My boys correct my language all the time.
“Cute” is a banned word that must be replaced with “cool”.
Their macho-ness effects all aspects of life, even how we decorate their room.
While I may want to accessorize with cuddly forest creatures, my boys want cool.
But their definition of cool changes every week! Trains one day, dinosaurs the next. And since I don’t want to be redecorating on a regular basis, I had to come up with a solution.
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Rules on How to Decorate a Boys Room
No Cute Themes
You’re just asking for trouble if you spend your hard earned money and time on a room that’s themed around your child’s favorite television character. Even race cars may embarrass your child in a couple years. When I was a kid, I had a French horn painted on my wall because that’s what I played. Even though I loved playing horn for nearly another ten years, I’ll admit that the themed room was a little embarrassing to bring friends to when I was in my late teens. So it’s best to avoid themes all together, unless you want to redo this process every year!
Go with a Color Scheme
Pick three to five versatile colors that go well together and don’t scream “little kid”. Let your child give their input. If the room revolves around colors, it’s easy to change a decorative piece here and there as your child’s interests change, without disrupting the whole room. One way I try and anchor the color theme is with a large textile statement piece like curtains or bedding. If you’re looking for GORGEOUS unique fabric, you will adore Minted. Independent designers send in their creations and they’re highly customizable and oh so fun! But the fabric you find on Minted has been crafted into all sorts of home decor finds. They have everything from place mats to lamp shades. We love the curtains we found there!
The colors are bold and beautiful and the pattern is funky yet timeless! They’re a perfect backdrop to anchor the boys room.
To fill some wall space, I again turned to Minted. Their Art Prints will have you drooling. And it’s easy to make them all “go” together in a gallery wall because the majority of prints on Minted have multiple color options. I picked a mixture of texts and images that I thought fit well together and don’t fall into the dreaded “little kid” category. One important note about Minted. Every design is submitted by individual artists who work for themselves. By purchasing from them, you’re helping VERY small business owners, most of which are work at home mothers!
Unfortunately, the boys room is very small and I don’t have the camera equipment to showcase how cute this feature wall really is. Just use your imagination! Thanks! Oh, and they have a sensory swing in their room that kinda gets in the way. Sorry!
So whether you’re looking to decorate your child’s room, revamp your living room or even send out stunning party invitations, Minted has you covered. But be warned! You’ll fall in love with this site and be sorely tempted to buy it ALL! That’s why you’ve got to enter this giveaway for a $250 credit to Minted! But head on over to Minted and you can start saving away your ideas and dreams in their fun virtual gallery walls and favorites page.
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A BIG thank you to Minted for providing for my boys room mini makeover and sponsoring the giveaway prize! You guys ROCK!