the boys’ room

Have you noticed that new category up there called ‘our house’? Don’t click on it, because there is nothing there. But I’m working on it. And by working on it, I mean cleaning one room of the house at a time, while the kids destroy every other room of the house, photographing and then  posting. It may take some time but it is great motivation to both finish rooms and clean them.

So here we go with the boys’ room.

Here it is in its raw before state:

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And now:


Yes, they all three share a room.


Yes, it takes them a long time to fall asleep.  But their little chattering at night is one of the sweetest sounds {not so much the getting out of bed and asking for one more drink of water}.   We like that they have a chance to be buddies and we figure there really is never a time in life when they will have their own room {college roommates, apartment-sharing, marriage} so why set them up now? And, they are only 6, 4 & 2 so ask me in a few years if this theory still works and I’ll let you know.


Two sets of bunkbeds {from costco} fit just perfectly end to end in the room. If I had it my way the bed would not cut into the window, but what can you do.


Those red boxes are from IKEA and hold all the dress-up stuff and hotwheels.


Essential to any little boy’s bedroom is the door bumper. I’ve blogged about it before, but it is seriously a life {and finger} saver.  No more slamming doors.


My mom generously gave me her own dresser to use in Audrey’s room and it didn’t fit. So we moved it into the boys’ room and it is perfection. Thanks mom.


And above it, the darlings’ initials.


Custom name prints from my new collection taped onto burlap inside a big IKEA frame.

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Such an easy way to personalize their room.


And #1 really wanted me to take a close-up of his lego robot shooting fire at the alien.



And that is the boys’ room.

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78 Responses to the boys’ room

  1. Kacia January 23, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    I love everything about the boys room. I am an only child, and although life was grand growing up, I sure would have loved to share a room with a sister. We are expecting our first baby, and I can’t wait for my children to share a room. Hopefully I can create a room that they will love.

  2. stacy January 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    I love this room! We have two boys (5 and 2) who have seperate rooms now. We are thinking about bunking them up. :) This room has really inspired me. I especially like the extra storage under the bed.

    • Janiece September 16, 2014 at 9:33 am #

      Stacy – I realize your comment was from 2011 but if by chance you still follow and you decided to bunk your boys up, I’m curious how it went? We are in this exact boat now – boys are 5 and 2, little one is about to move to toddler bed and I think it would be good for them to share a room for a while; bonding, ease of bed time, etc. Thanks for your info! – Janiece

  3. Heidi January 26, 2011 at 6:57 am #

    This room looks great! I have two boys and their room is currently bright red. When we bought our house it was that way and we were too busy with other projects to really do something special for the boys, so we just moved their furniture in and left it untouched. However, they have been asking for me to do their room and this post really inspired me! Do you remember what paint colors you used?

  4. jen January 27, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    What a darling room! I am bookmarking this page right now, so that when we move, I can gain some inspiration for my boys’ rooms. Love all the boyish little touches!

  5. Shawna February 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Could you tell me where you got the light over the bottom bunk. I have been wanting to get some for my boys bunk beds to make for a brighter story time! Thanks. You are very taltented! I enjoy your blog.

  6. February 27, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Love your boys room! The colors are fabulous and something they will love for a long time! Your new monogram prints are to die for!

  7. andrea March 17, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    i have 3 boys and they all share a room as well – love that you see the value in that too! their room is a-dorable … :)

  8. jill June 16, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    Thanks for the tip on the Costco bunk beds–and for sharing the entire room for that matter! I’m looking for a set for our two boys to grow into and love what you’ve done for your boys. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Leslie June 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Did you paint the dresser? If so, do you remember what color it is?

  10. Brooke October 17, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    I absolutely love what you did with the bunk beds and reading light on the wall! That was an excellent idea and something I haven’t seen before!

  11. Jordan January 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Love the boys room!! Do you remember what the paint colors are?

  12. bonnie k April 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    I’m about to copy your paint job! What paint colors did you use???

  13. Michelle April 4, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    I’m looking for a neutral / linen-look duvet cover for my boy’s beds; where did you get yours? Thanks so much!

  14. Erica Hyatt July 16, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Hi there,

    Where did you get the boys nightstand/bookcase? I’ve been looking for something like that! Thanks!

    • emily July 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

      The night stand is an old bookshelf my husband had as a teenager.

  15. kristen October 15, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    was just wondering what color the boys bunk beds are?

  16. Chelsea August 5, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    OMG!! I love it!!! It looks great!!!!

  17. Karen August 19, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    How cute. I am moving into a very small house and small spaces is what I’m about right now. Can you tell me where you got that cute nightstand that holds so many books? Darling room, and boys!

  18. Dia November 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I am really appreciating the house tour- your eye for color and simplicity, yet keeping it personal and from appearing sterile. I applaud your decision to room your boys together. Our four (two boys, two girls) were told early on that they would always share their room (w/same sex sibling), for the same reasons you mention. It was a trial at times (night owl/early bird squabbles, etc.) but as we encouraged bedrooms to be private/quiet space and play with friends to be in public spaces in the house, we were able to manage most things. Even in a house that had room to spread them out, we kept them together and used the extra rooms as family/working spaces, and it worked through launching them off to University. Thanks again for sharing your creative and beautiful home

  19. Suzanne Potter Thomas March 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE your style!! You are too fabulous for sharing your talents with all of us!!
    I am going to make your “Burlap Custom Name Prints” for my two grandsons! I have not seen them before & think you are Brilliant!!
    Your house is beautiful & your site is awesome! I am bookmarking it so I can come back daily!
    Thank you for being so generous! 😊
    Sincerely, Suzanne Potter Thomas


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