I am the last to do a themey bedroom for kids. Maybe because I have seen some over the top Winnie The Pooh themed bedrooms over the years that have traumatized me (haha). I avoid themes as much as possible. The real reason is that kids' personalities change and grow along with them, so locking them into a really obvious or overdone theme can be tiresome on the eyes, and expensive to replace when they grow out of it.
I did however break that rule (somewhat) when I was called upon to design a bedroom for 3 brothers in Magnolia. I decided to go with a woodlands theme.
I was inspired by this iconic Cole and Son wallpaper based on a 1959 print by Michael Clark. The wallpaper pattern is called Woods, and it has been a favorite for Cole and Son. Although the woodlands theme is evident in this boys' bedroom, I still kept it as sophisticated, functional, yet still playful for three rumbustious boys.
The bedroom overall is large but long and narrow, and needed to comfortably accommodate 3 boys - two early teenagers and a tween.
The wallpaper became the accent for the main wall of the room, and the rest of the room was painted in a complementary color. The wall is anchored by two custom reclaimed wood full size beds that I designed and had made by Republic Creations Katy. The rustic texture helps to enhance the casual woodland feel without being overdone.
The two beds were enough to sleep only two boys, and so I also had a custom upholstered queen daybed with a pull out trundle made as well for the opposite wall. This provided room for 3 more boys if ever they needed more room for sleepovers, without taking up too much floor space.
The layout of the room created so many different zones, and still had enough traffic path to navigate the room without stubbing toes
You can see that the artwork, window treatments, which are woven woods roman shades, and even the chandelier gives a nod to the theme, without being cheesy.
The center of the room was reserved as a gaming area. We managed to fit four leather armless swivels and a round cocktail ottoman - perfect for gaming.
The center vignette is anchored by a green rug meant to look like grass - another way that the woodland theme was reinforced without being too much.
Can you imagine all the fun they have playing video games int his room?
Here are some more shots of the woodland bedroom
The woodlands bedroom was so much fun to create, and I wish these boys lots of fun, video game playing, scary story telling, in their space.
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