Boys Bedroom Decor: Green & Black Industrial Room Reveal

Well the day has finally come.  I can’t believe Isaac’s room turned out as amazing as it did.  I am so extremely proud of this room and absolutely love every detail of it.  Here it is in all its glory. {Squuuueal!!}

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This is a very eclectic room.  But I know what I like and I am not afraid to mix different styles.  We have a nautical/cottage style planked 2” x 4” shelved wall with industrial pipe hanging beds and curtain rods paired with this gorgeous modern graphic fabric from HGTV Home.


But it all works together to create an amazing space that can grow with Isaac into his tween and teen years (not that it will with his momma’s high need for change – Ha!).

Many of you are afraid of mixing fabrics and textures together because you don’t know how.  This room is a perfect example of mixing patterns and textures, which I think adds depth to the room and makes everything not look too matchy matchy.

I made these “headboards” simply by wrapping and stapling fabric to wood frames I made.  It was a great way to break up the wall as well as add that pop of color to the creamy white wall.


I didn’t want to inundate with room with the crazy fabrics I chose but using them in smaller doses really packed a punch!  So I purchased gray sheets and black bedding (both from Target) along with some white euro shams (Bed, Bath and Beyond).  The HGTV HOME Jigsaw Malachite fabric headboard with the HGTV HOME Turtle Malachite lumbar pillow look amazing, don’t they?  The blanket tucked into the end of the bed is a king chevron cotton blanket from Target (Threshold brand) that I cut in half and sewed to make two.  Pssst…The first person to name the book sitting on the bed will get a prize. It is my all-time favorite children’s book and makes me cry every time.


I wanted to keep a reading spot in Isaac’s room.  So I added some rain gutter book shelves (Lowes – $25).  The bright covers on the children’s book add color and leave me not needing to do much else to decorate that wall.


I made another pillow with the Turtle Malachite fabric with some HGTV Home Wavy Gimp trim in black and white and added it to an inexpensive dorm type chair from Target.  The alphabet art I am not totally in love with.  But with only having 30 days to complete this space custom art will have to be saved for another day.


I actually left Isaac’s dresser alone. {GASP!} I am sure one day it will get painted or restained but I like mixing wood tones as well to the space and thought the light wood paired with the dark beds would look wonderful.  Also the seagrass basket (Target) in front of the beds gives another layer of texture and wood tone to it. Yum!

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My son still loves superheroes so the vintage comic book posters are a perfect fit.  The little basket filled with books is one I snagged from my craft studio( Byholma from IKEA).


With each room I decorate I try and bring the personality of the person or family into the room.  This bear Isaac has had since he was born.  We call it his Isaac bear because he has a hand-knit Isaac sweater he usually wears.  But the bear went bare for pictures ;-).


Styling the planked and shelved wall proved to be crazy difficult.  So I asked my source of inspiration for the wall, Layla from The Lettered Cottage and she was HUUUUGE in helping me pull all the little details to make this room amazing.  Huge hugs to her!  Here are some of the details on the wall.

My son is so photogenic. I love that toothless smile and want to capture this moment in time.


Isaac’s love for his sister is unparallel.  I have told him ever since Kayla was born that his job was to be her protector.  He is that and so much more.  The love they share is perfectly captured is this pictures taken by my friend Annie.


I got all the football stuff since Isaac just started football this year and is really into it.  So I wanted to bring some of that in the room because it is such a representation of the phase of life he is in.


A simple wood frame (from T.J Maxx) with a printed out “I”…


And then there is this bear that I stole from Kayla for styling….the minute this reveal is done he will be gone. All of the sudden this has become her favorite bear in all the world. HA!


One of the things that I need to remember when styling is that white space is good.  It gives your eye something to rest on and you are able to enjoy the pops of colors and detail of decoration.


One the opposite wall I created a Pottery Barn Stanton Collection knock-off .  This is a great spot to keep track of schedules, birthday invites, rewards won, etc.  I used some of the Turtle Malachite fabric on this to cover a corkboard.

Pottery Barn stanton collection

I love the grommet topped curtains I made with the pipe curtain rod.  Not only are they gorgeous and functional they are easy for Isaac to open and close easily because they slide so well on the pipe.

Oh and I also replaced the fan with a more modern industrial light fixture (Lowes).  The fan would no longer work because of the placement of the beds.  Since we never used the fan it wasn’t hard to part with.


That street light was actually in his original room.  I got it from a yard sale last year and it serves as his night light.  It switches from red to green and it totally goes with the industrial vibe of the room.

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The table in between the beds was given to me for free from a friend who was moving.  I changed out the knob.  It could use some touch up paint but I am fine with it for now.  I added some of those Byholma baskets and a lamp from Target.  That little car was hand painted by me when I was pregnant with Isaac. Tim took me out on a date to a “paint your own pottery place”.  Tim hates stuff like that but it was a special date because he knew I would love it. We both painted cars for Isaac. It was the first little gift I made for him.


The little stool that the white bear is on is a stepstool I made a while ago from an old nightstand….Roadkill Rescue style.

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So what do you think?  Do you love it?  How about a good before and after!




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