When I start thinking about giving a room a makeover ~ I find myself designing what I want for the room. I begin shopping and pinning ideas online. Having an inspiration board helps me stay focused on the certain style I am comfortable with in the ideas I am coming up with…regardless of what I am doing.
Another aspect that is difficult to keep in mind is the person/persons that will be using the room. In this case, it will be my 10 year old son – coming into the pre-teen years and keeping it comfortable for him, what his likes and needs are and what HE would like to surround himself with so that this room will be his own sanctuary!
To be honest, he doesn’t really seem to care what I chose, but I do run it by him first to make sure it’s something that he thinks is “cool”! His only requests are that it isn’t to scratched up and rusty and it isn’t white and ruffley!
This is what I am starting out with…a head to toe Pottery Barn Kids room!
We have striped the room to nothing, listed everything possible on craigslist, cleaned the carpets, put the toys in storage, repainted the walls…
…and started collecting ideas / items we think might work for what WE envision! Below are photo’s of what has truly inspired us to do in his room, some are ideas and some are purchased items that are waiting to go in his room!
This has been a super fun project for me over the past few weeks, still on the hunt for more items ~ not everything will make it into the room and may have to be resold, but I’m having a great time playing! I will of course updated you as the decorating progresses.
To see where else I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie