With all my anxiety problems recently I’ve spent lot of time redirecting my thoughts into something constructive. So basically, that means that my Pinterest feed has been filled with idyllic images of perfect rooms in my house, that whilst lovely to dream about, in reality will never happen. But one room I’ve been madly pinning ideas for is Chase’s bedroom. If I’m being honest, it doesn’t need decorating. I actually decorated it whilst pregnant in a cutesy safari theme, and so far, Chase has never actually slept in his room. But I’ve decided that redecorating it will both feed my need to do something creative, and help me come to terms with my little man growing up.
Monochrome Kids Bedroom
I’ve tried to choose a theme that is perfect for a toddler, but will also grow well with him. So I’ve chosen a monochrome kids bedroom theme. Namely because I like the simplistic and visually stimulating designs that a black and white colour scheme has to offer.
Looking around, a monochrome kids bedroom seems to be the ‘in’ thing at the moment. The whole Scandinavian design ethic is everywhere. Bold, clean, and able to make a statement. It’s the perfect base for any room, and offers the ability to add a splash of colour in your decor later on if needed.
Being a kids bedroom, I wanted it to have a “theme” that he can relate to in the room. So I’ve chosen an ‘adventures’ theme alongside the monochrome, which I reckon should go pretty well together.
As I said, I’ve been busy pinning ideas for Chase’s new monochrome kids bedroom. And have found that a few things seem to stick out for me that I want to recreate for him. Below is just a snippet of the inspiration taken from my Pinterest board.
I really want to get him a teepee/wigwam. I think it’s something he will love now, and still enjoy in five years time. More if I’m lucky! Plus, it will fit brilliantly in his reading nook. To keep it neutral (in case I decide to redecorate again), I’m swaying towards something simple like stripes or chevrons. Or even triangles to match the wall decals. There seem to be hundreds of stores selling them now, so I think I’m going to be spoilt for choice! Though I am contemplating making one myself if I can’t decide!
Another thing I keep going back to is a house bed. Not only do they look super cool, but their base is almost on the floor. Chase is such a fidget in bed, and often ends up leaning up against the sides, or sideways at the foot end of the bed! So I really like the idea of his bed being low enough that if he does “fall out”, then he’s only rolling maybe an inch or two onto the carpet.
Finally triangles. I love triangles as a shape anyway as they have three sides, and three is one of my lucky numbers. But triangles also match my adventures theme quite well also, as they are the shape of mountains, arrowheads, and teepees! I’m going to look to incorporate triangles in quite a few ways actually. Firstly, small triangle wall decals on the feature wall. Then I’m going to paint some mountains in the reading nook. And finally, add triangles into the decor by having prints of mountains and teepees, as well as other decorations to go on shelves around the room.
Chase’s Monochrome Kids Bedroom Wishlist…
So here’s a selection of items currently on my wishlist for his room – and more importantly where to find them!
So many lovely monochrome and adventurous things to choose from! Writing this down is actually getting me really excited about how his room will turn out. I’ve decided to try and do as much of the decorating myself as possible. And then use small businesses to get the things I can’t make myself. I’m a big fan of shopping small, and showing my support to local businesses. And what better way to do that than to buy and showcase through happy captures on my blog and social pages?
Anyway, that’s my monochrome kids bedroom inspiration post. I hope you enjoyed reading. Stay tuned, as you know there’ll be a series of in-progress and reveal posts to follow!