I can’t believe I have never shared this tween boy room makeover here on the blog yet! When I was taking stock of the house and figuring out what projects I needed to complete this summer, I was talking to my daughter about making over her room and realized I never shared this! I started sharing the wall color and drapes here forever ago, and then obviously forgot the rest of it! oops! This bedroom works as both a tween boy room and a teen boy room. Andy is a huge Angel’s fan, so we went with red, white and blue, but you could do something similar with any color scheme. The trick I find with kid’s rooms is that they always want places to display their personal collections and special things like trophies, so the key is to doing it in a way that doesn’t make the space look cluttered.
His bedroom is not big…a pretty standard 11 x 10 with 8ft ceilings. The ceilings are 1 x 8’s that have their rough hewn side exposed and white washed. This is a quick and easy DIY project if you don’t want to hire someone to do it. The light is from Pottery Barn Kids that we picked up a few years ago.
This room sometimes doubles as a guest bedroom, so we outfitted it with a queen size bed. A headboard from Pottery Barn, star sheets and a quilt from Pottery Barn Kids, combined with a duvet cover, throw pillows and shams from Restoration Hardware Baby and Kids make up the bed. I love the leather stitched pillow that is reminiscent of a worn baseball glove.
The dresser is one that I gave a make-over with some chalk paint. I love the shape and the size of it, so I didn’t want to get rid of it. You can see that transformation and the original dresser here. The navy blue and white rugby striped drapes might just be my favorite thing in the whole room. They transformed the whole look of the space instantly! Here are the drapes and the rod I used. I needed the room to work as a study space too, but finding the perfect desk that was small enough to fit in the space was a challenge. I finally had luck with this one. I added an industrial metal chair and an industrial shelf too, it makes the space feel a bit more “boy.”
To personalize the space I brought in a few of his favorite things. I wanted him to contribute to the overall design of his space, so I asked for his input along the way. I always think this is important to do with any space I design. I want the personality of the owner to be infused into the design. Often times when we go to flea markets, I give the kid’s a few dollars to find something they want to purchase. This antique pennant was something that Andy found a while ago and was the perfect fit above his desk.
I found this awesome blue jar, the chair, the frames the basket (and a bunch of the other accessories) at HomeGoods. It was the perfect way to display all of Andy’s game balls that he collects. Bobble heads and other souvenirs from Angel’s games, along with his favorite giant foam finger sit on display on his desk, shelf and dresser.
If kid’s have larger collections they want to display, here’s a good way to compromise. Let them pick one or two of their collection to display. Andy has a TON of bobble heads, but I didn’t want them all out in his room, so, I made a spot for two of them, and then told him that he can change them out and rotate them as he wishes. That way, they all end up on display at some point, just not all at once.
Final touches in the room are a much needed laundry basket, the fun marquee star from Restoration Hardware Baby and Kids, a few other accessories and a couple of plants that help make the space feel more alive.
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