Painting our Son’s Bedroom BLACK – ORC | Week 4

Painting our Son’s Bedroom BLACK

One Room Challenge – Week 4

I’m SO excited to be part of the One Room Challenge again.  A huge thanks to Linda of Calling It Home for organizing this bi-annual design challenge. The One Room Challenge is where design|bloggers around the world transform one space in their homes over 6 weeks.

This time around I decided to makeover our tween son’s bedroom because we moved into our house over a year ago and this is how his room looked as of a couple of weeks ago.

My son really REALLY wanted a black bedroom.  I debated and agonized over this request for a couple of months.   I’ve always liked black rooms.  They look so cool.   I really admired Genieve Godor, HGTV host when she painted her living room totally black.

Genevieve Gorder offers valuable design tips you can use in your own home


Genevieve Gorder’s Manhattan Apartment

At first I was shocked, but I really began to like it.  Decorating a black room can be challenging to get the right mix of furniture & accessorizes to make it work.  But of course, Genevieve totally rocked it!

However,  I was very hesitant for painting our son’s bedroom black for two reasons.  One, I thought he wouldn’t really like it and get tired of it in a couple of months.  It’s very dark. Will he really like it once the novelty of a black room wears off?

Secondly, the stager side of me is screaming “NOOOOO – DON’T DO IT!!! What if you want to sell your home soon?  You know you will have to repaint it!  AND You know it will take you many coats of paint to recover it!!!”

But as you can see, the mom side won out and we are painting his room BLACK.  It’s turning out better than I expected so that’s a huge sigh of relief.  He saw the one wall of black paint and was super excited! Phew….


Tween boy excited with his room makeover










My Inspiration Board:

My goal is for our son to have the coolest bedroom on the street so that the boys on the street will want to come and just hang in his room.

Tween Boy's room mood board | Debi Carser Designs















Please check back next week and see the progress to date!

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This is my forth time taking on the challenge.  The first time I redesigned our entryway.  The second time was our master bedroom including adding on a master en-suite and the third time was our family room.


Debi Carser, Designer, Stager, Aging In Place Specialist I’m Debi Carser. Designer. Stager. Renovator. For over 10 years I have been helping clients make their home stunning. I have staged over 150  homes helping clients make money beyond their expectations. I have bought several “fixer uppers” and either flipped them for a healthy profit or turned them into profitable rental properties. Come follow me as I share my tips & secrets along the way.







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