This boys bedroom decor will inspire you from top to bottom! We have completely transformed the look and feel of their shared bedroom. Now it attends the needs of our growing boys and matches our chosen colors: grey & mint. It was a complete bedroom makeover, but absolutely worth it.
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Our two boys have shared a bedroom since when our youngest was 7 months old, which is when I stopped breastfeeding him and moved him over to Samuel’s bedroom.
The main reason why they started sharing a bedroom is that we live in a two bedroom apartment, so there is no other way we could go about it. Unless we were willing to share our bedroom with him, which… I don’t think would have been a good idea. And now that I’ve seen it works, I don’t plan on changing it anytime soon.
I was very anxious about having them share the room in the beginning, but I believe it has played a huge part in the bond they are creating. They play together in there, sleep together, change together, and (oh well) fight too.
I believe this bedroom will create amazing memories for them. Memories they will never forget as teenagers or even adults.
Actually, I know for a fact they won’t because I grew up sharing the bedroom with my sister throughout my entire childhood and teenage years.
I wouldn’t change it for the world!!!
That bedroom allowed us to grow closer as sister and friends. I remember the fights, the talks, the fun times, the crying, and the laughing. I recall so many emotions I shared with her. All of it? Priceless. I want my boys to experience that.
The complete makeover of our boys’ bedroom
Samuel (age 3) and Daniel (age 1) are growing at the speed of light! Dan had a crib on the left side of the bedroom and Sam had a matching toddler bed on the right side of the bedroom. It’s a pretty spacious bedroom so even though they were side by side, there was still a little space left for them to run around and play with each other.
The problem is that – first, Sam was growing out of his toddler bed. And then, the bedroom also didn’t have enough space for us to add an air mattress if we had family over. And this is a huge deal to us!
Our family doesn’t live in the US so they come to visit us every now and then. We want to be able to have them stay at our home and not have to stay at a hotel.
The house bunk bed
Because of the space issue, we chose to go with a bunk bed that would free up space on one side of the bedroom, allowing us to put an air mattress when needed. Not only that, but we found an awesome local guy (carpenter) that builds the coolest beds on this Earth, Nick, from Beds By Strugar.
We started by picking the bed design and our color scheme, which was grey and mint. Not only do we love these colors, but Daniel’s side of the bedroom had these colors as part of his decor theme, which allowed us to reuse some of his decor pieces.
We selected a couple of bed designs offered by Nick, that we liked. Then, we showed them to Sam and asked for his opinion! His favorite was the same one that we were leaning towards! A bunk bed with a cabin on the top bunk.
The bed was going to be white, but I realized it would look very plain with our white walls. Since our apartment is rented, we didn’t want to mess with painting the walls so we picked a grey stain (from Nick’s catalog) for contrast. He custom built the bed with all of our special requests in mind.
The washable mattress
We’ve had a lot of events happen to their past mattresses that encouraged us to believe that having a washable mattress was a must. And even though, we wanted that… we didn’t know it actually existed until we found the Washabelle mattresses.
The Washabelle mattresses have 6 layers, from which 5 can be washed and dried at home. The top cover is attached to the bottom cover with a heavy-duty zipper.
So whenever an accident happens (like it did in our home in the first week we got the mattress. – Can you believe it????), you can unzip them and wash just the top cover if it’s all that suffered in the accident. If the two first layers underneath the top cover get stained too, don’t worry. They can also be washed.
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know how much my husband and I love QuickZip sheets. They are zip-on sheets, which you can remove the top to wash and leave the fitted bottom on the mattress.
The zipper that attaches the top of the sheets to the bottom, although made with a completely different material than the Washabelle mattress zipper, is also notably durable.
I can’t even remember the last time I got frustrated with changing the sheets. We’ve had them for more than a year now. Not only for the boys’ old crib mattresses but for ours as well.
When we made the switch from crib/toddler bed to the twin bunk bed, we knew we’d have to go with them again, for comfort, style, and practicality.
The boys’ bedroom decor pieces
Before we had decided any details of their bedroom makeover, I was shopping at a local second-hand children store and I found this beautiful dollhouse.
It used to be pink and yellow, but I just knew I had to include it in the boys’ bedroom somehow. It was just too cute to pass up!!!
The hubby made the whole dollhouse transformation happen. He always pretends to have no patience with the projects I bring him, but in the end, I know he loves them all.
The wooden letters are from Hobby Lobby. We just repainted Daniel’s letters (which used to be orange) and got new ones for Sam, since his old ones were a lot smaller than these.
The flag banner is also from Hobby Lobby. We found it in their baby section. And since there are no dolls in this boy house, we filled their dollhouse with their favorite stuffed animals. (Or in truth, the ones that I thought would match the decor pieces ;))
*Later on, we also added a beautiful mint Teepee to their bedroom since they always loved the previous tent they had. The new one is just more beautiful and modern. We love it!
The grey & mint dressers
We kept the same dressers from their old bedroom decor but repainted the drawers grey and mint to match the color scheme.
These dressers have been around for a while, but I just love them. They are durable and they have four spacious drawers that hold all of the boys’ underwear/diapers, self-care items, PJs, casual t-shirts and pants or shorts (depending on the season).
When I bought the first one, Sam was the only child we had. I wanted very specific colors and I couldn’t find anything that looked like what I had in mind. I also wanted a cheap, yet beautiful dresser!
When I found this simple white dresser on Amazon, I was thrilled! We got it and painted the colors we wanted. About a year later, when Daniel was born, we just bought the very same one. Now we have two matching dressers that are the colors we want!
The Comforter + Pillows
I debated for some time whether it would be a mint comforter or a grey and white one. I looked and looked and looked for a mint one that went with my vision for the bedroom, but nothing was what I was looking for.
I saw this white & grey striped comforter from Target and I instantly fell in love with it.
First, because it matches the style of their bedroom decor. Second, because it’s neutral and it can grow with them. I also can throw just about any kind of decorative pillows on top and it will go with it!
The cactus pillow was my favorite out of all the ones I saw. It is exactly the one thing that made my budget go over, but I just had to. The two yellow pillows were from Marshalls from what I can remember. They’re part of Daniel’s old bedroom decor.
We couldn’t be happier with their bedroom transformation and I’m gonna say I don’t think they could be any happier either!!! I’ve never seen Sam kiss his bed so much. He said it’s the good place in the whole world. I believe he was trying to say it’s the best place in the whole world!
Where to find their bedroom pieces:
I truly hope this post was helpful and inspirational. We’re still trying to get used to the new room, but in a good way, though! I still can’t believe Sam has a house bed for himself. I wish I had one when I was a kid. But you know what? Pssst… I sneak into his bed sometimes just so that I can enjoy that house too!
I’d love to hear (read) in the comments what you think about this bedroom transformation!