Having three little girls, I’ve had lots of opportunities to design and share rooms for them over the years, but the one question I get over and over is What if you had a little boy? So for today’s mood board Monday, I started putting together a mood board for a fun imaginary little boy’s room and when I was finished, I realized it’s actually completely gender neutral!
As with every room I put together, I focus on overall budget rather than choosing the least expensive version of each item I could find. This save/splurge room is an easy way of creating a classic child’s room filled with pieces that will grow with them. The complete room is under $1900!
Paint: Benjamin Moore Super White: If you are going to introduce a lot of color in other areas of the room, I love to keep the wall calm. This is one of my favorite white paint colors!
World Map: $85 This oversized, neutral world map is actually a floor mat but sure makes for beautiful, durable (read: unbreakable) art for a child’s room.
Flush Mount Light: $147
Shelves: $8 Whether it’s their favorite books or a collection they’re dying to display, it’s important to give kids a dedicated spot to do so in their own room. These shelves are perfect for either!
Art Clips: $29 To support and display their creativity.
Dresser: $599 So much warmth and texture injected into one gorgeous dresser, am I right?!
Bedding: $129 A fresh, quilted, take on the classic window pane–gets me every time!
Wall Sconce: $169 I love using wall-mounted lamps in kids’ rooms because it eliminates the possibility of them knocking it over and breaking it! This one comes in a few different colors (we got the white for Greta’s room a few years ago) but I love the pop of persimmon in here.
Rug (8×10): $195 A kids room is not really the place I love to splurge on a rug. Elsewhere–absolutely! But in a kids bedroom, I like to bank on it lasting through slime-induced accidents for at least 2 years and everything else is bonus. And you can never go wrong with stripes.
Bed: $279 The classic Jenny Lind bed in chic black grounds the room.
Basket: $59 I like to use these lidded baskets as hampers in my girls’ rooms but they’re perfect for stashing toys, too!
Sheets: $19 Sheets are such an inexpensive and, often, unexpected, way to bring in a splash of color. This seafoam green compliments the red-orange accents in the room!
Sloth Pillow: $48 For funsies.
Round Pillow: $98 This wool and felt two-toned pillow is a splurge but I can attest, nice bedding and accents 100% helped me keep my room tidy as a child and even today. It’s good to give them something to care for!