Dear Readers, please give Lynn some advice! We are looking forward to your ideas!
Last week, you all gave Cathy fantastic suggestions for her empire table makeover. She was thrilled with the response! She ended up using General Finishes Java Gel stain on the top and their Antique White on the bottom with a glaze. She wanted to say thanks to everyone and sent a pic of the finished table to share. Lovely!
Now on to this week!
Lynn wrote asking for help with her son’s bedroom makeover. Her son just turned 12 and his room is in need of an update from a little boy room to an almost teen room. I’ve been there!
Lynn wants to paint the walls in a light gray with a darker, almost battleship gray as an accent wall. Her son loves horses and his decor is mostly cowboy/horse themed. She found this fantastic bedroom set and wants to incorporate it into the room. She is unsure of what color to go with. The dresser is a great size and has fantastic detail. It’s the detail that is, in her words, giving her fits!
I feel that she should go with navy on the furniture. Navy blue is classic and looks great against gray. My instinct is to not distress the detail and keep the set sharp looking. Her son will be a teenager soon and may want a more modern look in just a few years. The furniture will be more transitional if she doesn’t distress it. The cowboy and horse theme can be added with her fun pieces on the walls that can be changed out as he grows. She can add pops of either red or orange in the bedding and throw pillows and install roman shades on the windows with a navy blue stripe. I think a throw rug by the bed will also look good.
OK, folks! What Would YOU Do? I can’t wait to read your suggestions!
chris aka monkey
as soon as i saw it i thought rusty red and keep the details like they are, i thought that color would look good with the grey and the cowboy theme and it could be a forever color by just changing out the theme it could go with patriotic, or rockstar down the road xx
I love the navy blue, I’m a blues gal, either coastal blue with black glaze or go with a denim blue with a grey wash the only thing more cowboy than denim is leather!
My first instinct was navy blue also. That just seems like a good choice for a tween boy. I agree with you on the distressing also. The furniture will get some natural distressing just being in a boys room!
I would also say navy blue with the grey walls and see if you can get perhaps a red and navy striped blind for the window and either a red quilt cover and add some navy cushions or a blue quilt cover with red cushions. Or, a mix of both.
I love navy but I really like the idea of rust red previously mentioned. It would look great with grey and also the metal wall art.
First of all, Cathy’s table turned out beautiful. For Lynn I am in agreement that Navy would be good. And some red accents also nice. As for the detail on the dresser how about removing the center doors and having open storage?
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Cathy did a fabulous job on her table – just gorgeous! As for Lynn’s son’s furniture, I was going to suggest incorporating navy blue and red accents but I see you and a few others have suggested that too. I like Cyn’s idea of removing the center doors for open storage. I would use those doors and all their detail glory as art and/or add hooks (decorative equestrian style) for coats, backpack, or hoodies.
I am in the Navy camp as well. Although I love the Driftwood color as well, Gray with just a touch of blue.
You could possibly wrap rope around the 2 middle pieces in the headboard too.
I first though, RED, but I like the navy thought too. However, if going the red route, I’d do so distressing, but not if doing the navy.
Love Cathy’s table too!!
Vicki @ EntriWP
My teen son’s room is gray with navy furniture and I love it! So that’s my vote.
For contrast the rusty red/ deep burgandy furniture would be nice. Certain shades of blue would be nice too albeit more of a monotone look with grey walls (depends on her preference). She could paint out the diamond-like shapes on the doors a complimentary color or contrasting color, i.e. a darker blue on the body of the furniture and lighter blue on the doors (even a metallic once he gets out of the horse phase, if he does…). This looks like a good piece of furniture; I would not remove the doors.
Hi All. My name is William and this is my furniture and room. I want to thank all of you for your super ideas. We decided on the blue…then I changed my mind for the red, then went back to blue. I wanted to do one of each, but mom said no! I will have her send you pictures when we do the room over fall break, I know I can make up my mind by then!Thank all of you for your help. Sincerely, William
Hi William! It is so great to hear from you! I love a kid who enjoys his room and has his own sense of style! I can’t wait to see the final result of all of your hard work and yes, please send pictures of the final room! We would love to see it! Have a great first few weeks of school 🙂