A mother of three young boys remodeled a bedroom to fit the “jungle theme” her seven-year-old son wanted – with a hedge wall made from photo frames.
Jess Blythe, who lives in Queensland, based the bedroom decor on the ‘greenery’ she has already sprinkled around their family home.
“Our house is very green on the theme in general. Love the bohemian vibe and the natural feel. The boys’ bedroom was the only room in the house that was really lacking in decor, so we decided it was time to change it up a bit, ”she told FEMAIL.
Mother of three young boys remodeled a bedroom to fit the ‘jungle theme’ her seven year old son wanted (pictured), adding a DIY hedge wall made from photo frames
His eldest son Bailey loved the green wall the family created in his garden and asked for it to be reproduced in the room he shares with his three-year-old brother Harrison.
They have made a conscious effort to keep their usual toys out of the room as they have an “entire playroom dedicated to them”.
“Loved the $ 599 bed from Fantastic Furniture as my three year old had been in our room for ages and we decided it was time for the bunk beds so he didn’t have to be yet. alone in a room, ”she said.
Jess Blythe, who lives in Queensland, based the room’s decor on the ‘greenery’ she has already sprinkled around their family home.
Ms Blythe’s youngest son River, one, (pictured) sleeps in his parents’ bedroom but has his own to eventually move in
Where does everything in the room come from?
* The low bunk bed is from Fantastic Furniture and costs $ 599.
* In the main potted plant near the door, the feathery stems are from Kmart and the fake ‘Birds of Paradise’ plant is from the Reject store.
* The plant stand is $ 19 at Kmart.
* The wall color is Dulux Highland Green.
* The nursery toys on the shelf are from Kmart.
“The beds are lower than your standard bunks so I don’t have to worry about them bumping their heads against the ceiling fan.”
Other decorations, including shelves and potted plants, were purchased in the same natural wood colors to ensure the room was ‘on the theme’.
“I bought some cute nursery animal toys from Kmart for decoration,” she said.
“We made the whole room for less than $ 350 minus the cost of the bed. The boys were thrilled and said it looked really fancy.
Ms. Blythe is very aware of the spacing in their home, so to make the most of it, she made sure their clothes were inside the closet.
It was the frame the family used to make their hedge wall (photo)
They did the same in their living room by purchasing a floating shelf to house the Playstation console and the children’s games.
But one of the room’s star attractions is the green hedge wall that she and her husband have put up.
“My husband thought a frame would be nice around. We were going to try to build one, but we didn’t have the tools or the knowledge, ”she said.
“So we improvised and bought two A1 photo frames from Kmart and bought two large artificial hedge tiles from Bunnings for $ 50 each.
His son Bailey (left) loved the green wall the family created in their garden and asked for it to be reproduced in the room he shares with his three-year-old brother Harrison (right)
“Using very small screws, we attached them to the frame support and cut them to size. I love the result and want to make a bigger one for our living room afterwards. ‘
Mrs Blythe’s youngest son, River, one year old, sleeps in his parents’ bedroom but has his own which he will eventually move into.
After posting photos of the transformed room on Facebook, the Brisbane-based mum was quick to receive a number of compliments.
“I love this teal wall color,” praised one woman.
Another added: “It’s such a beautiful design.”
You can follow the family on their Instagram page here.