Right now, we are in the planning stages of updating my 8 year old’s bedroom decor.
We plan to change over from a baby-ish room to a more grown up 8 year old’s room!
Bedroom Decor for an 8 Year Old:
Originally, my makeover plan was to decorate a vintage-travel-Ralph Lauren-ish-rugged country preppy-ish type of room.
Although, my 8 year old’s plan is to have a darker blue room with “stuff I like”.
Luckily, he does love travel and maps so that works with my original plan. In addition, he loves Legos, science, architecture, animals, trains (not the “baby-type!”), books, baseball, basketball, golf…
I am going to keep this train print.
And of course his globe:
Recently, I bought him this great print of the Empire State Building. He really loves this.
First, I tried to convince him that gray walls would look great and we would have blue bedding.
“Gray walls will look ugly.”
Maybe I scared him off with the last paint test – see I Don’t Want A Baby Room. when the gray looked lilac!
For awhile, we have gone back and forth with many paint colors and are narrowing it down to a few.
Amsterdam is one color we like and I actually have it in my master bathroom…
He admitted he likes that color.
Though, I may choose something slightly different.
With his furniture, Amsterdam would look nice. Since the walls we be darker, I am going to go lighter on the bedding and windows.
Maybe these panels would be fun…
Or I might go for a plan light gray panel since he doesn’t love the above ones.
But I like the chain link look so I will probably at least slip in a pillow!
Yesterday, I came across this gorgeous room…
I would love the colors in my son’s room to come out like this!
Anyway, the room is coming along. If I had started decorating the room a year or two ago I might have been to convince him of more. But then again,
it is his room and should reflect his style. So funny, to think that a kid could have a “style”. Seriously, I didn’t even think an 8 year old would care about bedroom decor! I guess my baby is growing up! At least my 5 year old still loves everything I choose!
So, my goal is to have the room done by the end of May. Let’s see if I can do it!
If you would like to see how the room turned out, read: My Son’s Room – Before and After.
Do your kids have opinions about their bedroom decor?