Finally this simple shared boys’ room is DONE! Talk about a room that took way longer to complete than I wanted. And for once it wasn’t because of design, but rather because we have been dragging our feet on Jack and Walker sharing a room.
I wanted to put together a simple shared boys’ room for them before baby sister comes, but knew it needed to be affordable and without a lot of fuss for a couple of reasons. One, we are hoping to move in the next year or two, and two, this room is not huge…so added fuss would be a cluttered space.
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Simple Shared Boys’ Room
One thing about this room is that I really tried to re use as much as I could from Walker’s nursery that was in the same room – so if you are looking for a great example of a room that transitions well with age check out the photos of his nursery to see how well it transitions.
I knew I wanted to leave the walls the same color, and use some of the higher priced items for this room (like the rug), and also really wanted to use the baby buffalo print from his nursery, so I was really glad that all worked.
Being Space Concious
There are a few specific design choices I made to be conscious of having 2 boys in one smaller room. One was colors – I kept things MOSTLY neutral due to the smaller space to keep things feeling a bit more open and bright. I also went with a lighter feeling bed than some others I had looked at.
I felt if I went with heavy beds it would instantly make the room feel so much smaller. So if you’re in the same boat as me and combining kids into one room, it might be best to do the same.
I also kept things simple and uniform. The bedding is the same on both beds, and the art work is simple with one large print over each bed. Less clutter!
I was so lucky to receive the boys beddy’s bedding for this room in exchange for sharing with you all. If you are new to my blog check out how I used Beddy’s bedding in Jacks last room. I loved how it kept the room looking less messy, and allows for the boys (well Jack at this point) to make their own beds.
Like I stated above I purposely also chose a very simple, light color, and did the same bedding on both beds because I knew that would make the room feel bigger.
I also added blankets they both already had to the foot of their beds. These are OUR FAVORITE blankets in the house, and everyone has one. I have all the kids monogramed with their name so they can tell them apart!
Furniture and Storage
Storage was my biggest worry with the kids rooms. I am planning on showing you in a week or so how I organized their closet super well to make the best of one space for 2 kids. I also knew I needed some kind of dresser, but the beds are lower to the ground, and the only open for space on the dresser was between the beds, so I ended up going with this tv stand.
It gives both boys one drawer for their underwear, then a shelf for books so they aren’t always laying on the top, which I love. I loved that the color was a fun pop for the room as well.
For the beds we LOVED these black wood beds that were a great affordable option since we needed two. I did a full review on the beds here, so check that out if you are in the market for some cute twin beds!
I didn’t do a lot on this front. As mentioned before, I had the art from Walker’s Nursery, so the only large decor I had to buy was the print above Jack’s bed.
I let him pick from a whole collection on ETSY, and he went with the Meerkat and it seriously makes me laugh so hard. I had both boys prints printed from MPix and have been really happy with them.
(As a safety note – I love the frames over the boys beds, and specifically went for frames with plexiglass instead of traditional glass due to where they are hanging over sleeping little ones.)
The pillows and animals on their beds are all accessories we already owned for both boys, and I love how they ended up working great for their little shared space.
I also decided to do wall mounted lights instead of lamps due to Walker’s age. These were SUPER affordable and really easy to hang. They can be hardwired or hung like this and plugged into the wall.
Overall we are loving this sweet simple shared boy’s room. It has been working great for them, and they honestly have as much floor space as Avé does in her room! For sources feel free to click the links below to shop anything you saw in their rooms!
BEDS | RUG | WALL LIGHTS | CEILING LIGHT | DOLLS ON BEDS | MEERKAT PRINT | FRAMES FOR ANIMAL PRINTS | BEDDING | GREEN BLANKETS | DRESSER (similar – mine is no longer available but this has the same dimensions) | LARGE PRINT ON DRESSER | MONITOR
All other items are currently not for sale due to being older or were from somewhere like Home Goods – I am happy to direct you to similar products however, so please leave me a comment with any questions!
For a decor round up you might like, be sure to check out this boys Amazon room decor roundup!
And for even more fun – I totally redid this room for Christmas this year, and it was such a hit! Go check out the post here.