My son has been obsessed with the movie Sandlot for years now. And when he played baseball this spring, his love for the sport and movie only increased. So, when his birthday arrived this year and we sat him down and gave him a choice of room makeovers for his present, he was ecstatic and also conflicted. After days of going between a car-themed room, or a baseball (his top picks) he ultimately went with baseball room. Especially when he found out we could do it Sandlot-themed.
I might get some flack for this, but I just can’t do an over-the-top, colorful, obnoxious child’s room. I’ve worked hard to make my home a space where one room flows into the other, where it’s giving off a soothing, calm charm, and you feel relaxed the minute you walk in. Maybe I’m crazy, but I feel like a child’s room should also be that way. A loud room isn’t cohesive to sleep in my opinion. I wanted to create a space that’s both beautiful and also relaxing so my kids can recharge in the space. Could I accomplish that with a baseball room? I put on my thinking cap and went to work.
Pinterest is my usual go-to inspiration spot. But, when I typed in baseball room, I was flooded with baseball-shaped lights, large baseball stitching stickers to adhere to your walls, even a catcher’s mitt chair.
And I cringed.
That was not going to work in our home. So I did some digging. Give me all things vintage, and if you can’t find vintage, give me something with a vintage feel. And that, my friends, was how this mood board came together.
Baseball Room Mood Board
Shop my top picks here:
Breaking down the room refresh
Here’s a little before photo of what I’m working with.
The kids’ rooms have basically been untouched since we moved in. They’re the last remaining bits of 1990’s style in our home. We really wanted to concentrate on the entertaining areas as well as the bathrooms before moving into remodeling bedrooms. Now that those are looking sharp, we can address the rooms.
Along with purchasing a few key items to help the room take shape, we plan to make an accent wall and paint his current dresser and small end table.
We are doing a floor-to-ceiling black shiplap on the far, windowed wall of the room. I’m loving the moody dark colors that are making an appearance in homes lately, and black in a bedroom is the perfect combo for me. To keep everything tied together, we’ll paint the dresser and end table black as well.
We will also need some new toy storage, so I’ll be on the hunt for those.
Stay tuned for the fun reveal in a few weeks! It’s going to be good and I can’t wait to see the look on Tyrion’s face when it’s all done. To see the change in real-time, make sure you’re following me over on Instagram. Stories are my favorite place to hang!