The boys have been asking to share a room together for some time and now that we know who we are adding to our family we need to make some changes to who sleeps where. The boys currently have their own rooms across the hall from one another, but we plan to move Luke into Eli’s room soon so that we can begin room preparations for our newest addition.
I have been thinking about the best way to design a shared space for them and here is some of my inspiration and some of the ideas I hope to incorporate to make the space functional.
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Above: white painted bunk bed from Ikea
Above: White painted bunk beds from ikea, under bed baskets, white and blue colors
Above: bunk bed, rug, bedside table and shelf for upper bunk.
Since the rooms in our home are small in size I plan to have the boys share a bunkbed.
I painted the room shortly after we moved into our house, but before we had our children. The color is called Promenade by BEHR. I think it is a beautiful green color that pairs well with Navy.
I am going to purchase this bunk bed from Ikea and paint it white like the first two bunk bed inspiration photos.
The boys will have matching bedding. I am thinking this sheet set from pottery barn (or something similar if I can find it for less).
They will each have down comforters and matching duvet covers. Eli already has this rugby striped duvet cover so I will purchase a matching one for Luke.
I plan to put a shelf on the wall near the top bunk to hold an alarm clock, some books, a reading light and whatever else Eli might need near.
Luke will have a bedside table like this one from Ikea.
Their rug was purchased on sale from Target last spring.
I will be using these ikea bookshelves, laying down on their side, to make a corner bench and to add storage for toys; keeping the toys concealed in these baskets.
I hope to buy some under bed storage like this so that other toys can be tucked away.
We are lucky to have a family room in our basement with excellent built in storage so most of the boy’s toys are down there but they do like to have some things close by.
They will continue to use this dresser; but with some added functionality thanks to these organizational boxes from Ikea.
I’m still thinking about wall art and other decor. Once I have it all together I will share the results.