Here’s another fun room photographed by Hiya Papaya in a recent home show. It’s a boy’s room, and you know that I’m all about having just as much fun decorating a boy’s room as a girl’s room! In fact, I think there’s a good chance that one of the reasons this room caught my eye was that is shares some similarities with my guy Isaac’s new room.
This is definitely a fun boy’s bedroom that’s got plenty of room to grow up in, style-wise. I like the farmhouse vibe combined with bright colors and bold graphic patterns in the bedding. The board and batten wall treatment is timeless, and would continue to serve this home well even if bedrooms had to be switched around at some point–it could look just as good with more feminine decor or in a nursery.
There are definitely some great decor ideas to copy in this bedroom. I looked around to find five examples of similar design details that other bloggers have DIYed. Check out the folowing tips for getting this look on a budget.
1. Spelling Art
It’s pretty easy to tell that the art in this bedroom is just framed letters. I found some cool printable letter art at Shanty-2-Chic that you could frame, but I think the way they mounted their spelled artwork would look even better in a room like this than the pictured frames!
2. Farmhouse Style Bed
Like the weathered look of the headboard in my inspiration photo? Create and Delegate DIYed a very similar bed using plans from Ana White. This is a completely do-able project, and there are dozens of ways you could stain or paint this to achieve just the look you want.
3. Green Furniture
I definitely like the way the green nightstand pops in my inspiration room. It’s just the right shade to compliment the other colors in this room. This little chair was painted with Annie Sloan’s “Antibe’s Green” chalk paint over at The Golden Sycamore, and I think it’s almost a perfect match! A simple chair by the bedside is a fun (and useful) alternative to a table.
4. Chippy Paint Bedside Table
The extra chippy bedside table subtly introduces more color into this room while maintaining the rustic/farmhouse vibe. You don’t have to scour flea markets and antique shops to get this look–Sweet Pickin’s Furniture has a tutorial to show you how to recreate it on an any piece of furniture.
5. Board and Batten with a Shelf
I think the wall treatment is my favorite part of this room. The shelf-topped board and batten wainscoting is the perfect way to add architectural interest to a blank bedroom wall, as well as extra display space. You can view a similar DIYed version of this at Simplicity in the South.
What do you think? Which element of this room would you be most likely to copy in your own home?