Modern Teen Boys Room One Room Challenge Week 3

Modern Ceiling Fan One Room Challenge

Let’s talk lighting this week, shall we? It’s week 3 of the One Room Challenge. I’m joining in as a GUEST PARTICIPANT along with 200+ bloggers to makeover a room in 6 short weeks. I’m doing my tween son’s room and in Week 1 I found out that he has some major opinions, which I really got a big kick out of.  He takes after his mother, except that he hates stripes and I love them. Then in Week 2 I shared the before pics, oh the horror, including the door that him and his brother busted and the broken window shade being held up with his crutch. But we already received the new one from Blindsgalore and it is going to be amazing, can’t wait to get it installed and show you!!!!  So lighting…..

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I know that ceiling fans are the ugly duckling of ceiling fixtures and you should only use them if you have to. Well, we live in Southern California about 40 minutes from Palm Springs…the desert. It’s summer 90% of the time. Practicality wins and we use our fans like crazy.

Then the next best scenario is a fan without a light kit, again not happening. We need light and new electrical is not an option. One thing that is an option is a modern streamlined ceiling fan. I read an article HERE recently  from a designer that I love, Studio Mcgee. It was all about how to use ceiling fans with a design aesthetic in mind. Most of their recommendations were something that I could never afford but it gave me a good idea of what to look for in a cheaper version.

My go to source is Lamps Plus. They have designer choices without designer price tags. Have a peek for yourself…Lamps Plus

I decided on this one…Trifecta in brushed nickel

Modern ceiling fans Lamps Plus

His room is quite small. It is only 12×10. I needed a small fan and this one is 44″. It’s perfect for a small space. It has an LED light and I’m uncertain as to how much light it will put off. But….that is ok because we also got THESE beauties from Lamps Plus to mount above his bed.

Plug in Wall sconces from Lamps Plus

I think that I am most excited about these than any other part of the room!!! Like Disneyland excited.

I am also super pumped about the color we chose. The first color was too green so we went with one that has more blue. It is called Balmy Night by Clark and Kensington. It is a dark, rich peacock blue. It is very similar to the ever popular Hague Blue from Farrow and Ball. I love it!!!
We are going for something along these lines….
River Oaks Residence

Photo by Laura U, Inc. – Look for contemporary kids’ room design inspiration


I’m going to end this week with my to-do list and you can see that I actually have made some progress:

  • Pick out and order desk
  • Pick out and purchase dresser
  • Try paint samples, choose color and purchase
  • Pick out and purchase new bedding that is tween approved
  • Pick out and order ceiling fan
  • Choose wall sconces for over the bed
  • Come up with furniture placement
  • Paint room
  • Makeover the closet doors
  • Trim out window with wood
  • Hang new shade
  • Install new ceiling fan
  • Install wall sconces
  • Sell old furniture
  • Put IKEA dresser together, possibly add mid century feet
  • Put desk together and paint the two drawers white
  • Paint the drawers on the bed with gel stain or paint them black
  • Hang mini basketball hoop
  • paint hook rail black
  • stain tray for top of dresser

Thanks for reading and sharing in my crazy!



14 thoughts on “Modern Teen Boys Room One Room Challenge Week 3

  1. love your lighting choices Jessica! It’s all going to come together so nicely! Can’t wait to see!

  2. Love your plans and that fan and sconces are awesome! I’m going to be pinning this final reveal for sure when it’s time to do my soon to be teen son’s room!

  3. Those sconces are amazing!!! I love your plans. Summer 90% of the time? I am so living in the wrong country, lol! Can’t wait to see the final reveal!

  4. I love what you’ve chosen!!! You’ll be doing another boy’s room I’m sure next time…if he can wait that long! 🙂

  5. So far so good! Can’t wait to see it all come together! Love those sconces too 🙂


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