosophy on big kid rooms, you may want to do that now.