Tween Boy’s Bedroom Design

When we started designing Harry’s room we knew that it had to be able to do a few things, it had to provide good storage, give him a place to study and give him room for playing now and for chilling in once he’s a bit older. We wanted it to look stylish and to feel like a room that he can grow up with – we didn’t want to be having to redecorate in a year’s time because he had grown out of a particular theme.

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The room was a reasonable size and it had a small built in cupboard in the middle of one wall. The cupboard wasn’t particularly suitable as it was too small to use as a wardrobe nor could it be used properly for other storage. The cupboard backed on to Abby’s room and either side of it in her room was an old airing cupboard and another small unusable cupboard. We made the decision to block the cupboards up on Abby’s side of the wall and then take down the false wall in Harry’s room to give him an extra metre of width in his room.

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Once the wall was down we had the old doorways plastered over and the ceiling re-plastered. We also moved the light switch to the other side of the door as the door was going to be turned around to open onto the opposite wall as it was a better use of space.

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Harry chose grey for his walls and we settled on a colour called Platinum from B&Q. Originally we were only going to paint one feature wall, but I felt that the room was big enough and light enough to not look overwhelmed by all the grey. We opted for a fairly neutral carpet colour with a thick underlay to give it a more luxurious feel.

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We re-used the wardrobes but changed the doors and added an extra unit, with shelving and shoe racks. We kept the Ikea Trofast system that housed Harry’s Lego collection and added a white bed frame and white bedside table. As Harry is starting secondary school this year we wanted him to have a decent sized desk to do his homework at. We decided to opt for a black desk to break up all of the white furniture. Lastly, we added some navy curtains to match his bedding and inject a little extra colour into his room.

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  1. Anna Riddell
    May 4, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Forgot to say, love the death star (!?) in the wall! Can’t find you on Bloglovin either – are you on there? I’m in case you want to nosy at my house disaster btw! X

  2. Anna Riddell
    May 4, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    This is such a transformation Samantha! I bet he is thrilled with it! Amazing how much more space you can gain taking out badly sized built-ins. We removed one narrow wardrobe from a long thin room that only for a single in and suddenly there was plenty of room for a double! Will be following your renovations on Bloglovin – I’m in the middle of doing my house too! At the moment we have my home office, the entire upstairs hallway and landing and my bedroom on the go!! 😂 x

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