Saturday, January 23, 2016

DESIGN CHALLENGE - KIDS ROOM

Even as designers we get stumped on certain rooms. Usually our own! My challenge has been one of my sons rooms. The red wallpaper was already here and I sort of like it. It reminds me of a little Nantucket village which goes along with my sons nautical theme bedroom. Excuse the awful photos. 




Unfortunately, he inherited my awful sleep issues and hasn't slept in his room for quite some time because of the nightmares. To get him excited about his room again I thought about doing a little makeover. Two of the walls were painted red and two are wallpapered. I painted the red ones a light gray hoping it would calm down the room a bit. He slept in his bed for maybe a week. 


(Still have to paint trim) 

After getting my hopes up that it was a quick fix I got to thinking that maybe the room needs a complete overhaul. He is turning 7 next week (sniff sniff) so maybe it's time for a bigger boy room anyway. Although I don't love this room, I'm not sure I'm ready to let go of a little boys bedroom just yet. But at the same time I would like him to sleep in his bed and not a crib mattress on our bedroom floor. (Crazy, right?!) but I know what he's going through so I stopped fighting it. 

My design dilemma is if I keep the vintage Nantucket wallpaper or get rid of it and start fresh? I think I know the answer to my own question but sometimes I need to talk out loud. Hear other opinions and then come to a decision. 

The room needs a couple new things to complete it but I ask myself if it's worth it to complete a room no one sleeps in. He does play in here and keeps it very tidy but it's just the sleeping part we need to get over. 

What would you do? 

1. Finish this one (new rug, light fixture)
2. Start fresh 

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