We’d planned it that post-renovation Corbin would get his new “big boy” room. We got him a bunk bed (ours is IKEA, but here is a similar option) for his birthday (last December). But we knew we were planning to renovate, so his room was basically a big ol’ mess for the months prior to renovations. When the floors and bathrooms were completed, I got to work. I knew I wanted simple, clean lines (shocker), but I also wanted it to reflect his personality. Corbin is a Florida boy through & through, so these cool, laid-back coastal vibes suit him perfectly.
Reading time is a ritual at night around here. My husband or I crawl in the bunk bed with the kids and read. It was difficult to read in the bottom bunk at night, because there wasn’t enough light. So, I found these amazing sconce lights. They’re under $30 and you don’t have to have an electrician come wire for them, because they have a hanging on/off switch. I really LUV the addition of these lights. They match his dresser lamp PERFECTLY, and I LUV that they really get put to good use! (Style AND function… perfect.) I found the throw pillows at Marshalls and the curtains at Homegoods.
I found these affordable quilt/sham sets and super soft jersey sheets (that are under $20) for the beds. As you can see, I’m all about casual, especially in spaces for my kids. Ever since we got Corbin a bunkbed, our kids have slept in the same room, and they each have their own “blankies” they like to use to cover. So the quilts stay folded at the end of the beds the majority of the time (except when they’re building forts). This is the blanket that Corbin uses to cover every night. It was a gift to him when we switched his crib to a “toddler bed” when he still had a vintage/American/aviation-themed room and he hasn’t let it go since. It really is super soft, so I can’t blame him.
The rug we used is perfect for this space. It’s just the right size, cozy, soft and neutral with clean lines… just like I wanted. 🙂 I will say that it did shed for the first couple weeks, but after a couple vacuums, it is fine. (Just an honest head’s up!)
Here is the ceiling light we added. My husband hates that I like to remove all of the ceiling fans, but it’s amazing what a new light fixture can do for a space, so I win on this issue in this space. I HIGHLY recommend changing out ceiling fans to decorative lighting whenever possible for an easy statement piece. This light matches the rug and decor perfectly, yet is simple and would work with almost any decor, should we change it in the future.
We bought this dresser and absolutely LUV it! If you buy it for a nursery, it actually has a removable changing table piece so you can use it for a changing table/dresser and then just remove that part when you no longer need it. We bought it post-nursery age, so we never used that piece. But the drawers slide in and out so easily (which makes for easy use for a little one), and the color is absolutely perfect!
The pouf was a seasonal option from Target a year or so ago, but here is a similar option if you want the look. My son sits on it all the time to read, play school, etc.
kids’ kitchen | Art is Marshalls | Laundry Basket is Homegoods
We had the inside of his door and the inside of his closet painted Sherwin Williams Naval, and I LUV the pop it adds!
Hope you enjoyed the update! Thanks for taking the time to check it out. I’ll be sharing the kids adjoining bathroom update next, so stay tuned! 🙂