The room we chose for the kids was the previous owner’s home office. Here’s the before:
and here’s the after:
The color scheme was mostly decided on by Oliver. He wanted a blue room, so I picked out a couple swatches and he chose the shade he wanted. He also picked out the bed sheets.
I got the idea for a chalkboard wall from a magazine. I wanted it to be magnetic as well, so I ordered magnet paint (1xMagnetFarbe Magpaint 2500 ml Dose) and chalkboard paint (6xMarabu Tafelfarbe, schwarz, 250 ml) off Amazon. If you ever want to get the paint off your wall again someday, it’s best to paint onto liner paper. This is a wallpaper used to provide a smooth base for other wallpapers or paints. We hung two strips horizontally. To really get the magnets to stick well, I used four coats of magnet paint, topped by two coats of chalkboard paint. The kids love it.
The poof is by RICE (a Danish design company that has lots of fun stuff for kids) and I got it at Takatomo.de. RICE also makes great, colorful, unbreakable, melamine dishware that we have for the kids, that is still nice enough that I would give it to adults too.
When using color, I find it helps to repeat colors throughout the room, like the green in the lamp, bedsheet and leaves. I also repeated the black from the chalkboard wall with the black clock.
I’m quite happy with how the kids’ room turned out. Are you working on any renovation projects?