It’s been a few months now since we first kicked off our game of musical bedrooms, moving Carson’s bedroom into a new space so that we could take over his old room with bunk beds. We’ve been slowly chipping away these past few months to create this cute little cottage-themed space, involving Carson each & every step of the way.
We started this little modern cottage bedroom by adding a whole lot of character with some vertical shiplap wainscoting (you can see all of the wall panelling options we considered here), which we painted out in the most lovely green (Cushing Green from Benjamin Moore) – I love how the colour changes throughout the day from a blue green in the morning to more of a deep forest green through the afternoon, you can even notice a difference just looking at opposite corners of the room!
We wanted to keep his old dresser and bookshelf (we had them made for his nursery) and I really love the way the wood plays off of the green walls. We did however, purchase some new bedside tables and a new bed – you can see all of the bed options we considered here, but I think the black wood that Carson chose works so perfectly in this space. He also picked out some “fancy” new wall lamps (his words, not mine). I rounded up all sorts of different options for him to choose from, but in the end Carson went with these brass lamps because he liked how fancy and old they looked.
In terms of decor, we haven’t done too much of that yet. I reused the bedding from his old room and brought up an extra chair we had sitting around to fill up the little corner between his door and closet. I’m not sure what I think of it in here just yet – I love the idea of a cozy little reading nook with a library style reading lamp, maybe even recovering this chair with some darker plaid fabric. As cute and cozy as a little reading corner would be, I also really like the idea of bringing in an antique desk. Not only would it be a good space for him to work from home through all of this online schooling that keeps popping up, but I think having his own little workspace would only grow more useful for him the older he gets. Plus, I think I could make it look super cozy with an antique desk and a cute little library style lamp sitting on top of it.
We’ve also been on the hunt for some artwork and decor to hang on the walls. We’ve got some beautiful vintage prints that used to belong to his Grandmother that I’d love to work into this space, maybe with some fancy gold frames to match his fancy gold lamps.
I’d also really like to find some ways to bring some more burnt orange tones into the space to play off of his dresser and bookshelf – maybe through some curtains, artwork, or a throw blanket & pillows?
For now, we’ll just keep slowly chipping away at things, collecting treasures along the way with Carson to really fill this space with things he loves. If you find yourself wondering about any of the design details, you can find almost everything linked to this design plan post and moodboard.
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day my friends!