I received a phone call a few weeks ago from an amazing mom who was looking to give her son an update to his bedroom for his birthday.
I made sure to interview my “young” client and pick his brain about what he really wanted in his room. He said he loved Star Wars, superheros, and video games. He sounded just like several other soon-to-be “double digits” kids I know! I wanted to weave in those requirements in a way that his room still felt playful, but would transition him into his teen years.
During our first meeting there was discussion about putting a loft bed in the room and super sizing it to a full or queen size. I took several measurements to see if it was possible.
Mom requested a desk for homework and a place to stash books for nighttime reading. I felt that I could easily meet that request. I went home and began sourcing options for his space. I did my best to make some budget-friendly choices that will stand the test of time for her son.
I laid out some options for both loft beds and floor full sized beds. Knowing that the bed was going to dictate the inspiration for the room, we needed to have that selection made.
I went back to their home with tape measure in hand, and because of the lower ceilings, we were all on the same page of selecting the low upholstered headboard platform bed. It’s sleek and mature, and allows for his beloved pets to join him on his bed. It is from Wayfair and the link is attached. Blanchett Upholstered Bed
It was time to start decorating! We began by repainting the room. Andy and I brought in a couple of gallons of Sherwin Williams Online paint to cover the walls. The soft grey is a true grey and would set the tone for the more mature space.
I brought with me some Star Wars inspired artwork, along with Marvel comics inspired pieces. I found this great USA shelf at At Home for $129. I was able to display many treasures this little man has held onto in his life. Special Hot Wheels cars and an Iron Man mask are just a few things that made it to a front a center display area.
I found this great Game Room LED light that we hang over a new mirror that provides depth to the space. I found a book cart for his books and a table lamp alongside for chapter reading at bedtime.
We placed a Target desk in the bump out window area and it measures just perfectly to fit in the space. There is a drawer to hide pens and pencils and other items.
The bed was made with new sheets from the Target Threshold line, a soft grey blanket, and a grey plaid duvet to give a more “grown up” look to the room. I found some black and white Marvel and Star Wars pillows for his bed, along with his initial “J” to monogram his space.
Finally, we put his name in lights and completed the wall corner with two images of the X-Wing Fighter and the Millennium Falcon. We left some room on the floor for a video game chair that the birthday boy just might be getting this week!
We stacked up his books on one side of his bed, and on the other is a fun storage bin for his “Things”. Yoda and Chewy look over the basket as you walk in his room.
As always, I had a ton of fun trying to get in this little guy’s mind and execute a room that was ideal by his standards, yet met all the requirements of mom.
Feel free to give a call if I can help design a room for a little person in your life.
Make it a great day!