New Boys Room

This week we are working away on a NEW room for our 2 boys. I had a great idea on this post here, however we have decided to go another route all together. The reason for our change of heart (as far as the design in this room)… we couldn’t fit two bunk beds/loft beds in one room. And, we weren’t all together happy with the old loft bed that we built a few years ago, it was not entirely sturdy (made a lot of noise). Two loft beds would also mean less space, and this room is already small. So we came up with something new, with more room and very hip!

Here is our current mood board.  We started putting life to this mood board yesterday, so this one is the real deal!

The plan; keep the room simple, modern and also fun for the boys.

1. The boys want an outer space theme, this mobile (or something similar) will be a perfect touch, including dark touches of color throughout the room.

2. Bookshelves are always a must. Both of our boys love to read and we always want to encourage it. These cute, simple little bookshelves would be a great addition, next to each one of the new, hanging beds. These shelves are narrow and won’t stick out too far, therefore we should have less injuries!

3.  LED, battery operated lights that we can stick above their bed for reading light. These look pretty good, something that is small yet efficient and “space” like for our outer space room. I think these are pretty neat. No wiring or cords necessary.

4. We have decided that we are going to build two hanging beds. The photo above was a great starting point for us. Ultimately we are thinking along the lines of a hanging, platform style, bed using link chain (#5)

5. Chain link for hanging the new, platform beds. This is sort of “space” like… metal, and floating, very ‘out-of-this-world’ if you ask me!

6. A gray room, preferably dark gray. I am thinking darker than this swatch. The boy room has not been painted (and it is in desperate need) so anything will look better than it’s current “sponge” painting by the previous home owners.

7. Simple bed linens. A thin, gray wool blanket to wrap around the end of a white sheeted bed would be dreamy (IMO) but the boys may not be entirely keen on that idea. Might be a little too boring for them.

So far that is our decor plan for this room and like I mentioned earlier… we’ve already started!!! Yeah!

Stay tuned, this project WILL be done by the end of the week.

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