I’m back from a relaxing vacation, back to work, and back with another reveal! This week we have Sport’s bedroom… a red and blue boy’s room.
As discussed in this previous post, after much discussion and swapping rooms, we had finalised this plan for Sport’s Room.
Other than the book shelf, which we changed a little bit, this is the plan that we executed. Basically we have the wardrobes and study on one side of the room and the bed and reading corner on the other side.
Also, Sport’s favourite colour is red and so we got a red and blue boy’s room for Sport.
Red and Blue Boy’s Room:
We finalised a red and blue striped wallpaper. Our boy’s room decor post talks about stripes and checks being great for boy’s rooms, and I took my own advice seriously!
I searched all over for curtain fabric that had both red and blue in it, but I just didn’t like anything. Eventually, I found these stripes. The red stripe and the blue stripe are 2 different fabrics and I really like them both.
So we decided to make the curtains in the blue fabric, with borders at the top and the bottom in red. Here’s how it eventually turned out, and I think it looks pretty cool!
Sport’s Room Reveal:
This is the bed side of the room. As in the plan, it has a single bed, side table and a small reading nook.
I didn’t want a solid headboard on the bed because it would have hidden the wallpaper. We’ve haven’t used the wallpaper on the entire wall. It runs in 2 bands around the room. The opposite side is the wardrobe, which means no wallpaper. If we hid the wallpaper on this side behind the bed, there would hardly be any visible wallpaper in the room. So we went with an open headboard.
It also gives us a perch for ‘Lombu’ and ‘Stud’. (Christened by Sport himself… can you tell which one is ‘Stud’?) Sport is not generally into soft toys, but he has pretty much grown up with these two tattered puppies. They’re as old as him and he refuses to part with them. We had to give them their own perch!
His reading corner fit perfectly into this little niche. The cabinet below it fits in all his sports equipment.
His books, trophies and knick-knacks go neatly on the shelves.
We’ve put in a small side table where he can keep his book, clock, water etc before he gets to bed.
We’ve given him soft boards above his bed for his photographs, medals, certificates and whatever else he might like to display.
And a whole lot of cushions… which help to lean against that open headboard. Also, just like with the curtains, I was having a difficult time finding a red and blue bedspread. I finally went with the red stripes, and added cushions in blues to keep with the colour scheme.
The Opposite Side:
Opposite the bed are Sport’s wardrobes…
and study table. (You can see how we’ve added the red stripes to the top and bottom of the blue striped curtains)
We camouflaged the bathroom door to look like a wardrobe shutter.
That open shelf works really well with everyday school books. After doing homework, they get stacked into that shelf so at least the table top looks tidy. We gave him a magnetic white board for reminders and notes to himself!
Before & After:
Nothing like some before and after pics to complete a reveal! So here goes….
The room, as you look at it straight from the entrance…
The wardrobe wall with the bathroom door which we camouflaged…
The bed wall…
That’s our red and blue boy’s room for you. In the small space, we’ve managed to fit in everything he needs without it looking overcrowded. It’s a bright, happy, fun place to grow up in!
Since Sport is in his pre-teens, his preferences might change soon. We will easily be able to adapt the decor to this without any major changes. The wardrobes and furniture are all neutral and can stay as is. He can choose to change the wallpaper or remove it altogether if he wants to change his colour scheme. The fabrics can all, obviously, be easily redone. Sport is happy with his room… and so am I!
Here’s the usual, fun, reveal video before I sign off.
Until next time,