Updated: Apr 17, 2020
Are you guys ready for a non-white room 😉
For this design project, I gave Justus the reigns and he did most of the selections. I don’t know why it was so hard to give up design control (LOL), but it was! I think because I love it so much, and I want him to love it too. But in the end, it’s his room and he should have more input than me. (Get a grip, Audra…. I mean, it’s not like he wanted gross posters or neon green walls!)
Here’s the design board that we landed on for his room.
To make the room larger, we knocked out the old closet and punched through the wall into Izzy’s extra closet to create a new closet for Justus. He chose Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams for the wall paint. I actually love how it turned out! Don’t be afraid to use a dark color in a small space. This color works because we kept the floor and ceiling light so it balances it out. (We used this color in the dining room in our last house, which we loved too.) Also, because the room is on the smaller side, we knew that a loft bed was the best option to offer more lounge space AKA Xbox playing space. 😉
Here’s my disclaimer: giving Justus full reign of his room also meant that he could add whatever he wanted on the walls. And I’m totally good with this… even if it meant adding red, orange, blue, and yellow everywhere. #stilllearningtoletgo
One of the things I love most about Justus is his genuine love for others. And that transfers into his room. We were able to find a place for meaningful things like Aunt Hannah’s (very large & wrinkly) Johnny Cash poster. (Makes my heart feel her when I’m in there.) He also has framed drawings and photos that he’s taken (he’s a great artist and photographer!). I also love that he chose old shirts and Chris’ old soccer jerseys as wall art. My Mama heart is full 😉 (Plug: decorating doesn’t have to be expensive. Look around your home and get creative!)
Also, anyone else’s teenager have LED and Christmas lights up year round?
P.S. To shop some of the furniture or decor, scroll to the bottom of the post.