Post by Christina of Christina Williams Blog
I’ve avoided taking on this room for two years. The previous owners used silicone caulking around the baseboards; and it’s been a mess to remove it and prep the walls properly. My youngest, naturally, got stuck with the smallest bedroom, which is proving tricky for furniture arrangement and storage. It’s on the north side of the house, so it tends to be a bit darker than the other rooms, too. It probably doesn’t help that he’s also inherited a mashup of all the leftover furniture, which isn’t working so well at the moment. All these things have been working against me, plus, I’m a superbly talented procrastinator. But it’s high time I get to work. Without further ado, here’s what I’m envisioning for our small room bedroom inspiration.
Here’s my plan for Nolan’s Room:
- I’m going to start by painting the walls a really light minty green/blue color to add just a wash of color to the walls. He’s the proud owner of a really great vintage bed that once belonged to my mother. His big sister has one that I painted turquoise. I’m going to paint Nolan’s bed red for one big burst of color. And I’ll use this great black and white geometric quilt for some pattern.
- As for the furniture pieces; I’m going with a tall, skinny dresser to maximize both storage AND floor space. A toy box can act as a bench/play table; but most importantly, it will hide all the junk he drags into his room.
- I’m going to use a wall mirror to reflect more light into the space.
- The nightstand can also double as a chair; and the numbered wall bin will be a great place to store books up on the wall.
- I’ll round the space out with some great pillows (Dark Wash Sham, Modern Misfit Sham, ‘N’ Throw Pillow), some artwork (album tricycle, Old Captain Redbeard), a nightlight to keep the boogeyman away, and a cute anchor hook to hang his backpack/jacket.
Now it’s time to put my painting shirt back on! Can’t wait to show you how it turns out.