My son moved into his big boy room when we moved into our new home. While he was staying with his grandparents, my husband and I were busy moving and getting his room ready for his arrival. The late nights paid off. Even though the rest of the house was in chaos with boxes to unpack everywhere, his room was a warm and welcoming space that made him feel right at home. You can read all about the room design on my blog, http://namesakedesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-year-new-house.html.
My son's nursery (http://projectnursery.com/2009/06/real-rooms-see-ya-on-the-green/) had a very detailed mural that I spent months working on. I wanted to create a mural for his big boy room, but I only had a couple of days to get it done. Unlike his nursery, I also didn't want this room to have a theme - since his interests and tastes change frequently.
Eclectic, budget friendly, and fun.
You can read all about the room on my blog, http://namesakedesign.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-year-new-house.html.
I love the bed. I found it at a thrift store and painted it a glossy navy blue. I also love the chalk board mural. Elliot love's to draw on it.
Murals can be easy. To get this look I simply drew a "hilly" line all the way around the room then filled it in with chalk board paint. I make the cars etc., I sketched the images on poster board, cut them out, traced them onto the wall then filled in with paint. If you are not an artist stencils or blown up clip art images could produce a similar look.