Hello again friends!
OK…you got me….my title today is Boy’s Room Refresh-One Room Challenge Week 4. Unfortunately, I was AWOL for weeks two and three. (So, if you don’t mind, let’s just look the other way and pretend that there was a two and three.)
When we were last together I was sharing how my son, Trevor, is in college and commuting to school while living at home. I wanted to update his room and give it more of a modern and cohesive feel so that he would have space to live, sleep and work in. Above is a photo of some of the items from my idea board. My color palette is going to be off white, brown and blue. I want to mix metals, wood tones and leather items together with a little pop of color using multiple shades of blue and possibly red or yellow.
The idea that I had was to move his bed under the double windows in the bedroom and flank both sides with bookshelves. Trevor is a collector of books and his current space was overflowing.
My plan was also to paint an accent wall behind the bookshelves. I wanted to use a dark blue. After working with several paint colors, I chose Sherwin Williams Salty Dog.
I basically matched the existing cream/beige color that was currently on the wall and refreshed the other three walls with the matching paint. Here’s a photo after I painted the accent wall using SW Salty Dog.
I had wanted to use white bookshelves on each side of the bed. One day while looking through Facebook Marketplace, I saw a set of Ikea Billy Bookshelves for sale in a birch finish. They were exactly what I needed and the measurements worked out perfectly. I messaged the seller and they were sold. Good thing Ikea furniture is very affordable and there’s an Ikea store less than an hour from me!
Ikea is a magical place like Disney World and the wholesale plant nursery to me. I love going there! (Their food is pretty good, too.) Thankfully, I found several items for Trevor’s room while shopping at Ikea.
First, I bought two Billy Bookshelves.
I also got these great lights to attach to the top of the shelves. These are very modern and will add a great second light source in the room.
I also wanted to replace the white window blinds currently in the room with a darker window shade. The morning sun shines directly into Trevor’s front window and the white blinds seemed to make the room even brighter first thing in the morning. I promised Trevor that I would look for some type of darkening window treatment and was looking for dark shades. Well, Ikea had those, too!
But wait, there’s more! I had ordered what I thought was a washed denim-colored comforter and pillow shams online. When they came, I was very disappointed in the color. I found exactly the color I was looking for in a duvet cover at Ikea. So, I bought the duvet cover and shipped the other one back.
I had a very productive visit to Ikea and after painting the walls in Trevor’s room, I feel like the room is actually beginning to take shape.
Next week, I hope to start putting all of these great finds together along with some of the additional items from my idea board and see how this One Room Challenge comes together!
If you want to see some of the other One Room Challenge projects, CLICK HERE!!! These are some ah-mazing bloggers with great room transformations!
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