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It’s Spring Break and my 13-year old son is gone on his class trip to Washington DC. Time to surprise him by giving his room a much-needed update. And what color does nearly every boy in the world want their room?
I’ve evolved. Both as a mother and as a designer. No way was I going to let my kid have a black bedroom. “What, are you gothic now?” And, for a long time, the thought of a black room seemed so dark…so depressing. I’ve come a long way baby, and boy am I glad I did.
First we painted the woodwork white. That took a while to justify in my head since I was the one who stained EVERY. LINEAR. FOOT. of trim this *!!@# house. And then the black. It looks so clean…so crisp…so not depressing! Very invigorating, actually! My son’s a guitar player and loves that rock-n-roll vibe (although not too much…just enough for me to not really know how far is too far.) I’m accenting the room with an acid green in just a few spots. I’ll post more pictures when it’s all completely finished. White and grey keep it fairly monochromatic and it looks awesome!
We have a few other surprises to make the room extra special, but the black is something I’m sure is to be a hit! Dramatic, yet restrained. Hmmm. I wonder if those qualities will rub off on the room’s occupant? (We can only hope.)
Is it just me? I doubt it. If you have a teenager…especially a teenage boy…you’ve likely had this discussion. “You are NOT having a black bedroom.” Like we need one more thing to associate their sleeping space with a cave.
But, I did run across these photos of black & white rooms that are sleek and modern with just enough black, but just enough white, to placate both parent and teen. Granted, there are some things that are clearly über high-end about these rooms, but the inspiration is there for DIY aspects.