Being the “littlest” of a family of six isn’t always easy. Coming up last on all the family bike rides, being left behind as the big kid’s run off to play, and the never-ending hand me downs. Being the youngest isn’t always the greatest.
So to treat our littlest of the crew, Frankie, and make him feel extra special, we thought it was time our “littlest big kid” (as he likes to be called) got his own “Big Kid” room. A room all of his own, just for him.
Although Frankie is the youngest in this home, his personality is anything but little. He’s outgoing and silly, loud and oh so funny. He loves big colors, “rock and roll” (epically Eminem’s “lose yourself”). He loves to go super fast on his scooter and is always telling me “don’t worry mom, I’ll be fine” as he goes flying down our stairs jumping off the landing with a loud thud.
I knew Frankie’s room had to have personality. It had to be playful and fun, but with just a little bit of an edge. It had to say, “yeah I’m four, but I love Eminem, I wish my tricycle was a skateboard, and I’m not afraid of anything (except for the dark and my Dad leaving for work)”.
Frankie’s favorite color is red. So I wanted to make sure I gave him big bright pops of red that played off of a neutral, but playful and fun backdrop. This was the original vision for his room, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.