Friday, April 29, 2016

Five on Friday - Jacob's Bedroom Refresh

So glad that I can finally say Happy Friday and it be an accurate statement.  I may have said that very same sentence yesterday to a coworker because all week my brain has been a day ahead.

As I’ve mentioned before, Jacob is still living in his original baby nursery. 

Don’t worry, we let do let him out every now and then, but only when he’s behaving.

Ahem.  Let me reword that. 

As I’ve mentioned before, Jacob’s room still contains all of his original baby nursery bedding and décor. 

That’s better.

Considering he’s going to be a whole hand’s worth of fingers old in a couple of months, it’s about time to give him the big boy bedroom that he so deserves.  And I’m also hoping that maybe a) it will help him magically mature overnight so we won’t have to deal with any more tantrums and b) that he will love his new big boy bed soooo much that he will stop creeping into our room every single night at 3 AM (even though some nights – the nights that he does NOT flail around and kick me in the head – I secretly love it).

We have chosen the color pallet – red, blue (somewhere between true blue and navy blue), and khaki OR red, blue, and grey depending on which bedding we go with – I like it because these are good all American boy colors, and they are colors that should grow with him as he gets older.   


O N E – Wall Color

Eeeeks, this one is the hardest.  Jacob wants the walls to be “dark blue” but I’m not sure that I like that idea because darker colors tend to make rooms look smaller.  You’ll see in a minute that we’ve narrowed the bedding down to two, and the wall color will also be dependent upon which bedding we choose.

T W O – Bedding

We picked up this comforter set and this one, too.  Both have been sitting at our house for about a month and I still haven’t decided which way to go.  Jacob prefers the blue and white stripes, but he also wants blue walls which would be overkill on the blue.  He doesn’t quite understand the whole concept of contrast colors quite yet. 

Anyway, if we go with that one, I would probably want to do either khaki or grey walls with one red wall for a pop of color, or just all khaki or grey walls and then accessorize with red. 

  
If we go with the plaid bedding, we could probably get away with doing all blue walls or we could just do khaki with a pop of blue… maybe one blue wall behind the bed?  I’m just so torn. 
Or we could just scrap all of that and do shiplap instead.  Brian would kill me, though (that is AFTER he researched to see what it is... he's Googling it right now, I bet).

T H R E E – Wall Décor

We picked up this marquee sign because a) I can’t get enough of marquee signs right now and b) what kid would not want to have some twinkle lights in their room??  I would have died to have this in my room when I was a teenager!  This will probably hang on a smaller wall and then we will still have two giant walls to decorate – one over his dresser and one over his bed.  



And now for a little poll – I think a mirror like this one would look great over his dresser, but Brian said that boys don’t need mirrors in their rooms.  What do y’all think?  A mirror would take up a lot of space, which would be nice, and it’s something that he can keep on his wall until he moves out.   


F O U R – Personalization

I made the mistake of taking Jacob to Hobby Lobby with me a few months back and I think that he loves it every bit as much as I do now!  While casually walking up and down the aisles we came across metal superhero letters and he just had to have them. 

Now, I’m not into the whole character room thing because kids tire of stuff so quickly and I don’t want to have to redecorate every two years.  However, I wanted to be able to incorporate his love for superheroes somehow, so I thought that this would be a good way to do it without going overboard.  I may attach them to a stained piece of wood or something like that to class them up a bit and then hang them over the bed.



F I V E – Accessories

I’m thinking a throw pillow or two for the bed (Brian’s rolling his eyes right now) and a new lamp since Jacob's is still covered in giraffes and monkeys.  I love this pillow to go with either bedding and this lamp.  






So ladies, suggestions?  Comments?  Opinions?  Help!!  I’m having anxiety over making the wall color/bedding decision!  Help a sister out!

*Linking up with A Liz Adventures and Carolina Charm for Five on Friday, A Little Bit of Everything for Friday Favorites, Living for Naptime for BFF Friday Link-up Party,  September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for Oh Hey, Friday, and Meet @ the Barre for Friday Favorites!




22 comments:

  1. I'm no help because I love everything! HA ha! Cam has that blue and white striped comforter. It works really well in his superhero room. I love the decor you've found too. He's going to have one pretty awesome bedroom.

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  2. I love it all! I like the striped bedding just a smidge more. Can't wait to see everything come together!

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  3. I think the striped bedding is my favorite! The room is going to look great! My brain has been a day ahead all week this week too! I had off on Monday, so I was totally thrown off. Worst thing ever.

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  4. I love the striped bedding because I'm a sucker for anything striped! I kind of have to agree with Brian on the mirror, I get why you would want one but I just don't see it in a boys room, but of course if you do it, it would work because who doesn't need a mirror. I LOVE those super hero letters! I've never seen them at our Hobby Lobby! And I love the idea of putting them on wood, I may just have to the same for Brayden! I can't wait to see when it's done!

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  5. Our boys' room is red, blue and beige. Dylan has been asking for dark blue walls, too, but we haven't taken the plunge yet! Love the striped bedding! Can't wait to see it finished!

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    1. Looks like the striped bedding is the way to go... it seems to have been unanimous! Thank you for your input!

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  6. Of course it's going to come together beautifully! Can't wait to see how he likes it!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Redecorating is SO fun! I like the striped bedding just a bit more than the plaid...but they are both wonderful for a little boy's room. And I love the color scheme! I know it will come out amazing!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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    1. I'm totally leaning toward the striped bedding and that seems to be the consensus in the comments. Thank you so much for putting in your two cents!

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  8. I love the ombre wall! It's blue, yet not so blue that, as you said, would make the room look smaller. It's subtle and the white/grey on top makes the room look airier. Maybe that's the best way to get what you and Jacob both want. I'd love to see the finished room. :)

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    1. Isn't that ombre wall amazing?! I don't even know how to do something like that! I bet it would be a pain! haha. Thank you so much for letting me know your thoughts!

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  9. This is all coming together so nicely. I love the vibe. I'd personally not go with the dark walls because I always feel like the dark color minimizes the room (like you said). Love the accessories and both of the bed spreads. I think I like the top best for long term, but both are adorable!

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  10. So somehow accidentally, Austin's room is Superhero and I have that same thought "we are going to have to redo this in a few years.." but his bedding is just striped, all the Superhero stuff is wall art, so maybe that won't be so bad to redo down the road. We might have to go to Hobby Lobby this weekend and get those letters because he would LOSE HIS MIND!!! were they fairly inexpensive?

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  11. His room is going to rock. I love the more grown up touches and his name in Superhero letters is awesome.

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  12. I love all of the above. Of the two comforters, I think I prefer the striped one. Maybe you can somehow bribe him that he can have his choice with the comforter if you can compromise on a lighter wall color?

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  13. Can't wait to see your finished product....everything is perfect for a little boy! LOVE the color combos!!

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  14. I think boys can/should have a mirror! Plus, they make rooms look bigger =)

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  15. Loving the classic color combo and all the elements you've chosen! Look forward to seeing it all together!

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  16. I was totally leaning towards the plaid comforter until I saw the Super Hero letters...now, I'm going with the majority and voting for the striped. My son has a khaki & navy comforter, which is totally boring, but we let him pick out some Thomas the Train sheets to make him feel like he had a say in the decoration experience. ;)

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  17. I'm really loving plaid or stripes for a superhero bedroom. I love the color scheme, so classic and something he can grow with! I need to get ready to refresh my sons teen bedroom. It's a legit mess right now!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! I think that we will probably go with the stripes! Now I'm just trying to decide what color to paint the walls!

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