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Roman’s Big Boy Room

Roman’s Big Boy Room

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Hey beautiful babes! I have got so many exciting projects going on at the moment,  but today I want to discuss design plans for my oldest son’s “big boy room”.

Shortly after Christmas,  Roman, who is my first born,  turned four. It is truly astounding just how much he has matured in the past few months, and I know the time has come to transition from a toddler space to a big boy room. Not only do I want to design a calming, inspiring space for him …I have some selfish motives of my own.

My Selfish Motives:

  1. His room is so neglected and poorly decorated,I should be ashamed of myself.
  2. I am sick of him trashing out the entire house, so I am hoping he will spend more time playing in his room(less time destroying the rest of the house) if he feels happy in it.
  3. We currently don’t have the luxury of a playroom, and I am craving an organizational-type challenge…maximizing toy storage and play space.

So here is the tentative design board I have come up with. For your shopping convenience, I have included affiliate links…..

Current Design Plans

toy storage by Studio McGee / rug / pirate flag / sconce / art / bed / pillow / duvet / mudcloth throw / chandelier

With the exception of the mudcloth throw and rattan light fixture, all of the decor has been ordered. Because I made the mistake of buying Roman a big, obnoxious train table a few years ago, my number one goal was to find a bed to hide it under when it isn’t being used. Unfortunately all of the rod iron and Jenny Lind beds that I was swooning over had center support poles (and therefore would not allow storage of the table under the bed). So , I settled for this modern platform bed.

In terms of art, I let Roman call the shots. He said he wanted a pirate flag and this adorable Llama print.  I think he has pretty damn good taste (just like his mama…just kidding…kind of).

As far as the textiles are concerned, I drew my inspiration from the following two designs.

Amber Interiors is basically the queen of Cali-Coolness. I love the calming boho vibe of the tonal textiles in this space. There is no doubt, this space belongs to a cool kid.

With the Grey wall color and wood tones of the bed, I believe this rustic modern space by Studio McGee may most accurately represent the color palette of Roman’s room. Given I selected a wooden bed, and his current wall color is Grey, it would be great if all of the elements came together as fabulously as this one. If it all possible, I would love to avoid re-painting his room….ain’t nobody got time for that!

As I mentioned, toy storage is one of my top priorities with this space.

I love how Studio Mcgee didn’t compromise fashion for form with this darling toy shelf. Not to mention, I am a major sucker for seagrass baskets!

So there you have it. In addition to re-doing our kitchen floors, installing new counter tops and staining our deck, this big boy bedroom is something else in the works at the Van Slyke residence. If you don’t hear from me for a week or so, that means I have a bunch of unfinished projects going on with nothing yet to show for it.  However,  I will be sure to share the final product with you guys as I complete each project.

Now get out there and design some good vibes!

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