Red, White & Blue Themed Boy’s Room Reveal

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

Happy Friday!!! I finally finished my son’s room makeover. Poor kid has been asking for over two years when I was going to work on his room.

Boy's Room Before | Pretty Handy Girl

It feels so good to be done and be able to share the final reveal with you. The theme started four years ago when I converted his extra closet into a reading nook. The blue, white and red work beautifully together. 

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

When Grammy made the gorgeous red, white and blue star quilt, the theme was set in stone! A quilt that beautiful deserves to have an entire room built around it! The additional bedding was purchased at IKEA.

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

The rest of the room just fell into place. Existing furniture got a quick makeover with some paint and garden spigot knobs.

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

I also added new furniture by creating a wall-mounted desk.

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

I also built my son’s loft bed to give him more floor space in his room.

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

I made the decision to put the ladder at the foot of the bed to maximize the space in his room.

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

The mirrored locker hides most of his stuffed animals neatly inside.

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

One of my son’s favorite spots is on this convertible bean bag chair where he likes to open it up and lounge while reading. I bought it from Overstock.com. I picked up the lantern at the Lowe’s in Hampstead, NC. I haven’t seen it at our local Lowe’s so I’m not sure if it’s a regional item.

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

Remember the cute little storage tub bench I made? It fits in nicely with the color scheme… 

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl 

…and provides more hidden storage.

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl 

My son has so many spots to plunk down and read. I love that he’s my little bookworm.

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

This has been such a change from his room before. It’s truly amazing what you can do when you have a little more time, some paint and wallpaper!

Before:

After:

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

Before:

After:

Boy's Red, White & Blue Themed Room | Pretty Handy Girl

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my son’s red, white and blue room. It doesn’t stay this neat normally, but now that he has ample storage, it’s easy to clean up quickly.

I’m hoping this makeover will last him well into his teenage years. And I hope I survive the teenage years! Any tips for me on dealing with a teenage boy? At least I have five more years. Wait…my oldest will be a teen in three years. Gulp.

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Comments

  1. Looks great. Brings back memories as I had a red, white, and blue when I was younger, too. Loved it!

  2. It looks fantastic! What a great spot to have as his own. I love all of the details that you used and think that it looks like a very liveable space.

  3. Awww…this reminds me of when I built my daughter a loft bed when she was six. And she just loved it! (she’s 25 now) You did an awesome job on your son’s room. Bet he’ll remember it forever!!

  4. Beautiful – inspiration I needed to get started on my 11 year old son’s room! Is the brick wallpaper and if so a source please?

  5. wow, it’s amazing, Brit – I just love it!!! you sure you don’t use magic? :)

  6. Adorable! I love it so much :)

  7. This room has totally inspired me to do my boys’ rooms! We were all just looking at the post and getting ideas. One part I love is the paper lanterns – so fun! Where did you get the red hanging circle decoration? The one that is not a paper lantern. We all love that! Is it a diy?

    Thanks for the inspiration! And my oldest is going to be a teenager in a year and a month. Gah! Not ready for that!

  8. Everything about this room is just so wonderful. What a lucky little boy you have! I’m still planning on getting that mirrored cabinet for my paints. Thanks for the idea Brittany! I just need to find some time to make the drive to IKEA. I love the look of everything you’ve done! Bravo!

  9. wow I just do not have words to express how great this reveal has been. fantastic results and really loved and lucky young man. thank you for sharing and providing inspiration to so many to bless their young people with improved rooms.

  10. Love the room, and am also thrilled to see the Chronicles of Narnia on the shelf. My favorite set of books for children and adults! I hope he loves them, too.

  11. This room is perfect! The colors are so vibrant. I especially love the shelf desk and the dresser. Great job!
    Shelia
    http://www.houseofhighlands.com

  12. So cute! Red, white and blue is my favorite! What color is the wall paint? I’ve been wanting to repaint my son’s room, but I always have trouble picking the right color.

  13. Love the patriotic red-white-and-blue! Patriotism is becoming rarer these days! I love patriotic decor, kudos to you!

  14. Well color me impressed. This looks really good.

  15. Carole M. says:

    Looks great! My son loves his loft bed. He has a tiny, tiny room, so it maximizes a lot of space.

    But you know the room isn’t going to stay that clean, right? ;)

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