My youngest son is turning three and is no longer a baby, so of course it’s time for him to have a big boy’s room. We loved his Thomas The Train Toddler bed and train themed nursery, but he’s seriously outgrown it, and so we recently realized it was time for a bedroom makeover from toddler bedroom to a Big Boy’s Bedroom! Here is the little bed he currently sleeps in, in a room with a dresser and nursery room supplies:
He barely fits in that little bed, he is potty trained, and no longer a fan of stuffed animals, so nothing was really a fit for his lifestyle anymore. He is now a boy who loves outer space, picture books, playing with action figures with his big brother, and building toys that let him get creative. He needed a space for a growing, creative, active boy, so we turned to Raymour & Flanigan with the mission of finding him the perfect Big Boy Bedroom.
When I was shopping at Raymour & Flanigan online I loved the beautiful Kylie collection, but after using the Design Center on their site to lay out a bedroom based on the room’s dimensions, and after visiting in person to see the furniture, I realized the style of the Kylie collection wasn’t right, and he’d outgrow this set pretty quickly. We wanted a bedroom set for boys with longevity, because we probably aren’t going to get him another bedroom set while he is under our roof. Raymour & Flanigan has a tab for Design Your Home on the top right that let us lay out the kids furniture and decide what we needed, and had room for:
After perusing Raymour & Flanigan in person, with the help of sales associate Anthony, I fell in love with the Essence Collection, a dark merlot wood furniture collection perfect for a young boy from elementary school into his teens with lots of room, features, versatility. After I laid it out in the Home Design app we saw that it was a perfect fit. We chose the twin slat bed (the collection also offers the alternative panel bed for a totally different headboard style), the matching Essence Night Stand with Touch Lighting (including a 3 stage dimmer), and the Essence Bedroom Dresser with Vertical Mirror (also has lots of unique features I can’t wait to share once it’s in our home). Anthony helped us select a matching book shelf by taking a drawer from the Essence youth bedroom collection over to the book shelves so we can coordinate the colors and wood grain.
We also ordered the most awesome trunk ever! It’s actually a versatile coffee table trunk with storage, but it’s so vintage and cool looking, it evoked images of explorers, pirates, wizards…so many things that were just right for an imaginative boys room, so we had to have it. It can house toys, clothes, science experiments, booty found on adventures…and we know this storage trunk, along with everything else we picked out, will all fit because of the Design Center. There were a lot of other things we loved, including distinctive decor for a boys bedroom that fits the overall theme we are looking for.
I actually think I’m going to end up adding the vintage globe and set of transportation hobby models to his room, they are so perfect for little boys!
Stay tuned for our Big Boy Bedroom makeover, it’s happening soon and I can’t wait to share the “Afters”!
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