I don't know what he was more excited about not having "girl" things (i.e. his sisters toys) in his room, or not being kept up at night by her constant chatter! Which he thanked us numerous times for letting him have his own room, so his sister wouldn't talk his ear off all night. It was really cute, and although it's always been a little tough on my mom heart strings watching them no longer look like babies, but turn into tiny people, and now look more like grown-up kids, this change was fun, because it meant I got to create a new space for him, one that was all his own.
I used left over paint I had from when I painted their bedroom together, which is Jogging Path by Sherwin Williams, lightened by 50%. It's a nice cool shade of gray, that has a bit of a green undertone instead of a brown or too blue undertone you sometimes get with grays.
The bonus to having a neutral room before, meant I didn't have to go and buy all new things. We moved his furniture in, and just a few boyish touches were needed. Since his bedding was all white and gray, I added this blue buffalo check duvet cover from H&M.
Next up for the floor, his room his the only bedroom that carries the original hardwoods in it, so I wanted a rug that felt a little masculine, but wasn't defined by age. Something fun, but still neutral enough that it could grow with him as he grows. I found this tuscan trellis rug, from Rugs USA, in charcoal, and felt it was just the look I was going for. Being a huge fan of their quality, and thickness of rugs, there was no doubt in my mind that it would keep his toes warm in the winter, and be plush enough to play on.
He loves the pattern, he says it's perfect for setting up his battle zones between the good guys and the bad guys. The vintage metal posters were a gift from a friend, that she got form Hobby Lobby. He loves them because the scream super heroes. I love them because he loves them, and that's about it.
His wicker trunk next to his bed holds all his super hero costumes and is a perfect spot to hold whatever bedtime books we are reading. You can read here how I painted the stripes on it. The american flag above his bed, I made a few years ago, and now has the perfect spot to hang.
There are still a few more things I want to add to his space, but overall he is quite pleased to have his "own" space, and loves that he can set up his toys and shut his door so no one, i.e. his sister can get into them!
In case you missed it yesterday, I shared our new look for the blog and what our new LOGO will be, and some changes coming to the blog!
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