A 9 year old boy’s bedroom designed for lounging, reading, video gaming, and yes, sleeping.
Guys, after months and months, Beau’s room is done!
We’ve actually had a few iterations of this boy’s bedroom. The big components, like the navy blue accent wall, giant American flag tapestry, and of course, the lighted suspended loft bed, have been in place for awhile. But we found pretty soon that the floor plan didn’t work for how Beau and his friends really use this room. So we kept moving stuff around until we finally got it right.
And as regular blog readers know, I don’t design my kid’s rooms to be Pinterest stars or blog perfect 😃 Beau called the shots on every aspect of this room- from the paint colors, to the posters on the walls.
A boy’s bedroom
Well, without further ado….
Originally we had the red loveseat under the loft bed. But Beau never used it there. It was kind of a waste. But he did want seating for him and his buddies closer to the TV, so they could play video games together a little easier. So we moved it so it is in the middle of the room, facing the TV.
The huge American flag wall behind the antique dresser is still my favorite part of the room!
Under the loft bed, we put Beau’s storage unit with some of his books and “treasures” that he loves to display.
And, we added an old wooden ladder for the loft bed. I’ll do a post soon on how we made the ladder safe to use.
I love this ladder so so much!
This is the TV wall. Beau has the only working DVD player in the house with his Xbox so we keep our entire pitiful collection of DVDs here.
Finally, the loft bed.
I think Beau is happy with it. Oh, and his cat, Superstar, likes it too.
Check out how I built this suspended loft bed here.
Those who have been following along know that this room design definitely evolved as we went along. In fact, it looks way different than my original mood board- but then again, little boys can be a little fickle 😉
Here’s your parting shot- the view into the library. I kinda love this view, although I still want to repaint those navy blue walls in the library.
Beau loves his new room, which makes me so happy!
Let me know what you think about it!
Faux cowhide pillows- sold out, but here’s similar
Shades- Blinds.com– “Cloudy Day”