Cayden’s New Tween Bedroom

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Tween Boy Bedroom

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.  Tween Boy's Bedroom

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!

Tween Boy's 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.

Tween Boy Tie Dye Bedroom

I added an inexpensive gallery of posters, photos, his artwork, and textural items to add interest over the bed.

gallery wall tween boy room

And under the bed, I placed some fabric cubed storage bins which are great for storing toys, shoes, books, or even extra clothes.  I love using under bed storage for organizing kids’ rooms.

Tween Boy Tie Dye Bedroom

textured lamp

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.

BHG Tie Dye Comforter

BHG wall mounted wardrobe

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!

BHG Baskets

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.

Tween Boy Bedroom open closet

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.


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  1. August 17, 2020 / 2:50 pm

    I really like the way this turned out! The hanging wardrobe would be perfect for my guest room situation! I’ve been hunting for something similar which the right dimensions that would fit a tight spot!

    • August 17, 2020 / 2:54 pm

      Where did you get the storage basket you have underneath the wardrobe on the floor?

      • madebycarli
        August 17, 2020 / 4:47 pm

        Hi Krystal, the large basket is from T.J. Maxx 🙂

    • madebycarli
      August 17, 2020 / 4:48 pm

      Hi Krystal, thanks so much! I really lucked out that it fit in this space, it’s really the perfect addition to his room 🙂

  2. Grace
    August 19, 2020 / 9:14 pm

    Congrats on the new partnership! Looks like a really fun space for your son.

    • madebycarli
      August 21, 2020 / 6:25 am

      Thanks so much Grace!

  3. Tee
    August 19, 2020 / 10:01 pm

    Everything is handsome and age appropriate. I love that the under bed storage bins are decorative and functional. The gallery wall came out great. Your home is welcoming. Congats

    • madebycarli
      August 21, 2020 / 6:29 am

      Thank you Tee, I appreciate your sweet words 🙂

  4. Jackie
    August 20, 2020 / 7:27 am

    What an awesome opportunity! I always check out this line when I run into Walmart and have picked up things here and there. You have a great eye for pulling things together!!

    • madebycarli
      August 21, 2020 / 6:25 am

      Hi Jackie! You’re so sweet thank you!! BHG has some really great stuff!

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