the boys bunk room! yay! i've been trying to get this post pulled together for some time now so thanks so much for your patience :)
can i just say. the bunks are a total blast. the kids love them. often times those top bunks will have pink pillows and quilts from sleepovers with deanie and dancy.
you can see more of the building of these bunks here.
in our home we have a boy bunk room, a girl bunk room (no bunks), a nursery, and the master bedroom.
we do have a guest room as well in the basement. when we first were working on the floor plan we were going back and forth with who would be in what room and what if we are blessed with another baby?
we scratched it all and went bunk room style. it has been a very good choice for our family.
we gave the picture that i found in a magazine to the builder. one of the finish carpenters literally sketched a plan and built them according to the picture!
i don't know how big the beds were in the magazine picture, but we decided to make ours to fit an extra long twin mattress. they are nice and roomy.
for bedding i just use a fitted sheet (size twin xl) and a duvet (regular twin size). i do not mess with a flat sheet on the bunks. there is space around the mattress so changing the sheets is not a big deal.
the stairs are pretty narrow, with the top landing being a little deeper. i do have a rule of no jumping off the stairs. :) in the future i'd like to put a fun picture right up in the center of the back wall.
since we all love to read, incorporating book shelves all over the house was at the top of the list. in the bunk room we added them to each of the bunks. this is boone's bunk. typically he has books spilling off the shelves and tucked into the sides of the bed! :) i took them off for pictures so you could see the shelves.
each bunk has it's own light that turns on independently. my dad sells classic cars and his showroom has a lot of period style fixtures and features. he has push button light switches in the bathroom and i always thought they were so cool. mr. daddy reminded me of these and thought they would be a unique feature versus a normal light switch.
the lights do get hot but not scalding. they're totally safe. they do cast a slight glow into the room at night but not enough to keep hank awake.
we also have a rule that when it's lights off, it's lights off. period. so turning them on in the middle of the night or whatever is not an issue.
we also put an outlet in each shelf unit of each bunk for the future. cell phones? ipods? or whatever will be invented in the next 10 years :)
across the bunks we have a window seat and more bookshelves. the 3 drawers under the window seat are operable and provide more storage!
obviously, we're still getting settled in figuring out what decor we want so i'm keeping it empty until i find what i like :)
cd player/radio. favorites are jonathan park and adventures in odyssey.
the right book shelf. this has some of our audio series and boone's chapter books.
the left shelf. this has board books, picture books, and some beginning readers.
the doorway to the right of the mirror is the bathroom. this bathroom also exits into the hallway.
okay...here is one end of the bunks. you can see how its finished off. also, this is hank before his nap. you can see where he keeps his books since picture books are too big for the shelf. :)
i snuck back in later....totally cashed out.
i hope you enjoyed the tour of the boys bunk room! i will list sources below. i'm sure you'll see more of this room as we continue to decorate :)
bunk room sources:
color of bunk beds: benjamin moore fieldstone (same as the kitchen)color of the walls: benjamin moore winter orchard
bunk lights: access lighting
bunk light switches: van dyke restorers
bunk light switch covers: van dyke restorers
orange mirror: ikea
striped curtains: ikea
orange lamp: thrift store
number lamp shade: helen rawlinson
picture above the radio: fly away by sarajane studios etsy
play nice poster: john golden etsy
i love you vase: dollar spot target
little orange clock: target
orange blanket on reading chair: ikea