Yesterday, I took you on a tour of my Christmas Kitchen. It would be logical to either show you the adjoining family room next or even start at the front door. But apparently, I am not very logical… Instead, we are heading upstairs to the rooms that were decorated first this holiday season.
My boys’ rooms…
To begin the tour, let’s visit my 11 year old’s room. Since he is obsessed with skiing, I was excited to find a skiing nutcracker at Homegoods this year!
As he gets older, his room keeps evolving. This year, we added the blue and white pin striped duvet from Ikea and also found the red sweater pillows at Homegoods. The red Fair Isle throw is from Crate and Barrel a few years ago. And because everyone always asks – the wall color in here is Benjamin Moore Amsterdam.
All last Christmas season, I looked in stores for pillows like these but they were sold out by November. This year, I bought them as soon as I saw them in Homegoods. I think it must have been September. Ironically, this year I see red pillows everywhere! Oh well, at least I have them now!
The reindeer pillow is from Target a couple of years ago and the blue and white striped shams were from Pottery Barn many years ago. The striped pillows stay on his bed year round…the reindeer does not…
With the crazy warm weather we are having in NJ, this may be the closest to skiing we get this year!
So far, my son is happy with the way his room looks this year. You know, they are so opinionated at this age…
And who do we have here? Rosie is obviously loving the room as well. Goodnight Rosie!
And now we head over to the little kid’s room. Well, he’s not that little anymore, but he will always be my baby!
This year, I surprised him with a flannel duvet from Land’s End. He has had the same quilt on his bed forever and I thought he needed something cozier and Christmas looking. Since the colors are red and blue instead of red and green, I think we can keep this in here all winter.
The red blanket makes it feel festive as well.
And above the bed, hangs a sweater covered star I bought at Target a few years ago. The cardinal above it represents the boys’ grandfather who we lost this past spring. He always loved cardinals and all summer we kept seeing them. My mother in law told the boys that those cardinals were Papa watching over them.
The monogrammed headboard is from Ballard, in case you were wondering. It used to be white but I dyed it a few years ago. You can read about those adventures here – Slipcover Dye Project.
The red and blue still ties in with the nautical theme we have going in here.
It may be Christmas time, but we are always dreaming of the beach in this house!
Thanks for stopping by to tour the boys’ bedrooms. You won’t be seeing my bedroom for Christmas since I have done absolutely nothing new in there….
Do you decorate bedrooms for Christmas?