A boy's bedroom calls for a recipe of restful, whimsical and fun!
This sleeping boy remains safe alongside a massive brick wall, a flickering torch and sparkling stars illumating night's shadows!
A haven of soft grayish blues, greys, black and white mesh together to create a restful little corner with a touch of fun. The messy-made bed suits this boy to a T!
(puffy bed staging how-to upcoming if there's interest)
A mesh of mixed patterns from new and used finds create a potpourri of bedding bliss.
(bed in a bag set from Walmart Dec 2009, the rest from thrifts)
Shining stars create an illusion of a tall headboard, however this look takes you waaaay up high into the sky! All the way into the puffy clouds...
... created from the underside of a piece of scrap wall paneling. Sketch - 2 min. Cut with a jigsaw - 3 min. Painted clouds - 15 min. An under 30 min no cost quick solution for a whimsical valance.
The stars cast a wonderful glow as evening approaches. The lights (Ikea, found at a thrift) don't get warm and take the place of a night light, however I will say, although they clear a sleeping child's head, I'll be hiring them so my son doesn't hear them 'bonk' at night when he moves around. :)
At the foot of the bed, is this opening that was the perfect place to stash an armoire, chalk full of books and blankets. Rather than looking at dark doors to match the rest of the cabinet which would have created a black hole, a bright flat sheet was hung curtain style instead. The 'no sew curtain' was left with massive puddling on the floor so the sheet can be used as it's original intent at a later date if desired.
Tip: If you find a sheet with top banding as this one, it has a custom made look. This sheet was part of the bed in a bag set.
Wrought iron metal brackets from who knows what (thrift find), created the perfect companion to hold up a chunk of black curtain rod.
Between the armoire and the bed was the perfect little spot to tuck in a small desk.
Hardwood floors are in both rooms (actually the entire upstairs) which makes for the most incredible easy to keep clean floor ever! Felt liners are stuck onto anything that touches the floor for floor friendly sliding mobility.
This boy's room is easy on the eyes, is restful as well as fun! My son is now 10 and with the removal of the Spiderman bedding and posters, this room easily morphed into his current age group by a simple means of just changing out the accessories.
May your own little knight in shining armour or lovely princess in her palace give you the perfect excuse to morph into the land of kid-dom yourself someday soon. :)
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