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Boy's Room Drapery + Walls





Final Boy's Room details today… These casual drapery panels were just about the easiest "diy" to date.   All I did was embellish Ikea Ready Made Drapery Panels with a grid work pattern using Black Grosgrain ribbon.   I was planning on attaching the ribbon with some iron-on hem tape, but as I was purchasing all of my materials, at the local craft store, on December 22nd…. I was surrounded by holiday shopping mayhem & 30 people deep lines & grabbed the wrong thing, but it worked great!  I used Aleene's Peel & Stick Tape, which is specifically designed for fabric to fabric adhesion.  The double sided tape is extremely sticky & delicate, but relatively simple to work with.   I will recommend that you use the thickest width you can find.  I used the 1" thick tape for my 1 1/2" thick ribbon for 90% of my project.  I had to resort to the thinner version for the remainder and was not as pleased.  Doubling up was a little more challenging.

I normally prefer a more tailored drape/rod detail & swear by drapery hooks, but felt the look I was going for in this space was definitely more relaxed.  This is the first time I have ever used clips… and love the feel for this room.  I had originally hung a black drapery rod & the panels looked like ghosts floating in mid air!  And quickly changed my mind to these Martha Stewart Living Wooden Rods & Rings from Home Depot.  The fantastic thing about these Rods is that they are easily cut to size to create a custom look.

And last but not least, the most dramatic part of the makeover, the paint.  I used Behr Paint in Flat for the walls & gloss for the trim to really make the two contrast well.  And I used the same Home Decorators Collection for Behr Paint Color that we used on our Living Room & Bathroom Ceilings, Totally Black.  It is a great true black.

I am so glad you all have loved this room so much.  I was honestly a bit paralyzed when it came to the idea of designing a 15 year old boy's space, but am so glad I trusted my gut & went for it.  And the best part is, he loves it.

Other details about this room can be found in the following links:


Happy Friday loves!!

xo - Kristin

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14 comments:

  1. kristin, what i love most about this room is not the design (though, it's fabulous). it's that without an extra bedroom, you turned your office into your stepson's room so he had his own space and felt at "home" in his new home. as amy poehler says, "the only way we will survive is by being kind". and as you've proven here, it's true! xo

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  2. I didn't see a link to the black and white rug. Love it!

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  3. Great room and the drapes look amazing.

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  4. It was a Nate Berkus for Target Rug from late 2013… Sorry!

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  5. Really love this space! Normally I wouldn't look twice at that curtain rod in the store but it looks perfect in here! Goes to show I need to keep me eyes/brain open. ; )

    May I ask about where you got the fur throw? Been looking for a good faux option and that one looks super swank!

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  6. I bet your stepson and is loving his new room! It has such a fun modern manly vibe!

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  7. Swoon. This room has inspired me to no end. I too love love using black (or in my case BM Witching Hour, which is like a navy/black). You combination of black, white, camel, and of course the wood (that DIY headboard?!) is so gorgeous. You did a fantastic job Kristin!

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  8. What a sophisticated space for your son. I love it and I bet he does too!

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  9. Perfectly designed room!! Way to go!!! :) This might be a dumb question...but I'm thinking of recreating these for my house and was curious how many vertical as well as horizontal ribbon lines you used per panel? Thanks so much!!!

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  10. This room looks great! I love the contrast of color and the use of clean lines and shapes! It seems like the perfect teenage boys room, between classy and masculine. Awesome Job!

    http://www.feltballrug.com

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  11. Such a beautiful space to welcome your son home.

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  12. What a cool space! I love the chair, rug, & wall color!

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  13. The room is a bit rock-n-roll, and I love it! It's just so different than a typical kids room, even for a teenager. You've created a unique, sophisticated, yet youthful, space that looks comfortable too.

    My son is a senior in high school and I've been begging him to let me make over his room for years, but he is super picky and just doesn't get the idea of decor, so I eventually gave up. Maybe when he leaves for college next fall, I'll change it all up and he won't even know it ... at least until he comes home for the first time! Well, that might be cruel, but maybe I'll threaten him with that when he's getting on my nerves with the teenager attitude! ;)

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