Joe’s Tween Bedroom Project

I have talked lots in the last couple of weeks about how decorating is just not my thing, but what I do love is design so I thought I would share the inspiration behind Joe’s new tween bedroom.

Our home is very quirky and all of the up-stairs rooms are built-in the eaves of the roof. This means we have reasonable floor space but as the roof slopes, not very much wall and head space.

Because of this rooms have to be planned and designed to maximise space. Joe’s main brief was that he wanted a desk, also I wanted to also ensure he had somewhere to store his toys. To solve this we bought a divan bed with drawer space underneath and a tall thin chest of drawers to avoid taking up too much floor space, these ensure his toys are stored out of sight giving him a clutter free environment yet with easy access to toys and games.

Joe's Room

Joe chose the colour scheme himself, and surprised me with quite a contemporary simple colour scheme. He chose an American flag cushion to plan the whole theme around, and went for cool greys for his bedding to continue the American theme.

Joe’s is constantly moaning about the sunlight in his room in the mornings, so wanted a blackout blind. As the window is in the eaves we chose a black VELUX blind, this looks stylist but also totally blogs out the morning sun, ensuring he sleeps in that little bit longer at the weekend, hoorah.

We added a chalkboard to the wall and chose a small lamp to clip to a shelf to avoid taking up to much desk space and mounted a flat screen T.V over the top, that can be linked to his Xbox.

Overall, his room looks clean, crisp and modern, Joe is thrilled with it and it is perfect for a tween. It’s a difficult age isn’t it? Not into kiddy styles any longer, yet not quite a teen. However I do think a little of Joe’s inspiration came from Jack and his style, I suppose that comes with the territory of having an older brother.

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14 Comments

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      20th April 2015 / 10:11 pm

      Thanks Caro, yes he loves it thank goodness x

  1. 21st April 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Lovely Sarah and don’t they love a good bedroom makeover when they are that age?! I remember I used to. You’ve done a great job and I bet he’ll adore it x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      21st April 2015 / 10:24 pm

      Yes they do Jess he was so excited bless him and is thrilled with it xx

  2. 22nd April 2015 / 9:30 am

    Great post- love the theme! Soemthing about being a tween and needing to change your room to be a bit more grown up – love it !

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      22nd April 2015 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks Bonnie, yes he feels so grown up now and absolutely loves it x

  3. 22nd April 2015 / 10:58 am

    Love the colours, perfect for his age I think! He must be so made up with it, I remember it was always so exciting when your bedroom was decorated! xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      22nd April 2015 / 8:55 pm

      I know I remember that feeling too, such an amazing feeling having a grown up room x

  4. 22nd April 2015 / 1:10 pm

    The room looks fab! It can be tricky can’t it getting a boys room to look stylish but I love the look of Joe’s room, especially then chalk board and bed! Blackout blinds are a must too. I grew up in a room with Velux blinds!! X

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      22nd April 2015 / 8:56 pm

      Thanks Julia, he loves the chalk board, and yes a blackout blind is so much better, he never had one before and used to struggle getting to sleep x

  5. 23rd April 2015 / 10:26 am

    looks great sarah you’ve done a good jobs at using the space you have in the best way looks like a theme that will last hime right into his teens as well with he neutral colours! x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      23rd April 2015 / 9:45 pm

      Thanks Amy, yes using the space was a challenge, but we are pleased with it now x

  6. 26th April 2015 / 5:50 pm

    A brilliant design post. That is a fab colour palette that Joe chose. His bedding and that cushion are great. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      26th April 2015 / 9:07 pm

      Thanks Mrs H, yes he has chosen well, I like his taste bless him x

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