Home Inspiration: Boys Bedroom
When planning what I wanted my boys bedroom to look like I wanted it to be bright and fun. I talked with the boys about what they wanted in the bedroom and we set out to make it happen. Lucky for me the boys wanted a bedroom that had a few of their favourite characters featured in it and although it is not exactly how I would design the room the boys are happy with it and that is the most important thing to me.
Most of the living area's in my house are painted in calming colours so I was happy to make the bedroom bright blue for the boys. As you can see they wanted the top of the room filled with posters so there are a whole bunch that line the top wall. Sam and Eli sleep in the bunk beds and the bed and rug on the floor I picked up from Ikea.
View from the top of the bunk. Surrounded by bright characters! I am amazed they still sleep with so much colour in their face. I never hear any complaints though so the posters are here to stay for now.
Moving around to the other side of the room we have Nathan's bed and some more bright posters and some shelves for them to keep items up high, away from the girls. As we are a large family and it is hard to have your own personal place and space I have these shelves for the boys to put stuff they want out of the way. I let the boys decide what they put up there and it changes all the time.
Nathan also has his own box that has a lock on it to keep things away from Sam and Eli. It is hard for him to share a room with two energetic, inquisitive boys who want to get into everything so I have a special spot for him to store items that are important to him. It seems to work well for now.
Above the window I made a large sign that spells the word Believe. I painted the letters, E, L and I a different colour so that ELI can see that his name is in the word Believe. Having faith is important to our family and I wanted to encourage the boys to believe in themselves, to believe in us as a family and also in our beliefs associated with our religion.
As we have a few great living area's in our home the bedrooms in our house are generally kept free from toys and are mainly just for getting changed, reading and sleeping. The three boys generally get along well together and I send them to bed in different sleeping shifts so there are no fights when it is bed time. One day we might get a bigger home and Nathan might be able to have his own room but for now I am thankful that he is such an awesome big brother and is patient enough to share with two younger brothers.