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Marcus’ Big Boy Bedroom


I wanted to create a room for Marcus that was very functional and stylish at the same time. I also wanted the room to be a continuation of the style and decor of our home. So I opted for neutral tones, with lots of brown, white, beige, creams and then pops of colors here and there. I knew that if I used a neutral color palette I would not having problems creating and sourcing decor items for the space.

The furniture is from IKEA. The bed is placed flushed with the dresser and a piece of stained maple wood lays on top to create a one-piece furniture that works really well for the space. We use the same stained maple wood at other places in the room to tie everything together. Having the bed against the wall makes the room more spacious and gives Marcus more areas for playing. I created the wall canvasses, wallpaper, and acrylic bike décor so all the colors would work together with the adorable bedding by dwell studio. The bike décor is Marcus favorite piece of the room. The bright red acrylic really stands out. I guess I could say that the bike is also my favorite piece in the room. I am very pleased with how it turned out. The room is bright, elegant, functional and fun.

Project Details

Wall canvasses: Trendy Peas Acrylic bike decor: Trendy Peas Wallpaper: Trendy Peas Furniture: IKEA Rug: Dwell Studio for Target Bedding: Dwell Studio

Favorite Items

The red bike and wall canvasses that I designed to match the colors on the bedding.


Tuesday 3rd of April 2012


Agree with all of the comments. Fabulous! Can you send the email to me with the details?



Tuesday 18th of October 2011

I love the wall colors. Do you remember what colors you used for the walls and trim?

Patchi (Trendy Peas)

Sunday 18th of September 2011


Luckily, my husband enjoys working on our house projects. So as long as I help him hold the self, he is happy to do it. To be honest the hard part was finding the studs on the wall. But once we had an idea of where they were, it was pretty smooth...


Friday 16th of September 2011

I love how you've used the Lack shelf horizontally on the wall. Is it difficult to mount it in that orientation?


Thursday 15th of September 2011


Thank you for your response! I love that you incorporated your husband's hobby into Marcus' room - even more meaningful. : )