My friend Jessica's boys were switching bedrooms and she wanted to redecorate them to make each new space special. They wanted the younger son's bedroom to have an outdoor theme. Jessica and her husband are originally from a mountain town in British Columbia, so a mountain mural seemed a natural choice for one of the walls. This is the view as you walk into the room.
While we were painting the mural, there were some nervous days about the colour choices. After all the coats were complete everyone was really pleased with how it turned out. This is the view from the bed and what Jessica's son sees when lying down.
I thought it would be super fun if we could create a tent bed. We used the existing bed frame to attach the tent. It was my first time building something like this but it turned out really cute. The front flap can be rolled up or down to make a secret fort.
The bedding was purchased at The Hudson Bay Company and Simons. We used The Hudson Bay company blanket as our colour inspiration for the room. We bought the bedding, pillows, and other throws from Simons. It is one of my favourite places to buy throws and cushions. Their prices are reasonable, the quality is good, and they often have amazing sales. The bedding is a good example of how everything doesn't have to match. On either side of the bed we placed different pillows. It works because they are similar sizes and colours.
When we first started thinking about the room we had all of their existing furniture to work with. Jess really wanted to use this desk, which was her mom's. It makes a perfect bedside table and it doubles as a desk. Pieces like this give a room soul and makes it feel like home. We found the lamp at Home Sense. It was originally a silver colour and Jess painted it one of the greens from the mountain mural. The red lantern Jess already owned and she grabbed the tree to finish the desk.
The last piece in the room is a cloth deer head I had from Simons. We wrapped its neck in a Hudson's Bay scarf and hung it over a clothes rack.