Mood Board: Busy young boy’s room

This room was designed for a little boy who had out-grown his nursery. His parents wanted a bedroom that would grow with him, but they were not interested in making a room too “theme-y”, since his young tastes would inevitably change. They wanted play space for their son and a friend or two, practical toy storage and colors/patterns they could live with comfortably…

We re-started this room with a new wall color, Benjamin Moore’s “Heavenly Blue”. This is a clean blue color with just a touch of smoke in it to keep it from feeling too baby boy blue. A lot of the rest of the color palette was inspired by the large alphabet zoo print seen over the bed. These modern hues give the room some color diversity, which will help keep the room feeling original and non-theme-y.

The bed was chosen as a piece that will grow with the little boy. Both of his parents are tall, so we made sure this sturdy bed had no footboard to deal with when he is older. For bedding, we chose a busy pattern in lots of colors for a duvet cover and sheet set. By mixing and matching a duvet set, the bed can be changed easily and, eventually, will be easy for the young client to make himself.

Painted furniture was chosen for the night stand and the dresser. Both of these pieces come with deep drawers for plenty of storage. We also lined a side wall with three toy storage corrals (in the top right of the mood board) which can hold toys now and games/media/sports equipment later. Similarly, a large wicker trunk at the bottom of the bed becomes a great catch-all for toys and all of their small pieces.

This room’s window has a nice large roman shade that the parents wanted to keep, so we added a mirror over the dresser for practical purposes and to share the great natural lighting. A simple short ceiling pendant with fun stripes was installed for over-all room lighting. Two lime table lamps were added to give some task lighting options, perfect for bedtime stories.

Play is an essential part of any child’s room, so we covered most of the floor with a big area rug in a busy pattern. This rug pulls in colors from all over the room and should wear well with hard play. We also added a play table and chairs, which can later be swapped for a desk when homework becomes part of daily life. The green self-healing cork boards over the play table are great for art projects now and teen-aged mementos years from now.

Bold patterns mix well in this room and fit the lifestyle of a busy young boy. By choosing colors and furniture that can grow with their child, the client parents are now able to look forward to years of activity and fun.

Unique, affordable, comfortable living.

Posted on August 18, 2011, in Mood Boards. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love that toy box that can later be a media stand, because today all boys come with video games.

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