Monday, March 21, 2011

Game, Music, and Book Mix BOY'S ROOM (part 1)

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This is part 1 of a 3 part blog series. Please view part 2 and part 3 for details on the other rooms.

I'm not too "theme-y" with bedrooms because walking into a room with a million supermen staring at me or feeling engulfed in Disney characters doesn't feel too peaceful. However, I do like to follow a style or idea theme to pull everything together and to prevent getting lost in a mismatched mess.




Instead of finding a favorite themed thing of the moment I decided to style each of their rooms according to their personalities.

Cameron is a serious boy who turned 30 on his first birthday!
He has an unending passion for reading. Cameron spends a lot of time thinking and thinking and learning and thinking. Because of that, games and strategizing are what he loves! He's a chess club, shirt tucked in kind of kid. {wink}

To promote his game-loving hobby, I keep games out and use them as decor in his room. One of my favorite ideas we did in his room is to use games as decor in place of art. It adds the game style to his room and also saves on storage space!

They each can easily be taken down to play.



More games used as home decor. Game pieces have much visual appeal and work well on display. Marbles and dice are too pretty to stuff in a box.








I found personalized Scrabble Game prints on etsy and FELL IN LOVE!!
His first, middle, and last name:



He sometimes goes by his middle name and wanted it for this vinyl art.

All the boys share the musical instruments but we store them in Cameron's room. Piano like their mama...


Guitar like their dad...



I'm a home school mama. The boys complete their school assignments in their rooms. Because of that, a large part of their rooms are STUDY SPACES.

School books and supplies...


You can view the details of his home school area in this post: Polka Dots and Crayons. I also share a bit about the pegboard message board that Cameron and I made together. I wanted something different than the typical bulletin board.

It's so much more fun to use an alligator to staple pages.




A few things remain from when he was just a BIT younger, because time passes so quickly and I encourage my boys to be kids as long as possible.

Wood castles and overfull bags of stuffed animals...

The trampoline takes over the room but that's OK because the boys all use it to freshen their minds after a long math class!


Cameron's room reflects our 10 year old: studious, over analytical, perfectionist, serious-minded, contemplative, thinker.


Coming up in Part 2: Dakotah's vintage urban room and study space.




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35 comments:

Leanne said...

His room is so fun! I love the colors and how the room reflects who he is. I can't wait to see the other 2 boys rooms.

portatoredichrist said...

You captured Cameron's personality perfectly. It is 100% "his style". But my favorite part of this post is the pictures of him. He looks so happy. It is obvious that HE loves the room you created for him. Well done Lissy!

Rebecca said...

This is such a cool room! Me and my hubbie love to play games as well, so this may be for a little boy but id take it, haha!

Jenny said...

Wow, Lisa! This is soooo cool! I'm thinking I'm all neat cuz I have those dice, too! Clever you!

Jane said...

Hi Lisa
I love what you and Cameron have done in his room. The game boards on the wall is a great touch. Your young son sounds like my eldest...a thinker,an avid reader, and (once upon a time) a tucked-in shirt kind of guy. (This one is getting married next week!!!)

The photos of Cameron are wonderful. They seem to capture his spirit.
Smiles,
Jane (artfully graced)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

He's lucky to have a mom that cares so much! His room is perfect.

Kimra said...

it looks fantastic! I'm a board game fanatic myself and would have LOOOOVED that room when I was a kid

Kelly said...

I love it. Our kids' rooms don't have much of a theme except for the colors. Javi's is gray, steel blue, and sage. Bella's is powder blue, white, and yellow.

radn said...

Love that it is not a themey room. Love the way the games have been displayed. I am also currently working on my daughters peg board organization project!

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Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love the idea of using the games as art! So many functional yet cute ideas in this room.

Jeanna said...

I am so in love with this room. You are so creative. I'm going to have to use some of your great ideas for my son's room. I've been wanting to re-do forever.

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Judy said...

Looks like he loves his room!

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SADGEATPLAY said...

cute dice i have them too...Wish i had a picture of the dominoes on the wall..about 22x11. I wish I saw this when my son was younger. So cute! darling boys, too.Enjoy!
sadgeatplay

Laura @ Our House Of Joyful Noise said...

Lisa -
What a great theme for any boy's room! (In this case...YOURS! : ).
I love the dice book ends. I'd like to know where you got the elephant and alligator staplers? Those would be so cute in our school room. Would you mind letting me know, please? You can send a message through my blog, or email me directly:
TheRichardHome@aol.com
I'd appreciate it! And I'll be back for Parts 2 & 3!

Sommer said...

Oh thank you for linking this up! My son is the chess kid also and this room is full of such wonderful ideas! I'm building his bed now and haven't totally figured out the theme of the room yet. This turned out amazing!

Andrea said...

So creative. I have two boys too and they would love everything about this room.

The Rusty Bucket said...

Love the hanging idea! I'm picturing a wall full of game boards and a hook or individual small shelves for each of their game pieces.
(I would have to store the empty boxes somwhere because I'm anal that way.)
Great wall art!
-Bethanie

Pam said...

Cameron has a rocking room...that is just so neat for a boy. Thanks for sharing.
http://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/

Judy said...

I love the bookends! How creative is that?! What a fun room...when my boys are older, I would love to do something like this.

Tina Schiefer said...

What fun spaces!!!

Love those big wooden dice! The size and the color. You all won here!!!

Rebecca said...

I love this. I'm not big on theme-y rooms either. Though my six year old and I don't agree on that yet. ;)

The Tablescaper said...

Such a great job!

- The Tablescaper

Judy said...

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Jamie said...

What an amazing room. I would love it if you linked your project up to More The Merrier Monday.

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http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

it's funny- our 3 boys have very similar personalities - all unique but similar. i'm a homeschool mom as well- but i'm an old one! lol

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Awesome! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

The DIY Show Off said...

Awesome! Another great room! I love your ideas - games on the wall, the study space. You've done another outstanding job! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Roeshel

**** April **** said...

YOu've done an amazing job. Pat yourself on the back! I've done three rooms so far, too, but two are theme-y (one because he wanted it and the second becaue it was SUPPOSED to be a playroom until we found out #3 was on his way). I like the understatedness of all of them. Not so overdone... I like that. I'm SO copying your corrugated metal on the walls-urban themed room becasue my 11 year old would LOVE that! :)

Wendy said...

Great rooms! My son really likes the pegboard. How did you attach the clips? and are they movable or permanent?

Lisa said...

I just found your blog today and I really love it. We have a few things in common it seems. I have 3 boys as well:) My name is lisa and my husband is chris. Kinda fun! I will be checking back in often now. I love how you celebrate each boys own personality. You are very inspiring. I'm happy I found your blog.

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laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

Love the room and the description of Cameron! He probablly knows what he wants to be when he "grows up." Newest follower and would love a follow back. Found you on lambaround! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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K. Halligan said...

I love the idea of doing their rooms completely on their personalities, very cute game ideas!

Kristen
http://khalligandesign.blogspot.com

James Mills said...

It's perfect! Probably almost everything I imagined when I was a little boy.
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