Boy’s Bedroom Makeover To Take You From Toddler To Teen

When redoing Robert’s room, I wanted it to be fun for him but also fit the vibe of our house and not get dated quickly. My main tip for designing a kid’s room that’s classic and will last, is avoid all of the theme specific merch and stick with more timeless pieces. I was inspired by a custom canvas I had made of Robert sitting on a bench at his father’s softball game, holding a baseball in his hand with his oversized glove and backwards hat. I think he was all by 2. Here’s how it went from there…

Color Palette:

Tans, Blues, White – pulled from the sand, baseball and clothing

Design Idea:

My plan was to stick with the color palette and choose timeless pieces. Pieces that could go anywhere and can grow with my son. I picked the rug and the rest was history.

The Rug:

I found this Harris Blue/Brown Micro Hooked Wool Rug and for something so out of my comfort zone [my whole house is neutrals] I’ve never been so sure of something in my life! In fact, I was originally trying to shoehorn in something jute, natural or black and it just wasn’t clicking. Never happier I switched gears.

Mood Board:

My biggest tip, probably ever, is to design a mood board. You can use Canva [which is what I use] and just bring in screenshots of items you think you want. I swapped out everything so many times, until things start to click. Then, when I see it all together, I get a feel for the entire design and feel much more confident about my end decision.

The Bedding:

It might just be me, but I have a hard time using anything but white bed sheets. I like to be able to bleach them or even just have them not fade in the wash. I also like the idea of buying quality sheets that last and having the option to change up my decor or other linens without needing new sheets. So, white/natural/ivory it was. I selected this Comfy Cotton Dove White Sheet Set and it did not disappoint. It’s so soft and washes beautifully! I had a white duvet cover but wanted some contrast, so I went with the Lush Linen Natural Duvet Cover. I also thought that the linen texture would be a nice compliment to the smooth sheets. Texture is such a great way to bring interest and dimension to a space!

While we’re on the subject of texture, the Bubble Blue Matelassé Coverlet and Bubble Blue Matelassé Sham seriously pulled this whole spa together. I got the Euro size shams and use them to define the headboard space. I got a twin size coverlet and use it as a throw, but they do have a throw option! They are so soft and comfy and I just love the muted dusty blue.

The Lumbar Pillow:

This Logan Dove White Decorative Pillow is seriously a statement piece! I have to be honest; first, I thought it was 20″ long and would be a small accent throw pillow and two, I’ve never seen a pillow this big! It’s 58″ long by 20″ wide and it. is. comfy. I LOVE that it stretches the whole size of the bed because it’s great for when my son wants to sit back and read or watch his iPad. It can also totally be repurposed on my king size bed one day and look just as dynamite! The fringe adds such nice detail and softness and it comes in two colors.
I wanted to put a neat spin on the OG beanbag concept, so I found these gorgeous and huge Mingled Platinum Indoor/Outdoor Pouf ottomans. They’re structured enough to keep their shape but comfy enough to use as addition seating in his room. I got two and placed them at the end of his bed, like a bench. They also come in a pretty blue.
I hung a shelf with some books and hooks over it and it doubles as a reading nook!
Annie Selke has so much more than just rugs and bedding. They have window treatments, [which I kind of wish I explored more to break up the white on white] furniture, light, you name it! If you missed it, I wrote a blog post on how to install a stair runner yourself and also how to choose the right rug for your home. Both of those are from Annie Selke. The quality is so incredible, it’s worth every penny!
I’d like to truly thank Annie Selke for agreeing to partner with me again. They do not disappoint and I’m so happy I chose them to give my eldest the “big boy” room he deserves!
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