Initially we had a loft, and by adding a wall and bumping out the outer wall we created my son's room. The space is only 9' x 13'. I immediately had a vision for his room: modern (my design style) and superhero-themed (my son's favorite).
I scoured the Internet and began collecting images of furniture, artwork, and accessories that fit the theme for the room. Then I created a board on Pinterest to gather my ideas for paint color, furniture and accessories, etc.
I chose gray on three walls and a navy blue accent wall. Eventually when he outgrows the room we intend to use it as a media room, so I chose colors that would make the transition easy, but chose accessories and artwork that would work for a three-year-old to a 12-year-old. My little boy wanted super heroes and Angry Birds
and I wanted a sophisticated yet colorful fun kid friendly space that wouldn't have to be redecorated next year.
On the accent wall, I did a vinyl space/Angry Birds
mural because that was one request my son made to me. I couldn't find Angry Birds
Space decals, so I combined space decals and arranged the Angry Birds
decals to look like they were on the planets. You know the saying "Make it work," well that's what I did. I also thought about placement of the mural. There are glow-in-the-dark stars on the accent wall mingled among the planets and Angry Birds
. Up in the corner is a phase change moon that provides just enough light (when the lights are off) at night so my son can lie in bed and see the moon and the stars.
When I looked at the furniture for the space, I again considered the longevity of the design style, so I chose pieces that were simple with clean lines and picked gray and white colors. His furniture also includes two vintage kids chairs painted red gloss and green storage boxes. As with my own personal design style, I used a neutral background and added pops of colors like blue, red and green. The artwork is minimal and personal (some that I painted myself). I kept the art on the wall very minimal because the room is not large and it would be easy for it to appear cluttered. I also added handmade and vintage pieces just to make it special and unique.
Thanks, Katrina! Readers, you can visit Katrina at Pink Koala Design
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- Malm twin bed: IKEA
- Stuva Wardrobes: IKEA
- Expedit Bookcase: IKEA
- Angry Birds bedspread (turned on the other side): Kmart
- Spiderman sheets: Target
- Red chairs: Vintage
- Chair fabric: Dwell Studio
- Guitar rug: Rugsusa.com
- Bean chair and ottoman: Kmart
- Dresser: Target
- Retro Superhero Tins: Amazon
- Superhero Lamp: Amazon
- Red Lamps: IKEA (spray painted red gloss)
- Superhero Alphabet: Society 6
- Custom Superhero artwork: Inspired by Apartment Therapy
- Letter Tower (DIY): Letters from Michaels
- Various superhero accessories: Walmart, Target, Marshalls