Looking to design your little man’s first big boy room? This inspiration board is a tribute to all the little men out there. From their first out-of-the crib transition, all the way to college, this selection has good bones combined with strong design to last them a lifetime. With both modern, fun stripes and heirloom pieces that can be passed down to their very own grandchildren, this space has time-tested classics with whimsical twist.
1. Day Bed: A bed is always the the center focus of any room. This Bradshaw Kirchofer Marsailles Day Bed is available in a multitude of finishes. “New england blue peeled paint” feels appropriate, to bring in a bit of depth to the room with darker colors to contrast with all the lighter ones.
2. One of the most important aspects of a room, is paint color. The right color in a room can either make or break your entire design you’ve chosen. For this wonderful big boy room, I chose two colors from serena and lily’s line: Oatmeal and Shell. The light colors keep it classic and airy, but used in something different, like alternating, broad stripes on the wall could make a real impact, and create a true escape for your child.
3. For a bedside lamp, this Serena and Lily Bird’s Nest Hanging Lamp really fits the bill. Bringing in an element of organic shapes to contrast with the stripes of the bedding, and adding a natural touch to the overall appeal of the room. Talk about instilling the love of reading for years to come with great design…
4. The bedding: The Whistle and Wink Chambray Duvet is a timeless choice with vintage appeal. But sandwiched in between, if you will, layers of colorful pattern and interest. The sheets chosen are Serena and Lily’s Air Chocolate Diamond Sheet Set for a masculine flair with a touch of modern. Paired with a bold striped fabric, and orange seersucker in their fabric line, a sewn throw at the foot of the bed, would add a flair of unexpected color. Topped off with a personal, monogrammed pillow, the bedding would definitely speak for itself. The same striped fabrics would also look wonderful as a simple roman shade, trimmed in the seersucker, for window treatments, or a tailored bed skirt. Remember, the possibilities with custom bedding are never ending.
5. This bookshelf, of course, is one of my favorite elements of the room. Perfectly spaced for your little boy’s treasures, for anything from books to baseball collections. I love how this piece seems to bring the others together, without feeling too matchy-matchy.
6. which brings us to…the dresser. Again, from the same line, there is something wonderfully simple about these classic lines.
7. Topped off with the perfect lamp, repeating some of the natural colors in its raffia shade, but with the base a nice stainless metal for a modern feel.
9. My favorite part of the room, I would have to say, is the Serena and Lily rug. It ties in the slight curvature of the lines in the furniture, and the color from the walls, to make the room feel more grounded, and together.
So, there you have it. A fun filled classic room with a touch of whimsy for your little man. Something with good, classic bones to last for years to come, with hints of color throughout that can be easily updated with the passing of time.