This kid’s coastal bedroom came together so quickly for Leo and I couldn’t love it more!
A Kid’s Coastal Bedroom Design
I was sad to lose the cactus wallpaper because it was kind of wild and fun, but to be totally honest with you I love it SO much more this way.
Why The Switch: From Cactus to Coastal
His coastal bedroom just flows with our home better. When I stepped into Leo’s room before, sometimes the wallpaper would feel jarring. Our home style isn’t eclectic and I wanted to keep his room with the style we have everywhere else: a lot of wood, white and blues and grays. A slightly coastal kids’ bedroom seemed just right.
This post explains how the cactus wallpaper was damaged and why I had to take it down (and what happens to walls after removable wallpaper comes off!), and this post is from when I first installed the cactus wallpaper.
The Before: Cactus Cool
I need to find a fun place for that flag now!
After: Kid’s Coastal Bedroom Vibes
All the blues and the grays with the wood… I love these colors. This room is my vibe. Slightly beachy, very relaxed.
Picking Out Artwork
We have been pleased with all our Minted framed art pieces we have brought into the home so far. Leo’s one request was for some “space stuff” in this room, and so to me that meant some glow in the dark ceiling stars and a piece of space art that he liked. But I had to like it too- and when I looked around for spacey art I was a disappointed… until I found this piece. I mean, could it be any prettier? It also happens to have his name LEO on it, so that was a lucky coincidence. I think the wood frame is the perfect tone for a kid’s coastal bedroom- but we also used this same frame in our dining room.
I took this picture when we first put the art up. The fact that it’s off center is killing me right now. I might need to retake this shot.
Pay Attention to Pattern
So, I thought I was done, but I took a few pictures and felt like it was actually needing something. Decided I would try a rug in here I’ve loved for years. Turns out, it was just what was missing! Look what a difference it makes with just a little pattern to the room! It is one of the more affordable rugs Crate and Barrel sells actually- it is an indoor/outdoor rug but not scatchy. I’m hoping that attribute makes it more durable.
I am glad that I did a solid upholstered bed; the navy will blend with however his room changes as he grows! He has had this bed for almost 2 years now and we plan to have him in it for life! It is low to the ground, so this would also work well for a child transitioning out of a crib.
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 you can still just eyeball the painters tape. Not tricky. It adds a interest to the walls, not to mention it brings the coastal fun vibe to this child’s bedroom!
bed / sheets (100% cotton ones here) / duvet cover / quilt folded over the bed / euro pillow / lumber pillow / white nightstand / task lamp / nesting table is Target and discontinued / 3 wood mirror are Home Goods / giraffe / Northern Sky art / toy and book shelf / dresser is PBTeen and discontinued, here is similar / Eat More Tacos banner / white bear nightlight / wood hooks similar / hamper basket / camping stool / blue chair / ukulele / rug / rocking horse
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