When we moved into our new-build family home back in August 2015 the twins were just 3-years old at the time and so the 100-mile move from North Wales to the Midlands was fairly stressful enough. Therefore getting every room in the house 100% to our exact taste wasn’t going to be an easy task, nor was it going to happen overnight.
A few years on and we have now indeed put our own stamp on a lot of rooms; they’re looking great and working really well for us as a busy family. Our home means a lot to us and we spend so much time in it.
We’ve so far done the hallway, master bedroom, playroom and study – but there’s also still a few rooms we haven’t really touched or done much to, that I’m hoping to get completed throughout this year.
Harry’s room in particular was one of those spaces. When we moved into our house we gave him a large bedroom and I had one feature wall decorated in a beautiful Laura Ashley tractors & trucks wallpaper, which was adorable. It suited him at the time (as he was vehicles obsessed!) and it was super cute.
But then over the last few years he has gone through phases of being into dinosaurs, Hot Wheels and now Lego – and thus the wallpaper has looked a little out of place for a growing boy. The other 3 magnolia painted walls in his bedroom also really bothered me too (it’s not a nice magnolia, but instead has a yellowish tone) and all his accessories and decor had become mismatched.
I decided not to go with a specific theme for his bedroom this time because I wanted the space to feel slightly more ‘grown up’ and also to be able to last him another 3-5 years, or so. His main love right now is Lego but I knew it could change into something else at any time soon and so I didn’t want to go too crazy with one specific theme.
I’ve therefore incorporated a few things into his room that he really likes right now. He is interested in Lego Batman, animals, countries, plus a few of his accessories have stars on them, so I went with these as the basis for the ideas.
I also thought I would stick to a grey, black, white and blue colour scheme too just to keep it all modern and fitting in with the rest of the house decor.
Elephant cushion, stars desk tidy, stars toy box – HomeSense
The paint wall colour is Chic Shadow by Dulux
The small wardrobe and white chest of drawers (both Ikea) and white painted bookcase were already in his room, so I have kept these as they are handy, practical and still in great condition (although we will probably change his wardrobes to bigger ones soon as he is such a growing boy).
There are two large plastic under-the-bed storage buckets for him (from Ikea), which are full of cars/train track, Lego and dinosaurs. These perfect for him to pull out and get all his things out when he’s playing. Plus they can easily be filled by me and hidden under there again when I tidy up!
The grey star ottoman is from the Great little Trading Company and can also be used as extra seating for when Lottie comes in to see him.
You can find the full details regarding the mattress on his single bed in this post here.
I am SO pleased with his big boy room – and (most importantly) he is too! It has given him more space to play in, a desk to do writing & reading at and plenty of storage too for all his many toys.
What a fab bedroom for our lovely, handsome, funny, sweet, little boy.
…SHOP THE LOOK…
Love, Jess x