As any parent will know, children suddenly start growing into young adults when they start Secondary school.
We were delighted when we were asked to transform a very shabby bedroom into a chill out zone for a teenage boy who was mad about online games and ‘lego’.
It involved a lot of preparation work and removal of existing cupboards etc before we could start to add the bespoke wall painting.
The idea was to make our client feel as though he was in one of his games, yet we wanted it to be a design that would grow with him and still look good as he grew older. We gave the walls a base coat and then stencilled squares on the top using glazes and matt paints to create a textured effect. The ceiling was painted with block shaped clouds so that our client could lie in bed and see the clouds fading off into the distance.
A lot of work was done installing lighting for reading, schoolwork and creating a soft ambience for when our client was relaxing. We created a backlit display cabinet to display the wonderful models that our client had made. Media points were installed for TV and games console, as well as USB sockets to charge phones and tablets.
The fitted wardrobes were in a very smart, gloss finish to add reflection and depth to the design. With a full length mirror on one of the doors, our client would have no excuse for not looking his best. Plus it created a feeling of space in the room.
Colourful bolster cushions were made to match the coloured squares we had added to the walls. A smart grey blackout blind with a matching coloured, block trim made sure that our client could sleep in on bright mornings ( we’re not sure how his parents felt about that! )
The room was finished off with a grey textured carpet and a cool, pink bean bag was added in a wipe clean leather effect. Finally, our client loved the silver ‘skull’ lamp that we found him, which just finished off the room perfectly.