Kid’s room makeover – full reveal!

Last autumn, I decorated my son’s bedroom and shared a few snippets of the progress. If you missed it, have a look at the Before post to see what a mess of a room we had to deal with (it’s entertaining, I promise). And if you’d like, you can catch up on these progress posts:
Painted IKEA Wardrobe
Watercolour Safari Animal Art Gallery
Stripes in Reading Nook
Tips for Creating a Fun & Cosy Reading Nook.

The room was completed months ago, but now fiiiiiiinally getting the chance to showing you the full reveal. I’ve included all the product sources I can think of, but if you have any questions, please let me know!


Kid's Room - Before
Want to know if that’s a secret door to Wonderland? Go and read the BEFORE post, seriously.

Arty Home - Kid's Room - Bedside and Art
The walls were painted in Little Greene’s Deep Space Blue (Intelligent Matt). This blue is incredible – deep yet vibrant and rich so you feel good when you’re in the room and everything looks so gorgeous against it. The bedding is from Designers Guild (this set is no longer sold). The crate was purchased from Apple Crates and the yellow Newgate Dome II Alarm Clock from Red Candy.

Arty Home - Kid's Room - Bedside Art close up
The RIBBA picture ledge, black frames and HEKTAR clamp lamp are from IKEA. The Dr Seuss art is a limited edition screen print by Barry D Bulsara. The Legoman and Airplane patent prints are from Bomedo while the Animal World Map is from ArtPause.


We replaced the venetian blind with a two layer window treatment: (1) a sheer blind from Dunelm, installed within the window recess which provides privacy and reduces sun glare while still allowing light in; (2) a blackout blind from 247blinds, installed outside the window.


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The chair on the left is vintage and the forest cushion on it was purchased from Tikamoon.

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This kid’s collections are cooler than mine! He’s 3. Hmm. The little shelves were ordered to size from Mersey MPP and we already had the brackets.

Arty Home - Kid's Room - Watercolour Gallery
The storage bench is from GLTC. I created the safari animal art gallery. The PAX wardrobe is from IKEA, painted and given extra long handles.

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The bookshelves are thick clear acrylic display racks from 3ddisplays. I love them, they’re sturdy, keep the books in place and allow the gorgeous picture book covers to take the stage while humbly disappearing from view. They are very similar to the highly fussed over Ubabub Booksee Shelf, but without the extortionate price tag.

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The poster was something I quickly cobbled together on my computer. The painted stripes are explained here. Cushions from left to right are from: Happy Friday (purchased from Achica), Malini (purchased from Achica), I made it from Harlequin Lulu fabric, West Elm, August Place UK and Happy Friday (purchased from Achica). The sheepskin is from IKEA.

So there you have it, folks. What do you think?  🙂

It’s not a big room, but it certainly packs a punch! We are all still completely in love with how it turned out and I wouldn’t change a thing! Well, except maybe add another cushion to the reading area. 😉


  1. 7 May 2016 / 11:04 am

    Awww it looks AMAZING!! It’s obvious that so much love and work went into this! My favourite part is the reading nook and how you’ve made it such a feature, so creative with what could have been a awkward space 🙂 Your design eye has clearly gone no where!!! Xxxx

    • Meera
      7 May 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Such a lovely comment, Kimberly, thank you so much! 🙂 Can you tell I had a lot of enthusiasm for decorating this room? Haha! Kids’ room are so much fun, I loved having a little client and giving him a room he absolutely adores! The reading nook is everybody’s favourite corner in the entire house, the kids spend a lot of time in it and in the evenings we all huddle in there together for bedtime stories! 🙂

  2. 19 May 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Amazing! Lovely colour combination and as we have said, love the supercomfy nook in the corner.

    • Meera
      21 May 2016 / 10:17 am

      Thank you so much! That blue sets off everything beautifully, I’m so happy with it! The nook is our favourite corner in the house. 🙂

  3. 2 August 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Ooh I LOVE it! Especially the blue wall and the diagonal great stripes, so cool xx #HomeEtc

    • Meera
      3 August 2017 / 10:48 am

      Thank you very much Becky! 🙂 xx

  4. travelingchristie
    2 August 2017 / 9:54 pm

    I love it, the reading corner is so cool and I love the contrast between the white a blue, its such a great space x

    • Meera
      3 August 2017 / 10:49 am

      So lovely of you to say, thank you! xx

  5. 7 August 2017 / 7:36 am

    Oh how gorgeous!!! I feel inspired to do up my sons room now! That safari gallery wall is absolutely fantastic. xx

    • Meera
      8 August 2017 / 10:30 am

      Thank you very much Abbie! Delighted to hear you’ve been inspired! 🙂 xx

  6. 7 August 2017 / 9:45 am

    It looks so fabulous Meera!! I used those exact display shelves in our last kitchen!!! Great minds!! They do some amazing things don’t they?! 🙂 I love them in a child’s bedroom — the books really get a chance to shine don’t they? Thanks so much for sharing — this is such a gorgeous makeover. I love the difference between the before/after pics xx

    • Meera
      8 August 2017 / 10:37 am

      Great minds indeed, haha! What a brilliant idea to use those display shelves in a kitchen! Thank you very much for your lovely words Caro! 🙂 xx

  7. 7 August 2017 / 1:12 pm

    This blue is just amazing and I love the transformation. So glad it’s not just me that takes a little while to share the final reveals 😉 X

    • Meera
      8 August 2017 / 9:39 am

      Haha, getting around to finishing a project so it’s ready for photos is something I really need to work on! There are too many half done things around my home 😅. Thank you very much lovely Lins! 🙂 xx

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