Today marks the beginning of our bedroom makeover series, and we’re starting with my son’s “big boy” bedroom makeover! I’ve been working on this space off and on for what feels like almost a year now, but for a good reason. I wanted to take the design process slow with hopes that I’ve made choices that will grow with my son over the years. Here are a few things that I think are key when designing a space like this.
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Make sure that the furniture will be functional from the time you set it up until years from now. I took into account my son’s current height, and made sure that all of the “normal” sized pieces we picked for his new “big boy” room were easily accessible for him at this younger age/height.
*It’s always a good idea to have large-sized furniture secured to the wall.*
The need for storage/function in a bedroom can vary from person to person. In our case, I have a feeling my son will always be surrounded by the things he loves, because he’s inherited that trait from both of his parents. You guys should have seen his Dad’s room from his childhood! He kept everything! In this design, I made sure to include places to display those items that he must have out, as well as ways to keep those things that he just can’t let go of, but doesn’t want to showcase. Picking a larger sized dresser allows for a good amount of storage. As it is now, it can hold all of his clothes and then some! The bookcase with the drawer is the perfect place to store/display stuff. I know its contents will chaknge over the years, but it should hold up nicely to the changes. I also incorporated a few natural wood display boxes to hang on the wall. With baskets added into the mix, I have hopes that he will always have a tidy room. Haha, I know I’m dreaming, but I can hope can’t I?
With those two key factors taken into consideration, I shifted my focus on the style of the space. Since he’s still small, I wanted to ensure that the style of the space reflected it. I worked with a mixture of pattern and textures to achieve a look works today, and should last him years. One key piece in the styling of a bedroom is the bedding. Taking into consideration the quality of bedding we wanted, I chose pieces from a few different places that reflected the design style I was hoping to achieve. I looked for fun patters on sheets and pillowcases, and an overall minimal design for the comforter. The furniture in this room all leans towards the MCM (Mid-century Modern) style that love, especially in personal spaces like my husband’s dressing room/office/man cave/lounge/whatever you want to call it. Because it already existed in other spaces, I decided to pull the look over to our son’s bedroom too.
As we put the finishing touches on the space, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorites that I found while searching for the right pieces for my son’s room. Hopefully that’ll give you some options for your own spaces too! Check back in with us for that!
Until next time!