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Staying home over the past 5 months has really allowed us to get things done in our home. One of our major projects was framing the 2nd floor hallway and our tween son’s bedroom. Our home is technically a 4 bedroom home, but had 2 small spare rooms when we bought it. I turned one of the spare rooms into a walk-in closet for our bedroom, and the other is the room Cayden previously occupied, but will now serve as a space for our youngest, Kyle. This specific bedroom was missing a wall when we moved here and we finally got around to finishing it up.
I’m pretty lucky, I guess, because Cayden is not a picky kid, and could honestly care less what his room looks like. As long as he has his video games, books and tv, he’s good, which is a blessing and a curse for this design-loving mama, who is sort of allowed to go crazy, but also craves just *a little* input from him–seeing he’s the one who will be in this space.
Anyway, I’m proud to say I am new to the Better Homes & Gardens Influencer Network which means I’ll be posting monthly content, sharing ideas and inspiration using Better Homes & Gardens products. And my first assignment was to share something NEW–which was perfect timing, as they helped me put the finishing touches on Cayden’s NEW tween bedroom!
The starting point for the decor was definitely this super cute Better Homes & Gardens tie-dye comforter set. It comes with a comforter and sham, and paired perfectly with the black, white and gray that I had used as a foundation in the room.
I added an inexpensive gallery of posters, photos, his artwork, and textural items to add interest over the bed.
I loved the print and texture on this Better Homes & Gardens Diamond Weave Table Lamp and I think it tied in perfectly with my tie-dyed/stamped/distressed sort of vibe.
Let’s talk about my favorite part of this room: the open closet! We are pretty big on open closets in this household, in fact we all have them! This part of the room had previously been a framed closet but when we were reconstructing everything, we figured we’d play it by ear and leave it open, and I’m so glad we did!
The Better Homes & Gardens Lindon Place Hanging Wardrobe is a perfect fit for this space, and it is soooooo nice, I was so pleasantly surprised by its excellent quality. It has a great amount of storage and includes hidden shelves behind the hinged mirror for items Cayden might not want displayed. You guys, I am just smitten with this piece!
I shared last week on IG stories, my potato stamped wall, which created the perfect backdrop to the open closet. It, like most of my diys, was done on a whim, but I’ll be sharing more about that later this week.
I ordered two of these Better Homes and Gardens Large Storage Baskets for additional storage on top of the shelf. I like the two toned style of these baskets as they add a much needed pop of color. In them we store Pokemon cards, small toys and extra video games.
He has plenty of space to store his shoes on the two bottom shelves of the wardrobe, and then even more space underneath. It mounts to the wall so it doesn’t take up a bunch of floor space, and it has 2 hooks for hanging his backpack or jackets.
On the other side of the room, he has his work zone created by this DIY desk, and of course his tv and video game area.
I’m sure we’ll do some tweaking in the days to come, but we sure are happy with this update.
Links to shop Better Homes & Gardens in this Room:
- Better Homes & Gardens Lindon Place Hanging Wardrobe