This week we have received a bunch of snow here in the Nashville area, and the kids have been home from school all week.
Since we don’t get snow here often, we don’t have any snow gear. The kids got creative and used onsie pajamas, plastic bags, and socks for gloves to enjoy their time out in the snow! We call it “Southern Snowwear.” haha!
While we have been snowed in, we have been able to get more work finished in the boys room.
Remember what it looked like a couple of weeks ago?…(This was shot with the wide angle lens on my phone so it looks a little warped.)
I shared a similar photo in my last post and shared some Instagram stories where I talk about wanting to make this room better.
Well, we were able to make it better by painting the window’s black, changing out the old window trim with 1×4’s, and getting some new bedding…
The only money I spent on this change was the new bedding from Target and the trim from Lowe’s. We already had the paint.
I could have stopped here with this room refresh, but you know that is always hard from me to do. haha! I started wondering what it would look like if I added some lights above the bed, and created a possible look on “picmonkey.” (An online photo editing app.). The following photos with text are ones that I shared on my Instagram stories…
I also wondered what it would look like if I moved the sconces to the side walls and put shelves above the beds….
Or maybe artwork above the beds…
Looking at the above photos, I started to feel like the wall behind the beds looked very stark and maybe the windows would stand out even more with some type of wall treatment like paint or wallpaper?
I love grasscloth wallpaper! Do you like it? Funny thing is that our 4th fixer upper that Cy and I bought in 2004 was a 1970’s two story home, and the home that I started my blogging career in in 2009. In the dining room was grass cloth wallpaper that we removed, because at the time, it felt “dated.” haha! But grasscloth wallpaper is making a huge comeback, and I love the texture and warmth it adds to a room.
Doesn’t it look good with the sconces above the bed?
Trying that wallpaper, made me want to try some other ideas. Ombre wallpaper is on trend, and I love it in many rooms that I see it in, but I wasn’t digging it in the boys’ room…
Green is one of my favorite colors to decorate with right now, so I tried it on the back wall, and liked it!
But then I wondered if it would look better only half way up the wall?…
What if I continued the paint all around the room?…
I was really starting to like this look, which led me to wonder if I should add board and batten on the bottom half of the wall?
It was hard to find board and batten photos that I could put into my pictures to get the look I wanted, but you can see I tried…
I REALLY like the look of the board and batten, don’t you?
Board and batten is actually an easy and inexpensive way to make a big impact in a room.
So that is the way I am leaning.
I’m not sure if I will paint the top green? Or add grasscloth wallpaper?
What do you think?
Would you do a totally different wall treatment?
I would love to hear your thoughts!
Hope you have a blessed weekend, and stay safe!