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  • Great Tips for Creating Space in Your Child’s Room

    Great-Tips-for-Creating-Space-in-Your-Child’s-Room-Mom's-BunkHouse.jpgAs any parent can likely attest to, there just never seems to be enough space in your child’s room. No matter how hard you try and how many times you clean up the space, it seems to get cluttered and disorganized in the blink of an eye. This is especially true if you are working with a smaller space, like many of us have to. Whether your kids share a bedroom or the room is just not super big, sometimes you have to tap into your creative side and find ways to create space in your child’s room. Depending on how old they are, it is important for your kiddos to have enough room to play, do homework, read, and sleep, without feeling overwhelmed and cramped. While we don’t always think of our kids as being picky when it comes to how big the room is, the chances of the space looking like a total disaster - day after day - is much higher if you aren’t well organized.

    Today we are going to look at - you guessed it - how to make the most out of the not-so-huge space in your child’s room. Let’s face it, children’s rooms never seem to have enough space for all the stuff they accumulate over the years, let alone room for the things that really matter, like their bed and dresser. While it is far-fetched for any parent to think they will ever be able to walk through their child’s room without having to step over clothes and toys, there are a few things you can do to make the space more functional and easier on the eyes. Without further ado, here are a few tips to help create more space in your child’s room, without breaking the bank:

    • Choose the right bed. A bed is obviously a necessity in your child’s room, but picking the right bed for the space can be somewhat of a challenge. If you don’t have a lot of room to work with, it may be a good idea to go with a bunk bed or loft. Both of these options will free up space, allowing you to have more room for toys, a desk, or any other furniture items. If you go with a loft bed, you will have room to put a desk, small sofa, or even shelving underneath, which is great if you are working with a small room.
    • Create the illusion of more space. One way to make a room appear larger is to paint the walls light colors. Using soft tones like blues and greens will help make the room look bigger and brighter, which will actually go a long way when it comes to making the space enjoyable for your kiddo.
    • Strategically arrange the furniture. This may take a few tries, but it is important to make sure you are arranging the furniture in a way that will allow for the most open floor space as possible. Whether the bed needs to be flush against the wall or you need to keep all clothes in a closet and forgo a dresser, there are various ways to do this.
    • Go vertical. When it comes to organizing a child’s room and using the space to the best of your ability, it may be necessary to think vertical. We’ve already discussed the benefits of bunk beds, but you may also want to purchase a vertical unit to store toys, clothes, and any other knickknacks. This will give your child more room to move about and truly enjoy their space, and it may also help you keep it organized.

    Whether you are looking for a new dresser to help with organization or a set of bunk beds to open up the space, be sure and browse our selection of kids’ furniture at Mom’s Bunk House today. If you can’t find exactly what you had in mind, just ask! We are happy to answer any questions you may have or help in any way we can. Happy shopping!

  • Clever Kids Storage Ideas for Busy Moms

    Clever-Kids-Storage-Ideas-for-Busy-Moms-Bunk-HouseBelieve it or not, but it is actually possible to keep your day job and have a clean house, even with kids. As working moms can attest to, sometimes the last thing that is on your mind is making sure all the dust bunnies are gone and the kitchen floor is spic-and-span. If you have toddlers or multiple kiddos, it can be even more tiring to keep the house clean and organized. When it comes to your kids’ rooms, in particular, it can seem nearly impossible to make sure everything is in order, day in and day out. Let’s face it - there are simply more important things in life than making sure all the toys are picked up, the beds are made, and the magazines are put away. However, this doesn’t mean we all don’t want a clean home, right?

    Even though you may be saying to yourself right now reading this, “I don’t have enough time, nor do I really care if my kids have an organized toy chest and room”, we’d guarantee that you won’t stop reading if we tell you we have the organization solution you’ve been dreaming of. That’s right, we have a whole host of ideas that will help you cleverly and conveniently store your child’s belongings, without having to spend your entire evening picking up after them.

    Get color-coordinated. When it comes to storing ALL of your child’s toys, clothes, books, and other random items, one of the secrets to keeping things in order is to adopt a color coordinated model. Not only will this make the whole clean up process easier on you, but it may actually encourage your kiddos to put toys away when they are done with them - just maybe.

    Go label crazy. As your kids get older the more involved they want to be. If they are in the “dress themselves” phase of childhood, a great way to keep things organized and efficiently stored is by labeling all shelves, drawers, and baskets. By labeling everything, your kids will quickly learn that each item has a specific ‘home’, and they will therefore have an easier time putting things away.

    Strategically use the space under the bed. Alright, we all know that the space under our bed is where we stuff all those things we don’t know what to do with, right? Not so fast. If you have kids and are short on storage space, try implementing some organization under the bed, instead of just teaching your kids that’s where we throw everything that doesn’t have a home. You can easily place a couple dresser drawers under the bed loose, which will help your organization right away.

    ● Don’t be afraid to display dress-up clothes. It’s safe to say that one of the biggest messes your kids can create is when it comes time to play dress up. In order to avoid an unsightly disaster, time and time again, why not leave the dress-up clothes out where they can see them? You can easily construct a DIY garment rack, then all you will need are a few hangers. With the dress up clothes out for everyone to see, they are much less likely to create a mess, and they may actually hang the clothes back up when done!

    We hope these few ideas will give you a good place to start when it comes to organizing your child’s room. With a little creative thinking and a few weekend hours, you will be able to get everyone on the same page when it comes to storing and organizing items, which will in turn make your life all the more easier. For more storage ideas and kids furniture in general, check out Mom’s Bunk House.

  • Fun Lighting Tips for Your Kids’ Room

    Lighting-Tips-For-Your-Kids-Room-Moms-Bunk-House-TexasSure, you could leave the boring ol’ globe light in the ceiling and your kids will likely never notice that the lighting in their room is nothing special. OR you could tap into your creative side and create great lighting that will help get your kids’ imagination flowing. The latter sounds like a pretty good plan to us, wouldn’t you agree? As any homeowner knows, lighting is an integral part of making a house feel like home. From ambient bedroom lighting to kitchen track lighting, the world is truly your oyster when it comes to finding the right lighting for your specific needs and style.

    While many people focus their lighting efforts on the bedroom, living room, and kitchen, it is important to not forget about your little ones. Sure, their eye for design probably hasn’t developed yet, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve fun and unique lighting in their bedroom. With the DIY movement in full swing, there are tons of different ways you can create fun, inspiring, and useful lighting in your kid’s room. There is something unique and special about lighting, as it allows you to change the look and mood of a room with the flip of a switch, quite literally. When decorating your kid’s room, it is important that you consider the lighting throughout each step of the process. By taking the time to integrate lighting that matches the theme of the room or your overall decorating scheme, you will be able to create an exciting, beneficial, and fun atmosphere for your child’s space.

    Below you will find a series of lighting tips for every purpose, from encouraging reading and downtime or homework to helping create a magical wonderland of amusement.

    • Know the Different Types of Lighting
      • The first step to finding the right lighting for your child’s room is understanding the basic types of lighting, which are as follows:

        • Ambient Lighting - This type of lighting is used to create a pleasant, nurturing glow that will promote feelings of relaxation and calmness. Overhead fixtures are the most common way to create this vibe.
        • Task Lighting - This is an important one for your kiddo’s room, as it is the type of light that will illuminate specific activities, such as reading or homework. Look for sconces or fun lamps that can be turned on and off at their leisure to create this type of lighting.
        • Accent Lighting - This type of lighting is typically used to highlight various design elements. While your kids may not care so much about accent lighting, it provides a great opportunity for you to put the spotlight on a specific piece of artwork, award, or some other focal point.
    • Consider Safety

    Now that you understand what the different types of lighting are, it’s time to move on. Before you do anything else, it is important that you always have safety in mind when shopping for lighting. Depending on how old your kids are, steer clear of fixtures that are breakable and may pose danger to your children. Opt for wood lamps over glass or pottery, and consider recessed lighting in place of wall fixtures, especially if you have young boys in your house!

    • Think About Nightlights

    Many children are afraid of the dark, which is 100% normal. With this in mind, make sure you use nightlights in a way that will make your kids feel at ease and provide them with guidance to the bathroom or their bedroom door. Many children prefer to sleep with soft lighting, which you can easily implement by using LED lights on the ceiling, for one.

    We hope you have gained some inspiration from the above tips and are well on your way to creating a well-lit, imaginative space for your child! Keep in mind that another great way to integrate smart lighting is with a fun - and practical - ceiling fan. Browse our selection of kids ceiling fans today, you are sure to find something that speaks to your child and their interests!

  • Tips for Decorating Your Toddler’s Room

    Toddlers-Room-Decor-Ideas-Moms-Bunk-HouseDecorating any room in your home is a fun and creative experience, no matter how many times you have done it before. There is just something about slapping a new coat of paint on the walls and transforming a room into something fresh and new. When it comes to finding inspiration for your child’s room, your options are truly endless. From going with a theme to focusing on a specific color palette or deciding on a focal piece and building from there, you can go in many different directions. While you may have spent a lot of time and effort making your new baby’s room perfect, it may be time for a change a few years down the road. Chances are your toddler won’t exactly be able to voice his or her opinion when it comes to where the bed should go or which colors complement one another the best, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have some kind of role.

    Depending on how old your kiddo is, we encourage you to include them in some way during the decorating phase. Whether that means incorporating their favorite character or toy in some manner or having them pick a color or pattern to go on the walls, you are sure to create wonderful memories - and a beautiful space - by working together.

    There are so many different directions you can go in when it comes to redecorating your toddler’s bedroom. For many parents, the idea of spending a lot of money on decorations for their child’s room just doesn’t seem right. Thankfully, there are tons of things you can do that are budget-friendly and will leave you with a stunning, creative space. Below you will find some of our favorite tips for decorating a toddler’s room. If we missed anything, please feel free to share!

    • Make sure you have a plan in place before you start. There are many instances where “flying by the seat of your pants” is a good idea, but decorating a toddler’s just isn’t one of them. Before you get the paint brush out, spend some time planning what you hope to accomplish. There are tons of wonderful resources out there today - such as Pinterest - that will help steer you in the right direction. Planning will also help save you a lot of time and stress, which is never a bad thing!
    • Stick to a theme or color palette. One of the biggest mistakes people make when decorating their toddler’s room is getting carried awayand pulled in multiple directions. In order to wind up with a finished project you can all get behind, do your best to stick to one color or pattern theme. Whether you are using bold colors, stripes, or flower patterns, decide on one and build from there.
    • Buy some staple furniture pieces. Sure, there is nothing wrong with handy-me-downs or perusing your local thrift store for furniture for your kid’s room, but there are certain things that you should buy new. From your child’s first “big kid” bed to a sturdy toy chest or dresser, there are tons of affordable pieces of furniture that will be perfect for your child’s room at Mom’s Bunk House.
    • Don’t be afraid to get crafty and creative. While you should do your best to stick to a theme, you should also leave room for yourself to get creative and have some fun with the project. In some cases, you will need to reach outside of your comfort zone in order to create a space for your toddler that is beautiful, functional, and unique. From painting a mural on the wall to using lights in a fun and different way, there are many different ways to get crafty.

    We hope you can take some inspiration from the above tips and have a blast decorating your toddler’s room!

  • 4 Health Benefits of Playing Outside

    Benefits-of-Playing-Outside-Moms-Bunk-House-Childrens-Furniture-TexasDue in large part to the introduction of technology and the prevalence of electronic devices like smartphones and iPads, children are spending less and less time playing outdoors. Gone are the days of sending the kids off to the park or to the neighbor’s house for an afternoon of fun in the sun. However, research shows that children who spend time outside on a regular basis are happier, healthier, and stronger. With this in mind, there has been a push to re-introduce children to the great outdoors and encourage outdoor playdates instead of video game sessions. By making a point to get your children to play outside and connect with nature, you will be working to reverse childhood obesity rates and make their lives fuller overall.

    There are many different ways in which you can get your children to play outside, whether you buy a small pool, set up yard games, or purchase a fun-loving outdoor playset. These days there are tons of different playsets on the market, all of which are designed to provide a safe and exciting space for your kids to dive into their creative sides and foster their imagination. From playsets with multiple slides, ladders, and monkey bars to simpler models featuring swings and rings, your options are endless.

    With this in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the top health benefits children will receive from playing outside on a regular basis:

    • Improved Social Skills

    One of the main reasons why children should put down the iPad and play outside is because it will help grow their social skills. Whether you host a playdate at your house or your kids are monkeying around on a school playground, they will have a far greater chance of developing strong and necessary social and behavioral skills.

    • Helps Attention Span

    Many do not realize this, but playing outside can actually help improve your child’s attention span. Numerous studies have shown that playing outside in green, lush settings can work to reduce ADHD symptoms in children. Furthermore, exposure to natural settings and the outdoors in general can help kids develop a longer attention span, which is a wonderful quality to have as they grow up.

    • Can Reduce Symptoms of Stress

    Stress is a growing problem in the United States, not just in adults. In fact, studies show that our society’s younger generations are experiencing signs of stress much earlier than in the past. However, playing outside and being exposed to the sunshine and natural elements is incredibly relaxing and healing, which can help decrease kids’ stress levels.

    • It’s All About the Vitamin D

    Unfortunately, many kids today are suffering from vitamin D deficiency, which is due in large part to the fact that they are more focused on their electronic devices and being indoors. This can be easily remedied with a little exposure to the sunlight and outdoors. Vitamin D has numerous wonderful benefits, including preventing future bone problems, diabetes and even heart disease.

    To learn more about the benefits of playing outdoors or to peruse our playset selection, please do not hesitate to contact Mom’s Bunk House today.

  • Tips for Decorating a Shared Kids’ Bedroom

    Moms-Bunk-House-Shared-Kids-Bedroom-Bunk-Bed-Day-Bed-Color-SchemeThere are many different scenarios in which your kids may be sharing a bedroom, whether you simply don’t have enough rooms in your home or you are trying to encourage sibling bonding. Depending on their age, a joint bedroom could be a welcome thought, as it will allow them to share ideas and aspirations and always have a play buddy by their side. However, many children do not take so kindly to this idea of doubling up with their annoying little brother or sister. So, what do you do? For starters, you need to make the space creative, fun, and the perfect combination of both kids’ interests. There are plenty of ways you can do this, from putting up a simple and whimsical divider curtain to allowing your kids to pick out their own bedding configuration.

    Furthermore, you will quickly find (once you begin shopping for furniture for the space) that there are tons of wonderful options out there when it comes to beds for a double room. From bunk beds to novelty beds, allow your kiddos to be a part of the bed selection process. This will not only ease the blow of them having to share a room, but will allow them to choose something that is truly theirs, in a major way.

    Let’s now go over a few handy tips to help you decorate a shared kids’ bedroom. As always, if you have any ideas that we’ve missed, feel free to share them! We are always looking for new suggestions and ideas to share with our community.

    Tip #1: Don’t Be Afraid to Divide the Space. As briefly mentioned above, one great hack for creating two individual spaces out of one is to put up some sort of divider. Whether you go with a simple curtain or tapestry or are more ambitious and want to put up a pocket door, the end result will be the same. This is great option if you are working with a little bit larger of a room, as it won’t feel too cramped.

    Tip #2: Consider a Daybed. Now keep in mind this may not work for everyone, however, it could be a great option if you have two girls, for example, that are twins or about the same age. A daybed, or trundle bed, is also a great space saver, as one bed pulls out from under the other. Check out our daybed selection here and see if any may work for your situation.

    Tip #3: Think About Your Color Scheme. One of our favorite tricks for turning a shared bedroom into two individual rooms is to start with a pretty neutral color palette. For example, if you begin with white furniture and even white walls, your kids can then decorate ‘their’ part of the room as they wish, without it clashing with the rest of the room. This is a great way to give your kids a say in the decoration process, too.

    Tip #4: Two Words: Bunk Beds. If your kids are in their pre-teen years you may want to consider bunk beds, as they are a fun and entertaining option for bedding, as well as a space saver. There are numerous different types of bunk beds out there today, allowing you and your kids to choose the set that best meets your needs and style.

    Tip #5: Mix and Match. Last but certainly not least, another great tip for decorating a shared room is to mix and match patterns and colors. This will once again provide your kids with the opportunity to dive into their creative side and make a part of the room their own.

    Be sure and check out our wide selection of children’s furniture - especially our bedding and organization pieces. We hope you now have a better idea of how you can transform a shared bedroom into a fun and interesting space for both your kiddos. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

  • Paint Outside the Box: Paint a Mural in Your Child’s Bedroom

    paint-outside-the-box-kids-room-moms-bunk-house-best-bunk-beds-for-childrens-bedroomSpring is upon us and summer is right around the corner, so why not step outside the box and have a little fun with your child’s bedroom decor? There are plenty of ways to introduce a fun color scheme or unique design to your child’s room that both parent and kiddo will love. With warmer months here, there is no better time to think bright and bring a pop - or two - of color and creativity into your child’s personal space. From fun wall stencils to innovative brush strokes, your options are truly endless. One of our favorite kids’ room decorating ideas of late is a mural. Wall murals are truly inspirational and allow you to dig deep into your creative side and come up with something new and different from your child’s walls. Whether you just recently brought your little one home from the hospital and want them to grow up in a room full of inspiration and color, or you and your soon-to-be teenager are looking for a project to do together, a mural could be a wonderful option.

    Once you’ve made the decision to paint a mural on your child’s walls you can start thinking about which wall you want to transform, what colors you want to use, and what other items may complement the new design. From fun and supportive bunk beds to an exciting novelty bed or ‘grown up’ sleigh bed, there are tons of bedding options that will allow your mural to truly shine, while still keeping your child’s comfort in mind.

    Since it is the beginning of the week, we thought it would be fun to go over a few of our favorite mural ideas. If you have any that we missed, we’d love to hear them! This time of year is all about ‘in with the new, out with the old’, and we are always looking for fresh and exciting ideas to help decorate a child’s bedroom. That being said, here are a few mural ideas for your kid’s room:

    • Think Scenic

    One of the most popular - and easiest - murals to tackle is one featuring a stunning scenery. From a lazy countryside to fluffy clouds in the sky or a mountainscape, there are many different directions to go with this. If your child is old enough, ask their opinion and see what seems the most attractive, then all you have to do is get started!

    • Don’t Be Afraid to Use Logos

    If your kiddo is into Batman, trains, cars, horses, or some other novelty thing, don’t be afraid to get creative and use logos to integrate their favorite themes. Oftentimes you can find stencils or wall decals in many different themes, providing you with the opportunity to take your mural one step further.

    • Go the Custom Route

    Creating a mural for your child’s room should be a fun and creative experience, for both of you! Whether you have an artsy side or not, there are many options for custom sketches out there today. You can even search for a local muralist and have them draw up an idea for you, making various revisions until it is exactly what you had in mind.

    • Don’t Forget About the Corners

    The corners in any given room are often under utilized, which is a shame because they offer a wonderful alternative to really get creative. Think about drawing an abstract sun in the corner of a door frame, using the door as a ‘cloud’ that the sun is peeking out from!

    We hope you now have a better idea of how you can implement a fun and creative mural onto your child’s walls. Remember to check out our wide selection of children’s furniture for the perfect pieces to complement your final project!

  • What Type of Bed is Right for My Growing Child?

    bed-for-my-growing-child-moms-bunk-house-bunk-beds-texasNow matter how hard you try to stop them, your kids are going to grow up. Before you know it your adorable little toddler will be walking, talking, and eventually sleeping in their own ‘big kid’ bed. As your child transitions from a toddler to a rambunctious, independent kid, it is important that you find the right bed to support this important time. Once you start bed shopping, you will quickly find that there are many, many different options out there. From a low-lying interim toddler bed to an actual mattress and box spring that your child can grow into, this process can be overwhelming, to say the least. For parents who have a budget, it may not be realistic to buy several beds for different periods of your growing child’s life.

    Because of all the different options out there, it may be a good idea to start the shopping process well before it is time for your child to graduate from a cot to a bed. Once you begin bed shopping, you will see that there is everything from toddler beds to single beds; innerspring mattresses to latex ones; novelty beds to bunk beds..and so much more. Below you will find a series of tips to help you figure out which bed will best support your child’s growing body, spine, and imagination. And remember first and foremost - not all beds are created equal, so you should be sure and take your time with this process to ensure you find the right bed for your child’s needs.

    • Is buying a toddler bed worth the added expense? In most cases, the answer is no. While toddler beds seem to be quite popular these days, it is something they will quickly grow out of. A toddler bed can be a good option for kids who are transitioning to a ‘big’ bed, but there are plenty of options out there that will offer your toddler the support they need as they grow.
    • Make sure the bed offers good spinal support. One of the most important features of any child’s bed should be how well it supports the spine and body overall. Look for a bed that will provide your child’s spine, neck, and head with support while they sleep. It should keep them in a neutral position while they sleep, which minimizes stress and will support the spine and allow it to grow safely.
    • Focus on cleanliness. As we briefly mentioned above, having a clean and new bed is important to your child’s health. According to law, all new beds (for both children and adults) must be treated for dust mites and other little critters. Keep in mind that, just like with anything, dust mites and other unwelcome bugs may collect over time. This is why it is important that you are proactive and keep your child’s bed in tip-top shape. Here are a few ways to keep your child’s bed clean throughout the years:

    ○      Wash sheets and other bedding at least once per week

    ○      When changing the sheets, air out the bed for a couple of hours

    ○      Clean your child’s room on a regular basis (this includes both dusting and vacuuming)

    • Replace the mattress on a regular basis. Also just like with adult beds, it is important that you replace your child’s mattress on a regular basis. While a good quality child’s mattress can last upwards of five years, it is recommended that you change the bed every three years when your child is between the ages of 0 and 10.

    Be sure and check out our selection of children’s beds here and don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions about which style is best for your child’s needs.

  • Is a Memory Foam Mattress Right for My Child?

    Memory-Foam-Mattress-for-Children-Moms-Bunk-House-Texas-California Selecting the right mattress for your child is no easy task, especially if it is their first ‘grown up’ bed. These days it seems many adults are opting for memory foam beds for themselves, but what about for our little ones? In recent years there has been a lot of talk about the benefits of memory foam over traditional innerspring mattresses - for both our bodies and sleep schedule. With this shift towards memory foam comes questions about the safety - and appropriateness - of a memory foam bed for children. Given the fact that children sleep longer and deeper than adults, it is absolutely imperative that they are resting their little heads on a quality, supportive mattress. Furthermore, a quality mattress is a huge factor in whether a child is getting a good night’s sleep and waking up rested and ready to conquer the day.

    While there are undoubtedly many different options when it comes to picking out a child’s mattress, today we are going to focus on the benefits of memory foam. While there is some debate as to whether memory foam is good for infants and toddlers, the general consensus is that older children and teens can certainly reap the benefits of memory foam, without cause for concern.

    What is Memory Foam?

    Many people do not realize this, but memory foam was actually developed by NASA in response to a need for a foam material that could mold to a person’s body, then bounce back to its original shape. Since first introduced, memory foam has proved to be a viable option when it comes to a mattress, for people of all different ages and occupation. Made from polyurethane foam, memory foam mattresses react to pressure and heat, working to conform to the body when you lie down. While these body-contouring properties are desirable for adults, these characteristics can actually be quite dangerous to infants and toddlers.

    Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress

    If you are looking for a supportive and long-lasting mattress for your older child or teenager, memory foam is a wonderful option. Some of the top benefits of this type of mattress include:

    • Contours to the body - As mentioned earlier, memory foam mattresses actively mold to the body in response to heat and pressure. This offers a lot of support and helps to evenly distribute the body’s weight.
    • Allergy-free - Another reason why memory foam may be the right choice for your child is that it is allergy free. Made from polyurethane foam, this type of mattress is full of fibers that actually prevent allergy-causing dust mites from collecting within the bed.
    • Helps posture - Memory foam promotes proper spinal alignment when lying down, which is a huge benefit for growing children.
    • Extremely durable - Finally, memory foam mattresses are one of the most durable on the market. They are actually known to last much longer than average spring mattresses, making them a wonderful option for growing children.

    If you are in the market for a new children’s mattress, be sure and check out our memory foam options here. As always, if you have any questions or would like additional information about any of our products, please do not hesitate to ask.

     

  • Boys Bedroom Design Ideas

    Blue boys RoomFads come and go, but there are a handful of fun and creative design ideas that will help you decorate a boys room that he will love for many years to come. It’s no secret that boys can be stubborn when it comes to well, pretty much everything. It can pose quite the challenge for parents. When it comes to deciding on a theme for your growing boy’s room, we encourage you to involve him right from the start. Whether he is into superheroes, cars, Legos or astronauts, there are many ways you can incorporate the things he loves, while still keeping the space functional and timeless. Even if he may want a dungeon of a room that he can sneak off too when his sibling is driving him crazy, we encourage you to create a bright and welcoming room, if possible. For those style conscious parents, it can be hard to envision a room that is both inspiring, functional, and true to his style.

    From choosing the right color palette to picking furniture that will withstand the test of time and a theme that is a source of pride, there are numerous things you can do to create a sophisticated room for your boy.

    Decide on a Theme

    As any parent with a young boy in their household can attest to, it’s all about how cool the theme is when it comes to decorating their room. While fads come and go as boys grow into men, there are ways to steer these fads into something timeless. One such way to do this is by focusing on a theme that isn’t too overpowering, such as specific colors or perhaps a nautical theme, which you can easily turn into something more ‘grown up’ as time goes on. When integrating the theme, do your best to plan ahead and consider ways you can transform it into something well, less, superhero-like.

    Pick a Neutral Color Palette

    By using cool colors like blues, greys, and greens, you can set yourself up for a smooth transition once your teenage boy has flown the coop. While he may want a huge mural of Spiderman painted on the wall, that won’t exactly serve you five years down the road - and chances are he will soon move on to something ‘cooler’ than Spidey anyway. Instead, suggest painting the walls a neutral, welcoming color and add decals, picture frames, or other decor that can easily be replaced when the time comes.

    Consider Storage Options

    When it comes to designing a boy’s room, storage should be one of the first things on your mind. As boys grow into men, chances are they will have accumulated more paraphernalia than you even know what to do with. Enter: Storage. Not only is storage a highly functional addition to a young boys room, but it can also serve as a space-saver and nice focal piece. Consider investing in a bunk bed or loft bed for your boy’s room, as it will serve you both better than many other options down the road. Many bunk beds come with hidden storage options, and loft beds are a great way to save space and make room for other furniture pieces - such as a desk - down the road.

    When it comes to decorating your boy’s room, you may need to get creative and think outside the box. Once you have an idea of what direction you are going to go, head on down to Furniture Nation and check our selection of children’s beds, desks, chests, and more.

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