Turning a Shared Kid’s Bedroom into a Boy’s Room

I’ve made a few updates to the kids’ room I made over last Spring. We had them sharing for a year or so, but now this room is inhabited solely by our seven-year-old son and given his sister her own space. It didn’t take much to make it his rather than theirs.

Image of boy's room showing bed and bookcase

After moving one of the twin beds out, the blank wall felt unbalanced. Moving the bookcase over there fixed the problem. The bedside cabinet is a placeholder until I find one I love, but it works for now.

The bookcase is now home to toys and homemade creations.

Image of bookcase with lightbox and toy storage

The room needed more lighting, so we added a cute, graphic light box from Litecraft. Hello! It’s bright, but it works well nestled in the bookcase. Isn’t it fun?

Image of "Hello" Litecraft lightbox turned on
Shelfie with lightbox turned on

Back on the opposite wall, I filled the nook left by the bookcase with a mid-century tall boy that I found on eBay.

Mint Coral Navy Boys Room Kids Room Midcentury Chest of Drawers

What else is new? Well, the rug – I swapped out the little rug from Eleanor’s nursery for an inexpensive flatweave one. It needs to be bigger, really.

Boys room with mid century tall boy and graphic rug

We added a trundle bed so this can be the guest room when needed.

A keyboard sits on the wall where the other bed used to be. It gets more use now it’s in the bedroom. An adjustable stool is light enough to move from the piano to the drop-down desk when needed.

All these little updates have kept the room bright and fun, but definitely a bit more ‘boy.’ I still love how happy it is in here. Just like it’s occupant!

Image of super hero kid's artwork

This post was written in collaboration with Litecraft. I only share things I love and hope you will too.

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