The primary colours red and blue are great for a boy's room as they never look too "babyish", especially when paired with grey-blue and white on the walls - a perfect palette for boys of all ages.
Rearranging the furniture and adding a few more "grown-up" accessories like the lamp and locker is a quick and affordable way to take the space from tot to tween. And, the locker is great for boys to stash all their "stuff" - it looks cool, too.
Gulliver bedframe with slatted base, $249, and Rast chest of drawers, $49.99, Ikea. Blackboard desk (includes 2 stools, shown), $59, Officeworks. Replica Philippe Starck "Prince Aha" stool, $59, Matt Blatt. Authentics "Big Bin" storage-system unit in Yellow, $130, Chee Soon & Fitzgerald.
ON CHEST Giraffe lamp, $130, Aero Designs. Sock monkey, $49.50, Mao & More. In window Little Lamb garland, $45 for 3m, Papier D'Amour. Cactus (in pot), $2.95, Bunnings. Wooden toy boat, $120, Mao & More. Wooden "&" from GiGi letter set, as before. Animal cards, $4.95 each, Typo.
ON STOOL Book from markets.
ON YELLOW BIN Patio baby tee, $33, Tinker by Printink Studio. ON WALL Height chart, $70, Aero Designs, Pythagoras print, from $239 framed, Ubabub
WALL PAINT Wattyl Interior Design i.d paint in Summer Sky, $61 for 4L.
ON FLOOR Basketball knitted soft toy, $49, Kido Store. English ABC magnets (also on table), $45 for 26, Papier D'Amour. Vintage wooden toy truck, $120, Doug Up On Bourke. Railroad denim canvas trainers, $19.95, Country Road, Lavaro rug (76cm x 3m), $49, Ikea.