Bug Theme Bedroom

So it’s a new house, a new bedroom. I told Jack we could do anything he wanted for his new space. I was hoping he’d pick something awesome. I gently tried to steer him in a cool direction…we had big shoes to fill though. Jack’s old bedroom was awesome! A very British space, with the marching toy soldiers bedding, union jack flags and and double decker bus bunk bed. He loved it, and I loved pulling it together. But he was ready for a change. Fair enough. There are so many wonderful boy themes to have fun with.

I tried talking him into a cowboy theme [just imagine an old cart for a bed, big wagon wheels and all!!] and Cath Kidston has that awesome cowboy fabric. That would be SOO much fun to do…but despite his love for dressing up and playing cowboy, he didn’t want a cowboy bedroom. Darn. Maybe the next kid.

Jack loves his bugs. We know this. He is Mr. Natural History. Rocks, trees, weather, bugs…those bugs in lucite that he collects, yeech! But that’s his passion. My poor washing machine takes a beating for all of the rocks and twigs and random findings that fall out of his pockets in the laundry. So it’s not surprising that he chose bugs. And after an initial wobble on my part ‘how the heck do I make that cute?’ Pottery Barn rescued the day and set the theme into motion!

How cute are these bug sheets?!

And yes, I dragged home a large tree branch and anchored it to the center of his bedroom and hot glued bugs all over it. Every room needs a focal point…

     

I also found a tree-trunk shaped lamp at Target so I hot glued more bugs to the shade. They look especially awesome at night with the light on.

Toy storage is paramount in a boy’s bedroom. My motto is that it has to be easy to sort and easy to put away. Everything Jack plays with seems to have a million tiny pieces! So I bought this storage basket system for him from Target. It works perfectly. He can pull out his basket of choice, play on the carpet happily, then fill it all back up before the next basket is pulled out. So far, so good. He likes the carpet clean.  The bug decal stickers are from Pottery Barn. I’m not a huge fan of decals, but these are pretty darn cute. My mother helped me place them around the room. I’m pleased with how it turned out. I’m not sure that I’d want to sleep in a room full of bugs, but then again I’m not a five year old boy! It could have been worse, much worse. What if he’d begged for a Sponge Bob theme? I’ll count my blessings that he wanted bugs.

Comments

  1. Tee says:

    Awwww Meg :-) You got your Target back didn’t you! :-)

    • Meg Stone says:

      Hi Tee! Yes, I did! Thanks for all of your following and support to my site and my blog. Sorry I went quiet in January, life was pretty darned hectic and I didn’t have my computer but I’m getting back into the swing of my blog as I get more settled here in the US. I hope life is well for you and yours…

      • Tee says:

        I know…I missed our contact you were so quiet and I am such a yenta :-) !!! Much Mazel, Health (so important) and Happiness in the new locale!
        hugs!

        t

  2. Tee says:

    PS It is so cute! I love the teepee!

  3. Lilly Gould says:

    I didn’t think it was possible to make a bug theme cool but you have.

  4. Amanda J says:

    Your room is so much better than the one in the PBK catalog. I didn’t realize it could be used as a bug theme instead of the camping one they suggest. I like your ideas much better.

    • Meg Stone says:

      Thanks! Too bad you don’t work for Pottery Barn corporate. I’d love to help them. I often look at their catalogs and think they could be more inspiring…

  5. Alex says:

    The tree in the bedroom is a really good idea. How did you secure it? How did you get the bugs to stay on the lamp?

    • Meg Stone says:

      For the tree, I used ‘U’ shaped braces from Home Depot. They cost peanuts and work really well. The bugs are hot glued on.

  6. Kitty says:

    Super duper cool I love it. Jack is lucky ducky. What are you going to do for Sprinkles room?

  7. Alison says:

    I would not want to sleep with bugs over my head or anywhere in my room. It is a darling room for a boy though.

  8. Susan says:

    I love the lamp.

  9. Lauren says:

    Just had to say your ideas are amazing.

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