Boy’s Bedroom Makeover

My boy's bedroom makeover was an investment of time (about eight weekends) and a little bit of money for some new furniture that would go with him when he eventually moves out on his own. This contemporary, masculine look is perfect for teenage boys through career-minded college men, like mine.

My two girls both got new bedrooms in the past year (Becca got the Platform Bed and Julie got the Bed Bridge Bookcase), so it was Tom's turn. After Julie moved out, we decided to move Tom into her old bedroom because it was larger, and we wanted to turn his old bedroom into a guest room and office.

This project touched every aspect of the room… the ceiling… the walls… the floor… the furniture… and the lighting. This video gives an overview of the whole project, but I also created four breakout videos that go into greater detail on certain aspects. Watch this one first and then continue through the whole series below, or just the ones that interest you.

Watch the Video

Products used on this Project

IKEA Furniture Links

The bed model is MALM, which uses a full-size mattress. We reused his old mattress, but MALM doesn't need a box spring.

MALM comes with a plain (boring) headboard that we chose not to install. (No, I didn't throw it away; it's a good slab for me to use on a future project.) Instead we bought him the MANDAL headboard, which was cheaper and cooler than buying nightstands.

The computer desk is FREDDE.

The rug is VRÅBY.

Paint Colors

The paint was purchased at Benjamin Moore. The ceiling is flat white, all the trim in my house is semi-gloss White Dove, the three tan walls are eggshell Baja Dunes, and the accent wall is eggshell Black Beauty.

Related Videos Created During this Project

Easiest Hardwood Floor Refinish

Easiest Hardwood Floor Refinish

Pallet World Map

Pallet World Map

Chalk Painted Dressers

Chalk Painted Dressers

Crazy Bedroom Lighting

Crazy Bedroom Lighting

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