Boys Bedroom Makeover

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!

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 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’.

bunkbeds

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!

boys bedding from Target

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!

sheets for boys from Target

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.

boys bedroom makeover, window wall

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’.

rain gutter bookshelves

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!

shelves and accent wall

accent wall

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.

display shelves by door

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!

PG
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. This turned out fantastic – the perfect little boy space! Question – where did you get the glow in the dark stars? I’ve seen the wall stickers before, but not the hanging type. Love them!

  2. The room looks so adorable!! I am totally using your ideas as a guide for when our little guys share a room. The love for your babes is so evident in the details. -and I laughed out loud at your last comment! Isn’t that the truth! It always looks so pretty for the first pictures. ;)
    Can I ask how old the boys were when they started sharing/ sleeping in bunks? Mine are 3 and 19 mos w/ another on the way!

  3. Oh that is a cute boy room! I love those chairs, I’ve been looking for something similar for our loft but never thought to look at Walmart! Thanks for the tip!

  4. OMG I love ikea. I swear, they’ve taken over my whole house!

  5. I love that you let them pick their own sheets- great way to give them options and be able to cover it up!
    Very cute!

    Kilee

    • Thanks Kilee; it was my way of allowing them to style their room but not let them outgrow their full bedding so quickly! Big Brother changes his favorite color almost weekly… ;)

  6. Love the quilt! I saw on the Target site’s product reviews that it got lumpy upon washing. Have you found this to be a problem?

  7. Melissa says:

    Love the paint color choices!!! Especially the orange…what is the color/brand??? I’m looking to paint both of the kid rooms in my house…eek!

  8. Where are the bunk beds from?

    • They are Broyhill bunk beds! My in-laws passed them down to the boys and they had them for several years. They are very sturdy though and have stayed in great condition over the years!

  9. I absolutely love the room. I found you on Pinterest and my boys (ages 2 and 3) are going to be sharing a room in a couple of months as we prepare for baby #3. These were the exact colors that I was looking to use, but was going back and forth between an orange horizontal stripe around the room with a blue bottom and a gray top or doing an accent wall. Which wall did you accent with orange? Is is the wall directly across from the doorway so you see it right away or is it off to the side. I am not sure which direction to go in. PS: I LOVE those quilts. I am definitely with you on getting things that will grow with them.

    • Alaina- Thanks for your sweet words! I love the boys room and it always makes me smile when I walk in (as long as I dont’ step on Legos)! ;) We accented the wall on the right from the door. All other walls were blue. The paint we used was @sherwinwilliams Harmony (non VOC) and because of it’s quality we only had to do one coat; loved that part! haha Be sure to send a pic when you finish; I love to see/share others work as well! :)

      • Thanks so much for getting back to me. I am excited to start my boys’ room this month. Do you have the names of the blue, orange and green? That would be great if it covers in one coat. Thanks for the inspiration i needed to get motivated before our baby girl comes.

    • Alaina, We accented the wall to the right of the door and then did the rest blue. The orange is very fun but I don’t think you would want more than one wall all orange! :) A stripe might look cool too though…

  10. Oh I forgot to ask you what paint you used.

  11. I love your sons room! I just saw this quilt at Target and fell in love with it. I searched on Pinterest for boys room with orange and your blog popped up with this post. So ironic! I was originally going to paint his walls a neutral color, but after seeing this post I really love the blue. Would you mind sharing the color name? We have natural wood trim, but I think this blue will look nice with it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    • It was from Sherwin Williams, egg shell, Harmony paint with no VOCs. The Orange color is ‘Kids Stuff’ and the blue was ‘Dynamic Blue’. We love the colors still even though they are bright! :)

  12. PS I am also follower of Jesus, have two little boys, used to teach 3rd grade and have a masters in reading and a reading specialist license. Small world ;)

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