In this room reveal, check out the outer space boys bedroom, including a mural with planets and a rocket, Star Wars bedding, NASA posters and more ideas.
Today’s the big finale! It’s been six weeks since we started sharing about the projects, decor and ideas for the outer space boys bedroom we’ve created for our sons. Now it’s time to lift off and reveal the entire room in all its galactic glory!
In this room reveal, you can check out the full outer space boys bedroom, including a mural with planets and a rocket, Star Wars bedding, NASA posters and more ideas. If your kids are anything like ours, they will be over the moon with all these ideas for a bedroom that’s out of this world!
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One Room Challenge: Week Six
If you’re just joining us for the first time this week, we’ve been redecorating a bedroom for our sons as part of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling It Home. Twice a year, Linda challenges bloggers to tackle a room and give it a makeover. Throughout the six week challenge, the bloggers post weekly updates giving progress reports, sharing ideas and providing tips for others to follow along in their journeys. This spring, there have been over 200 bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge. When you’re done checking out our outer space boys bedroom reveal, you ought to sprint right over to Calling It Home and see all the other amazing home changes bloggers have made this spring.
Before we get to the BIG reveal, let’s take a quick look back on where this project started. Prior to the One Room Challenge, our boys had two separate bedrooms. Our five and a half year old had a Curious George themed bedroom and his three year old brother slept in a crib in the nursery across the hall. They get along great and were begging us to share one big boy bedroom, so we decided to go for it!
Here’s the process we followed to transform the room from a Curious George motif to create an outer space boys bedroom:
- We shared our before photos and plans.
- We got inspired by NASA posters we found online for free.
- We created a galactic change by painting the walls an outer space gray color.
- We painted a mural with a rocket and planets on the walls.
- We replaced the crib with a big boy bed, found bedding for both boys along with a lamp and other items to decorate the room and organized their closet.
- We assembled the entire outer space boys bedroom and are ready to reveal it!
Outer Space Boys Bedroom Reveal
I don’t know about you, but when I see room reveals, I always like to see the before photos along side the after photos. It really shows just how much was changed and you get a better perspective on the look and the feel of the new space. With that in mind, here’s what you used to see when you walked in the bedroom door:
Now for the big reveal in 10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…. BLAST OFF!
Here’s what you see now:
Once you step into the room, all eyes immediately gravitate to the real star of the outer space boys bedroom — the large oversized rocket above my son’s bed! (See how we created it here.)
When you pivot or glance the left in the bedroom, you used to see a big blue chair and a bookshelf:
Now you see our three year old’s new big boy bed surrounded by metallic colorful painted planets.
As you continue to orbit around the room, you see more planets above the closet and bedroom doors.
If you open the closet doors, you can see how we organized their closet and made the space more useful with a ClosetMaid Closet Maximizer. The closet organizer just hooks right to the existing clothes rod so we didn’t need any special tools to install it. It’s fantastic!
Once you close the closet back up, this is the view of the room if you’re standing by the big window that’s between the boys’ beds.
As you move further to the right, you see the tail end of the rocket’s thrusters as well as Mars rising above a small dresser that used to be the changing table in the nursery.
I am absolutely in love with the large lamp I found on clearance for the outer space boys bedroom. I initially thought it might be too large for the small dresser, but now I think it’s exactly the bold style needed for the room. It looks great next to my son’s Oregon Scientific globe yet distracts you from the baby monitors we need to keep tabs on the boys in the night.
Even with a bed rail and his big brother sleeping across the room, I’m worried the three year old will get up in the night out of his new big boy bed so I want to make sure I hear him. In fact, one night recently I heard that boy’s sweet voice on the baby monitor at 3:30 AM trying to wake his big brother, “I’m going to go watch a show, Caytay. Caytay, I’m going to go watch a show.” I sprinted across the house as fast as I could to put a stop to those shenanigans. Since then we got him a battery operated clock so he knows he’s not supposed to get out of the bed until it’s at least in the 6:00’s.
Beyond that incident, so far room sharing has actually gone a lot better than we’d imagined. Thankfully our older son is a great sleeper.
Anyway… back to our tour of the galaxy, here’s that little dresser again.
So now we’ve gone full circle to orbit the entire room and are back to the large oversized rocket.
Besides the rocket, those NASA posters above the boys’ beds are really my favorite part of the whole universe we created in the outer space boys bedroom.
I think they look awesome on either side of the large window, if I do say so myself. I love the way they stand out on the dark outer space colored walls.
Now if you were to ask the boys about their favorite part of the room, I think they’d both say that in addition to the rocket, it’s the Star Wars bedding. We went with simple modern comforters rather than character comforters, but compromised with Star Wars flannel sheets and those awesome R2D2 pillows I found at Kohl’s.
Doesn’t R2D2 look cute in square pillow form? I think he fits right in with the modern design in the comforters.
Once you fold back the comforter and blankets, you can see the soft flannel Star Wars sheets. I’m on the look out for lighter weight sheets for summer, so message me on Facebook or Twitter if you’ve seen cool Star Wars sheets somewhere.
There you have it – the full outer space boys bedroom! It feels great to have the project done and the boys all moved into their new digs. They didn’t see the room while we were working on it, so it was incredibly fun to have a dramatic reveal with them. We made them wait outside the bedroom door, then did a countdown until they could blast into their new room to see it. You about had to peel them off the ceiling like one of the glow-in-the-dark stars we put up there, they were so excited!
Within the first three minutes in the new outer space boys bedroom, the three year old had climbed up into his new bed, tossed the R2D2 pillow aside and pretended he was sleeping. The five and a half year old kept bouncing up and down then spun around and around looking at all the planets. “It’s even better, better, better, better, better, BETTER than I expected,” he exclaimed. I asked him to tell me what he thought on a scale of 1 to 10 and he enthusiastically responded, “I’d give it a BILLION!” It’s those kind of reactions that make a big project like this all worthwhile!
We’re delighted and grateful you’ve followed along on our mission to outer space during the One Room Challenge. If this was your first time here, you can take a look back at all the projects and updates on the outer space boys bedroom. You can also jet over to Calling It Home to see the rest of the One Room Challenge reveals this week. Before you go though, I’d love for you to check out the castle playroom we created for the boys under our basement stairs and other home decorating ideas (including these amazing before & after room makeovers) here on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®.
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