Teenage Room Board Design that Will Rock Your Boys World – Interior Design Fort Worth
That once colicky baby boy who caused sleepless nights for his Mama is now impossible to wake-up. Not only that but he’s wearing deodorant and you’re showing him how to figure out a combination lock for middle school. It’s hard to remain calm when your kids grow up BEFORE YOUR EYES but when you embrace each stage for what it’s worth and truly LIVE in the moment – you’re kids will thrive and you won’t miss a thing!
Enter the life and times of Trey. His room was fit for an 8 year old and that was not going to fly anymore for this music-loving, guitar rocking 14 year old. It was time for a change. His love of music and the Union Jack flag was our inspiration for the room. Trey and his dad love to jam together and bust out the vintage records and turntable. They needed a proper, grown-up space for this and Trey’s new room was just the ticket.
Trey wanted to incorporate blue in his room, but how? We needed to move away from the baby blue pallet and land on something a little more sophisticated. His design and ideas were all over the place so Trey’s Mom knew she needed help to pull the room together. We were able to hone in on Trey’s style and give him what he wanted all while sticking to a chic, cool design. Our goal was to incorporate music and British accents without it feeling “themed”. The more “themed” a room is the more juvenile it can feel. Another goal was to give the room a lofty, urban feel with touches of blue grey. Something that would not only have minimal items (read: less mess), but also feel cozy and give Trey a place to relax.
Here is the design board we presented to the family:Since this space will serve as Trey’s bedroom, office and hang-out-with-friends place, the room needed to be flexible and multifunctional. We gave Trey the option of two beds and he chose a functional wooden one (see below) with extra storage. The chalkboard accent wall and wood shelves will house Trey’s record collection (not cameras as shown). The bedside nesting tables are a perfect spot for drinks, a reading lamp and electronic devices. When more surface area is needed for sheet music or the turntable Trey can pull out the smaller table and viola! Trey’s “work” area on the opposite side of the room will house the amazing blue canvas lounger, his desk and the brown leather upholstered office chair. The leather adds warmth to the space while still keeping with the clean lines of the room.
And how about the pops of red in the simple light fixture, vintage pay phone and bedding? Swoon-worthy! As in favorite British rock band swoon-worthy!
The main wall color is “Nimbus” by Benjamin Moore, and the accent chalkboard wall is “Gunmetal” also by Benjamin Moore (offering the perfect touch of blue we were looking for).
The lesson in all this? Mom, keep the refrigerator stocked (difficult with boys…we know!) and let your teenager dream about their room, listen to their ideas but then call us to help make the space look amazing! 😉 And stayed tuned for this official Room Reveal on the blog! We can’t wait to show you the finished project!