I don’t think anyone would argue that contemporary fabric and surface designers tend to create prints that most often are suited for the softer gender.  In a world of beautiful and delicate floral designs, choosing fabric for a little boy can present a bit of a challenge.  The array of choices are more limited.

I discovered this first hand when I decided to make the decor for my 2.5 year old son’s room.  There are plenty of neutral gender baby prints out there, but I was looking for something that would grow with him.  Though I may change his room many times over the next few years, I do not want to feel that I “have to” because he’s outgrown the look of it.

boys aqua and orange bedroom room

Image courtesy of HGTV Deam Home 2010

The complementary aqua and orange color scheme in this Disney Pixar Toy Story themed room from the 2010 HGTV Dream Home is suitable for a broad age range, and the contemporary style will last longer than the fascination with talking toys.

aqua and orange boys room

Image courtesy of 2010 HGTV Dream Home

I found this inspiration room right around the time that Riley Blake’s All Star 2 collection by My Mind’s Eye was released.  The first All Star collection hit a home run with sewists and decorators for little boys, and I believe this collection will be equally as popular.  With polka dots, stars, paisley, and stripes to choose from, you can recreate this room with patterns that suit your little boy’s style and needs.

all star 2 in orange

Find All Star 2 at:

Fat Quarter Shop


Fabric Flair

So Fun Fabrics

Above All Fabric

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