I am not going to lie, I had a really hard time leaving our last home. It’s not the first time we’ve moved by any means, but so much life happened in that house and I was protective over it, almost like it was another kid in a way. One of the spaces that I loved the very most, from the design to the feeling you had when you were in the space, was our second son’s bedroom. His little life started out a bit rough, so having a cozy space for him to enjoy was a top priority at the time, and a big way I show love to my family.
Now, on to his next room, I wanted to bring in the same warm energy, and make it something that he’d love at three, and hopefully through the next ten plus years. When we moved in, it was just a plain brown painted room, with older curtains and a boob light. I started off with the idea of a more neutral wallpaper to add pattern and texture, and wanted to add in a pop of color through painting the trim work, doors and windows. So, taking his love of sports to heart as well, we netted out with a cozy plaid boys room, with a hint of sports throughout!
I went through books and books of wallpaper, thought I had found “the one” and ended up returning it after seeing the scale of the pattern on the full roll. The room is a great size for a kids room in my opinion, not so large that I’m struggling to fill it, but just enough space for his bed, dresser, chair and a few accessories. Because of that, it could definitely handle more of a pattern!
After weeks of searching, and annoying the garbage out of my husband with my indecisiveness and need to make this perfect for our little guy, I finally decided on a neutral plaid paper with green trim, SW Succulent to be exact.
For furnishings, we kept his rocking chair, dresser, and the blackout curtains shown from our last home, but needed to upgrade him (aka he was climbing out of his crib dangerously) to a bed. I love an upholstered bed for kids (please see the dangerous note from the previous sentence) and settled on this navy headboard and frame from Wayfair. A cute rounded nightstand, an old lamp, and some artwork and his room was officially “done.”
I’ll always continue to tweak and shift things around depending on what he’s interested (art, sheets and accent pillows are an amazing way to satisfy kids changing interests without completely redoing a space), but for now, I’m happy to have another completed space in our home!
Next up is my first son’s room, and I’m planning on a fun wall treatment, built-ins, and a lot more DIY to bring his all together, so stay tuned!