"If you've only got the money to do one thing - wallpaper!"
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My 11 yr old son would like his room redone. His room is approx. 12’ x 12’. One wall has a window that is 6’ wide leaving 3’ of wall on each side, another wall is the door to his room and closet (double bifold doors). First of all- rearrange your furniture- I drew a floorplan for you above. Always try to avoid having the headboard on the window wall. Create a focal point with your headboard wall. The other two walls have nothing on them. His room has a chair rail that is 3’ from the floor. Ceilings are 8” tall. I would keep the pennants where you have them- take everything else down- you will put some of it back later. He has a twin bed and his quilt is primarily a medium gray with thin red and blue stripes and sports pictures. We were thinking we would paint below the chair rail red (Benjamin Moore – My Valentine #1330) and above the chair rail gray (Benjamin Moore – Silver Bells #1458). Currently the chair rail is white Should we paint the chair rail, we were thinking blue (Benjamin Moore – Stunning #826). We're not sure if this will chop the room up too much or make it look very small. His current room has taupe below the chair rail and white on top. No- don't cut your room up like that- it is too choppy- too dark, very annoying. Also, he picked out a gray loveseat from Ikea that folds out to a bed for guests. You don't have room for a love seat, desk, and twin bed. In my opinion, it would be too cramped. Use a trundle bed for guests and keep the chair you currently have. It is a great chair. And we were going to go with a desk and shelving from Ikea as well. I would love your feedback.
Red is great to include- just not on the wall- Use two of these tables form IKEA for "coffee tables" in your son's new lounging room. Add a couple of night stands- I like these wall mounted ones from IKEA. They finish off the headboard wall. Along the ceiling about 12 inches out on the headboard wall- add this track lighting- with two pendants- one over each nightstand. A little more red for punch. Make, or have made, an upholstered headboard like the one below from IKEA- it needs to be a custom size to fill your space just right, filling the length, not the width of the twin bed. This desk is 50 inches in width- also from IKEA- should fit great- but I don't know the measurements on the chair. Now fill in your wall space with the larger prints- around the chair and flanking the windows.