We finally got to move into the home we have been remodeling for 9 months!!!! Slept here 3 nights and we are in heaven. I wanted to get the kids bedrooms all done first, even before the kitchen. If the kids have a cozy spot to sleep, play, get their clothes I knew they would feel safe and like this was home. It worked, Finn slept in longer than he ever has before! Let’s take a look at his bedroom before and after.
Finn Bedroom Before-
You can tell they had major style when this room was designed! Bold and full of color, which I love. But it hadn’t been changed since 1970, it was time. We picked this room for Finn because it is a good size (about 13’x11′), has great lighting, and is by our bedroom. Right away he called his bedroom the green grass room, “mom, when do I get to sleep in the green grass room??” Little did he know we were going to replace the green carpet with wood floors. But to pay honor to that name I knew I wanted to get him a green rug.
Finn Bedroom After-
Finn LOVES his room! Kevin said it is his favorite room too. I am not going to vote until all the rooms are done 😉We added Board and Batten, and by we I mean we had our finish contractor add it. He did such a nice job!! He also added shiplap to the ceilings. The floors are the same wood that we have throughout our entire home, European Oak from Opus in Acropolis.
The walls are painted in Farrow and Ball Off- Black, in a matte finish. Since we had a painter, he did match it to where he regularly get’s his paint. I did have a sample I gave him. You can find samples here. When you match paint it isn’t going to be exact, but I do love how it turned out. The trim and ceilings are all All White, again from Farrow and Ball.
I personally love a moody dark bedroom. That being said, his room has a large window that gets really good lighting and his floors and ceiling are light so it doesn’t feel depressing or like a cave. I accented with some bright, playful colors to keep it happy and fun, just like Finn!
Gahhhhhh, this bed! As soon as I saw it I knew it was for Finn. It is a statement piece and a timeless piece that we will have and use forever. It is a full size, there were several reasons why I went with a full. I wanted him to have enough room on the floor to play with his toys and plenty of space for two nightstands.
His bedding is a mash-up of lots of different shops. I curated it to create the Schoolhouse look I was going for and to coordinate with his bed. I have slept in it with him for two nights and it is SOOOOO cozy!
- Mattress– We had this in a twin size for Finn in CT and loved it, it is also toxic- free (important to us)
- Boxspring– I ended up having to order a boxspring, because the mattress was way too low without it
- Mattress Cover– 100% organic cooling mattress cover and pad
- Sheets– 100% organic, 400 thread count and so soft! Very happy with these
- Jersey Gray Duvet Cover– such a soft duvet cover, highly recommend this!
- Black Shams– nice dark accent with cute tufting
- Green Stripe Shams with knot– the two knots sold me, they have a slight green tint
- Nice Pillow– this says “naughty” on the other side, let’s hope it says on the nice side!
- Green Round Pillow– pulls in the green in the rug, small, but perfect here
- Pendleton Camp Blanket– I have wanted this blanket for a long time! (here is a dup of the blanket)
- Shaggy Stool– fun texture at the end of the bed
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Give me all the mustard!!! I repeated this pop of golds and mustard throughout our home. We actually had these same gold curtain panels in our apartment, just moved them over to the house. I used my favorite long curtain rod with two curtain panels on either side of this window.
We were laughing because Finn said “don’t put a cactus in my room!” Don’t worry, he liked them after he saw I put them in the corners. I like the height and the pop of green.
The Kelly Green Rug that kept it a “green grass room” has a pattern that reminds me of a tree. It only came in 5×8 or 8×10, I wish it was a 6×9 because an 8×10 of the dark green rug with the dark walls would have been too dark. The 5×8 felt way too small. So I layered it with this cream and mustard stripe rug (we have the same rug in our basement too).
The schoolhouse light flush mount was one of the first things I picked! I loved it immediately. We put a dimmer switch on all the bedroom lights, love cozy accent lighting. And the Radar Sconces over each nightstand replaced the need of a lamp. They can switch on and off on the side of the sconce and we also have a switch under each of the flags.
First thing after we set up his bed was made sure diffuser was going with orange and thieves! Also love Peace and Calming for him for bed! (Find favorite kid oils HERE and diffuser).
A lot of the decor in Finn’s room are vintage finds I had been collecting. The flags on the walls, map, refurbished light on his dresser, and books.
We have two of these baskets in his room, one for dirty clothes and one for stuffed animals.
The swivel rocking chair I got when Ella was a baby! It has a slipcover that we can easily wash it. It was from Lee Industries, really quality piece of furniture that shows it has held up for years and years!
Nightstands are from here. I had bought one for Ella’s bedroom in our apartment, knowing I would use it in Finn’s bedroom.
The dresser was actually the girls dresser in our Connecticut house! It matches his nightstands, but the dresser is in the white washed finish.
The horse art is from my favorite Lindsay Letters!
If you noticed the closet was on a different wall, where the vintage map was. We made our bathroom a little bigger, so we had to shift Finn’s closet. Which worked great, the closet just took out a space in our living room we didn’t need. I will have to share inside Finn’s closet once we get the organized system in, it should be here soon. There is room for his toys too! (Closet door hardware HERE)
We all love Finn’s room, Olive has been sleeping with him! And look forward to watching him play, sleep and grow here!