Workspace update with Kmart pegboards

Kmart Pegboards

Who isn’t loving Kmart’s Homewares range right now! From lamps and rugs to pots, vases  and storage, they’re got some really cool products for really low prices! Last week I gave my workspace a little update with the Kmart pegboards. An absolute bargain for just $29 each and super versatile and stylish. I tried my pegboards in about four different spaces before finally deciding to keep them in my workspace. They looked great next to the boys desk,  in the boys rooms and also in the playroom too.

I placed my pegboards side by side and played around with the shelving heights depending on the object size I wanted to add. Here I’ve just styled them with bits and pieces I already had plus a new print from Hark Home.

Kmart pegboards

Kmart Pegboards

kmart pegboards

Tween Boys Room Update

Tween Boys Room Update

Just before the last school holidays, I started another room makeover. This time it was for my ten year old son Zavier. It’s been five years since I first decorated Zavier’s room, so he really needed something a bit more grown up.  It was time to say farewell to his aqua walls and tree decal and create something which could easily transition with him through his teen years.

After we’d moved everything out, and set up a temporary bedroom in the playroom I painted his walls in Dulux Vivid White. It makes the room look much so more spacious and fresh. Then to add some depth and fun to the room I painted his wardrobe doors with black chalkboard paint (much to the envy of his younger brother).

Tween Boys Room Update

Monochrome Boys Room

We kept his existing furniture but gave it a little update by painting his bed with Blake and Taylor furniture paint and adding some new doors and storage boxes to his expedit bookcase. The Ikea Kallax inserts fit perfectly into the expedit and are great for hiding clutter and keeping books dust free.

After updating his colour scheme I added some new art, linen, and accessories. The Mapiful map of London was one the biggest splurges, but it’s a timeless piece and could easily be moved elsewhere should Zav decide he no longer wants to look at London. Why London you ask? well it’s his favourite city of those we’ve visited so far.

Tween Boys Room Update

Storage ideas for kids rooms

Tween Boys Room Chalkboard ideas

Tween Boys Room Update

I’m really happy with how Zavier’s bedside lamp turned out. It was originally a pendant light from Milk and Sugar (which I’d bought for a different room) but with a little help from my electrician to change the fixture to a three pin plug, and the edition of an Ikea Ekeby shelf bracket, I turned a ceiling pendant into a wall mounted reading light.

Some other favourite additions were the Arrow wall decals, Crochet Floor Rug, Whale pillowcase and the Lego storage bricks,  you can never have too much storage in a kids room! Good storage is definitely the key to keeping kids rooms tidy.

If there’s anything else you’d like to know more about, feel free to email me or add a comment in the box below.

Tween Boys Room Ideas and Inspiration

Boys room decor ideas

My home: living spaces

I’m going to kick things off today with a sneak peak into my homes living spaces. We still have a few bits and pieces to finish and lots of art to collect but it’s coming along. It didn’t always look like this. We underwent a huge renovation twelve months ago, but more on that later.


I hope your enjoying your weekend as much as I am. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.