Kids eventually grow out of the clingy phase (well, perhaps gradually) and show more signs of independence. That includes wanting their own space for more privacy. But what happens when you have siblings and limited space at home? You end up sharing one room, and that isn’t always easy. It does, however, come with a lot of learning opportunities: understanding why it’s important to share, compromise, and be considerate of others, and being responsible by keeping the space neat and tidy.
It also gives moms and dads the chance to tackle a new project.
Jordan of Millennial Moms shares how she spruced up her sons’ shared bedroom without breaking the bank.
“I’ve got two boys, and sharing a room can be tight! Here’s how we have not only decorated our boy’s room, but have made it organized, functional, and individualized… all on a budget, of course!”
From a large, eye-catching chevron print rug that added a nice contrast to the neutral tones of the room to furniture and other decorative pieces, Jordan maximized the size of the room and turned it into a fresh, new space.
She sourced a few key pieces from Amazon and IKEA, incorporated a lot of brilliant ideas into redecorating, and came up with a functional, visually pleasing space for her boys.
Instead of two big beds placed on opposite ends of the room, she invested in a wooden bunk bed that also promises safety and storage. The attractive bunk bed comes with four drawers, a trundle bed, and steps instead of a ladder.
And because getting your kids to grasp the importance of making their bed every morning doesn’t happen overnight, Jordan came up with another alternative: comforters that they can easily zip up. It makes their beds look tidy, as opposed to sheets and blankets crumpled on the edge.
In Jordan’s house, bedrooms are for sleeping.
That’s why her sons’ room wasn’t cluttered with toys strewn across the floor and beds. She did, however, buy two matching boxes where her boys could store special toys in. The plain white shelves on which these bins rested highlighted the print quite nicely, too.
You’d think it’s next to impossible to keep a boys’ room neat but with enough imagination (and discipline), it’s possible. The bottom layer had a few books lined up neatly next to a simple, black desk lamp, and on the opposite end, a statement pillow and a Spiderman action figure.
Jordan also placed a nanny cam on the top shelf so she could keep an eye on her boys.
The bedroom makeover sure brought out Jordan’s ideas! She keeps form and function in mind with each piece, just like these round, orange magnets that hold up her sons’ art works.
She even quips that having these magnets in the boys’ room in turn keeps the refrigerator in the kitchen looking much neater.
And speaking of orange, this desk chair adds a nice pop of color to the room, don’t you think?
Take your cue from Jordan and do a bit of recycling, too.
After all, decorating a bedroom doesn’t mean you have to keep purchasing new items.
Jordan salvaged a chest of drawers that was in the family for years, along with the wooden palettes that the bunk bed rested on when it was delivered to their home.
Another idea from Jordan’s project is this automatic closet light. If the closets in your home don’t have built-in light switches, get the next best thing and go for this automatic light. It’s affordable and comes in the perfect size.
A great way to personalize the room is to draw inspiration from the occupants’ interests. In Jordan’s case, she took sports-themed photos, framed them, and arranged them neatly on shelves.
Let your creative juices flow when redecorating your kids’ bedroom! You’ll want them to feel safe and comfortable in their own space – a space that allows a glimpse of their character and personality.
Let this Millennial Mom inspire you to roll up your sleeves and dive headfirst into a creative project!
Watch the video for incredible (and affordable!) ideas.
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