A grown up little boys bedroom

A little boys grown up bedroom

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 studybut 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.

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Batman garland, Don’t grow up it’s a trap print, Metal arrow  – Lily & Fred (all gifted to us)

Rug, desk, chair, lamp – Vertbaudet (all gifted to us)

Duvet, map print, throw, wooden toy box, – Wayfair

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.

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Love, Jess x















Jess Soothill

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  1. January 23, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Such gorgeous space and I love how grown up it looks. I adore GLTC and those accessories are super cute. He looks so grown up. You’ve done a great space Jess x

    • Jess
      January 24, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Thanks lovely – really love his room and so pleased with how it looks xx

  2. January 23, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Ah it’s such a lovely room. I love the colour and all the different trinkets you’ve added. What a lovely space for a little boy x

    • Jess
      January 24, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Thanks Amelia – too kind xx

  3. January 23, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    The room looks gorgeous!! I love the colour scheme – kinda cool grown-up grey, but the accents and toys make it just right. Fantastic job! x

    • Jess
      January 24, 2018 / 10:26 am

      Thanks! Really pleased and glad he’s got such a cool space now xx

  4. January 24, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Oh Jess, this is stunning! Honestly I wouldn’t know it’s a boys room. Looks very unisex to me.. or maybe I just like all the masculine stuff 😛 Great job Xx

    • Jess
      January 24, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂 I wanted to keep it neutral and he loves it – thanks xx

  5. January 24, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    You’ve done a lovely job. Not going with a theme was the right choice. When I see how many phases my three boys go through I am so happy we went with colour rather than a theme. #homeetc

    • Jess
      January 25, 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Thanks lovely and much appreciated – we love it xx

  6. January 24, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    Looks so fab hunny and what a perfect room for a growing boy. We are building in the loft and I have a blank canvas for B’s room and I don’t know which theme or way to start decorating it. Whether to make it a proper big boy with a big bed yet or keep him in a single. I know soon there will want to have friends over and stay the night so it’s so many decisions isn’t there? Love the grey always a sure winner to add and change as years go by. He is growing up so fast.

    • Jess
      January 25, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Thanks – and good luck with your decisions! I am sure it’ll be amazing xx

  7. January 25, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    I was watching the room update over on Instagram stories, I love how you’ve transformed it not just for him but in keeping with your gorgeous home too. Great job X #HomeEtc

  8. January 26, 2018 / 10:30 am

    It looks ace! And funnily enough is very similar to what I’m planning for the twins at the moment!! I’ve been given the brief ‘space superheroes’ but am thinking that if I keep it all quite monochrome, it might not look like a total car-crash!! Thanks for linking up x #HomeEtc

  9. January 26, 2018 / 11:32 am

    Such a gorgeous room and with decor that won’t date as he grows up, I think that’s such a key for kids room – unless you want to redecorate every couple of years which I definitely don’t! haha xx

  10. January 28, 2018 / 8:26 am

    It’s a gorgeous room for a little boy – so simple and definitely something that can grow with him as he gets older. Also, I didn’t know you were in the Midlands – whereabouts are you?! (We’re in Stafford). I love the ‘don’t grow up it’s a trap’ print – that made me smile – and how lovely is Wayfair?! I’ve not come across them before so I’m definitely going to check them out for home stuff from now on.

  11. January 29, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Love all the more grown up touches in this room, yet it’s still perfect for him at this stage. He’ll definitely be able to grow up with it x

  12. January 29, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Ah it’s gorgeous and Harry looks so happy with it too. I love GTC stuff and the colours you’ve chosen are great, perfect for a not so little (anymore) little boy.

  13. January 30, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    Perfect room for a growing boy. My son is 14 this year and still has a batman poster in his room and I love it. I’m planning on giving it a little revamp this year, getting him a new bed and giving the room a lick of paint. I really like that shade of grey you’ve used.

  14. January 31, 2018 / 9:06 pm

    Aw what a lovely space to grow up in – love the Batman touches! I’ve also learnt that it’s best to have a lose theme that you can change up, rather than making it more permanent, kids grow up so fast! xx #HomeEtc

  15. February 7, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    I love this room Jess… What a transformation! It’s just perfect for a growing boy. Thanks for linking up #BLOGGERSHOMES xx

  16. February 7, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    What a beautiful space! I love his little desk area. Children’s rooms can be hard when their likes and dislikes change so often but you’ve achieved a perfect balance #bloggershomes

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