My sister and I were born in the same year, can you believe my poor Mom?! For about three weeks we are the same age, Irish Twins we are. We didn’t always get a long growing up, now we are best friends, I am pretty blessed by her. When I was in Utah in December she wanted to work on her son’s bedroom and move him to his own bedroom. He is a little stud who is 11 years old. He needed his own space where he didn’t have his little brothers going through his things. So before his Birthday we got to work, my sister actually did the manual labor and I went shopping and put it all together to make his bedroom his own.
I had told her to plank these walls when it was the nursery for her other son and they worked perfect for Dillon’s room too. She used laminate floor that was on clearance at Home Depot. She spaced with a nickle and did random cuts. They painted the white in Benjamin Moore Mountain Peek White.
The opposite blue walls are painted in Hale Navy from Benjamin Moore. I used a similar color on my front door and shutters. We kept the bedding simple and easy for him to be able to make every morning. Find a similar vintage car pillow HERE.
I had her paint his bed in Revere Pewter from Benjamin Moore, the subtle touch of gray is a nice transition from the dark walls and white planks. I found the fun lights at Ikea that we attached to the headboard and hung one on the wall in another spot.
He can store all his legos in the little ottoman, hidden from his brothers. Find the rug HERE.
I found these crates at Ikea too, they are a fun way to display all of his trophies and things that he has collected and love.
I hung some football gloves that he had signed in Ikea frames alongside his football helmet that he can just pull off the wall when he needs it. Using what we already have and things we use often tell your story and mean more than just going out and picking up accessories.
This peg board was a fun way to to hang things from without damaging the walls and also adds another layer of depth.
The shelves I picked up from Ikea too. They are a great spot to store extra things that kids collect and use. We put his pet iguana on the shelf, just reinforced it to be extra stable.
I hope that gave you some inspiration for a kids spaces. Use what make your kids happy and their hobbies and joys. Dillon loves his new bedroom and wrote me the sweetest thank you card. I think that everyone should have a space that lifts them up and inspires them.
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