My 17-year-old is now over 6ft tall and his twin bed is getting a bit small…well let’s be honest…it’s been too small for a long time now. Poor kid! A bigger bed means I get to redecorate his room! So. Much. Fun! My kid’s bedrooms are my favorite spaces to makeover.
If you follow me on Instagram you know I’ve been procrastinating with his bedroom. Like really bad…I keep talking about how this room is on my to-do list every week…and the weeks just keep passing by. We actually bought his new queen-sized bed in December for his birthday and here it is February but I still haven’t started the makeover.
Paralysis by Analysis
Have you ever heard the term paralysis by analysis? Yup, that’s me to a tee…ugh! When we bought our son his new bed he gave me the go-ahead to do whatever I wanted in his room. Yay! I started
researching stressing about what type of wall treatment I wanted to try in his room…shiplap, pallet, board & batten…so many choices. I couldn’t decide which option. Surprised? Nope…there’s that paralysis by analysis creeping in.
Since I couldn’t decide I figured I should ask our son for his opinion…I mean this is the kid who wanted a red room when he was younger…like all the walls painted RED! Yup…this kid has great style. Ha! Thankfully since he was little I was able to talk him into just a red stripe rather than all red walls. But oh boy…take a look at this..what was I thinking?! Well…I guess I was trying to give him what he wanted in his bedroom.
Anyway…back to the wall treatments I was dreaming of installing. Well…those dreams were crushed when the kid who didn’t care what I did to his room was like…ummm….you mean like wood on the walls? No matter how I explained it…he was like…can we just paint it one color (think he’s over the tri-color walls too) and put the bigger bed in there. So, of course, I will do what he wants…it is his room after all…and he’ll be leaving for college in less than 2 years. 😢😢
It may take a few coats of paint to cover that red stripe. What do you think? The top half of the wall is Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray and we decided that’s the color we are going to paint his room. It’s a very light gray and since the upholstered bed is a dark charcoal color it will be a great contrast. Plus we really like this color.
The room is small…only 10′ 7″ x 11′ 5″…so we are hoping we can keep both the desk and small dresser in the space…fingers crossed. If not we can move the small 3 drawer dresser into his closet.
Want to know something? I’ve never created a mood or design board before. Usually, I find inspiration on Pinterest but putting it all together like this was really helpful. Including the existing items, we will use again in the design with the new upholstered bed, bedding, and decor options. Do you use a design board to help you plan a makeover?
Now that I can see how his room will come together…I’m excited…I have a plan and I can’t wait to get started!
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