A Boy’s Explorer Bedroom!

This week’s “Real Room” comes to us from Rosenberry Rooms‘ owner Susie Fougerousse! She created this World Explorer room for her 7 year old son, Sebastien. Planes, cars, boats, maps and pictures of nature are sprinkled throughout the room, to create a subtle and understated theme that can grow with her son and be easily updated over the years.

World Explorer Bedroom

Susie chose classic colors and traditional basics for the bedding and furniture, and included decorative accents like the vintage airplane pendant and colorful wall art to add personality to the space.

World Explorer Bedroom

World Explorer Bedroom

“I’m a huge fan of artwork in kids rooms. It’s inspiring and engaging. Kids like to look at it and talk about it. The world map art above his bed sparks nightly conversations.”

World Explorer Bedroom

World Explorer Bedroom

“I love the personalized flag banner.  It has a rustic burlap texture and a cool typewriter font.  It spells out Buddy, Sebastien’s nickname.”

World Explorer Bedroom

World Explorer Bedroom

World Explorer Bedroom

Room Details:

Model Airplane – found here

Hand Knit Dolls – available here

Wall Pegs – found here

Artwork above the dresser – found here

Night Light – click here

Knit Backpack – available here

Bookholder – similar option here

Wall Letters – available here

Photography by Tim Bradley.

 

To see more of Susie Fougerousse’s kids’ rooms, check out her feature article in the latest issue of Cary Magazine!

 

Design Inspiration: Nautical Boy’s Room!

Is your little one ready to upgrade to his “big boy” room? The understated nautical theme in our 1000 Leagues Bedroom design board is the perfect inspiration for a boy’s room! With multiple shades of blue, pops of orange, and subtle nautical accents, you can create a room that your son (or sons for a shared space) will love and that will be sophisticated enough to coordinate with the rest of your home.

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Start with coastal-style furniture by Newport Cottages to get the perfect foundation for your room by the sea. This Panel Twin over Full Bunk Bed is a great choice with its deep blue finish and cool paneling detail.

Panel Bunk Bed in Deep Blue

What nautical-inspired bedroom would be complete without seersucker bedding? We love the Sausalito Seersucker collection by Annette Tatum. It’s made from light blue seersucker fabric and reverses to blue fabric with a salmon fabric flange. It’s 100% cotton and machine washable, too! It also comes in a darker blue and yellow combo which would work perfectly for this theme as well, you just may want to go with a white finish on the furniture.

Seersucker bedding

Now, on to the nautical accents! Drop in some playful elements to tie the theme together and that will inspire your child’s imagination. We chose the Whale Bookends by Jonathan Adler, a Steam Punk Lamp in Gun Metal by Jamie Young and Shark Wall Decals. The possibilities are really endless in this department. To see more ideas, shop our Nautical Theme page!

nautical details

To shop the complete 1000 Leagues Bedroom Design, click here. For more design inspiration for Boy’s Rooms, Girl’s Rooms and even Nurseries, visit RosenberryRooms.com!

Easy Ways to Make Him Love His Room

Sometimes a frustrated parent will send their son off to his rooms for a time out. But what if his room is his favorite place in the house? Well, maybe that’s all the better. Create a place he really enjoys, and it will become a center of relaxation, creative play or reading, and a place to dream the big dreams of childhood.

Transportation BeddingStart by picking a theme, and since boys seem especially partial to vehicles and to sports, let’s explore these themes as a starting point. If you go with planes, trains, and automobiles, start with the centerpiece of the room, the bedding set. Most manufacturers offer numerous accessories for most sets, making it really easy to pull a room’s motif together. One nifty set your little man will love is the Duvet Bedding Set featuring Transportation. Masculine, rich colors and a striking block-style pattern produce plenty of interest, and deliver warmth and comfort, too. To accent the room, the maLicense Plate Woodytching Signs Multi Rugs in Small or Large are very cool, and if a bathroom is nearby that he mainly uses, the Transportation Shower Curtain will be a certain hit. For lighting, the World Map Overhead Light Fixture will have him dreaming of all the places those modes of transport will take him, or perhaps he’d rather span the skies with the Biplane Fighter Pendant in Satin Nickel. For the wall, an eclectic mix of transportation-related canvas art is available, but you might start with the Train Station Canvas Reproduction, or the License Plate Woody with Surfboard Oopsy Daisy Canvas Reproduction which can be personalized with his name.

Classic SportsIf you go the sports route, craft a locker room setting for your son with a vast array of choices. For bedding, go old school with the Classic Sports Twin Quilt with Pillow Sham, and carry it through with some sporty art. On the wall, a series of vintage sports canvases will set the tone for the pursuit of excellence and a commitment to giving anything he tries his best effort, on or off the field. Choose, perhaps, the Golf Classic Canvas Reproduction or the Basketball Game Ticket Canvas Reproduction. You might consider completing the look with some old sports equipment, picked up while hitting neighborhood garage sales – a worn catcher’s mitt, a set of real wooden golf clubs, a wood bat, or perhaps a classic jersey or two.

Rosenberry Rooms has a fine selection of all the elements needed to turn an ordinary bedroom into something extraordinary. We’ve just scratched the surface, so be sure to enjoy some relaxed time perusing all of our carefully chosen products. We are confident you’ll find just the right touches to create a unique, inviting room your son will truly love.

Rob

Three Fun Themes for Your Child's Room

Sail Away Drawer KnobsWe all feel better knowing that there is a special place for us where we belong. Adding a theme to your child’s room can help them identify a special place of their own. Fun themes are important because they make the difference between the place where your kid sleeps and the room that your child lives in. They can tie together a room’s different elements and give the space a unique feel that matches your child’s personality. There are a lot of popular kids room themes that you can use to decorate your child’s room, but it’s easiest to start simple and build from there. These examples may give you some ideas:

BEACH
With ocean blues and sandy browns, beach themes work well for boys’ rooms. Even little touches like the sail away drawer knobs can liven up a boy’s room without putting a dent in your budget. The fun part about the beach theme is that you can either go serious with lighthouses and whaling ships from New England, which goes well with accents like the Charting a Course Mural Banner, or you can get imaginative with a Caribbean flair, picking out decorations like a Treasure Map Rug.

Pink Flower Pot Clock

FLOWERING MEADOW
Whether it’s a quaint English garden or a mountain meadow full of wildflowers, floral items and garden-inspired designs can add a breezy playfulness and sense of whimsy to a little girl’s room. A wide variety of accents and furniture can add a colorful dynamic, from cute Pink Flower Pot Wall Clocks to Strawberry Pink Flower Rugs. The floral theme also lends itself to other popular themes like fairy princesses and ballerinas, a great starting point for games of make-believe.

JUNGLE
Jungle Safari QuiltThe great thing about jungle-themed rooms is that they can work for either boys or girls. Start with a green base, which makes a good, gender-neutral color and then add either pink or blue accents. From there, you can add touches like an Animal Print Rug or some Giraffe Drawer Pulls. The jungle theme also lets you work in favorite animals like giraffes, tigers, or zebras, for the excitement and adventure of a jungle safari. You can even take the safari theme one step further with a Jungle Safari Quilt. It’s a fun way to travel to new continents and see new creatures while still being able to get home in time for dinner.

These themes don’t need much to be customized for your child’s interests or favorite cartoon characters. Is your son a huge fan of SpongeBob SquarePants? He’d be right at home in a beach-themed room. Does your daughter love Dora the Explorer? Then she’ll enjoy having adventures in the jungle. Each of these themes is a good base that you can build on to express your child’s unique personality.

These are just a few starting points. If your child wants to be an astronaut, you can start with an outer space theme, or you can work on a city theme for the child who craves bright lights and excitement. The important thing is to have fun making a space where your child can feel at home. Be sure to check out all of the options that Rosenberry Rooms offers you for themed decor for your little girl or boy!

-Paul G.

Wall Art for Any Style

When you decide to fill your child’s room with art to personalize and liven up their space, most of the pieces you choose will be reflective of their personality. However, there are some pieces of artwork out there that are able to blend nicely with any color scheme, theme or personality type. The reason they have this universal appeal, if you will, is because of the colors and message being used in the artwork. These pieces are great options when you just need a little something extra but aren’t quite sure which way to go, or if you are just starting out and not completely sure what color or theme the room will become. For both boys and girls, it is important to have some of these universal pieces of art in their rooms to balance out the rest of the décor, keeping it from becoming overly thematic.

One example would be an ABC piece of artwork, which is great for the nursery or your grade school aged child. This type of artwork can serve as a learning tool, especially when interesting objects and illustrations are shown for each letter. I personally love the Classic Alphabet Girl Canvas by Oopsy Daisy, which features popular pastel colors that are muted enough to blend well with other pieces of décor and perfect for any girl’s room.

classic-alphabet-girl

Another example of a universal type of artwork for boys would be a simple sports themed piece. Almost every boy loves sports at one time or another, but even if he prefers reading or building things, a simple piece of sports wall art will still fit in his room. There is a series of pieces by Green Frog Art including the Baseball one pictured below that are just great. Simple, neutral in color, and incredibly stylish, this framed art would blend well in any boy’s room.

baseball-framed-art

I am a big fan of wooden wall plaques and think every child’s room should showcase one. They offer such a wonderful vintage feel and are able to blend in with any décor. There are so many different signs to choose from, but one that stands out to me as perfect for a boy’s room is the Three Old Goats Wood Sign, which you can personalize to say whatever you like. I also like how it is really theme neutral, but interesting and a great conversation piece.

vintage-wood-sign

Lastly, I would say that an abstract piece of art would work well with multiple themes and color schemes. Not every piece of art in your child’s room has to be theme-specific, and it is often a good idea to use at least one eye-catching piece for the sake of visual appeal.  This Blue Flames Canvas is a great piece for a boy’s room – it is very masculine but also a fun piece to offset the rest of his décor.

blue-flames-canvas

Keep your eye out for these types of wall art to start or complete your child’s room. Happy Decorating!

Adriana M Dehring

3 Must-have Products for your Child’s Ocean Theme Bedroom

3 Must-have Bedroom Decor for your Child’s Ocean Theme Bedroom

This is the time of year for beach vacations, seafood dinners, fishing trips and splashing around the pool. If your child loves everything about the beach from the lapping waves to the beached jellyfish to tales of mermaids and underwater cities, he might love his bedroom decorated in an ocean theme. A beach theme children’s bedroom is not just for summer. Colorful fish artwork, playful beach scenes and funky octopus murals will give your child a reminder of past beach play even in winter. Here are 3 must-have pieces selected from our best-sellers and fantastic customer ratings if you are decorating your child’s bedroom in a beach or ocean theme:

Blue Dolphins Rug


This colorful underwater scene is a perfect kids rug for a child’s bedroom floor.

Red Octopus Canvas


This brilliant and fun octopus canvas is an amazing addition to your child’s ocean theme room. It will bring delight and smiles to your child for years!

By the Seashore Memo Board

This adorable memo board is perfect for your child to display pictures of his summer vacation trip to the beach! Very high-quality and lovely background will perfectly display photos, seashell necklaces and other fun momentos he has brought home from the beach!

Shop for more great Ocean Theme Childrens Bedroom products at Rosenberry Rooms

Shop the wide selection of chilldrens furniture and artwork at RosenberryRooms.com

- Amber

Timeless Themes for Your Boy's Room

Since my last entry was about timeless themes for girl’s rooms, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight some themes and patterns for boy’s rooms as well. Although boys are generally simpler than girls, decorating their room in a great theme can be just as difficult. The struggle with boy’s rooms is keeping it age appropriate (fun and youthful) but also strong and masculine. If you are a parent that has absolutely no idea where to begin with your boy’s room, don’t worry! I have highlighted some classic themes for boy’s rooms that will not grow old or outdated. These are a great foundation for his nursery or bedroom and you can add fun accent pieces which will truly personalize the space for him.

Plaid – This is one of the simplest themes to use for a boy’s room, whether for his nursery or big boy bedroom. Plaid is a classic pattern, a little preppy and a very good base for any additional décor that you may want to add. Keeping larger pieces of décor with this pattern (such as bedding, rug, and lighting) will give you a strong and coherent look throughout his room. Feel free to add other design elements like what you see in this Windowpane Plaid Twin Duvet by Whistle and Wink to add interest and really personalize just for your little guy. I love the pattern and color combination that they use…it gives you a vintage feel but remains modern and fresh at the same time.

windowpane-plaid-duvet

Nautical – At first this may seem a little too specific of a theme, but to achieve a nautical look, you really are just keeping the tones in the room a little more monochromatic with blues and white / beige. A nautical room is very masculine and allows you to really have fun in the details. For a nursery, you can expand your décor to include sailboats and lighthouses, and for an older child, focus on oars, ropes, and compasses. I chose to highlight the Sailboat Iron Bed by Corsican which I love because it makes such a statement, and is a piece of furniture that you can build the entire room around.

sailboat-iron-bed

Stripes – Stripes are incredibly versatile and can be used for either girl or boy, but I prefer them in a boy’s room, where you can use larger, bolder stripes and colors, creating a great focal point of the room. Much like plaid, you can use other design elements and patterns, giving you endless possibilities to personalize his room. Looking at the Asher Bedding by Serena & Lily, the strong color choice makes a great starting point for the room. They pair this with a diamond pattern sheet set and also offer a star sheet set as an option – both complement the stripe well and make for a very masculine room.

asher-bedding

There are obviously many other options when decorating for a boy’s room; however these are great basic themes that give you versatility and will not get old anytime soon. Check out these other themed room options on Rosenberry Rooms and let your creativity and inner designer take over…happy decorating!

Adriana Dehring

Music Graphic Banners for a Musical Theme Bedroom

Special Feature of the Week – Music Graphic Banners for Your Child’s Muscial Theme Bedroom

Most kids grow up loving music. When they are babies, they adore their mothers lullabies and nursery rhyme music boxes and the merry-go-round tunes of their crib mobiles. As toddlers, they happily pound on toy drum sets, strum plastic guitars and dance around the living room to Sesame Street. As children grow, their music tastes change and refine, but most kids will always love music in one form or another. Whether they grow towards classical and take up the violin or take guitar lessons to form their own rock band, music is a part of our childrens’ lives from the very beginning. So, as far as childrens’ bedroom décor, you can’t go wrong with a music themed bedroom or some carefully selected beautiful music artwork to personalize your child’s bedroom.

 

This week the special feature is a gorgeous, yet bold and fun, music graph banner. I love this music art piece for its fun appeal, giving the impression of New Orleans Jazz. I also love that these wall sized pieces hang from the ceiling without damage to the walls. The pieces can span a 10 foot wall space.

 

If your child loves music, dancing or just deserves a vibrant and colorful bedroom, this Music Graph Banner is the perfect childrens’ bedroom music décor. And parents, take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING for this item.

 

Read more about this Music Graph Banner at Rosenberry Rooms.

Shop for more great childrens’ bedroom décor at Rosenberry Rooms.

 - Amber

Boys Best-Selling Bedding

Best-Selling Boys Bedding – Organic Dinosaur Crib Bedding

Having and 8 year old and a 10 year old I have started to miss the baby phase. Luckily, several of my friends have recently had babies or are expecting. This gives me an excuse to peruse the wonderful selections of crib bedding that is now available. I haven’t had to think about or buy baby things in quite awhile and I am amazed at the colors, fabrics and designs that I have to choose from. In particular, boys crib bedding has come along way. I remember only a few choices when my son was an infant and now there are thousands of amazing boys crib bedding patterns that make it a hard, but wonderful decision! I remember placing my infant son into his crib at night and just standing over him, watching him sleep. The imprint of his light blue sheets and train design crib border is forever engrained in my memory. Every time I think of him snuggled into his crib amongst the soft blue bedding, I can smell that wonderful baby smell again. I want to give my girlfriend that same kind of joy when she looks over her sleeping baby. I want her memory to permanently imprint with that beautiful sight.

I have been scouring the best-selling boys crib bedding selections and found this adorable crib set that is the perfect setting for these memories – Organic Crib Bedding Set – Dinosaur by Argington.

 

 This best-selling boys crib bedding has soft blue dinosaur print with a reversible comforter printed with dinosaur tracks. Some of the dinosaur designs are nose to nose as if playing. When I look at this luxurious crib bedding set, a sense of warmth and comfort comes over me. Other great features are that this set is 100% certified organic cotton sateen, 220 thread count, which means that no herbicides or pesticides have been used in production. The prints are done with low impact dyes using a low impact printing process. Comforters, bumpers, and pillows have 100% cotton fill. The fabric texture is smooth to the skin and remarkably soft. And above all….it is all natural. Organic crib bedding set includes:

1 reversible comforter (36″ x 50″)
1 reversible bumper
1 fitted sheet
1 crib skirt

And, of course, I love the FREE SHIPPING on this items offered by Rosenberry Rooms.

I hope that my girlfriend will experience the love and beauty nestled into this organic crib dinosaur bedding that I have forever in my memories.

 

Read more about Dinosaur Best-selling Boys Crib Bedding

Shop for more great Best-selling Boys Crib Bedding at RosenberryRooms.com

 

- Amber

Color 101: Utilize Color Basics for Your Kid’s Room

When you have the right colors in a kid’s room, suddenly you have transformed just a bedroom, nursery or playroom into a space that is fun and exciting. Color is what brings energy and life to a room and by choosing different combinations you will bring about a different emotion and “feel”. Some of you may choose to stay with a more conservative or safe palette while others are willing to try something a little bit more original. Whatever you decide is fine, because in the end color is something very personal – you have to be comfortable with your choices or you won’t be happy with the result.

Okay, so you are ready to decorate (or redecorate) the kids room…now what? Well, when talking about color and the right combinations, you will want to consider some important basics which I will highlight for you. Hopefully these pointers will help you decide on the right colors for your child’s room. Once you take these simple ideas of color and how to properly mix and match, you can transform any room and make it look really good.

So the basics…there are two groups of colors: warm colors (reds, oranges, yellows and beige) and cool colors (greens, blues, purples and grays). Warm colors are best used in living or gathering spaces because of the energy and warmth they create – living rooms, kitchens, dining rooms, playrooms. Cool colors are more soothing and relaxing, making them perfect for bedrooms, nurseries, and bathrooms. Next are the different color combinations: monochromatic (one hue/color), analogous (two hues/colors adjacent to each other on the color wheel: yellow, green), triadic (three hues/colors equidistant from each other on the color wheel: red, yellow, blue) and complementary (hues/colors located across each other on the color wheel: orange, blue) are the most common. Lastly, is how much of each color should be used in the room? To achieve a good balance, follow the 60-30-10 rule (read more details here) with 60% being dominant color usually on the walls, 30% secondary color typically with upholstery or bedding and 10% being the accent color that really gives the room a bit of pop. You can use these basic principles of working with color to really create a coherent and exciting space for your child and it leaves little room for error. Now to highlight some great color schemes for kid’s rooms with great décor to showcase them…

Pink & Green – we all love this sweet combination for a little girl’s room. Staying on the side of soft pink and sage you get a traditional look like with this Maribelle Crib Set by Little Bunny Blue:

maribelle-crib-linens1

If you want something a bit more modern then the brighter, bolder pinks and greens, like in this Lucy Bedding Set by Maddie Boo are for you:

lucy-bedding-set

Orange & Blue – this is such a great combination for a boy’s room. It is strong, bold and so visually appealing and I just can’t get enough of this Cole Bedding Set by Serena & Lily :

cole-bedding-set

This bright and cheery Loin and Birds Canvas by Oopsy Daisy will make your little one smile for sure:

lion-and-birds-canvas

Red, White & Blue – don’t just think of this as being overly patriotic…it is actually great for a boys room to have these colors mixing like in this sharp looking Mariner Rug by The Rug Market:

mariner-rug


What about these preppy Plaid Wooden Drawer Knobs…Mix these with any theme for an interesting finishing touch:

plaid-drawer-knobs

Shop for more great decor on Rosenberry Rooms, either trying one of the color schemes I mentioned above or follow the color basics to create your very own color combination!

Adriana Dehring

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