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    Before & After: Bunk Bed Tween & Teen Room
    September 02, 2016 in Before & After | 3 comments

    We just finished a fun project furnishing and decorating a small bedroom for a couple of young ladies and their frequently visiting friends.

    The family lives in an older home, a little tight on space, but they love the location and have done a great job remodeling the home to suit their lifestyle.

    The one room that had mom stumped was the tiny bedroom the two youngest girls share.  The girls were tight on space and also frequently had friends and family over, but there was no where in the house to sleep the whole crew.

    She was excited to install a built in bunk bed that would sleep four and loved this photo from Pinterest which we used as our ‘starting point’:

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    Before:

    The room had been completely filled by two twin beds, so they had swapped those out for a full.  Mom is more of a minimalist and did not like seeing clutter.

    sleeping area
    A closed storage locker and bench helped hide some of the mess, but there was still room to improve.
    window wall

    They were happy to keep the TV in the room and were open to swapping out the dresser, as long as they still had some storage.  Mom said it was time to clear out the toys and narrow down the stuffed animals so we did not have to plan on display or storage space for those.  But we did keep the 40″ giraffe in the room!

    TV wall before

    Mom requested (and had the girls approve) a white color scheme with some pops of turquoise, coral, teal and fuchsia.  The girls are growing up fast, so she requested a scheme that was not too childish and would transition with them as they go into their teens.

    After:

    This small rooms packs a punch with four twin beds in bunk style.

    after bunk beds
    Tiny accents of turquoise keep the room from being ‘too’ white.  A teal rug makes for a soft spot to hang out in the middle of the room. Easy washable bedding pulls in corals and white. Neck-roll pillows in colorful, confetti style fabric add an element of pattern to the white coverlets.

    bedding detail

    Each bunk also got recessed storage for books, photos, trophies and mementos.

    book cubby

    The drapery panels continue the confetti look with a embroidered pattern in coral and pink.

    left wall

    Drapery details

    We had a cork board made for the girls in a durable teal velvet as a way to corral photos, ribbons and recognition certificates.

    new cork board
    A mirrored dresser helps to visually ‘expand’ the room and provides additional storage for the girls.

    mirrored dresser

    The best part: happy clients!!

    girls in bunks

    It did not take long for the girls to settle in and start enjoying their new room!

    happy girls

    Kids’ rooms are so much fun to decorate and the joy they get from having a space they can call their own is a great reward!

    We would love to help you, and your kids, have a space they can call their own.  If you would like more information on our design services, reach out via our website, here.