March 18, 2021
For some reason these boys of mine never want regular kids bedroom. Well, I am not sure if I can fully blame them, as a mom I am all about designing rooms that not only function well but that will also allow us all to truly thrive in our home. For me, that means that their rooms fit their personalities, current interests, and talents. You may recall the science lab bedroom we did for my middle son towards the end of last year. He is still so in love with his room and the idea of being a scientist. My oldest son is all about sports, basketball in particular. He loves working out, coaching people, and making personal training videos. He is only seven years old but he is really serious about working out and encouraging others to do the same. So as his parents we are fully supporting him and decided to turn his bedroom into a little gym and potential backdrop for his videos.
His bedroom was pretty much a disaster prior to starting his room makeover. I attempted to do a little sponge accent wall and well… you see how that turned out… The room just really did not have much of an identity or theme. Thankfully, my kids are full of personality and ideas and so I am! We had so much fun bringing this room to life and these little people are already really enjoying this space.
Basketball is definitely his favorite sport, but he also has a strong interest in history and learning how things work. I thought these basketball related patent prints would be something that would speak to both of those interests. How cool would it be if one day he owns a few (or more) patents of his own?
For his bed, my priority was finding something that would be sturdy and kind of industrial looking to flow with the gym theme. It was also a priority to find something that was not expensive because these boys are growing and he may need a bigger bed sometime soon. I found this bed on Amazon and immediately fell in love. It checked all of my boxes and I really think it looks great in here.
I was determined to find a little locker for his nightstand to continue carrying the gym theme out. This piece was a little tricky to assemble but how cute is it here? I am also really working to teach these kids how to be organized so I purchased little bins at the dollar spot at Target for $5 for the inside. Now there is no excuse for him misplacing his wallet, watch, etc.
The sign really brings the space together. I stared at it for a few days before placing the order just trying to imagine it in this space and it is even better than I imagined. The quality is amazing and it shipped so fast. I am also in love with this wallpaper! I actually ordered it super last minute! I was actually planning to do a wood accent wall but just had very little peace about it. I am so happy that I decided to pivot and do peel and stick wallpaper instead. It adds just the right amount of visual interest to the space without being too overwhelming.
For awhile, I was stomped about what to add to the actual workout space for a seven year old. There are so many pieces of equipment that would have been great in here, but are just not safe for his age and size. I knew early on that we would do punching bag and I actually thought that we would also do a pull up bar system on the wall. However, when the pull up bar system arrived, hubby informed me that it was not going to work on drywall, it had to be installed on concrete or brick only. I was pretty bummed about that but decided to move forward with other ideas. I purchased this little ball hopper and after several suggestions from my Instagram fam, I picked up a mini trampoline as well.
I wanted him to have a place to display his trophies and other awards as they come in and store some of his books so I ordered this bookcase from Overstock. I am sure over the years, what is displayed here will change but for now it just houses his favorite books, scoreboard (I purchased it from Target a few years back but it looks like it is no longer sold there), and some knick knacks. The last thing I did was paint his closet doors, organize/clean his closet and hang his basketball goal up. I purchased the goal at our local Ollie’s for Christmas.
Overall, I think this room turned out great. My little client seems to agree and his brothers do as well so I am counting this one as a win! Two room refreshes done… two more to go (my youngest son’s and ours).
Frames (budget-friendly, low quality)