Star Wars Kids Bedroom
I have been complaining about our home since the day we moved in 4 years ago. We had to move quickly to Des Moines for Andy’s job at the time and we didn’t have the finances since I was home with the kids at the time to find our forever dream home. Don’t get me wrong - we are blessed to have the home we do but the interior is not my style and it just overwhelms me thinking about how much I would have to change to really love it. I haven’t fully decorated any room in our house because I can’t wrap my head around the orange oak trim and cabinets, the beige carpet and overall lack of natural light - gah!
After a big tantrum this past January we have decided this is not our forever home but I’m going to change up the decor in small ways so I at least feel like it’s our home now and to have the spaces reflect the personalities of those who are in them. Instead of thinking of everything all at once I want to change, I decided to go room by room and make the task more do-able … and affordable. First up - Miles’ bedroom.
The kids’ bedrooms are on the third floor so they are small and not really where they play regularly. They are mostly for sleeping and storing their clothing so I wanted to create a space for him that he would love but will also grow with him as he gets older.
Miles loves Star Wars and I have fallen in love with a few bloggers that we have featured in our magazines lately, so after seeing how Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay designs kids rooms I got the confidence I could tackle this project and have a room I love and Miles will love.
Wallpaper is definitely back and trending but the best part is it’s so EASY now. My husband and I tackled this one wall in about 3 hours total and it’s removable so really easy. I think just painting the walls white and removing the dark blackout curtains was a huge improvement on lightening up the space. Now his room doesn’t feel so tiny and it’s more functional as a bedroom as well. His clothes and toys are stored within the closet and dresser and he still has room to play on the floor if he wants to.
The dresser, nightstand and bed are all new and I thought those pieces will be great to transition with him as he gets older. The bedding can stay with him as well and we can easily change out the Star Wars theme but honestly Andy would love this room so maybe it’s timeless?! ;)
Sources: (1) Mid Century Chandelier (2) similar bed quilt (3) geometric throw pillow (4) fringe throw pillow (5) Star Wars bed sheets/pillow covers (6) body pillow (7) retro Star Wars artwork (8) artwork frames (9) pennant (10) nightstand (11) sconce reading light (12) area rug (13) bed (14) wall hooks (15) dresser (16) gold circle shelf (17) light saber night light (18) globe (19) poster (20) wall shelf (21) wallpaper