Comic Book Bedroom

Since moving into our forever home in July 2015, I was fully aware that Mini R wasn’t going to last a lot longer in his cot and it was only a matter of time before he was climbing over the bars in a ninja-like fashion. Therefore, when the hubby saved up loads of £2 coins, we decided to spend the money on his new “big boy bedroom”.

The room itself is a decent double but an awkward shape due to the box over the stairs so it wouldn’t have housed a double bed easily but would be a quirky, fun bedroom for a little boy. As you can see from the pictures above, the previous owners chose a rather bright pink for one wall and laminate flooring which we decided to keep as it’s durable for a little boy.

I did what anyone does these days when they need inspiration, I took to Pinterest and began ‘pinning’ a variety of comic book style ideas. Marvel and superheroes are very on trend at the moment but I wanted to stay away from all that – i found it too busy – choosing a more Pop Art feel with primary colours, black, white and simple, clean designs. I hoped, and still hope, that it will grow with him and not date easily.

We began by having the walls and ceiling plastered to create a blank canvas and get rid of all the holes were shelves/pictures etc had been hung then my mums wonderful other half got to work on painting the whole thing white and I helped with glossing the skirting boards and window ledge, but stayed away from the door! I was really pleased to get rid of the hideous roof and already it looked fresh, bright and new.

From browsing Pinterest, I’d be looking at murals and was toying with the idea of having one painted in Mini R’s room however I didn’t really know where to start but then my friend put me in contact with Va Va Room! A company set up by a very talented, lovely lady called Jenny who used to be a Design and Technology teacher. Jenny came around within a few days of me contacting her and we discussed ideas and prices before booking in a date when she could come paint it. She really listened to everything I had to say and took note of the pictures I showed her before sending me some designs a few weeks later, telling me to be honest! Honestly, I loved them! There were a few tweaks that didn’t sit well with the OCD part of my brain but Jenny sorted them out easily and I was excited for the work to begin. The mural took Jenny three days and she worked tirelessly to complete it. She was nothing but a professional and a perfectionist! I love how she carried the design onto the roof and added the shadow to give it the ‘POP’ it needed.

Before the mural was painted, I was unsure whether to leave the other walls white or paint them a brigh0274656_lt but soft yellow like ‘Happy Yellow’ from Wilkinson’s. I decided to wait until the mural had been painted before making my decision.

From the beginning I knew I wanted the IKEA Busunge range for our little mans bed, wardrobe and drawers. The blue option really
fits well with the comic book colours and I love how round and cute they are. Also the bed is extendable, meaning it will last him longer! I also ordered the blue SKOJIG light as well as a few other accessories including the spice racks I’d seen on Pinterest and a stool that I intended to paint so that he could climb up on the box over the stairs.

As you can see from the pictures below, the final room is awesome! I could not be more pleased with it! The walls were definitely better left white as colour was brought in my the furniture and accessories which tied it all other.

There are a few touches that I need to add, such as a blind and the lettering to spell his name but I will probably do a separate post on how I did that, when I do it. I’m planning to make the box over the stairs more cosy so it will act like a little reading corner with the shelves already in place. Another of my favourite things in the room is the wire “Boom” above his drawers which is simple but effective and I got from Next for £10.

So what do you think? Mini R loves it! He keeps calling it his “big boy bedroom” and gets in his bed and says “Night Night”. Unfortunately he doesn’t want to sleep in it yet but I will give him time with that. Once the radiator is connected again, I’m going to put his cot in the room so he gets used to that and then take it from there.

I’d love to hear your comments on our Comic Book Bedroom, please drop them below or find me on Facebook and Twitter.

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
Cuddle Fairy

About Becky Roversi

Previously the writer of Educating Roversi, Becka is a 30 something Mum to two and has an addiction to mugs, Disney, pyjamas & stationery. Welcome to the Bubble!
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  4. Becky, Cuddle Fairy says:

    Wow you made an amazing job of little R’s big boy room! All of the colours came together so well. I love the little yellow footstool too. Thank you for linking up with us at #bloggerclubuk

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  5. Tracey @ One Frazzled Mum says:

    What a fabulous room, I would love one like this myself. I can see why he loves it! #kcacols

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  6. madelinelittlejohns says:

    That is such a fun bedroom! I love the wall art, it looks amazing! x #KCACOLS

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  7. Clare says:

    This is awesome hun! One very lucky little boy there, great idea for a boys bedroom! #KCACOLS xx

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  8. The Pramshed says:

    This is a fab “big boys” bedroom Becky, you have done a brilliant job and I love the theme! It’s very trendy and I’m sure that all your sons friends will be jealous, and want the exact same room for themselves. I was intrigued what you would do with the box over the stairs, and I really like how you have made it part of the room into a step-up platform. I hope that your son enjoys his new room, and loves sleeping in his bed. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday. Claire x

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  9. Kerry says:

    Love the idea! Might have to steal it when my little boy grows out of his dinosaur theme! #KCACOLS

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  10. Oh yes! My eldest will be right up for this, fab ideas!

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  11. I love the style and really fun design X #kcacols

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  12. kaylaloves says:

    WOW! This is incredible! You’ve inspired me to finally start choosing a theme for my son’s bedroom! #KCACOLS x

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  13. tassiedad says:

    Such an awesome room! I would have loved this when I was a child. Your boy is a lucky little man. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

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  14. Wow, I love this! It’s just perfect for a little boy’s room. I’ve always loved the Pop Art style, and it works so well here. #KCACOLS

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  15. mumzilla says:

    They look awesome! I couldn’t handle the colours personally (I get too easily distracted by anything other than dull walls!) but that’s so perfect for a little boy 🙂 #KCACOLS

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  16. Oh I have total creativity envy going on over here – looks incredible – any boy would just love a room like that – isn’t pinterest just the best for ideas – between pinterest and instagram it really is a miracle I get anything done in a day #KCACOL

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  17. Kat says:

    wow what an awesome bedroom! #kcacols

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  18. jermbarnes says:

    looks fantastic. My daughter is a huge superhero fan and would love something like this #KCACOLS

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  19. Love the room. The bright colours are perfect for kids xx


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  20. Oh I love this. What a cool bedroom your son now has and the mural is just amazing! The lady has done such a fab job 🙂 #KCACOLS

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  21. Oh I totally love this! I imagine my little boy having something like this when he’s a bit older and ready for a ‘big boy bedroom’ xx #KCACOLS

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  22. Wow this looks incredible. He must be chuffed! Comic books and pop art is always a win in my book. I love the idea of a reading nook, too. #KCACOLS

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  23. twotinyhands says:

    Such a special room for a big boy! I love the comic book inspiration that is awesome!! #KCACOLS

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  24. G says:

    Oh just realised I wrote wall stickers’ I meant I can’t believe it’s not stickers! It’s amazing and so much work gone into it! I Need to get to bed, sorry again X #KCACOLS

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  25. G says:

    Wow what a lucky little boy. Such good ideas, I love the overall look and the wall stickers are amazing! He’ll get used to it I’m sure and fall in love with his big boy bedroom! Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

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  26. Gilly says:

    It’s super, amazing, perfect for a boy!!! Well done Mummy! Xxx

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