Tuesday, January 26, 2010

because boys can have cool rooms too...


All I can say is decorating boys rooms is tricky. I don't like juvenile stuff and I like it to look different than every copy pottery barn (because it always feels like slight variations of the same thing for me)  and even finding fabrics is tough. I finally got in gear though and got my 3rd son's room changed from the cowboy nursery to this (he's 2).
I love these ODDA beds from IKEA (I always buy twin beds in sets so there is an extra bed in the room), as as I am one who loves storage space and hates to look at extra stuff, came up with this idea to  fit two 36", over fridge cabinets below each bed.  They are super deep and provide tons of storage. Also my coolest innovation is that the beds glow. Yes I had this vision for them from the very beginning. So each bed has LED lights below them. Connected to footpedal extension cords (which are hidden at the far wall end of the beds). So turning it on illluminates the underside of the bed. They love to lay under them and bask in the E.T.-like other worldy glow to read books and play, and it'a an awesome built in night light he calls it "the glows". I made the curtains (lined with blackout- as you know I have a deep love for hotel blackout curtains) The sheets are delicious 400 thread count from target and match the bluish gray walls perfectly. The comforters are reversible black/gray, the mirrors are 2" thick squares bound in rolled newspapers, the art is mine, and the license plate that run the two long walls of the room are courtesy of my best friend Shelah. The room feels sleek, clean, airy and modern and hass quickly become everyones favorite reading destination!

18 comments:

April said...

This is a great room! nice job! The only thing I would change is the light on the celing. Something chrome might be nice.

smart mama said...

what april- you don't dig the cheap builder installed light fixture- LOL- now there is still more to be done (including a dresser revamp), and a few other things but this is where it stand sso far. I really want allen to make a cool light fixture for me- something atomic or dandelion like!

Marcy said...

Very nice! I especially love the Idaho license plate!!

Miss Sarah in Georgia said...

Great room! You should submit the bed idea to IkeaHacker!

ellen said...

I like the license plates!

Shelah said...

fantastic!!! I love how it turned out!

sherry said...

Can't wait to see it. Hmmm, maybe Palmer and I will be roommates when I am up there!

Becky said...

LOVE the new look. You continue to amaze me with all your MANY talents! :)

Good Buy Consignment said...

Wow, really cool!

Trueman twins said...

Love the sleek look. I can see how awesome "the glow" would be.

sweetpea said...

it looks really great!!

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Deanna said...

very nice! :D any ideas on how to decorate a boy/girl room? right now Grace's butterfly curtains give it the feminine feel while her green quilt and black bed make it a little more masculine.

Swimmingmom said...

I'll have to check out those lights, cool. I love the curtains. Nice work.

LL said...

love the plates on the wall!

Lei said...

That mirror is cool!

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