We used mostly pieces from Crate + Kids for Leo’s little boys’ room! None of this is sponsored I should add – but – we really liked many of their pieces for kids’ furniture. A little modern, easy on the eyes, and the wood is a nice tone.
Leo is 5, and he spends a good amount of time playing in his room. I find him in here all the time (usually with Legos) and we wanted it to be a great space for him!
All the blues and the grays with the wood temps… and I love these colors. This room gives me such a calm, relaxing vibe… especially when it’s not covered in legos and laundry, which is most of the time!
Elements In A Little Boy’s Room That Made It Come Together
Leo’s wanted “space stuff” in this room, and suggested painting his walls black. I’ve seen that done in a very cool way so I did actually consider this option, but I wasn’t ready to commit to his whim… what if he hated it a few weeks later?
We compromised when we found this big constellation artwork. Could it be any prettier? It also happens to have his name LEO on it, so that was a lucky coincidence. (This comes in different sizes and colors!)
Pay Attention to Pattern
We put in this flat weave rug – one of the more affordable rugs Crate and Kids sells actually! I am all about affordable rugs in children’s rooms. I can make all the rules I want, but it’s only a matter of time before I find bubble gum or slime in a kids rooms. This is an indoor/outdoor rug, but not scatchy or hard underfoot. It brings a fun element of pattern and fun!
Leo’s Crate + Kids Bed and a Dupe
I am glad that I did a solid upholstered bed; it miraculously has stayed immaculate despite his habit of standing on the top to jump off. He has had this bed for almost 2 years now. It is low to the ground, so this would also work well for a child transitioning out of a crib.
Update: His bed is no longer sold from Crate and Kids, but this dupe is very similar. It comes in and out of stock so check back!
From Accent Wallpaper to Two Tone Walls
Previously, Leo had a single accent wall of cactus wallpaper. The bright green cactus delivered a wild and fun note to the room, without committing to anything long term.
Truthfully, I loved the vibrant print the wallpaper gave. But despite being fun, sometimes the bold color on the wall made the room feel jarring.
Our home isn’t eclectic and I wanted to keep his room flowing with the style we have everywhere else. This means a lot of wood, whites, blues and grays. A nod to coastal colors seemed just right.
Read what happened to our walls when I took the removable wallpaper down ! Or go take a peek at his fun, vibrant room when it had the cactus removable wallpaper freshly installed.
(See Sherwin Williams Extra White and Ice Cube elsewhere in my home!)
How To Paint Walls Two Different Colors
Move over accent walls– I am loving the way these two tone grey walls add subtle interest.
Two toned walls are the new accent wall! And of course, you don’t necessarily have to be a color loving person to take part in this trend! I am all about neutrals, and I just looked for two colors that played well with each other and were similar on the paint card.
Painting two tone gray walls worked for us. The paint is half Sherwin Williams Extra White up top, and Sherwin Williams Ice Cube on the bottom.
All you need for this effect is a level and painters tape- and if you don’t have a level, honestly, you can still just eyeball the painters tape. It’s not tricky and doesn’t have to be exact- trust me.
Don’t limit yourself to splitting the room in halves. Vary the height on the top third (like I did in the girl’s shared room here) or the bottom third!
Do you want the top or bottom darker? Do you want to go bold with a deep, moody color or create a subtle difference like I did?
Putting two different paint colors add interest to the walls, not to mention the colors we chose brought the coastal fun vibe to this bedroom.
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