Room for older teenage boy
sondramartina
August 29, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We just finished painting our son's room with SW Unique Gray.There is this black brown wardrobe and red sofa. We need rug ,desk and acessories.How is this combo looking? Should I try different rug(preferably Ikea)?
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Dana Pope Designs
I like the direction you're going and how can you beat Ikea :) However, having a teenage boy myself, I think the rug might be a hair feminine.
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Dana Pope Designs
What about these 2 Ikea rugs?
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sondramartina
Thanks Dana ,maybe you are right. Originally I was considering first one you posted.I just don't know how practical is flat woven rug for boys ,does it move or crimple a lot?
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Dana Pope Designs
Is it going on hardwoods or carpet?
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sondramartina
On hardwood .
New combination.
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Dana Pope Designs
Either way, a flat woven might not be the best option. Even with a carpet pad, they slip and slide. What about a shag? That's what my son would choose for the comfort factor. Overstock.com- has some nice reasonably priced ones. I couldn't copy and paste the pictures but search "shag" and the you can narrow it down by selecting "grey". 5 x 8 rugs around $100.
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sondramartina
My idea was to add some pattern. I will see what he thinks when he comes back from Europe.
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kds925
We also found really great deals with Urban Outfitters. Their prices are just as good as IKEA and often they have free shipping.
http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/category.jsp?id=A_FURN_RUGS
0 Likes   Thanked by sondramartina    August 29, 2013 at 8:05AM
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sondramartina
I will check Home Sense too.
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Jamie Carney
I love that these ideas are thicker and won't crinkle like the flatweaves. I can't imagine too many teens who will take the time to straighten their bedroom rugs each day!
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sondramartina
I agree with you Jamie.
That is why I originally wanted that first black & white rug ,that one is not flatweave rug,but is it really girly?It is obvious that other rugs suggested after are good for guys but that first on I am not sure.
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Jamie Carney
The diamond design? I'm not sure which one you are asking about but I think that one could work for either gender.
0 Likes   Thanked by sondramartina    August 29, 2013 at 1:14PM
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mpoulsom
I don't think your rug choice is girly. It is fine for a male in my book. :)
0 Likes   Thanked by sondramartina    August 29, 2013 at 1:25PM
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mpoulsom
I know you didn't ask, but i just ran across something kind of cool that may be a good "boy" decoration that is personalized. It's just a poster, but it's inexpensive and would work with your new room i think. Go to collage.com. They make posters with different shapes (states, usa, sports equipment, instruments, whatever..) and inside the shapes are a collage of your photos. I thought it was pretty cool for an inexpensive piece of art for the walls. Not sure what your son is into, but here are a few examples.
I just found it through an email I received. Living Social, and it was only $12 or something.
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Genevieve
Nice choices,I was thinking of something a little more fun for a teen boy
about this one
http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/30222108/

or
http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/80199134/

in black ,grey and white of course:)
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mousemaker
get a lava lamp :)
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sondramartina
We are in Canada so i have to search localy,it is not worth it paying duties,exchange rate etc
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sondramartina
So how does this look like? I need to paint that door frame white. Is b&w art ok or not?
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mpoulsom
looks fab! black and white is fine, but i would try and add another muted color somewhere....like a grayish blue or something? OR yellow maybe?

if it were me (i'm an artist), i would probably do some cool abstract with a bunch of colors in it, but that's just me! Do what you feel comfortable with! :)
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mpoulsom
Is he into any sports or hobbies?....something with that theme perhaps in a painting.
0 Likes   August 30, 2013 at 2:07PM
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mpoulsom
or something funny and cheeky like this....doesn't have your red in your sofa, but something along these lines would be pretty cool! What is this boy into mama?
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sondramartina
I am waiting for him to arrive tonight so we'll see what he say.i think it is going to be WTF !
He is very mature,loves music and volleyball. While he is away i will try red painting.
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happyasaclam
Oh! I hope he loves your plan! I think your ideas are fantastic and that any teenage boy would be out-of-his-mind thrilled!
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mpoulsom
art like this....or a gallery wall of black and white photos of his favorite musicians matted and framed above the couch! :)
1 Like   Thanked by sondramartina    August 30, 2013 at 2:50PM
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mpoulsom
black and white musician shots....grouped together would be awesome! And if you wanted to add some color, you could have all the frames in a color instead of black...just a thought. and I'll shut up now! sorry!
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sondramartina
Shoping my own house I found Bob and a tree stump.
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mpoulsom
EXCELLENT!
I have a tree stump as an end table in my living area with a piece of glass on top of it!

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mousemaker
http://store.mentalfloss.com/Dorm-Room
just some other ideas..you might want to look through their store.
0 Likes   August 31, 2013 at 10:17AM
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happyasaclam
Cool site, mousemaker!
1 Like   August 31, 2013 at 10:31AM
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happyasaclam
mpoulsom, where did you get the images for the musicians posters?
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mpoulsom
I just typed in black and white photos of musicians....and the one of jack white, I typed in black and white photos of jack white. I love that crazy pic of Johnny Cash...I had never seen that one! :)
1 Like   August 31, 2013 at 11:09AM
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Consider adding some accessories with a bright pop of yellow. It looks great but it's reading a bit mono-tone.
0 Likes   Thanked by sondramartina    August 31, 2013 at 11:39AM
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happyasaclam
So? What did he think!?!
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happyasaclam
Thanks, mpoulsom!
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sondramartina
I did not expect this ,but my son loved it ! now we are looking for computer desk and tv bench for the wall on the left.
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happyasaclam
Way to go, Mom!
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