When designing the boys room, I wanted them to have a place that they could grow into. We were done with the nursery stage of our lives, and they both slept through the night so having their rooms upstairs was a no brainer. I researched so many bedroom and bathroom designs, and ultimately decided on a bedroom that would be big enough to fit a queen bed, desk, dresser, and a little play space.
Originally, Bennett did not have a toilet in his half bathroom. We found that there would be plenty of room, and added one. This was definitely something I would do over again. I love that he has his own space to get ready at night, and we don’t have to be super quiet in the bathroom right next to Carson’s room. The bathroom then connects to the bathtub room, and then Carson’s/hall bath which has a door that leads to Carson’s room as well. This design element was my favorite!
Bennett had a bed that we had painted, but I decided to move that into the guest room. We purchased his bed and night stand from Pottery Barn Teen, and the toolbox from Sears. Yes, it’s an actual tool box. I love how it adds a special touch to his room, and will be perfect for his first tool box in the garage when he gets older.
We originally had a different rug in his room, but I also moved that to the guest room. On one of my husbands many trips to Atlanta, he stopped at the Pottery Barn Outlet and found one that I had looked at many times. I love the pops of orange, and the navy that matches his wall. It ties in perfectly with the bedding as well. We absolutely love the Beddy’s bedding, it makes it really easy to teach the little ones to make their own bed even at the youngest of ages!
We chose the Beddy’s bedding for his room as it is super simple to take off and put back on. The fitted sheet has a zipper on it that zips on to the top sheet and comforter which is a combined piece. It is super easy to change, wash, and remake–Bennett loves making his own bed and makes for a perfect chore for a four year old.
I love the art work we have pulled for his room. The prints above the bed are pictures my husband had taken of his car many years ago. I picked up the license plates in New York City at a flea market. It was such a great find, and I’d love to grab more when we vacation other places. I’m excited for him to continue to grow into his room and see how it changes little by little by adding little touches here and there.
What thoughts did you put into designing your child’s room?