Outer Space Boys Bedroom: The Reveal
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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.
Above each of the boys’ beds, you can see one of large NASA poster’s we found for free online and then had printed using the Big Picture capability at Minted.
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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This space boys bedroom with the mural is just fantastic! I am over the moon over this! So unique and futureistic styling. Perfect for any kid! I am sure your kids are smiling. Maria
Thanks, Maria! We’re over the moon about it too!
Wow!!! You really did an out-of-this-world job on this room! I love the Star Wars bedding you chose, and of course those NASA posters. Your boys are so lucky!
Hi Sarah, thank you so much for stopping by to check out the boys room! We’re glad you like the changes we made.
I like how all the elements come together for this space bedroom! Good thing you went with the themed sheets and kept the comforters more neutral, what way it’s easier to change up the style in the future (and you’ve managed to include a lot of puns and space humour in your post too… so clever!).
Thanks, Nicole! We definitely wanted to make sure the “space” could grow with the boys for the next several years when we picked out the bedding.
SO fun Carrie! I bet those boys absolutely love it!!!
They do, Kristi. They’re so in love with their new room.
Carrie!!!! This is wonderful!! I’m sure they are totally thrilled w/ the changes. It’s fantastic! Congrats on reaching the end of your mission 😉
Thank you, Heather! I’m so delighted you came by to check out the boys new “space”. I’m heading over to your nest now to see how your ORC project turned out. I bet it’s amazing, knowing you!
Really nice job, Carrie!
Thank you, Pam!
So sweet! I bet he loves it! xx
Thanks, Elise. The boys do so love their new room.
The murals are awesome! I’m sure the boys are head-over-heels ecstatic over their new room! I know the feeling, since I just did my sons room too, space-age sorta as well, but my boy is older. Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!
Thanks Vel, the boys are so very excited about their new space. I stopped by your blog to check out your son’s room – it looks awesome! Nice job!
I love that paint color!! I bet your son is so thrilled with the new room. Great job!!
Thanks, Yuni! We love that color too. It’s so perfect for the theme.
What an awesome room, Carrie! I’m sure your boys love it! That rocket is fabulous!
Thanks Kendra! The boys are thrilled!
That rocket is so cool! I bet he just loves the new room because I know my son would. Great wall color choice too.
Thank you, Rachel! That rocket is one of our favorite parts of the whole space. It really catches your eye when you walk in their room. They just love it!
The murals are awesome! Great job with your room.
Thanks, Amy! We love how the murals turned out.
I love this, it’s so elegant and beautiful. It doesn’t look tacky or childish but is still awesomely on theme. Good job!
Thank you so much, Katie! That’s exactly what we were going for!
So cute! What a fun room for little boys!
This room looks SO amazing Carrie!!! Love that lamp you found. Glad to hear the boys are doing so well sleeping together in the same room. My boys have tossed around the idea of being together as well, but I fear they’d never get any sleep. My younger would totally be the one that would be waking my older to go watch TV at 3:30 in the morning. Love it!
Right now, we’re thankful that the older one typically sleeps like a brick and doesn’t let his younger brother’s shenanigans keep him up. We DID have to threaten to move the little guy out of the room this week though if he keeps it up. He promises he’ll try to be better. Three year olds!
I will have to do this for my boys…they will love it! They are so into astronauts right now.
If you do, Sandy, I would LOVE to see the photos! Good luck with the project.