Here’s a look at our boys bedroom. With the arrival of our little girl, we knew we had to put the boys together.
Here’s the thing: The bedroom is 10′ x 10′
We learned, from visiting friends houses with bunk beds in their kids bedrooms, that it wouldn’t be a safe option for our second son.
We were given the matching bed frames, which do stack into bunk beds. However we are missing the ladder and some important hardware to make the set into bunk beds again.
There’s many things about this room that I love.
With it being small, keeping it SIMPLE was key to making this space work.
Our oldest wanted the room to be ALL red. So we worked on a compromise. We talked about making a red racing stripe.
While doing our researching we really liked the classic: red, blue and grey “Superhero” colors.
We have a house built in the 1970’s so we took the red and painted it on the boxed out curtain rob (They are ALL over this house).
Here’s the “stripe” we made. I can’t get over how great this turned out. The boys call it many things, but not a racing stripe.
The boys think it looks like a super hero cape or a laser beam, and many other creative things.
TIP: Use yellow painters tape if you want to make the same look.
Here’s all the colors together. One of my favorites in this room is the artwork on this wall. It can fit in many different spaces in a home. I was hoping it would still work in their room and I think it still does.
What also makes this space great is the bedding and decorative pillows.
Can you see where the color scheme idea is coming from? The motorcycle pillow originally comes from the first bedding set we bought for our oldest. This has been “driven” all over our home.
We got the bed sheets recently from Costco. The comforters are duvet covers from IKEA.
I fully thought I bought matching bed sheets, nope, matching duvet covers.
It worked out in the end, the boys had different comforters so this helped keep everything matching without buying all new bed sets.
Curtains are still original and work as great black out curtains. Plus the grey worked out. So I’ve kept them for now.
Keeping a shared space organized can be tricky.
I went to the dollar store and bought these bins and put some in the closet and some under their beds.
Remember my oldest wanted an ALL red room. You can tell which side is his.
I love these bins. They are easy for the boys to clean up and move toys back down to the playroom if they bring some up. The bins are also great to store, artwork or paper work from school.
Here’s another angle with the blue wall again.
I’ve purposely not shown the closet, I’m still trying to figure out how to make some kind of system. This is where sharing a room is challenging.
We are still planning to build and add our own DIY floating shelves. The floating shelves will go near the end of their beds on the wall.
Currently all their personal stuff that would go on them are in the closet.
Hope you enjoyed this small tour of our sons small shared bedroom.
The paint we used was by DULUX:
- Fashionable Grey
- Salty Dog (Blue)
- Positive Red
TIP on saving money to buy paint: buy the small cans when doing a feature color. Since this room is small that worked the best for us. We had enough to do 2 coats.
Additional tip: Wait for paint to go on sale. We always buy the cans on sale and don’t tint them right away. We wait to tint them when we are ready to paint another space.
Can’t wait to share the nursery next.
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