My Room: Luke

My Room: Luke

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Carrie McBride
Sep 20, 2010

Luke's room is not only cheerful and well organized, but we especially love seeing his own artwork framed and hung in a place of honor by his bed. His stepmother Nadia tells us more: My stepson, who lives with us, starts kindergarten this year. So my husband and I wanted to upgrade his room to a "big boy bedroom." He is the happiest, sweetest boy and we wanted to give him a colorful, cheerful and inspiring space.

We asked for his input and worked with two of his favorite colors (at that time) blue and green. We used most of the stuff he already had. We moved the furniture around and placed the bed caddy cornered to make it the focal point. We had some dressers, that we spice up a little adding some circle decals in light green and blue. We placed them in a ascendant order together with the hamper and the frog chair.

We placed his old playroom table by the window, but change the chairs for two small ottomans. To encourage him to pick out his own clothes we divided the closet into two and added another bar at a height in which he can reach. The other half of the closet has some shelves to store his toys.

We not only wanted his room to be colorful and functional, but fun, too. We decided to create a horizontal striped wall as a background for the "school area". The desk we got on Craigslist and painted it the same blue used in the stripes.

The only new things we bought were the curtains, a couple of throw pillows and the fishnets behind the bed, all from Ikea. The green ottomans, white ledges and storage boxes in the closet are from Target. The bedding was a gift and it is from Land of Nod.

I am constantly moving around the framed pictures, artwork and accessories, but I think we covered the basics and have created a functional yet playful room! And he loves it!

Thanks Nadia!

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