Ah the sleep of the summer holidays! Just two more to go…
Mr G’s room was in need of a bit of an update this summer. It’s a mammoth task as he hasn’t got to the stage where he can rationalise or part with stuff easily – his sister seemed to suddenly do it around 6/7 – so his room is a real explosion of treasures, lego, toys and random finds.
The main thing was to replace the traffic themed wall stickers he had had since he was tiny. We went for a superhero bedroom update, with a twist. We ordered an army net of the the internet, an Incredible hulk lamp and some wall art from Wayfair. The Hulk Tales to Astonish Plaque looks great next to this Hulk nightlight. Wayfair’s range of Hulk wall art is pretty incredible!
Mr G chose the wall art himself, but we did try and lead him towards wall art that would last him a long time – choices that will still be cool when he is a teenager. The Batman Wanted wall art looks great above his desk, next to a little Batman canvas he already had. There is a huge choice of cool Batman wall art at Wayfair.
As you can see, his room is generally a bit of a mess, he’s a 6yo boy and I really don’t believe in overstyling kids’ rooms for makeover pieces, I like to keep it real. But what you see is that the camo net, incredible hulk light and wall art creates a focal point and pulls your eye away from the mess on the floor.
Now when I walk past I think ‘cool’ instead of ‘really must tidy up’.
We’ve also added more shelves, including a printer’s block for tiny treasures, a big shelf we took out of the hallway, which is perfect for his lego, and a large book shelf Mr A wasn’t using in his office. The extra storage is really helping to reduce the amount of stuff on the floor too.
Next step is to replace his bedding and get some curtains. I am looking to find something that isn’t all out cheesy superhero. I want something, like the wall art, that he can grow up for a good few years with and that won’t clash with what is already there. Any ideas on colours? Let me know if you’ve spotted anything.
I spotted this Comic Book Strip Cushion while browsing, great for a superhero bedroom update, new in at Wayfair, and there are lots more to choose from.