It’s about time a home decor post has made its way to the blog, wouldn’t you say!? We haven’t updated Jude’s bedroom in two years and it pretty much looks a dumping ground. His room used to look cute and somewhat minimal—Our mission is to get it back to that place but also make it more functional for an 8-year-old dude.
Jude’s bedroom inspo:
Room Swap: Something the Mr and I, have talked about for a solid 3 months— we want to swap rooms! Given that we don’t have a dedicated space as a playroom, all of his toys are in his bedroom. Although we majorly need to declutter, there are still key things that are large and don’t exactly fit, like his indoor trampoline, train table, etc… Aside from the lack of space, our living room is attached to his bedroom, which makes it near impossible to use the living room at night, you know, due to this dude being an extremely light sleeper… The only problem we’ve run into with our decision is Jude. We’ve discussed it with him and he’s very apprehensive about the whole thing. So…we’ll see how this one turns out!
Paint vs Wallpaper: I’ve toyed with the idea of wallpaper, but when it came down to it, price played a huge factor in my decision to eliminate that idea. Saying this though, if you have always wanted to incoporate wallpaper into your kid’s bedroom, maybe looking to get mountain wallpaper for one wall may not be as pricey as you initually thought. I have 9ft ceilings and where I’d like to put it, the wall is far too long. The bigger the wall, the more the $$$$. Over $800 in wallpaper definitely isn’t in the budget, so I’ve opted to paint the walls as shown in the inspiration photo above. I love that it’s simple and not too busy. We still haven’t decided on the paint colour yet, but I’m loving Sico’s Tyrolean Green and Great Grey Whale.
Storage: Aaah, the good ol’ TROFAST from IKEA! After spending countless hours searching on the internet, (that Pinterest life) this piece is definitely the budget-friendly option in order to store and *organize* ALL those trains. We’ll be getting two of them and cross our fingers he won’t get another train for at least 2 years…but who am I kidding. We know that’s impossible. Now for the books, IKEA’s EKET with all of his train books that he can easily reach and some sort of shelving to display *my favourite* cute books that he doesn’t care too much for anymore.
More spaces to design?
If the bedroom swap happens and is successful, then we’d have to downsize our master bedroom furniture. Remember when we partnered with The Brick for our master bedroom update? Sadly, we’d have to trade in some of those pieces for smaller ones. Yes, even that gorgeous bed with the tall headboard. Although I loved the way the room turned out, we’ll be going for a different vibe altogether. I’ll share a post on that soon!
Do you get hit with a decorating bug come spring/summer as I do? Share below what projects you’re working on.