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  light fixture  is one of my favorite pieces in his room - after looking at endless beautiful homes for my job - I have noticed that a light fixture can change the entire vibe of a room!

The light fixture is one of my favorite pieces in his room - after looking at endless beautiful homes for my job - I have noticed that a light fixture can change the entire vibe of a room!

Hello, my name is Emily and I’m a pillow addict. I honestly had to hold back from buying ALL THE PILLOWS so this is me restraining myself. Pillows make me happy. The front Star Wars pillow is an old Tshirt of my husband’s that my mother in law made into a pillow for me.

Hello, my name is Emily and I’m a pillow addict. I honestly had to hold back from buying ALL THE PILLOWS so this is me restraining myself. Pillows make me happy. The front Star Wars pillow is an old Tshirt of my husband’s that my mother in law made into a pillow for me.

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.

The  artwork  was the perfect vintage vibe I wanted for this room that I saw on a blog by Joni Lay. She uses no commercialized artwork for her designs and I love that.

The artwork was the perfect vintage vibe I wanted for this room that I saw on a blog by Joni Lay. She uses no commercialized artwork for her designs and I love that.

See - pillows are fun and amazing and I love the mix of patterns and shapes. Keeping the bedspread simple and classic and having these as pieces we can change out over time is more economical as well.

See - pillows are fun and amazing and I love the mix of patterns and shapes. Keeping the bedspread simple and classic and having these as pieces we can change out over time is more economical as well.

I love this  furniture set  - this is a nightstand and it matches the dresser on the other side of his room. I love the geometric lines in the white to tie in with the rest of the room and also the quality of this wood was much better than I expected so definitely recommend.

I love this furniture set - this is a nightstand and it matches the dresser on the other side of his room. I love the geometric lines in the white to tie in with the rest of the room and also the quality of this wood was much better than I expected so definitely recommend.

I wanted a  cool sconce light  for his room so he could turn this one if he had to get up in the night or when he gets older he can use as reading light. When I found this one I loved that the color matches his curtains and ties in that pop of aqua.

I wanted a cool sconce light for his room so he could turn this one if he had to get up in the night or when he gets older he can use as reading light. When I found this one I loved that the color matches his curtains and ties in that pop of aqua.

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.

Wallpaper  is no joke but this was pretty easy to install to be honest. We had two small fights and both would do it again so I call that a win.

Wallpaper is no joke but this was pretty easy to install to be honest. We had two small fights and both would do it again so I call that a win.

Had to include a photo of his BFF.

Had to include a photo of his BFF.

I wanted a way to display his small toys that he loves and collects and tend to be on the floor or missing so here was a solution to make them a part of his room decor.

I wanted a way to display his small toys that he loves and collects and tend to be on the floor or missing so here was a solution to make them a part of his room decor.

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?! ;)

Miles loves to read and has always wanted to have “his books” in his room so making this shelf for him was fun - I knew he would love it.

Miles loves to read and has always wanted to have “his books” in his room so making this shelf for him was fun - I knew he would love it.

I  bought a rug  to cover the beige carpet that is my nemesis and because the original carpet is a flat weave it layered seamlessly over it and now I just notice the rug I love and not the carpet below it :)

I bought a rug to cover the beige carpet that is my nemesis and because the original carpet is a flat weave it layered seamlessly over it and now I just notice the rug I love and not the carpet below it :)

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