I’m pretty excited about this post! I don’t typically post interior spaces, but I have been having a ton of fun decorating my house and wanted to share. During my extended break, I realized that I was also putting pressure on myself to have a perfectly decorated house (why?- post here). You know, a house that looks like the magazines. For some reason, once I became a grown up, I thought I had to decorate like a grown up (aka perfectly). It suddenly felt so intimidating and overwhelming! Where did my eclectic, quirky, resourceful (working with what I have) decorating style go?!?! Back in the day, I would decorate my apartments without a care for what it was supposed to look like, and it was fun! I have no fear when being creative with my clothes, so why not carry this concept into my house?!? I’m bringing the fun back! I’m bringing my eclectic, quirky, resourceful decorating style back! My son’s room is the perfect example of this realization coming to life…
My son needed a nightstand and a desk. Well, I didn’t have either, so I stole the table I had in the playroom (they never, ever sat at it anyway) and used it for both! It’s a nightstand and a desk all in one!
I originally had the standard pillow behind the red pillow, but it felt like it needed something in the back, like a Euro sham. Well, who needs a Euro sham when you have giant stuffed animals?!?! Bingo! I was also racking my brain trying to come up with a fun way to display my son’s Legos. Then it came to me! What about the bookshelf in the living room that is holding old Reader’s Digests?!?! Bingo! I think my bookshelf got an upgrade! I purchased the chest at the foot of the bed from Round Top many years ago, and it’s the perfect storage solution to stash Legos!
It’s amazing how fun toys can look when arranged nicely together! It won’t stay like this for long, but for now it sure looks pretty! My husband found the pennants at an antique store around the corner from our house. I taped them to the wall, because… why not?!
I purchased these nautical buoys from Round Top when my son was a baby. I loved them in his nursery, and I still love them in his big boy room. The colors are so vibrant and fun! I am still in love with his “Work Like a Captain, Play Like a Pirate” poster from Etsy that I used to have hanging over his crib!
My son’s room would not be complete without a Star Wars poster! He loves Star Wars! I’ll be honest, I was a little apprehensive about putting up the Star Wars poster, but I got over myself and now I love it!
What do fish sheets, Star Wars pillowcases, pennants, nautical buoys, a Lego display, mismatched stuffed animals, snow globes, a Star Wars poster and a Ninjago clock have in common? Nothing! But it’s fun, colorful, and happy! Isn’t that how a room should be? Now I have to figure out how to make Pokemon cards looks cool- ha! Any ideas?
I saved the best picture for last! This is what it’s all about.
A special thanks to my sister (@tellittoyourneighbor), a real interior designer, for helping me with my house and for sending me ideas! We have so much fun creating together! The creative cycle is what makes these two sisters tick! I hope this post got your creative juices going! My son’s room is a perfect example of what happens when you give up on perfect and bring the fun back! Now you know why I keep texting my sister pictures of the house with the caption “I’m back!”!
Many of the objects from the room were found out and about, but here are the items I could find on the internet: