In typical me fashion I shared this gray tween boy bedroom mood board last spring…and never shared the actual bedroom! We finally agreed on the wall art and finishing touches, so it’s ready for it’s debut.
We hadn’t really touched this bedroom since we moved here when he was 5. My son just started middle school so it was definitely time for an update. He still loved the Functional Gray wall color, but it was time for a more mature vibe.
We started with this new upholstered queen size bed plus bedding to kick off the room.
Next we changed out his rug for this checked one. It was pretty controversial to put a white rug in a boy’s room, but this one has cleaned up really well so far.
We also swapped out his pirate ship wall art with a world map. He loves to travel and New Zealand is on his bucket list, hence the flag. I added the bulletin board so he could add photos of his friends, soccer medals, and other collectables.
Besides soccer and travel, one of his favorite hobbies is reading. His book collection was getting a bit out of control, so we added more storage for him with this beautiful walnut bookcase.
With the new bookcase we opted for a smaller chair that swivels. Now he can take in the lake view, or prop his feet up on the ottoman and enjoy a good book.
We swapped his desk with a larger walnut one with storage, and moved it to this wall.
The floating bookshelves and wall art tied everything together in his little office area.
Blackout curtains became a must have addition to the room this summer – my early bird boy suddenly became a sleepy teen! I love the coziness it adds to the space.
A few pops of leather add to the masculine library/travel feel we were going for.
He told me “all I’m missing is a mini-fridge and I could live here forever!” so I’d say he likes the new updates. :)
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