I love striped walls not only because of the uniqueness they lend to a room, but also because of the visual effect they create. Vertical stripes make a room look taller while horizontal ones make a room appear larger, which is great for small spaces.
The navy blue and white stripes in Briggs’ room also add a distinct boyish charm while serving as a remarkable complement to all the rustic details in it.
The yellow dresser fits the room perfectly and looks great next to the blue striped walls. The decorative touches, like the tent, picture frames, and lamp, add visual interest but don’t compete with the bold colors.
One of my favorite pieces is the child-sized round table, originally an old pub table and now painted with a Union Jack flag. This piece is fun and original, and adds a lot of personality to the room. I find it also amazing when tiny details stick to a theme perfectly, such as the sailboat mobile in the room. For me, accents make or break a specific area.
This post inspired me to finish up one of my summer projects: redecorating my 6- and 7-year old boys’ room. For that project, I’ll be changing the entire theme of the room since my sons seem to have outgrown the fire truck motif already. As of right now, the walls have been repainted, but we still need to hang wall art and get new bedding.
But if you’re pressed on time or you don’t have the budget to spare, you can simply spruce up a room to match the season for an instantly new look in your home.
I just love how stumbling upon amazing blogs like Charming Little Nest inspires me to think up fun ideas for our home.
Courtney Ronay is a wife and a mother – a homemaker who loves vintage, shabby, and preppy styles. She is the owner of Southern Nest, makers of wooden monograms.
Visit her blog, Charming Little Nest, to get home decorating inspirations.by