boys bedroom makeoverWhen school was back in session this year I decided to take on the task of updating my Stepson’s bedroom in our Pasadena home. Fall is a season when we spend more time indoors, and is usually when most people take on the tasks of upgrading and improving dens and bedrooms; the parts of our home where we like to feel cozy.

Bedrooms can be the simplest room in the home to work on and so my DIY bedroom makeover for my stepson’s room was done inexpensively, especially since there is no plumbing to worry about. Knowing that my he absolutely loves the adventureland attractions at Disneyland, I went with that theme for his bedroom; sort a voyagers room; safari meets “Pirates of the Carribbean”. Although he’s only five I wanted to create a room that he won’t grow out of in a few years, so I tried not to make the room too juvenile.

Wall Paint It is a boy’s room so I went with taupe, which is a more masculine color and also falls in line with current color trends. When choosing wall colors, no matter what room in the house, choose a color that will be cohesive with the rest of the house and may add resale value to the home.

Floor rug: From Home Goods $99. It flows with the worldly, traveled voyager look I was going for.  Whatever theme you’re going for in a kids room, it can be easily tied together with the floor rug. Keep in mind darker rugs with patterns don’t show stains as easily.

Storage: Vintage Chest from the Rose Bowl Swap Meet $50: Storage is crucial for a kids room as a means to put away a plethora of toys and books. For my stepson’s bedroom I picked up a vintage chest because it reminded me of an old treasure chest, keeping with the adventureland theme.

Bedding: Faux fur blanket $29 from Costplus World Market. Beige comforter, Anna’s linens $40. Just like a floor rug, the bedding can really tie a room together based on the look that you’re going for.

Most important with any bedroom makeover is to have fun and be inspired!

pasadena realtorErica Rivas | John Aaroe Group

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