I cleaned it up (trust me, 17 year old boys, left to their own devices are not the neatest animals) . It was bare and lacking any character. Here it is post clean up but before the updates. Drab and lifeless LOL.
It’s not easy to decorate for a young man; too themeish would be child like, too together and it could look overly mature. This space turned out perfectly for my son. It is just like him, calm and simple (no, not his mind).
Since I am trying to redo this room at little to no additional costs, other than what I have in the house, I had to come up with some paint colours, so I mixed and came up with this palette.
All of the paint is from the recycle center; free.
The only additional cost was for the curtain rod, everything else had been purchased at thrift stores.
You can see my tutorial here for attaching a drum shade to an old ceiling fixture.
The tv was mounted on the wall. 2 lack shelves to hold his gaming console and movies were $3.33 each. The Ikea drapes were brand new and bought for $12.00. The curtain rod I bought today for $12.95 at HD.
The Pier 1 storage unit was a thrift store find for $10.00. The large letter D was $3.00. He made the little white table himself, I’m so proud of him. The mirror was taken from my bedroom.
The burlap was bought at a yard sale last year and I used my old shower curtain rod to hang them in his closet. Even the curtains rings were bought at the thrift store :) Are you sensing a theme here?
I have one piece of baseboard left to install in that one corner.
He was reluctant to have me change his room, he’s a pretty typical teenager. A thrifty update that I am sure he will love.