Welcome to my son’s bedroom! Creating this “warm” space for my little guy was such a pleasure! I adore this room and wanted to share it with you.
The creation of this room started with a well-detailed plan. I often do a lot of research and write-down/sketch my ideas. I also collect various magazine clippings for inspiration. Once I have my theme, I begin shopping!
First in order was paint. Paint, to me, is so important; it’s the backdrop for the entire room. It’s definitely a mood setter. Since I went with a nautical design, I wanted blue walls. In my previous home, my husband and I tried a suede technique and I loved it! Thus, starting my quest for the perfect “blue” suede paint. And to my surprise, I found it: Ralph Lauren Suede paint, color: Ventana.
After the walls were completed, my husband added crown molding. Once it was installed, we added an additional piece of decorative molding just below it. For a “special” touch, I hand painted a navy blue stripe in between the two pieces. I really like the look we achieved; it added a little architectural touch to my son’s small box-shaped bedroom.
My next task, was to tackle the awkward bump out in the room. I had an extra armchair, so I decided to turn it into a reading nook. I really enjoy this area; it’s cozy and perfect for reading.
Finally, it was time for accessorizing, my favorite part! Most of my purchases were either sale or clearance items; which made my son’s room furnished for a fraction of the cost!
I always knew I wanted a nautical bedroom for my little man. A “transitional” nautical space, one he could grow with. A room that felt modern, yet traditional. And, I think I achieved it. I can honestly say, this is my favorite room in the house!
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.