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Rooms: Boys Bedroom
E Design Solution
One of the reasons that e-design was the perfect solution for my not-so-little boy’s coastal bedroom project is because I am going to be tackling this bedroom over the next few months. For budget reasons, as well as trying to squeeze a room in our own home in with other client projects, I know that I need the flexibility to order the furnishings and decor items over time.
I get asked all the time about using existing furnishings in client designs. This is the perfect example of utilizing existing pieces. My son’s bed is fairly new and will work in the design that I am planning. Last year, I was able to find an awesome dresser on Facebook Marketplace for $40. I gave it a makeover and I know that I still want to use it in the design. It has a look similar to this white campaign style dresser. His bedroom has a fan and light combo that I believe works well into the design. But as far as the other pieces, this is where I want to switch some things up to help my son have a more grown up feeling room, but still stay within the design style of our home. I always try to use as many pieces as possible based on requests. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it’s necessary to swap. But always worth a try!
room goals: Brighter & Personalize
Right now, my son’s room is painted Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue on all of the walls. It’s a pretty color, but I would like for the room to have a brighter feel. To help create the brighter space, a board and batten accent wall is the plan. I’ve been itching to try to tackle and board and batten wall for some time, and so one day that’s the plan in here. Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore is the perfect white for an accent wall. I also plan to add bamboo shades to the windows to add a more coastal feel, and to complement the crisp white moulding.
Switching up the artwork in here is where, I know, we can make the space feel more personal for him. Right now, he really doesn’t have much artwork, and I am super excited about the pieces planned for his room. My boy loves basketball, and I just love this beach basketball print for above the bed. Over the dresser, the plan is to use a series of three coordinating coastal black and white prints in a large scale size. On the wall opposite the dresser, I feel that a “Pray For Surf” piece will be perfect. This will add a little color, while keeping with the palette of the room.
I love ordering downloadable prints online. My favorite place to print is Mpix.com. To add affordable custom frames, I love using an online framing company like FrameItEasy to complete. This is the best way I have found to get large scale artwork that looks custom, but is way more affordable.
When putting together bedrooms, one way to make a room feel like it has more of a designer touch is to have furniture pieces that are coordinated but not a matching set. With the wood bed and the white dresser, the plan is to use some navy nightstands. These have an awesome bamboo shape and are available at a good price. I love the dark contrast against the white wall. Using blue stripe bedding helps to tie in the blue from the nightstands. With the blue on the walls, nightstands and bedding, I wanted to warm the space up a bit, and this modern tan rug with a geometric design was the perfect solution.
Every boy deserves a cozy place to hang out, so this cognac colored leather plush seat is great for a growing little man’s space. Using some pillows on the bed that coordinate with the chair helps to tie this piece into the room. These pillows also keep the space feeling more man than boy. Adding some modern shaped lamps also helps to create a space that feels more grown up for an eight year old (going on 18!).
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planning is key to success
Even though I know it will take some time to complete this e-design for my boy’s coastal bedroom, it was so helpful to get the plan in front of me. This allows for seeing how everything will coordinate. I can plan to order things here and there as budget allows. Hopefully, he will soon have a space that feels cool enough for his friends to hang out in, and still coordinated with our home.
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