In the back of my mind, I've always planned on eventually changing the whole scheme of things--bedding, paint, bed, etc.. However, after seeing Janell's son Max's room, I'm having the urge to work on it a little sooner.
Janell, who writes the always-inspiring blog Isabella & Max Rooms, started the design process for her little boy's room re-do by interviewing the client himself, as any good designer would do. Turns out 5-year-old Max had some great ideas, including a chalkboard (she incorporated a large chalkboard "stripe" around the walls) and maps of the world (which Janell drew herself!).
I also like that she challenged herself to complete the room using mostly accessories from IKEA--some of which she transformed once she got them home.
And, if you like Max's room, her daughter's room is just as wonderful! HGTV.com recently took notice of her talents and published her first design article entitled "10 Creative Yet Simple Projects for Kids' Rooms" on their site. Congrats, Janell, on the article and a great job on Max's big boy room.