Boy’s Bedroom Makover

Post by Donna of Motherburg

Boy's Bedroom Makover - Boys BeddingI have always loved changing up my son’s room. However at 5 years of age I have to tread a bit more carefully on the design process when it comes to his space. When he was younger I styled his room according to my taste level but at almost five years of age he knows what he loves and with two creative parents he has inherited a love for decor.

When my husband decided to change up our apartment he took what was my son’s room and playroom and made this into our new living room space, and what was our living room (confused yet?) into a part kid’s room/part office for my work. This is typical of New Yorkers, we often have to either move out for more space or re-work what we have.  This meant we have a somewhat shared space and I wanted both areas to feel cohesive.

This meant for my boy’s bedroom makeover I wanted pieces that were stylish yet went with my taste level. This is where The Land of Nod comes in. I found the perfect pieces that not only work with my son’s personality they melded perfectly with his established favorites that he has had since he was a baby.

The items we added, such as the gold dot sheet set, have just the right about of whimsical, as my son loves shiny metallic things. He has quite the superhero collection and I felt that the sheets are a great balance to having all these characters to a room.

The grey chambray bedding and honeycomb wall shelf have been a stylish way to tone down a busy boy’s room. Since we live in railroad apartment having these neutral (but not boring!) pieces help the apartment flow together style wise rather then cut off with different decor scenarios.

Boy's Bedroom Makover - Wall DecorThe pièce de résistance is the pillows. I have always incorporated horses into his décor and the equestrian horse throw pillow will one-day end up in my office. The shield throw pillow is just the right amount of blue I wanted to bring onto his bed. My boy absolutely adores them and he loves to snuggle into them when I read him his favorite bedtime books. This little nook is exactly what I envisioned. A space that felt like it belongs to an energetic boy yet will grow right along with my little dreamer and his satisfied mama.

Donna Duarte Ladd is a style editor and editor of Motherburg, a parenting site for Brooklyn-based moms. She resides with her young son and artist husband in Brooklyn. She is a native of California but loves her adopted hometown NYC.

Boys Bedroom Design: Bright Blue Bedroom

Post by Tim Whitworth of The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team.

This boys bedroom design was created for a 5-year-old boy. The key furniture pieces can grow with him as the room evolves over the years.

A few different shades of blue were chosen to add dimension and contrast. We broke up the blue color scheme by adding in hints of lime green and orange. Accessories are a low cost way to add color and change the look of the room. To bring it all together, we added a few vintage touches to soften the modern feel. The Aviation banner and rustic car print and frame help achieve this and contrast well with the graphic rug and bed.

Boys Bedroom Design: Bright Blue Bedroom

Airplane 101 Banner / Police Car Framed Wall Art / Blue Floor Lamp / Green Origami Wall Shelf / Silver Rock Lamp / Blue Ink Spot Rug / Twin Blue Metal Primary Bed / Blue Plaid Sham / Letter Pillow / Bears Day Off Quilt / Blue Plaid Sheet Set / Midnight Blue Uptown Dresser

Design by Tim Whitworth of The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team. Our Design Services team offers free one-on-one design advice, mood boards and space planning. You have a room to decorate? They’d love to hear from you.

Get the Look: California Dreamin’

Written by Anna Passadori, Nod’s resident trend expert

For this look, I am going for a 1970’s palette mixed with the laid back culture of Southern California. Inspired by beachy sunsets, bohemian details, modern elements and natural materials, the California Dreamn’ look is unexpected for a kid’s room. However, the happy color palette and carefree elements make it super kid-friendly and fun.

The laid back, 70’s vibe of this room has a sunny, relaxing feel:

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A sunset inspired color palette:

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Mix bright modern elements with vintage pieces:

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Great colors are shown here including tangerine and raspberry:

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The grid pattern wallpaper contrasts nicely with the graphic, abstract pop art:

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Try it yourself!

Get The Look: California Dreamn' Board

Aviary Pendant Lamp / Farmer’s Market Bedding / Tracy Walker Animal Wall Art / Color Fill Floor BinShaggy Pouf / Paint Palette Rug / Teacher’s Pet Backpack / Farmer’s Market Bedding

For more trend inspiration, click here!

Anna develops and designs exclusive product for The Land of Nod. She hails from the west coast and has traveled the world to source product. She loves anything Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola or stripes! (So, if anyone can get a photo of Sofia Coppola wearing a striped outfit by Marc Jacobs, please send it along.)

Try This Fall Trend: Boys’ Adventure

Written by Anna Passadori, Nod’s resident trend expert 

For this fall trend ‘boys’ adventure’ room I wanted to create a place where a child’s interests and hobbies can shine, in a tasteful way that parents can live with. The basis of the look is clean, modern with an urban preppy vibe. Other inspiration comes from boys favorite hobbies such as dinosaurs, science or transportation. The idea is to create a clean, modern space that highlights your child’s toys and collections as pieces of art.

The simplicity of this room allows the toy collection to shine:

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Add in crisp preppy colors such as navy, red and green:

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The clean modern lines in this room create an impactful, vibrant space:

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Create an artful display of their favorite toys. Paying attention to scale and color, use repetition to create a visually pleasing presentation:

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Now, try it yourself!

Boys' Adventure from The Land of NodChalk Around the World Globe / Metal Letter / Electron Pendant Lamp / Prehistoric Dinosaur Wall Hooks / Pitch Perfect Storage Caddy / New School Desk with Bench / Cinema Floor Lamp / Green Tailored Rug / Red Stack Up Metal Bin

For more inspiration, click here!

 

Anna develops and designs exclusive product for The Land of Nod. She hails from the west coast and has traveled the world to source product. She loves anything Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola or stripes! (So, if anyone can get a photo of Sofia Coppola wearing a striped outfit by Marc Jacobs, please send it along.)