Inspiration for a Modern Boy’s Room
When we lived in our old house and I had just started this blog, my son Luke had just turned seven. He was so little back then, I can’t believe how much he has grown and changed over the years.
If you were a reader from the beginning you might remember him as the one in the infamous messy hall “giraffe” post six years ago– the little tyke wearing undies on his head.
But, he’s no longer seven years old.
He still has the same handsome face and curly head of hair, but now he’s taller than his sisters and mom.
He’s thirteen now.
But, in a happy turn of events, he no longer wears undies on his head.
In his room in this house, he had to put up with the swine (fleshy pink) color for years. Bless his heart.
We finally painted his walls a year or two ago, but it didn’t end up being a color he liked and never really came back to working on his room. Mom fail. I didn’t even take any pictures, at least any I can find. It just wasn’t worth talking about.
He had bunk beds that he had slept in for years at the beach house. They were great for sleepovers, more floor space and fun when he was younger, but mostly now that he’s taller they just weren’t that comfortable for him.
He had a tiny little desk and an old dresser leftover from one of his sisters. It wasn’t really HIS room.
So ever since he turned 13, I’ve been wanting to do something special for him. I wanted to give him a room that would be more reflective of who he is. A room he would enjoy, feel comfortable in, and remember from his teen years.
His room is TEENY so we didn’t have much space to work with, but his main requests were for a full sized bed and a desk.
You can see our inspiration collage for the room, above! We’ve been working on the room and can’t wait to show you the progress.
Disclosure: *Luke’s new bed (as shown in above collage) was provided to us by Overstock.com as a part of a room makeover challenge. We were not compensated in any other way and as always, our room designs and opinions are our own.
Next week I’ll have pics up of the room so far, so you can see the progress we’ve made!