Hi, sweet friends! I am so excited about today because we get to reveal our Modern Coastal Boys Room design plans with you! First I want to dig into why we chose this and what we hope it can be for our son. Since he was young they have lived in the Pacific Northwest, beautiful ocean as far as your eyes can see, soaring redwood trees and all of the beautiful surroundings that region has to offer. We went for a visit last summer and the difference between this area and good old Oklahoma is literally night and day.
If they wake up and want to go surfing they have the luxury of the ocean being right in their backyard. The weather never gets scorching hot like it does here and having the wilderness right at your fingertips would be easy to get used to I am sure. The town is a very small fishing town and is a bit remote as opposed to our home right in the heart of the city.
So when thinking about what it will mean for him to move all the way across the country and start over at a brand new much larger school where he doesn’t know a soul, I can’t help but wonder how scary that must be for him. Especially at an age when friends and driving are really the only two things that matter. Honestly, when I was that age there wouldn’t have been enough money in the world that would make me to agree to leave my friends. So we know just how difficult this move may be for him and we are just trying to keep these things in mind while we go throughout this transition.
What we want is to give him the absolute best opportunity to be comfortable and succeed in our home. So it is very important that he has a space that feels somewhat like “home”. It needs to be grown up and masculine while still bringing in some of those coastal elements that he knows so well. Luckily this also stays in line with our whole home color palette so everything will blend in nicely.
When dealing with a kids room I think it is just as important as any other space to keep the major design elements neutral. How many times have you redone your child’s room in the latest character or bright color only to have them be sick of it in six months? Now just imagine if those major pieces and walls were done in a neutral color, it would be so easy to change things up.
Also, I think there are many people out there that believe a room would be boring without brightly colored walls and it is just the opposite. There are so many things you can do with art and accessories, the possibilities are literally endless. The only difference is when it is time for a change you won’t break the bank starting over.
The walls in this room will be the same repose gray that we have used in other spaces in our home. The color goes with absolutely anything and I love how much it brightens up the space. I wanted to include several natural elements in the space as well as a beautiful framed beach print to make him feel a little more at home. The room isn’t huge but sometimes it is better to just have the essentials as the room can quickly become cluttered and overpowering.
Overall we want this room to be a grown up space our son will love and adding in those personal elements that he enjoys in his day to day life will ultimately help him feel more comfortable in the space. We believe it will be a great representation of his personality and feel it will help him adjust a little better having something that was designed specifically for him in this new world full of new unfamiliar things. So be looking for the reveal in the next few weeks.
Also, I am super excited to announce that we have exceeded over 2000 Pinterest followers in just a few months so thank you all for showing the love and pinning!