Rooms based on this color trio are adaptable to any age, without becoming patriotic, nautical or theme oriented.
Decorating a bedroom for a boy can be a little daunting when you don’t want to fall into the current trend or end up with a themed room. But a personal space that grows from toddler to teen can be easily achieved. With a few tweaks of bedding, floor coverings and artwork these three examples could easily go from nursery to the college years. Horizontal stripes are often used in nurseries for a fresh and playful look. In this shared bedroom, the hand painted wall design is repeated in the pillow shams and headboards. The floor to ceiling cabinet provides storage and an alternative mounting spot for traditional wall lamps. Later, the cabinet could be replaced with a night stand and table lamp, though not necessary. Aviation print frames were painted with Gliden’s Red Delicious with more of a wash technique so the wood grain still shows through.
Red, white and blue rooms don’t end up star spangled simply by using a deeper red [top], a non-royal blue or interjecting a fourth color. In this custom bunk bed room, the black and white checkerboard floor pulls as much attention as the high gloss red. The vertical barrel-shape wall storage is space utilization at its finest. By using the same bold color on the built-in dresser and counter, the rooms is evened visually. Notice the wooden drawers under the top bunk (useful support) and the handy side table extension for the top bunk. The bottom bed could be replaced with a study desk during the teenage years.
This soothing blue map wallcovering would make a beautiful nursery backdrop. The black wall to the right may or may not be chalkboard paint – if so, an even better place for children to create. It may come as a surprise, but there is no copyright on the striking Union Jack design, hence it’s frequent appearance in home decor and runway fashion. I would rather not see the strong geometric design used twice in the room (makes both pieces less special), but most rooms don’t boast their own custom painted refrigerators.