This client contacted us to help them with their boys’ bedrooms. The boys of 6 and 10 years old did not enjoy spending time upstairs in a space that is meant to be their own. They boys did not even want to sleep in their rooms. Our goal was to give the boys spaces that would reflect their individual personalities, but would also be able to grow with them as they get older. The 10 year old son loves sports, everything football and baseball to soccer and basketball. Since this boy is neat and likes to keep his room clean, he wanted an organized space. The parents wanted queen size beds for the boys to grown into so they did not have to be changed as they were older. While the parents wanted an uncluttered space, we also wanted to keep the rooms open as rough housing between brothers does occur.
For this space, I wanted something on the wall that would capture the eye the moment you walk in, something that you would make you say, “Wow!” We used a company to create a sports-themed wallpaper mural reflecting the many different sports the boy loved. We used a lower profile queen bed in a driftwood finish to allow maximum visual for the mural. We used striped plaid bedding in gray, white and red, pulling colors from the mural. We also utilized these colors on the walls in the rest of the room. For the wall across from the bed, I used the red accent color and kept it clear to display artwork and sports pictures. This wall would also have a console with pull out wood totes to hold any of his books and personal items. In order to keep the room from being too cluttered, I did not use any other furniture. We designed closets that had shelving and drawers to organize all of their clothes. We did add an end table and lamp by the bed for reading at night before they go to bed. A couple of pouff’s give them just a little bit of seating if needed.