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It seems like just yesterday I was sharing Cayden’s tween room reveal from our last house, but now we’re onto our new house and we are starting to get settled. While I wasn’t 100% sure of the direction I wanted to take the room in for the long term, I knew one thing for sure, the two youngest boys (11.5 and 5.5) would be sharing a space for the time being.
Here’s a look at what we started with:
And where we are today. (The main differences are paint on the walls and the floors being refinished.)
For now we gave the room a phase 1 makeover inspired by winter, because what better way to feel cozy in a new space than to feel the warmth of the holidays?
We started with a paint job, and the Leighton Bunk Bed from Better Homes and Gardens. This bunk bed is priced so well (under $200.00), especially since it has the ability to be used as a bunk or two twin beds! My boys really wanted a bunk bed, but I decided to keep them separate for now, until I’m able to swap out the ceiling fan. Also, I’ve secretly always wanted to set up a room for them like this. I think beds placed side by side are charming, and are great for those late-night sibling conversations 🙂
This bunk bed was super easy to assemble. I actually involved the two boys in assembling it, and I’m pretty sure we had them both put together in less than an hour!
I paired the bunk beds with a vintage campaign chest to add some warmth to the space, and for the bedding, I ordered another of the Buffalo Plaid Oversized throw that I had previously purchased to keep them cozy at night. For some reason everyone seems to fight over this blanket in our house, so I can definitely see it being added to a few other family member’s Christmas lists
I also picked up this windowpane floor cushion. I legit have a soft spot in my heart for windowpane patterns and when I saw this released from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart in the fall I knew I had to have one. Plus the boys, just love it! I always find them lounging on it when gaming or while watching a movie, if the cat hasn’t already taken it over, lol.
I’m a HUGE fan of garlands, big, small, real, fake, beaded, (you get the point!), because I just think they are instantly festive. I layered two beaded garlands from Walmart over the window.
Lastly, I got a little creative and put together these cute little holiday wall displays, using a poster frame, wrapping paper and this adorable acacia serving board.
To create this wall art:
- Grab a large frame.
- Wrap the frame backing in your favorite wrapping paper or fabric.
- Re-assemble your frame and hang a wreath, large ornament or (in my case) serving board on top of the frame using a ribbon and hot glue.
I love how this space, so easily feels “together” with minimal effort. Do you add holiday decor to the bedrooms in your home?
LINKS TO SHOP BETTER HOMES & GARDENS IN THIS ROOM: