Our little guys have now become official roommates! As we moved into our new home a few months ago, both of our boys had their own spacious bedrooms, but soon they were begging to nap in Big Brother’s room on his bunk beds every chance they got! Well naps turned into nights, and soon the boys began moving Little Brother’s things into Big Brothers room!
Over Spring Break this year, we decided to paint and ‘officially’ move Little Brother into Big Brother’s room. Our color inspiration came from the quilts we found for the boys’ beds at Target. I loved that the quilts were bright and colorful yet ‘boyish’.
Star Night Light/Reading Light: Ikea
Bookshelf: These are the Rain Gutter Bookshelves we share more about below; they are PERFECT for bunk beds and creating shelves for bunk beds!
The varied colors in the quilt also allowed for large selection of bedding sheets. We allowed each of our boys to select a set of sheets; Little Brother choose sheets with sports balls and Big Brother choose construction sheets. Each choose was perfect for them and indicative of their personalities/current interests. I love that we can easily cover the sheets up with the quilt to give the room a more uniform look. As our boys grow older and their interests change, so can their sheets; that was exactly want I wanted rather than constantly spending money on upgrading a full bedding set, we can simply update their sheet sets!
We choose the paint colors from the quilt and used the lightest blue and the bright orange for the walls. We then used the bright green as an accent color in furniture and decorations.
Curtains– I simply purchased material at JoAnn Fabrics and my Mother-in-law helped me sew simple pockets in the top for hanging and then hem the bottoms.
Hanging Stars– Our boys love these glow-in-the-dark stars and they look awesome at night hanging from clear fishing line! They hang at all different lengths to create more depth at the dark.
Names– These letters used to be covered with scrapbook paper and decorate their individual rooms prior, but I simply wet the paper, scraped it off, and then the boys helped me paint them with the green accent paint.
This area is used primarily for two things: reading and wrestling. The bean bag chairs I found at Walmart and are perfect for sitting in and jumping on.
Rain Gutter Bookshelves: These bookshelves we made in our old home and brought with us. They fit perfectly in their new room and are awesome from displaying all their favorite books! See complete instructions on how to make them HERE!
Rug: I also found this rug at Target, it was a simple touch that like the curtains instantly made their room feel ‘warmer’.
Quote: I love this quote found on Pinterest and made my own vinyl wall quote on my Silhouette.
Green Frame: A simple wooden frame for a few dollars at Jo Ann Fabrics that I painted with green accent paint.
Life Verses: (Only one shown) I created subway on a canvas art out of our boys’ life verses on my Silhouette machine, cut them out, then painted over the letters, and removed the letters when the paint dried.
Save, Spend, Give Jars: See tutorial HERE!
DIY Vintage Photo Stacking Blocks: See tutorial HERE to make your own photo blocks of your kids!
Green Frame and Green Baskets: Courtesy of my favorite Target dollar aisles!
Floating Shelves: Ikea; these shelves are perfect to display those memory items/toys that are only for display.
Green Frame: Simple wooden frame for a few dollars at Jo Ann Fabrics that I painted with green accent paint.
Thanks for checking out our boys bedroom makeover! WARNING! The next time you visit… it may not be this clean! 😉
If you have any questions about items used or seen, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you!