Hello friends, I’m excited to finally share this room reveal. If you haven’t already caught a sneak peek over on my social media, then you’re in for a treat.
It’s been about 5 years since we last did my son’s room and for the last couple of months, he has requested a “bigger” boys room. The only reason I was holding out was that I was clueless about a theme and neither of us could decide. Finally, this time I was itching to design a space in my house and I needed a fun project to take on.
Now that my son is turning 8 this year he can definitely tell me what he likes and dislikes, I thought it would be fun to let him design the room with me. I let him know he would be my client and he could help me throughout the design process.
Our first step was to search Pinterest to help us narrow down some ideas. We picked apart a ton of rooms we liked and finally came up with a Lego themed room. I also showed him some great big boy rooms that he could grow into and he loved the idea of a teenager room.
Honestly, the whole thing was such a great bonding experience. He was so eager to get started and excited he could help pick out all the details. I hope that it’s a memory he’ll carry with him forever! Ps. I might have a little designer on my hands lol
When designing for my kids I like to keep things pretty neutral. I like to create a theme with decor and wall art. I find that it is much easier to swap out small pieces without having to completely redo their rooms once they’ve outgrown it. This can save you a ton of money in the future.
You will notice throughout the room I have incorporated the Lego theme with artwork, DIY projects, and small decor pieces. Now if 3 years down the line if he decides he hates Legos, I can remove all those pieces and he can still have a room that he can enjoy.
This room is honestly one of my most favorite rooms in the house. If you want to know one thing about me it is that I am obsessed with black and white. Most of my house, okay maybe all of it is black and white. So to some, it’s no surprise that I choose a black and white color scheme.
You’ll notice throughout the room I incorporated touches of wood, black, gray and white. I wanted the room to have a modern farmhouse feel but still youthful.
Sharpie Shiplap Wall
One of the first things I knew I wanted was to “shiplap” the accent wall that the bed would be against. I knew we wouldn’t do real shiplap bc of time, money and it’s more permanent.
My next thought was to try shiplap wallpaper, I sourced the internet for one and I just kept coming short. Then I remembered seeing a post about sharpie shiplap, so I searched Instagram and Pinterest for directions. I decided this was my best bet. Here is a good blog post about DIYing a shiplap wall.
I will say it was worth it but you can definitely see all the places my ruler slipped or the lines didn’t match up. If you willing to do a little touch-up and it should be perfect.
Lego Pick -A- Brick Wall
Probably my most favorite thing about the room is the pick a brick wall. If you’ve ever been to a Lego store you know what I’m talking about. I was inspired to create a small version of this wall during our trip to the Lego store.
There was a small empty wall and I was really struggling to add a cool factor to the room. When the idea literally popped in my head to create a pick a brick wall using bubble wall aquariums came to mind.
You can choose to use as many bubble wall aquariums to fill your wall. I currently have 6 but plan to add two more in the future. It’s also important to note how high you put them, I did have to purchase a higher step stool so they can reach the top bowls.
For the pick a brick letters I used adhesive vinyl sheets from my local art supply store and cut the letters out using my silhouette machine.
Lego Mini Figure Display Frame
This was one of the easiest DIY projects I’ve ever done. In total it took about an hour to do and it is so worth it. It’s just a fun way to display all the mini figure. The mini figures can be easily removed and put back when your little ones are done playing.
Want to make your own? Here’s how
I also added three hooks under the frame, It’s so important to have a place for everything in my house if not it ends up on the floor. You know exactly what I mean, right?
Another fun DIY and talk about EASY! I literally typed up the words, printed it out and glued a Lego brick separator onto it. It can’t get any easier! In total this cost about $6 to make.
This chalkboard wall has been in his room since we redid it the last time. It’s always fun to see what they draw.
I opted out of two side tables because my son loves to read before bed. This rack allows him to easily reach for his books and put them back when he’s ready for bed.
Finally, I decided to also add a clipboard gallery wall. It’s a fun way to easily display artwork and crafts. You can clip just about anything to the clipboards and change it out as often as you’d like.
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