Mood Boards


Earlier this week, I had the itch to design a random mood board just for fun (yep, that’s my kind of fun). While I was trying to drum up some inspiration, my little brother gave me a call to chat, which gave me an idea. He’s been in working in LA for the past eight months (more about that in this post) and even though I’m married and in my own place now, it’s weird not having Abram just down the street and popping over for Mario Kart marathons. Instead, we settle for FaceTime chats and WiiConnect – thank goodness for the Internet. In other words, I miss him. A lot.

Growing up, one of my big sister privileges was helping my mom decorate his rooms. I got the chance to revamp his room in the LA apartment last year (check out that project here) but I still kind of miss decorating his kid rooms. I haven’t done a “kid’s room” mood board yet, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Abram is 18 now, but if he were 12 or 13, this is what I’d have in mind…

Tween Boy's Room / 7th House on the Left

1 // MVP Stripe Quilt 2 // Los Angeles Typography Art 3 // Industrial Floor Lamp
4 // Cooper Arm Chair 5 // Classic Wool Border Rug 6 // Weathered Route 66 Sign
7 // Ampersand Marquee 8 // Wire Storage Basket 9 // Hemnes Dresser

I started with the bedding and pulled from those colors. The rug and dresser are good, solid “base pieces” that aren’t too busy, so they don’t take away from the other things in the room. I really liked the chair because it reminded me of an old car seat. Thinking along the lines of classic cars (without making the room themey) inspired the Route 66 sign, which inspired the vintage wire basket storage and floor lamp. Pulling from the orange in the bedding, the large ampersand marquee light and modern typography artwork bring in a little fun modern twist and a pop of color.

So, that’s my take on a non-themey, modern meets vintage room that a 12-13 year old boy could grow up with. Hopefully this stroll down memory lane helps a mom (or big sister) decorate their little guy’s room. Happy weekend everyone!

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    Tara W
    March 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I definitely like this room. It has a young look but could certainly grow with them as they move into those teen years. A change of bedding and it could easily be college age too. I like the way you have fun! 🙂

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    March 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Such a cute mood board! You should totally do one for a tween girl. That would be so helpful for my little 12-year-old going on 25!

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    March 8, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I like the clean lines and the retro feel of the route 66 sign. Love the ampersand!

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    Katja @ Shift Ctrl ART
    March 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I just had to click over when I saw tween mood board because I am knee deep in re-decorating my own tween’s room right now and there just aren’t that many sources of inspiration for tween boy bedrooms, so I loved seeing what you came up with here. I love the map and the ampersand. It’s awesome.

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    Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog
    March 8, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    What a fun mood board! My boys will be in the “tween” stage before I know it, and I can only hope their rooms will be as cute as this one! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Have a great weekend!

    ~Abby =)

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    March 9, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Perfect ideas, I am going to have to remember this when I redo my 12 year olds room.

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