My oldest child is going to be 10 this year! 10! That’s double digits guys! I still can’t believe it. Do you ever look at your kids and think to yourselves that there’s no way you could be old enough to have a kid that’s older than what you feel fits? Most days I still feel like a brand new parent who has no clue what she’s doing. But apparently no matter how hard I’ve tried you just can’t turn back the wheels to infancy. So here I find myself designing a room for an almost 10 year old who doesn’t want toys anymore! Hold me!
My son hasn’t fallen far from the tree. His favorite colors are black and gray. I’m not sure where he gets his love of no color, but it’s certainly not me ; ) ; )! When we bought our Utah house we knew we would be finishing the basement for our kids to have bigger rooms. Right now my two boys are sharing a 10×10 room, and my oldest is definitely a kid who needs his own space if he’s having a rough moment. Those moments aren’t super rare so needless to say we are excited to give him the space he needs as he approaches his pre teen years!
When I started making plans for my kids’ bedrooms I really wanted them to have some input on how we would decorate them. This was a big step for me cause some might say I’m a control freak! I looked around on Pinterest with my two older kids and showed them pictures of different styles, colors, and ways we could decorate their rooms. My daughter is very opinionated, but I had to dig a little bit to really figure out what my son wanted! Ultimately he seemed to be drawn to the industrial style so that’s what we went with. I jumped on board that train immediately because I love almost anything industrial!
Overall I really wanted a clean, minimalist look because my son doesn’t seem to like all the fluff. I’m hoping for lots of hidden storage, clean lines and a very distinct palette. I hope he loves what I’ve come up with for him! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! And soon I’ll be sharing my daughter’s room plans with you, while I’m sure will be absolutely adorable, is a little out of my comfort zone with lots of colors!
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