You may be aware I have been struggling to come up with some boy’s yellow bedroom ideas. Lewis has some rather exacting criteria for his new bedroom (in a house that we don’t yet have!) I spent most of last week trawling the internet looking for inspiration.
To be honest I was very nearly at the point of giving up, but I feel guilty. It has been a hard year for Lewis. He moved house and moved country. Started and then moved playgroup. He has had to adapt to the addition of a baby brother and become accustomed to his Daddy coming home in the evenings after two years working away.
Now we are planning to uproot him again by buying, what will hopefully be, our forever home. I don’t really think it’s too much for him to have requested a yellow bedroom with a diggers and farm theme. It could have been worse. He could have asked for flying giraffes or a giant sand pit for a bed!
Back to my searching.. I came across one website selling metal pictures of vintage farm scenes. Original Metal Signs have some lovely vintage style pictures, at quite reasonable prices. These started a little spark of an idea. What about a vintage style bedroom. It may seem a little old for Lewis (nearly 4), however he is accustomed to ‘real’ farm machinery. His favourite magazine is farming weekly – I kid you not! Additionally this would last him much longer than some of his current favourites like Joey JCB.
Obviously I am going to have to stick with the yellow walls. However, I agree with the many people who advised me to tone this down as much as possible. It certainly won’t be ‘brighter than the sun’, as per the initial request!
The only real downfall with my plan is the furniture Lewis has bedroom furniture already, and although it may not be new I don’t think it could be classed as vintage! Maybe if I add a few character pieces such as the lovely wooden wagon from Not on the High Street I could get away with it.
Well.. that was what I was thinking. My only hesitations were, the cost – some of the items I mention are pretty pricey. The fact that his furniture wouldn’t match, and a nagging doubt that this theme is actually too old for a four year old.
I decided to ponder it for a little while longer, and headed off to my Mum’s for a cup of tea – usually this is a fail safe method for problem solving – and it worked again! Casually lying on her coffee table was a catalogue for the new Asda at Home range, and flicking through what should jump off the pages at me but an image of a boys digger themed bedroom! It also said to check online for the full range, so as soon as I got home that’s what I did.. and look what I found…
Asda have a new range of digger themed items for a boys bedroom, (if you want to see click here). Plus the walls in their staged room are painted yellow! (Actually I think I could pick a nicer shade but it shows the general idea). How did this not come up in the days and days I spent googling ‘yellow digger bedroom ideas’?
I can definitely see benefits to this range over my first idea!
Now the big questions! Do I go and buy it in case they run out of stock? Or do I wait until I actually get my new house signed for? Or do I wait in case I find something even better? Maybe I should go to my Mum’s for a cup of tea while I deliberate!