We recently installed a big boy room design just in time for a little guy’s 4th birthday. Ahhhhh to be single digits again…
His new bedroom was his birthday gift so our timeline was very important. Mom and Dad called us for a birthday room space with one main goal in mind – ‘get him out of our bed and sleeping in his OWN room’. OK!, challenge accepted.
I’m on team #boymom too…so designing little dude spaces are an extra special treat for me. I am always super happy about this! Designing spaces for the itty bitties is an opportunity for a bit of fun!
The only other criteria given for the space were to have it completed by the little guy’s birthday AND since he loves to build forts and tents – try to incorporate one into the space somehow. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when clients give me full creative license. It feels like having a brownie sundae for breakfast!
We went with a camping inspired theme, with a crazy amount of pattern and bold saturated colors - that's my signature. I believe that kid spaces should function for their real lives, with the right amount of whimsy and character. Throw in a teepee and a chalkboard wall (every kid probably needs a chalkboard wall. Yes?) and you'll guarantee yourself a kid that actually 'wants' to be in their room. Big highfive Moms!
We also make sure to get the wall-art just right and Chickadee Art and Co. definitely came to the rescue with camping prints that we then framed in glass-free frames (safe for the littles). They have so many amazing options - definitely a go-to for printables for kid spaces.
The best part was at the end of a very long day during the reveal to my little client, he said it was ‘SO awesome!’. Warm fuzzies all around. There simply ain’t nothing better than to put that big of a smile on someone’s face.
Oh yes and I’m happy to report that that the little guy is happily sleeping in his room at night…in the teepee.
I can totally dig that.
Photos + Design: M.Red Design