Will is our youngest child (now 7) and he sleeps in one of the two bedrooms across the hall from our master bedroom upstairs. In 2012, we gave him a superhero bedroom.
I like to do up a nursery for each child, then totally redo the room twice more: once when they enter elementary school and again when they enter high school. Because I don’t want to paint or put a lot of money into the space other than those times, I picked a color scheme that can grow with Will over the years. For this room, the gray (the walls are Stone Mason Gray by Valspar), white and blue (bedding from Target) are a classic backdrop.
The accessories are superheroes! I planned the room around two vintage prints that we picked up while on vacation in 2012. I found simple frames and spray painted them white. I wanted to add in fun comic-inspired words, so I bought four square canvases and painted graphics and words.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to make stencils for the words and shapes. I drew the background of the SMASH art in freehand, based on a picture of smashed glass I found online. The Hulk is one of Will’s favorite superheroes, so we had to have a SMASH art piece.
I find it is simplest to have shelves that you can store the toys on. The toys are the accessories (when not in use) and because this is over the bed, it is easy for Will to reach everything himself. The white is crisp, clean and lets the colorful superhero toys be the accessories. All of the shelves and picture frames are from Will’s nursery set up. The bed and dresser were mine as a child.
I love to use what we already have, so I was able to reuse an old canvas wall hanger that Chandler had in his room. I hung it vertically to fit the space and the dark finish ties in with the bed and dresser. I was inspired to paint the canvas bags with Superhero images. I used my Silhouette to cut out stencils for this project, too. I used fabric paint and layered it on pretty thick so it would be bright. It has held up really well.
The mirror is our old half bath mirror. I used a stencil and etching cream to create the Superman logo. The capes are fleece and are reversible. I used this tutorial to make them.
This is the smallest bedroom in the house, but we have been able to make it work for us with hard-working storage solutions like under the bed clothing bins for the next sizes up and lots of shelves added into the closet for toys, clothes and other storage.