Have you ever noticed that it can be really difficult to decorate a boy’s room? I mean, when they are little you can do trains, or Star Wars, or sports. But as they grow, how do you do it? They don’t want “things that go” all over when they are 15!
Recently I was asked by some friends to assist with redecorating their twin boys rooms. For their entire lives, the boys have shared a room. Now they are at an age where they want their own space. So, they are splitting up and want to put their own unique stamp on their separate rooms. But mom and dad don’t want to redecorate in another year. They want rooms that can grow with these boys. So, here is what I came up with…..
I always, always, ALWAYS start with fabric. Sooo, one of the boys says his room should be gray and the other one said green. Well, gray is kind of blah when left alone so we settled on a pop of orange too. And the green, well, we are talking lime. Not subtle. We are going to use some existing furniture that I will paint (more on that another time) and some new stuff was purchased from Ikea. I’m really involved just for color. Here are the fabrics I found. All of them are from HGTV Home for the green room and fabric.com for the gray room.
The Gray Room:
The Green Room:
I am really liking the dark saturated colors. The walls will be painted and I am recommending darker colors for those too.
For the gray room I have recommended Sherwin Williams Cityscape.
For the green room I have recommended Benjamin Moore Traffic Light Green.
I really feel as though fabrics can grow with people. And if you just keep them limited to pillows and curtains, they can be changed when you are sick of them. So, for growing boys, this will continue to grow with them, as long as they don’t change their favorite color. We’ll see where all this goes, but I hope they like it!