Yesterday I posted my daughters tween girl bedroom, and it got me thinking about my boys room. We haven’t really done much with this room since we moved the boys in together. We just hung new curtains and added a few little things. This room doesn’t have a theme, and it’s not all matchy-matchy, but there’s just something about it’s eclectic-ness that I adore. And I love that each side of the room seems to suit each of my sons.
And it’s back to that thing I’ve learned, where you just have to let your kids have their own sense of being and style. Would I love the room to look like an immaculate, perfectly decorated room from Pottery Barn? Sure. But we’re on a budget, plus my kids have opinions (crazy that?!) and what I like, most of the time they don’t!
Anyway, come have a look!
It’s a small room, so getting everything into it was a challenge! We knew we needed to have beds with drawers and shelves because there’s just not the space in the room for 2 dressers. So it’s a bit tight, but it’s homey too!
Then we tackled putting the bedding together. The bedding doesn’t match, obviously, but there’s something about the way this room doesn’t match that works. Plus I think that the polka dots on the walls kind of tie everything together. All the colours are complimentary enough that somehow it does match?
But what I love the most is how cute it is to see both of my boys laying in their beds in their shared room. It makes me feel so cozy and happy.
Each side matches each of my boys. This side of the room belongs to my 3 year old, so it’s a little ‘cuter’ but not too babyish. This side of the room also has the biggest wall, so we hung a world map on it. The boys love it and and are constantly naming places in the world to visit. Love that!
This side of the room belongs to my 9 year old son. It’s a little more grown up but not too grown up! (I don’t want them growing up too fast!)
So that’s it! That’s my boys room!
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I really like to try to keep things real, so I’m sharing this room with you because of its realness. I love it, my boys love it, and it’s a REAL LIFE room. We live a real life, in a real life home, with real life decorating. No show home here (I’d love that but…). Plus, I couldn’t leave my boys out of a room spotlight on the blog! (they notice these things…) 😉
- Skateboard bedding: from Costco about 5 years ago
- Green & white animal bedding: IKEA
- Matching beds & shelves: Costco
- World map: Costco
- Lamps: Superstore