We were talking last night about buying the boys some new beds and searching on the internet for cool themes for a boys room.
The little cotbeds that have served us so well, up until now, are beginning to look a little ‘pinched’ — for want of a better word.
There is still a little bit of room, between their feet and the end of each bed; but not much.
It seems like yesterday when we bought them. I remember thinking that 4 years seemed like ages away, when the lady in the shop said that they’d probably last until the boys went to school.
But in the blink of an eye my babies are grown. We’re preparing for them to start school in just 6 weeks time and the little cotbeds have been outgrown.
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I think we’ve pretty much settled on the idea of bunkbeds but it’s got me thinking about redecorating.
I’ve always loved their room; white and brights. The perfect combo for little people.
As they’re a little older, I think now’s the time to lose the colourful wallpaper (maybe?) and try to think of a theme that will carry them through the next 4 or 5 years.
My godson is now 10 and he’s recently had his room redecorated. He was instrumental in choosing the theme; the way that it looks and feels is very much his taste. Prior to that he had a little boys bedroom, with a train mural running around the circumference of the room.
I’m definitely going to ask for a bit of input from the boys but might draw the line at TV character bedding.
Cool themes for a boys room
Children’s television programmes and films aside, there are so many other places to look for inspiration.
Adventure and fantasy is a huge theme for kid’s rooms for 2017.
Mountain murals are going to be a big trend this year.
As are space-themed bedrooms (which would please the boys as they’re obsessed with Star Wars).
I particularly like the thought of an inky dark wall covered in constellations.
But for now. I’m just going to ponder on it.
The boys have expressed an interest in a LEGO themed room — that could lend itself well and could be quite fun.
But we need to track down the perfect bunkbeds first and the design of the room will come later.
I can see that I’m going to be dreaming about bedroom updates for the foreseeable future!
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.