As you know, we remodeled my middle son's room to accomodate both him and his younger brother. He wasn't too happy about it, but with their older sister moving back in, we needed the room. He was more agreeable knowing it would entale a remodel to upgrade his room from a baseball boy's room to a teen hangout.
IKEA was a big help in this endeavor. We had everything except for their beds.
I sold their old loft beds and started thinking platform for both form, function and space saving. Sears or JCPenney, can't remember which, had the perfect beds, but wanted an arm, a leg, and my first born to ship it. So, looking around, I found out that Wally World aka Wal Mart sells the exact same bed online and ships free to their stores! Yes!
Typically, I'm not a Wally World fan. Sure, they have great prices, and I shop there for little things and some groceries, but certainly not furniture. I have to say - I'm impressed. The beds we got were Sauder brand. Not high quality, but something to last these transitional teen years. They assembled exactly per instructions and were really well designed. Who knew? So, here's the latest addition to our morphing teen room - beds!
Last but not least, we have to figure out what to put on the walls. This will be a challenge as each boy is VERY different and has his own ideas of what is cool and what isn't. No rush - the walls can wait...
We're trying to avoid the whole poster thing, but what else is there? I've seen some of these wall decals, but do they really work? How do they look? Are they expensive? I'll put my mind to worrying about that next week. What do your young teen boys have on their walls?