We are already to week 4 of the One Room Challenge. Twice yearly, Linda from Calling It Home hosts a challenge for designers to share their projects. The challenge lasts a total of 6 weeks, with the final week as the reveal. Each week on Thursday, everyone posts the progress they’ve made! It’s amazing how big this challenge has become over the years.
This week of the One Room Challenge is all about industrial wall decor. If you missed the past three weeks: week 1 focused on the master plan, week 2 was a huge IKEA hack built in project and week 3 was all about fabric! If you’ve been following along, welcome back! As you can see things are moving right along in this guy’s room.
Boys Room: Industrial Wall Decor Under $30
There is something about accent lighting that just makes a room inviting and cozy. At night, accent lights such as wall sconces or table lamps more relaxing. Cole is a reader, so it is important that he have proper lighting in his room. It’s important for a child’s space to function well for them.
First, the focus on the industrial wall decor was lighting. The new built-ins are not going to allow us to rearrange furniture. Knowing the bed will stay in its current location, I was still not will to commit to hardwired wall sconces. It was mildly tricky to find a stylish & removable wall sconce that fit the style of the room. Imagine how happy I was to come across these fab fixtures!
When we were looking for boys room lighting and wall decor, we wanted stylish masculine fixtures with a touch of industrial. We settled on this light. A big selling feature is a retractable arm and a glass shade. The lamp has an Edison bulb, so the glass shade is perfect as it doesn’t dim the light bulb. Edison bulbs are very cool. They are the prettiest but not the brightest!
Next, we need a light for the desk area. Again, wanting a sconce with the same characteristic as the other sconces but not matching.
For the desk light, we went slightly more industrial with a black cage over the Edison bulb.
Sources: [Sconce #1] [Sconce #2]
Also, can you imagine my delight when I stumbled on an industrial caged sconce at Home Goods? I was nearly giddy! When it comes to wall decor and decorating accessories, Home Goods is an excellent place to shop.
Thrifty Wall Art
I’m not big into room ‘themes’. I think it’s fine when kids are younger, but as a seasoned mom, I know a child’s interest quickly changes. Therefore, it’s easier to establish a color palette and classic pieces for a base to work from and adjust accessories as the child’s interests change.
A piece of industrial wall decor I want to incorporate into his room is Cole’s first initial. Nothing says industrial like galvanized metal!
One place to show off a teen boys style is through personalized wall decor. I would exactly call what we will use as actual ‘art,’ but the room will look great when everything is hung up on the walls! Cole has some specific interests such as videography, music and sports. It is important his interests are represented in his room.
Are you familiar with blueprint art?
I currently love it! The options for background colors are endless, but I gravitate toward blackboard and traditional blueprint paper for an industrial wall decor look in a teen boys room.
If you’re impatient like I am, Etsy has you covered. There is an Etsy shop by that name of Gatto Stamps. Go for a visit if you love blueprint. Within minutes of making a payment, you can download your new art! Brilliant! I ordered 3 photos of the purchased blueprints from Costco. The prints were ready for pick up in about an hour! For three large prints, it cost about $12…TOTAL! The matted frames, from Home Goods, cost $15 each. So, each 11×14 piece of wall decor cost less than $20. Not bad! I can’t wait for you to see it!
We went with three images related to Cole’s current interest. One of those passions is football. This is one of the best football blueprints out there.
I can’t wait to share with you how the room all comes together. The pretty parts of the room are beginning to take place and it’s SO exciting!!!
Follow along on Pinterest and Instagram for great design inspiration. Also, you have to check out the other guest participants in the One Room Challenge. There are some crazy talented people out there taking on some impressive projects!