Even though I recently finished my son’s room, it just never felt right. First off his room faces East so he just gets the morning sun through his one and only window. Secondly, I used dark accessories – dark curtains, dark bedspread, etc and not to mention I wallpapered an accent wall with wood plank wallpaper. Third, I think he wasn’t even inspired being in there! Even though he’s very young (3 1/2), I think he knows what he likes and doesn’t when it comes to how his room looks.
I was flipping through a Land of Nod catalog recently and found this picture
I was immediately smitten, especially with the colors in the wall mural. I am planning on interpreting this mural into his room. Since I am not a fan of white walls I am planning on painting his room the same color I used on our kitchen accent wall:
This color has become my new favorite. I love that it reads blue, green and gray! I know it’s dark, but I am planning on using lots of white accessories to keep it from feeling like a cave. I took his “MacGyver” drapes down and replaced them with simple white ones from IKEA.
I’m planning on keeping his dresser the way it is, but I added a funky orange accent to it this weekend (again, pulling colors from my inspiration). Just to recap, this is what his dresser looked like recently.
I got out my bright orange duck tape and a sharp utility knife and did a 10 minute facelift on it.
I know it’s a bit crazy and not for everybody, but I think I can get away with some funkiness in a little boy’s room don’t you? I think I will add some more orange in his room; I’m just not sure how or where yet (accent pillows? adding an orange band on the bottom of his drapes?). Looks like I’ll be busy this weekend as well.