I feel like it is so difficult to do a boys room that feels cool to them but is tolerable for adults. Do you know what I mean? I've been dreaming up a design for our boys room that feels like a little boy but is still classic and fits well with our home aesthetic. It is so tricky because if I ask them what they'd like their room to be like I hear words like "Avenger" and "Super Cool" and none of those feel like my interior design sense like at all.
Before I start our nursery for our sweet baby girl on the way, I am going to do a quick room makeover for our boys. They have been asking me to do their room ever since I finished their sisters in December. I don't want them to feel left out or pushed aside when I move onto the new baby's nursery before their room is put together.
The Design Plan
The main design element that I'm planning to bring some masculine feeling into their space is to paint the walls a deeper greige color. I really wanted to take some inspiration from luxury interior designers like Rittenhouse Home, they have some great design ideas. But, I wasn't sure it was a good fit for the boys room; maybe I'll keep it for the living room or kitchen. So, for now, I have all the paint chips in the world collected and had a few different paint samples made. I am leaning toward Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore for the walls, however I still need to sample it in the actual space to see how it looks in there. Paint always looks different in your home than it looks online in other homes, so it is really important to sample it in your space for yourself no matter how much you have researched the color.
A place to bring some "cool" into their room is my plan to do some star decals on the ceiling. In my mind, these are a lot easier to install than wallpaper on the ceiling and will feel playful because my boys are young, and I want their room to be fun for them. I want to design their room in a way that we can keep the same interiors for a few years. Once they grow up, they will probably need more space, then we might consider building an accessory dwelling unit in our backyard. That can help us provide some privacy to kids, and it can teach them a little more about being self-dependent.
This is another place where I plan to bring in some masculine details. I ordered this beautifully nubby rug and I'm planning on doing some plaid and stripe throw pillows on the beds. All of the fabrics are really classic and though all neutral they provide a lot of texture to the design which will add so much depth. I love when you see textiles and you almost just HAVE to touch them. That's what this rug is doing for me, I can't wait to see it in person. Truth be told, I have a soft corner for rugs. You can even call me a rug connoisseur. Well, that is hyperbole, but yes I do love rugs from the core of my heart, which is why you can find all rooms in my house featuring one of these. They are all beautiful-looking pieces of art and I deeply care about them. That is one main reason why I take care of them like my babies--think extensive rug cleaning processes! Needless to say, my unapologetic affection for the rugs has led me to this place that now I am on the verge of buying a new one for our boys' room. I hope the new one is exactly what I expect it to be--a masterpiece.
The space we are working with is really small, and in general I really like to keep kids rooms simple when it comes to accessories. Kids have like a lot of "things" ya know what I mean? Somehow all their surfaces always end up chalked full of all their treasures. I did find some really unique pieces from Etsy that I am really excited about to personalize and add another layer of playfulness to their space.
Leave a Reply