Can we begin this post with a big “I can’t believe my baby isn’t a baby anymore?!” It seems like just yesterday I was rocking him in his nursery, and now he’s got a queen sized bed in his room. I’m not quite sure how this happened!
One of the pet peeves I have it that people always seem to have dreamy (pink) spaces for their little girls (our little girl space wasn’t quite pink though!), but their boy rooms just don’t have the same appeal. I am working on creating a space that my son will love, and will use! It’s also important that I design a space that he can grow into.
My son is adorable. And utterly, completely, obsessed with balls. I mean, give the kid balls and food, and he’s your friend for LIFE.
A sports themed bedroom can easily look cheesy, so I am working on adding vintage sports touches to this bedroom. We got signed baseball pictures from my father in law, I edited a stock picture I found online of a basketball hoop to make it look vintage, and I bought some old baseballs on eBay. We’ve already had many talks about how the balls stay in the basket – and we can’t throw them. Ha!
I really love our giant dresser from Raymour & Flanigan – it’s such a great size and it’s such a great piece in this room!
One of my favorite things in this room (and what took the most time) was the board & batten wall treatment. I have always wanted to add this feature in my house, and I was thrilled to use it in Isaac’s room! I just can’t get over the hale navy (that we also used in our bathroom makeover) and the crisp clean white.
I have great plans for this little corner! Not only does my son love balls, but he really loves reading. Be still, my teacher heart! For right now, this corner functions well for us…and you know I’ll share what we do with it when it’s finished!
After we got our new mattress, we gave our son our old mattress. Which happens to be a queen. I still can’t believe he’s got a queen bed in his room! Full disclosure: he’s not actually sleeping in it yet. He’s just not ready (and neither am I!!) so we still have his crib in the corner of the room.
This plaid bedding works so well for a little boy’s room – and it was actually our bedding from when we first got married! So glad we can use it again.
This bedroom is now one of my most favorite spaces in our house. Decorating for boys doesn’t have to be ugly, cheesy or boring! I can’t wait to add some more DIY decor to this room, but for now, we’re loving snuggling on the bed for night time stories as a little family of four.
Full Source List (some affiliate links provided for your convenience. This means: if you choose to buy something, I get a small commission at no extra cost to you.)
- Dresser: Raymour & Flanigan
- Bed frame: Home Decorator’s Collection Outlet – no longer sold. Sad!
- Book bins: Michaels (similar here)
- Reading chair: Restoration Hardware Outlet (similar one here)
- Letter “I”: Restoration Hardware Outlet (similar here)
- Lamp: Thrifted, spray painted, and covered lampshade with fabric
- Baseballs: eBay
- Ball basket: From our previous kitchen (took out the liner)