Oh this Big Boy Room. First of all, Big Boy Rooms are hard to design! I wanted a classic design that would grow with my three year old, a design that would make him happy and one that was clean with a touch of masculinity. Turns out, that’s easier said than done! But, unlike every other space in our new home, the Big Boy Room is, in fact, done and I love every inch of it. Thankfully my big boy does, too and he’s settled in nicely as the only family member who isn’t sleeping in a pile of boxes.
Here’s a little peek at the room in it’s Before state, on the day of inspection at our new house:
My design plan was set by Gray (and my insane need to make this the Big Boy Room of his dreams), who requested:
Colors, specifically red, green, blue and white
Color on the roof (a painted ceiling)
and a last minute request for pink
I also wanted to use all of the major pieces from his nursery including his vintage dresser, leather club chair, rug and acrylic bookshelves, so that drove the look and feel of the room as well.
I won’t lie, I’m really pleased with how I worked every single request into his room design – from his light grey ceiling to the nautical flag that managed to incorporate our last name, shapes AND three of the requested colors, I think I managed to pull it all off.
The paint color on the walls is Benjamin Moore White Dove and the ceiling is Benjamin Moore Ice Cubed Silver. All other sources linked at the end of the post!
I am just so in love with how it turned out! The room looks fresh and bright with a masculine element that I know will grow with him by updating pieces and decor here and there. Because his nursery pieces were bought with the same game plan, we really spent a very modest amount of money – the new pieces were his bed frame and headboard, the bedding and a few decor items like the alphabet print and the light fixture.
This alphabet print is one of my absolute favorite finds – it’s actually a digital download from an Etsy shop and I uploaded it directly to Framebridge for framing. The framing was the most expensive element in the room but I do love the touch of classic style that the gold frame brings to the space.
We found the curtain rods abandoned on the screened in porch on move in day and they ended up working so nicely in the space. His dresser was a vintage find from an antique shop in Maine that I spray painted Navy for his nursery.
The now infamous pink clock is fairing nicely in her new room…
Thank you to everyone who held in there with me while I got this room ready for it’s debut – I hope you love it as much as we do!
All photography by Laura Sumrak
Iron Bed (we decided not to use the footboard) | Rug | Dresser, vintage, similar | stripe sheets | buffalo check pillow cases | white quilt | alphabet duvet cover | square end table | sconces | nautical flag | silver frame | light fixture | saddle benches | alphabet print | gold frame | abacus| rattan ottomans | leather club chair | buffalo check pillow | acrylic bookshelves | round end table | pink clock