We had always decided that when Oli turned 8, we’d give his room a makeover and upgrade it a little. What was originally going to be out sourced we then decided to do by ourselves (hello Covid), so Oli was evicted from his room for a week while we (mostly Daddy) got to work (I worked hard sourcing and styling, okay?!).
We wanted to go for a bold, yet calming look for the room, whilst still being practical and stylish – something that wouldn’t date. I wanted to give Oli a safe space to retreat to if he felt overwhelmed, anxious or just needed a breather – this happens with children with Auditory Processing Disorder – and I think we far exceeded our own expectations!
It really was a labour of love, but one that we would most definitely do again – the playroom, our bedroom and Sophie’s room need a little TLC – but now with the right knowledge we’re confident we can achieve it. I’ve already eyed out some pieces at Builders that we’re going to incorporate in the next few projects – the team has really got the most amazing merchandising team in!
We couldn’t have done this without the inspiration of the Builders Online Décor Catalogue – https://www.builders.co.za/Interactive-Catalogue, the team at Builders, The Bedroom Shop and Georgie + Moon! Thank you so much for coming on board and making this little guy’s dream come true!
- Rug – Cube Printed Rug – R1499 – Superbalist
- Wall Baskets – Aster wall magazine holder – R349 – Superbalist *currently sold out
- Floor Cushion – Poppy floor cushion (yellow) R499 – Superbalist *currently sold out
- Plant – Sanseveria Pot – R75 – Builders Warehouse
- Pot – Natural Basket on Stand (Medium) – R250 – Basketly
- Clock – Builders Warehouse*
- Artwork – Personalised Under this Moon Phase/Earth Map (different sizing available – price dependent – Georgie + Moon
- Paint – Fired Earth Cabinet & Furniture Paint (Lite Latte) – R285 for 1l – Builders Warehouse
- Paint – Fired Earth Modo Matt PVA (Swag) – excluding tint – Builders Warehouse
- Paint – Dulux PVA (City Sensation) R525 for 5l (excluding tint) – Builders Warehouse
- Lamp – Bright Star Lighting Metal Table Lamp White – R349 excl. globe – Builders Warehouse
- Side table – HK Iona Storage Cube (Oak) – R290 – Builders Warehouse
- Linen – Linen House Deluxe Waffle Weave Indigo Duvet Cover Set – R881.30 (double) *on sale – The Bedroom Shop
- Bedwrap – Linen House Bedwrap in Taupe – R339 (3/4 bed) – The Bedroom Shop
- Throw – Winter Herringbone Throw Nugget – R599 – The Bedroom Shop
*Clock, Curtains and Mustard Scatter not available online at Builders Warehouse
Shelving was purchased in 2019 from Builders Warehouse (floating pine shelves)
Some tips for those wanting to do a little DIY:
Builders has the most INCREDIBLE flatpack range in – and you cannot beat the pricing. It was super easy to assemble and great quality.
If you’re going to be drilling, ensure you have a detector (we used a Bosch one from Builders) to look out for electrical cabling and plumbing services – no one needs that drama in their life!
Have a good-sized level and tape measure for shelving and artwork!
You can do so much on a budget – shop the promotions and deals available to you! With a few small aesthetic changes, you can give a room a whole new feel.
Click here for some more decorative inspiration from the Builders team:
*This makeover was done in collaboration with Builders, The Bedroom Shop and Georgie + Moon