When we moved in to Old Salt Farm, my boys had a large bunk bed that we originally built to fit a different home. It was well built, really sturdy, and so cute, but because of the design and what they were made of, it took up so much of the boy’s room that they had hardly any space left for anything else, and very little walking room. After living with it for over a year, it was finally time to switch out the beds and for a boys’ bedroom makeover. It turned out SO cute–I absolutely love the buffalo check, and the new beds fit perfectly. Best of all…I did it on a budget!
I love the simplicity of it–but that’s definitely my style. I prefer a clean, classic look that’s easy to maintain, and the black and grey are perfect for my boys. If I want to add another color in, it will be really easy to do that through pillows and other accessories–but I really like it as is, too.
We were going to build another smaller set of bunk beds with a different design that would work better in the space, but the boys begged to have separate beds. Fortunately I came across these super cute metal beds, and they worked perfectly.
The dresser was mine as a child, and it’s been through lots and lots of coats of paint over the years. It’s been in many different bedrooms, but I think it’s found a good spot now. It originally had a door in front of where the bin is now, but it had a really feminine design that my boys didn’t love, so it was easy to just take it off. I prefer the bin anyway, and they keep their reading books in there.
They have a loft in their room that adds a ton of playing space, and it’s where they keep all of their Legos. They love it! You can see the top railing in the picture below, and there’s a ladder toward the foot of the bed that they climb to get up there.
We all love their bedroom makeover!
Wall/Trim Color: Decorator White by Benjamin Moore
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