The bunk bed that I bought with the boys a few weeks back is due to arrive next month (I hope!), so I wanted to share this room tour with you before it all changes again in the boy’s room. The room looks exactly the same as it did when we first set it up at the beginning of last year, mainly because I’m not one for changing things unless I absolutely have to.
The big boys’ room is the same size as Jamie’s room and has the same size window. It does not receive the greatest amount of sunlight, but I think it suffices. Whereas Jamie’s room has a couple of pieces of dark furniture, I deliberately kept most of the furniture in the boys’ room white to help make the room feel bigger and brighter, especially as I knew down the track we would have to put in a bunk bed and move Jamie in there as well. Also, I’ve tried to keep the decor of this room as simple as possible, because I know that this room will go through many changes as the years go by and the boys grow up.
Pete has been sleeping in this Cariboo Contemporary Cot since he was six months, and it’s done really well by him. As you can see, it converts to a small toddler bed which has just been perfect for the transition stage. I’m confident Pete is more than ready for the bottom bunk when the new bed arrives. I chose this Cariboo cot because I liked its contemporary lines and the fact that it doesn’t come too high off the ground, making it feel less bulky and less dominant in a small room unlike some traditional cots.
The stripy yellow cushion was originally from Be Still and the kaleidoscope artwork is from I Like Nice Things. I ordered it as a piece of unframed canvas and simply held it up with two metal bull clips. Each of the boys have one special soft toy that belongs to them especially, and this teddy has been Pete’s since birth. This is actually my favourite teddy of them all as it’s extremely soft and oh-so-very cuddly…
Angus has been sleeping in this Ikea ODDA bed frame for two years now, and I’m still happy with the choice. I like the simple design, the headboard and the space underneath the bed which is perfect for toy storage. The bunting was from Boo Bah Blue. It’s funny that I originally intended for this bunting to be in Jamie’s room and vice versa, but when the two different buntings arrived, it just seemed right to swap them around. As for the ‘MASON’ letters, I bought them quite cheaply from Typo in white and painted them yellow myself. The union jack pillow was from Table Tonic.
The lamp and chair were from IKEA as well (can you tell that I’m a big fan by now?) and every night, either Angus or Pete will be responsible for standing on the chair to turn off the light – a fun bedtime ritual that they and daddy have come up with. The photo of Angus, Rick and Pete is mounted above the head of Angus’ bed and is one of my all-time favourites. I snapped it during our family holiday in Hervey Bay back when Angus was just two, and Pete was only nine months old. ‘Brothers in Arms,’ I like to call it.
Along one of the walls, we have two white IKEA Malm drawers which is just perfect for little boys’ clothes in my opinion. The drawers allow ample storage space and again the minimalist design means they don’t intrude much on the room. On the top of one, we have a change mat and on the other one we have these stack of bedtime stories in the corner, along with these ‘a’ and ‘z’ vintage bookends which I’d found on Etsy, Rick’s old teddy bear and two gorgeous little crochet piglets that a family friend had made for the boys. (The yellow piggy has since lost one eye and when Jamie noticed it recently he was all, “Oh no!” So cute.) The atlas is an old one of Rick’s and adds a nice ‘old school’ touch to the space.
Although I will miss the room as it is right now, I’m also quite excited by the prospect of a bunk bed and having the three boys in here together. (Though judging by Jamie’s demand for his own room during our holiday last week, it will probably be a huge adjustment for him.) It makes me both nervous and giggly as I contemplate the mischief those three will get up to together.
You can see my other room tours here.