I’ve been slowly updating my boys’ bedrooms over the past couple of months. Both rooms are pieced together with hand-me-down furniture and odds and ends but I love the mix of furniture and sentiment. The room below belongs to my 6 year old, Lincoln. He has many interests right now including geography, Star Wars, Legos and sports. Trying to incorporate all his likes has been a tricky task but I am loving the progress.
Both my boys have gone through a Star Wars phase. Lincoln still likes it, especially Darth Vader. I’m not sure if I should be worried about his fascination with the “dark side” or just let it ride out as it did with my oldest son. I knew we had to incorporate some Star Wars in his room and this hand-me-down Pottery Barn bedding could not have come at a better time. I love the simple color scheme and stitching. Lincoln is thrilled to have Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers covering his bed , it is a win for us both.
Both my husband and I are from upstate New York so we grew up playing and watching winter sports. I love the hockey stick above Lincoln’s bed as it reminds me, and my husband, of our own childhood. Below I created a photo gallery mixed with metals, ribbons, art and photos. I’ve just been adding things along the way but I love the variety and the color.
Remember this desk? This was one of my first projects on the blog (click here). I purchased it from a Public Surplus and paid a bit over $3.00 for the desk and the chair. It has been moved from Gavin’s room into Lincoln’s room where it will stay as he loves his geography station. That map and little blue suitcase came in the mail as part of a recent subscription we signed up for called Little Passports.
The bookshelves below were custom made by Thom’s father. All three of my boys have them in their rooms (Check out Atlas’s here). Both my kids love to read and these shelves add a custom look and have lots of sentimental value.
Below is my oldest son Gavin’s room. When we first moved into our house 6 years ago we asked Gavin what his favorite color was and he choose red. I didn’t want to paint his entire room red as I though he would eventually grow out of it so I simply painted an accent wall. I am so happy I only painted that one wall red as Gavin has changed his favorite color quite a few times. The red has lasted us six years but I’m getting the itch to change it up again, maybe add a some stripes?
Gavin, like Lincoln, has many interests. He loves soldiers, tanks, Minecraft and sports. Once again, trying to incorporate all his interests has been a challenge but I do love his room. The bed and dresser are over 100 years old and simply beautiful. The four post bed makes his room look grown up, yet the sweet little boy decor keeps it true to his age and interests. The trunk is from my grandmother as is his nightstand. Gavin’s room is full of sentimental pieces, I just love that.
Don’t you just love that British guard print? I purchased that, with two others, at a local auction. It is one of my favorite pieces in Gavin’s room. Below are two storage bins I found at HomeGoods. Extra storage is a must have in any kids bedroom.
Here is another bookshelf custom made by Thom’s dad. Aren’t they awesome!!
Lastly, Gavin loves to dress up. He wears bow ties, blazers and fedora’s. I think he gets it from me as I love to dress up too. I wanted to create a space for his hats so I simply added a couple hooks to the wall. I like the concept, I just need a better design. Hopefully I will come up with something with a bit more flare soon.
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I’m working on my son’s room right now so I loved seeing these! Great job on both! 🙂
Terry Kaye says
Hi Vanessa! Keep me posted on your son’s room- would love to hear how it is going. We just started adding industrial shelving in Lincoln’s room this past weekend. It is quite a project but I am loving it. Pictures to follow soon.
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Cheryl @ Artzzle says
I think it’s great how you often have the future in mind when you decorate . . . i.e. paint. You make it easy to adapt or change things without having to paint the entire room . . . and RED would be really hard to cover! Nice post.
Terry Kaye says
Hi Cheryl- thanks for your comment and for stopping by!