As part of our 'Styled:' collection of blog posts, we have decided the next in our series will be for a boys room - giving you lots of ideas for your next decoration project to get you set on your way to creating their dream bedroom.
We believe in keeping any kids room fun but educational, bright but also cosy.
Let us show you how we have created that with the following ideas you can try out for yourself in your own home.
By now, you probably have an idea of how much grey we like to use in our stylings, and our boys room design is no different.
On three walls we have used a colour called 'modern grey' by Valspar and on the third wall we have used a very dark grey paint that can be used as a chalk board. The kids even joined in and 'helped' to create come personalised artwork for one of the walls (This is not necessarily recommended for your home!).
We have kept the carpets a lovely neutral cream and chosen a carpet design that is hard wearing and easy to keep clean - which is essential when the kids are around!
By putting up some Picture Shelves, we have given the kids an area they can keep their story books, sticker books and educational books ready for bedtime reading.
Above the picture shelf is a nice area for hanging pictures, which of course can be fun prints or a mix of fun and educational. Take a look at our Alphabet Wall Art - simple, stylish and great for learning.
Bunk beds offer the ability to create more space in the room for playtime and they can also be used to create a fun 'den', which is great for encouraging your little ones to have an active imagination.
Of course, Wall Stickers add a fun element to the room and can help to add intrigue to an otherwise blank wall space.
If you do need more sleeping space in the room, having a sofa bed is a great idea.
This bright yellow sofa bed is from Ikea and comes in a range of different colours to match your colour scheme.
This is ideal for sleepovers with friends or for when the grandparents come to stay.
Having a sofa in any kids room is a fun place to bring everyone together for bedtime cuddles, educational story time or for playing charades in their room.
And lastly, have a think about the curtains that will frame the view from the room. We have chosen some floor length, cream, Laura Ashley curtains that are light and airy and sit well with the mix of greys in the room.
Which idea for a boys room did you like best? Which will you be trying in your next decor project?
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