Welcome back to the blog series on my son Grady’s bedroom at The Shack. Last time I spoke to you about the recliner we are planning to use in the space. It’s large and will be used in this relatively small bedroom, but I’m confident I can make it work. The key is to make sure the other furniture items are an appropriate scale, so the chair doesn’t look like an elephant in the room!
Today, I’d like to discuss the plans for the decor in this Teen Boy’s Bedroom. This is the fun part! First of all, let me say that my son is a gamer…like many teen boys he spends a lot of time online playing video games. So I want to give him a place in which to escape when visiting our vacation home.
I plan to keep the decor simple and masculine, while maintaining the outdoorsey, rustic, mountain house vibe we’re going for in the rest of The Shack. I also want to make this room colorful and fun…I don’t want it to feel dark, or stuffy, and I don’t want to leave any remnant of that 1980’s vibe in the space. So, that’s just a short list of requirements for this small bedroom, right? LOL I think I have my work cut out for me!
Grady’s favorite color these days is orange. He loves bright tangerine orange. That’s cool, but I definitely don’t want an all orange bedroom! I DO want to keep the room bright and vibrant, and it would be nice to have his favorite color in there somewhere. So I will definitely use some orange as an accent color in the space.
If you know anything about color (or have taken some of my interior design classes), you know that one way to keep your color scheme vibrant and create energy is to use a complementary color scheme. That means: combine a color with its opposite on the color wheel. So…Orange’s opposite color is Blue.
Now I don’t necessarily want a Blue and Orange room…that would be just too shocking! So there will definitely be touches of other colors in there and lots of neutrals, especially black to integrate the black recliner and I’m thinking of keeping the walls a very light grey. But I DO think Orange and Blue will be a great combo to feature in this Teen Boy’s Bedroom. So I picked these two lovely fabrics from Greenhouse Fabrics to showcase in Grady’s bedroom at The Shack.
Both of these fabrics have amazing vibrant colors, so I’ll only need to use a small amount to achieve a lot of impact in Grady’s Teen Bedroom at The Shack.
Thanks for joining me today for the latest installment on our renovations at The Shack. Next time, let’s talk some more about the design plan for Grady’s bedroom at The Shack. I have some other ideas for making this boring square room interesting and exciting, and we need to pick paint colors, bedding, and carpeting.
There’s still a lot more to share with you, so I hope you’ll stick around as I post the before and afters in our little Poconos mountain house. Until then, make sure to like Robinson Interiors on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter, and DO stay tuned for future updates on The Shack!