Week 7: One Room Challenge BOYS NATURE ROOM REVEAL
It's finally here! Week 7 of the One Room Challenge, which means we have reached the finish line on this one and it's time for the much anticipated reveal.
For this project, I am re-designing our son's nursery turned guest room, into a boy's nature inspired bedroom. You can catch up on the previous week's posts here:
Inspiration/ Product Boards/ Before Photos/ Paint guide/ Painting/ Decor + Bedding Sneak Peak
This how the room looked before, when we had temporarily been using it first as a nursery then as a guest room. We always planned to transform it back into our son's bedroom.
My son loves the outdoors and I wanted to create a peaceful space inspired by nature. Since we currently rent in Los Angeles, I decided to change the space primarily through paint, lighting and photography. I do believe in keeping kid's spaces simple, so that their minds are uncluttered and free to explore toys and objects more deeply. I noticed that when we keep alot of toys out in the room, my son can become easily distracted. My goal was to personalize his space while keeping the room minimal.
I always felt that I would finish the challenge no matter what, but I have to admit to a few hiccups along the way. I had a handyman cancel on me twice, right as the painting needed to happen, I ended up painting 2 of the walls myself! All that along with the personal launch of a textile workshop that I had been planning for months, and yet some how I made it to the end!
Are you guys ready to see the final room results? because I am excited to share them along with a full list of sources at the bottom of this post!
For this room, two of the biggest furniture decisions were the bookshelf or nightstand along with the bed. I chose a bookshelf in lieu of a nightstand because I like the way that it functions and holds a few more of his belongings. The Sprout small bookcase was the right size at 25" wide and fit perfectly between the edge of the bed and the door.
Next, we downsized from a queen bed to a twin daybed, which freed up some floorspace to allow more room to play! I must have browsed through at least a hundred twin beds with trundles before I found this one. As you may recall, I had narrowed it down to 2 beds from the product boards and you all helped me to make that decision. I chose this bed for its functionality, a trundle for overnight guests and low modern profile. In the end, it is the perfect bed for the space right now.
Did I mention that my son requested only 2 things for his room? 1 was this rainbow blanket and the other was a portrait of himself in the room:)
It dawned on me that I really like the look of the room from this perspective. Could it be that the walls are all gray from this angle? Which leaves me wondering, should I eventually paint the accent wall gray as well?
I am so happy with the Alaskan photographic print by my friend Amelia too. I love how it looks floating above his white dresser framed. I added in 2 small plants because no Boy's Nature Room would be complete without some foliage in the room.
In this one, you can see the rug, which we repurposed from before. We may decide to update it at some point and I already have one in mind. I guess that's all for now, around here a design is never truly finished and spaces change as you live in them. I am heading over to check out all the other amazing guest participants final room reveals for more inspiration.
A special thank you to Photowall who provided the beautiful canvas print of James McGill's Icelandic horse photography.
boys Nature Bedroom Source List
Daybed | Bookcase | Pillowcases | Ceiling Fan | Rainbow Blanket | Sheet Set | Quilt | Large Birch Frame | Wire Basket | Canvas Print | Small Photo Frame | Photo Ledge | Rug | Shelf brackets | Salt Lamp | Flashlight
If there is a particular piece that you are curious about then please let me know.
I want to extend a personal thank you to Linda of Calling It Home and to House Beautiful for bringing us this event. This is my first time participating in the ORC and it has been a pleasure and a meaningful way to connect with designers across the country. I feel so lucky to have found it.
HI, I'M HILARY.
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