Too bad the 4 year old owner of the room just smiled and shrugged when he saw this transformation. But, Leo has been pretty vocal about his indifference the whole time. Boys. 🤷🏽♀️
Here is the inspiration board I came up with… I stuck to most of my original ideas. One thing I knew I wanted from the get-go was fun and on trend wallpaper that would add interest to the room, while still keeping it light and bright.
I found this bright colorful wallpaper from Anewall. I decided on their self adhesive vinyl option – a peel and stick application – I didn’t want to ruin the wall underneath knowing it’s coming down in a few years. They did tell me if kept in good condition the wallpaper should last about 5 years! Surely the cactus trend will have died by then! 😆
Installing the wallpaper was pretty straightforward. Jose watched the kids so I could work alone…. it took me about 2 hours. What I liked about it is that in the beginning, when I was still getting the hang of it, I could quickly lift it back up and redo a piece if I needed to.
Watch me apply a roll on this sped up video:
It really was that easy!
These blocks from Bannor Toys remind me of my childhood!
I put a ZZ plant in both boys’ rooms after I discovered how easy they are to take care of. I ignore them for weeks at a time, and they still look just like this. They don’t mind shade and if you forget to water them, they will perk right back up once you remember!
I was going back and forth on finding a large piece of art Leo would enjoy as he grows older when I stumbled upon this vintage flag from Chairish. I didn’t want to pay full price, but they have an option to offer bids, so I made one. The owner of the flag sent me a counter offer moments later, and we had a deal! This international flag sign’s original purpose was to designate safety zones. But…. I just like it because it looks cool and and has green, so whatever!
I love the view of Leo’s room now from the boys’ jack n jill style bathroom!
Most sources listed below. Please reach out if you are interested in something I did not share. And as always feel free to pin.
Cactus Wallpaper / Bed / Plus Sign Sheets (sold out) / Plus Sign Sheets (similar) / Stripe Comforter + Shams / Ukulele / Toy Shelf / Peppa Pig Schoolhouse / Dragons Eat Tacos Stuffie / Vintage Flag / Dresser / Table Lamp / ABC Blocks / Floor Lamp (similar) / Navy Windsor Chair / Whale Eating Ship Print / Roller Shades (a local custom window treatments business)