With Harry on the cusp of turning 4, we've decided to spruce up and organise his bedroom a little. He's really into the Marvel characters at the moment, but I wanted to make the decor long-lasting too. Who knows what characters he's going to be into in a few months time and we are not going to be re-styling every 6 months!
We haven't touched the wall colour since we moved in 3 years ago and we've decided to leave it as it is for now until we're 100% sure of what to do on the walls. I really like these wallpapers, but I'm not sure which one I prefer, whether to put the same on all four walls, use both, or have an a feature wall with the other three plain.......
We've gone mainly for a red and blue 'stars and stripes' theme, which I'm happy is both 'boy' enough for him as well as being something he can't really get bored of as quickly as a TV character!
I was keen to keep the room looking bright and airy, so the bed covers are quite a pale shade of blue and the walls are fairly light. Lots of navy blue could quickly turn a room very dark.
The toy box, which we've recently moved from the living room is also acting as a bedside table at the moment, but I hate the cables on show, so a proper bedside table will have to go here at some point. I love the idea of a mid-sleeper cabin bed for him one day too, which will enable us to use the space under the bed for a desk and to store toys or maybe a small chest of drawers.
When the toy box was downstairs, the entire contents were constantly being emptied out and left trailing through the house. Being upstairs we've found we can rotate his 'downstairs toys' and put the others in the box. Being upstairs now, we've noticed that he is less inclined to keep emptying it! This has also stopped him getting bored of certain toys as when they disappear for a while, he's excited about them again when they come back out.
More fab toy storage from Next... I love this huge bag, which I've used to store the million soft toys Harry has which were previously just piled in the corner of his room. I also got the red star boxes, which have served well to store all his cars, planes, trainers and the little random toys that he's collected.
Harry has quite a lot of Lego, so instead of the finished articles being put straight back into the Lego box, we've displayed them on a shelf above his bed. Again, he's less inclined to keep getting them down and leaving pieces trailing through the house. He's not quite old to build them himself yet, so having them up on display also avoids the frustration of him not being able to re-build them if they get broken.
I made this personalised Superhero picture for him myself using Pic Monkey, and framed it in a square picture frame. There are many internet stores that do many variations of this type of picture, which read 'Boy's are superhero's in disguise', but I wanted to personalise something myself by adding his name.
This funny picture I bought some time ago and I think that's where my idea of stars came from...
I think he would really love this Marvel canvas too, which we may get him for his birthday....
All of Harry's books which we tend to read at bedtime are stored in these square shelves at the moment. I found them really great at storing books as they keep them all upright and tidy.
This Stars and Stripes theme is definitely going to last him a while. Luckily it currently reminds him of Captain America, but it would also suit older boys too. Toy storage is a real must in his room as I want to avoid it looking cluttered. I think it's important that at bedtime we can put everything away and make his room a calm place for him to sleep.
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