I won't bore with the before pictures today. Let's just chat about how far the room has come. I made the mood board to keep me on track and stayed pretty close to the plan. As most of you know, the process is an evolution.
Here is the room now. The wall color is BM Hale Navy which we all love! It looks so good with the white floors! The curtains came from IKEA and I didn't realize until last week when I purchased them that they contain a little polyester :(. My first choice is natural fabrics and would only use these in a bedroom or other less traveled room. I would never use them in a main living area. Overall, I'm very happy with the graphic punch they give the room. Our son wanted his curtains to have light blocking ability so I bought the blackout panels that attach to the backs of IKEA curtains. Have you tried this? Again, I like them for this room, but don't recommend them for all rooms. I scored this fun little rug from Target just to have something soft to step onto on cold mornings.
The vintage bed (which I love) was something Mom found several years ago. We painted it glossy black and it looks great against the navy walls. I added the mirror, bedding, and wall lamps. Honestly, the pillows are borrowed from another room strictly for photo purposes, because we all know where the pillows end up in a child's bedroom. I changed out the mat in the water scene painting beside the bed when I purchased these mats.
These are a few of the things that make our boy happy on his wall.
And this is the long board he made and then broke his arm riding. And by the way, last night we thought he had broken both wrists at LAX practice. After spending the morning with x-rays, we were happy to find out that his wrists are okay. #motherofboys #neveradullmoment #whatsfordinner
I kept the secretary desk in its original state. It isn't as orange in person and really looks nice against the navy walls. Every room needs a little wood.