Perhaps the grey and dull winter has crept up to me, but lately I've been more preoccupied with dreaming up the fun rooms in our new house. A playroom in the house is the ultimate fun place, and now I'm onto little man's adjoining bedroom. As with other rooms in our house, we've gone through several ideas with little man's bedroom. We originally planned on putting a desk area in his room, but his arts and crafts area will now be in the playroom.
I would like to try something different for little man's designated areas. While the rest of our house will be in a more traditional/ transitional style, the playroom's modern industrial vibe will spillover to little man's bedroom. My jumping off point? A cool union jack rug, but even better is one that's scrambled! This FLOR tile rug is every bit cool and sophisticated, perfect for a big boy's room.
And there, his room's theme colours will be red, navy, and white. With a wildly patterned rug, a light muted grey wall colour would be a perfect backdrop, similar to this wall colour.
A big boy room would of course need a big boy bed. The slight wing back on this one looks super comfy. I also like that it's not tufted, so it seems more unisex. The rounded wooden legs is a nice nod to the mid-century modern vibe.
Ignore the girly flowers in the photo below... but the bedside table has simple clean lines and large drawers for storage. It will pair nicely with the bed above.. Looks simple enough to DIY, don't you think? Maybe I can add that to the Mr.'s DIY list...
Instead of a pair of bedside tables, a low storage unit placed on the other side of the bed adds a layer of interest to the room. This one in the photo below is from IKEA, and it has the industrial vibe I'm after. A feature wall above the unit creates height and balance to an otherwise empty wall.
A super sports fan like the little man would of course need a spot to display his team jerseys! The wall opposite to his bed will be the perfect spot for his proud display, and he actually has team jerseys in his room's theme colours to match! I'm loving the jersey display in the photo below (and it has little man's stamp of approval). I think his jerseys would fit nicely in the Ribba shadow box frame from IKEA. The use of a coloured mat in the frame is a great idea to give the wall a pop of colour.
I've learned to appreciate the use of light fixtures to accentuate the theme style of a space. To round up this big boy room with a modern twist, I think this Supernova fixture gives the room its edgy vibe (and is appropriately named for my superstar!).
I think I've just made the Mr. green with envy of little man's "boy cave", and now his ultimate "bachelor pad". I hope by styling little man's bedroom as a big boy room, he won't grow out of it too soon! Keeping the major pieces timeless is key to this room, as accessories can be easily replaced as his taste of the year changes.
Have you switched over from a nursery decor to a big kid's cool room? What is your favourite element in a big kid's room?