The Cs’ IKEA Big Boy Room Reveal!

*IKEA Pittsburgh provided product for this post, but of course all opinions are my own!*

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The big day is here! It has been a whirlwind of a month, but I’m so excited to have completed the Cs’ new big boy room, and I cannot WAIT to share it with you! {If missed the before pictures or the plan, you can check those out too!} Let’s jump right in, shall we?

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The Cs were beyond excited to get to share a room, and because we wanted this room to have craft space, play space, clothes storage space, AND sleeping space, we knew that bunk beds would be part of the equation. We went with IKEA’s Svarta model and topped them off with the Vitaminer Bil duvet sets, which set the stage for the room’s “transportation” theme.

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The Cs would be mad if I didn’t mention the mattresses. They were the most exciting thing that the boys tested at the IKEA store, after all! The Cs love their soft, comfortable feel, and hubby and I loved that they came compactly packaged so they were easy to transport home. Yay! {IKEA also offers a 90 day “Love it or exchange it” guarantee on most of their mattresses, so they make sure you’re sleeping comfortably!}

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Remember my appliqued accent pillows? Yes, they actually did work out and ended up complimenting the bedding really well! The Cs were also tickled to discover that their IKEA friends snuck some soft toys into their stash–they are really into soccer these days!

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The Cs' IKEA Big Boy Room Reveal by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Along with making the pillows, I also whipped up some “Brothers” subway art to use in one of the Nyttja frames.

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And speaking of art, my DIY transportation art found its way onto the wall above the bunk beds as well!

As first-time bunk bed parents, hubby and I didn’t even consider the fact that the ceiling fan that was in the room may not be the best idea when little hands will be able to reach it…

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So we headed back to IKEA and grabbed an Alang ceiling lamp, which I think is a perfect fit in the space. {Hubby also loved that it was easy to install!}

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Moving around the room, my no-sew curtain hack is holding up wonderfully (yay!), and my type-A heart just flutters every time I see the coordinating chevron shapes on the curtains and the pillows on the bed. {If you look closely you can spot some on the play mat too–love! #nerdalert ;)}

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We used a couple of Grundtal knife racks to hold some of the Cs’ trucks and trains for easy access. {You should have seen hubby’s face when I told him we were putting knife racks in the boys’ room. Ha!}

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There is certainly no shortage of toys in this room! The Cs’ main play area is downstairs, but I also wanted to have some upstairs options for them. We used this shelving unit that my handy hubby built when he was in college, {Isn’t he amazing? *swoon*} and I may have gone just a teensy bit crazy organizing with the labels and bins.

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We started out with the numbered Kusiner bins to hold Legos and Mega Bloks and then added dollar store bins to corral the rest of the cars and building toys. We kept the “night time” books in the room and moved the rest downstairs to their main play space.

When it came to decorating and styling, I tried to use as much of the Cs’ stuff as possible. This isn’t a formal living room; it’s a kids’ room! Everything will be touched and used and roughed up, so it might as well be fun, too!

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I just love that picture of the two of them! Connor has always embraced the role of Caleb’s protector, and you can see it so well in that shot.

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Con’s dresser got a makeover with some racing stripes, and while we had the paint out, we painted the boys’ names from their old rooms so that they would coordinate with the new space.

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I was happy to be able to incorporate a very special truck that used to belong to the boys’ Pap-pap and was also played with by their dad. It is so fun that they can be the third generation to enjoy it!

The Cs' IKEA Big Boy Room Reveal by Just a Girl and Her Blog

Because this room needed to serve many different purposes, we used every possible inch, putting baby C’s dresser in the closet where it fits nicely under the boys’ hanging clothes. We were also able to store all of the newly-organized hand-me-downs in the closet for easy access when the Cs decide to have a growth spurt!

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Finally, you would have to have been reading this blog for a pretty long time to remember the boys’ craft corner. It got a little bit of a facelift, including a paint job for the table including a chalkboard top {more on that later}. We already had the Kvissle magazine rack and Bygel storage containers, and they fit in nicely with the rest of the room.

The Cs' IKEA Big Boy Room Reveal by Just a Girl and Her Blog

The Cs' IKEA Big Boy Room Reveal by Just a Girl and Her Blog

So that’s the grand tour! Want to know what the Cs think of their new space?

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Bedtime

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They just can’t get enough! They are thrilled to be able to have a fun room to share as brothers, and if they’re happy, mama is happy.

We are so incredibly thankful to the sweet folks at IKEA Pittsburgh for being willing to collaborate with us on this project! They were a complete dream to work with, and we truly could not be happier with how the room turned out.

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Want to snag some fun IKEA goodness for yourself? Here’s what we used in our big boy room makeover:

Follow the room transformation from the beginning! Check out these posts:

Have you decorated any kid rooms lately?

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*IKEA Pittsburgh provided product for this post, but all opinions are my own. For more information, see my disclosures here.*

112 Comments

  1. I LOVE it!!! Can you come makeover a dresser for me?? lol. can you just com and do micah’s room actually?? 😉 great job!! I love the dipped legs of the table in the craft corner 😉 and the cars on the magnet strip!!!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, friend! I’ll do Micah’s room if you come do an office/hang out space for me! We’ll trade! 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  2. Suzanne J Dean says:

    It looks amazing! So organized, boyish and fun…lots of room to play which is always good. And love all the details & projects you added to the room, that makes it extra special. Thanks for sharing!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Suzanne! You’re so sweet! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  3. Nicely done! The room looks great and I love the idea of using knife racks to hang toys on. You have provided some great ideas with this makeover. Now I just need to come up with something similar using pinks and purples for my house full of girls!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Mr. Jay, you and I are in the same boat– both completely outnumbered in our homes! My dad lived with all of us girls too, and he was such a trooper. Bless you! 😀 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Emily @ My Love for Words says:

    Such a great room! They have to be so excited. Well done, mama! 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      They are loving it so far! It is fun to see them enjoying being together! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Tiffany {A Touch of Grace} says:

    It looks fantastic! I love the colors you used and all the projects you did yourself. It makes it such a personal space! So glad those 2 cuties love it!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Tiffany! You are so sweet! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Abby! That is SO stinkin’ cute! I LOVE it! I wish we had an IKEA on Birmingham. I am sure your boys are thrilled with their new room. 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Marjorie! Definitely petition Birmingham for an IKEA– they’re awesome! 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Sonya ~At Home with The Barkers says:

    I love it Abby! Everything looks so amazing! Those smiles on those little one’s says it all.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Sonya! That really means a lot! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  8. Laura@JourneyChic says:

    Awesome job! I am trying to decide what my favorite part is….the knife racks for metal cars? The cute brother art? The super fun labels on the toy bins? So hard to decide! You knocked it out of the park. Off to check out your friend’s room makeover!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Laura! You are too sweet! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  9. You really did an amazing job with your boy’s room! So many adorable small touches that really make it a special space. I love your car/knife holder and their craft area is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Amy! You are the sweetest! Hope you have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  10. Abby, that is such a wonderful room! You really did a terrific job. Your boys should have tons of fun with it! Dee 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Dee!! They are having a blast! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Samantha @ Five Heart Home says:

    Abby! What a fabulous room reveal and amazing job you did! Your little Cs must be so happy. I am totally impressed by how you utilized every square inch of space for functionality *and* cuteness. This is a perfect showcase of your many talents! 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Samantha! They’re happy, so mama is happy! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  12. I love this room so much!! It turned out so great. My boys have that car rug in their playroom and think it is the best!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      That rug is a fun one, isn’t it? My boys are always pulling down the car bin and playing on it! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Kelsey!

      ~Abby =)

  13. Kim Hainline says:

    Wow! It turned out fantastic!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Kim! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  14. WOW Abby! It really all came together perfectly! I really really love the art space and I also love how you put the dresser in the closet (stealing that idea!). Your boys must be soooo thrilled!!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, friend! We certainly used every last inch of space, lol! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  15. Kate @ Happy Simple Mine says:

    Adorable, Abby! I love all of the little touches. I bet the boys LOVE it! A great space to create memories.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Kate! Yes, they’re having a ball! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  16. Lindze @ Interior Fun says:

    Nice work, Abby!
    Um, your boys are adorable by the way. They look like they love their new room!

    We just bought bunk beds for my son, BUT it’s a surprise for Christmas morning. I’m so anxious to get in there and decorate. So this post of yours… yeah, it doesn’t help with the whole patience thing! 😉

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol! Sorry! I’m sure he will love them for Christmas, though! Our boys are having a blast with them. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Lindze!

      ~Abby =)

  17. Dana@chocolateandsunshine says:

    Great job on your little boys’ room. It’s funny – my daughter is about to turn 13, so I took her bunkbeds down last year. Remember Craigslist to re-sell when the time comes – ha.
    I also had the same issue with a ceiling fan needing to be replaced.
    I LOVE the kniferacks to hold cars. What a great idea.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Making a note of the Craigslist thing. 😀 I’m hoping these will last them for years to come! They are loving them right now. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Dana!

      ~Abby =)

  18. Chernee's House says:

    Great boys room – love the rug (my son use to have one when he was little) love the color and the stripe on the dresser!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Chernee! It’s such a fun rug for them, right?! They are loving it! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  19. This room turned out SO awesome!! I LOVE the colors you used and those pillows are my favorite!! Thanks for sharing how you did it!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks, Megan! I’m excited to finally be able to reveal everything! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  20. Krista @thehappyhousie says:

    It turned out seriously awesome Abby!! I love everything you did – and #nerdalert I love the coordination too!! They are sooooo super adorable using it- and up in the top bunk together. Since my boys started sharing their room they sometimes like to share a bed and cuddle before going to sleep – I love how close it makes them to share! I really think it helps build brotherly bonding. The fun bright colors are perfect for a little boys space and I love that you accomodated so many functions!! Awesome job. Now I am inspired to get my boys’ finished. Finally! Think I need a trip to Ikea:)
    ~Krista

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Krista! I totally agree about the brotherly bonding– I love seeing them enjoying being together! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Kayla! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  21. ingrid@nowathomemom says:

    your son’s must be so happy with their room! oh! I love it very much, you did a wonderful job Abby and love everything, I think my favorite is the dresser with the orange trace 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Ingrid! They are having a good time with it. It’s so fun to see them enjoying being together!

      ~Abby =)

  22. Beth Anne says:

    Love their new room, Abby! My favorites are the dresser (love how you painted it!) the curtains and the chevron pillow. Great job!
    And IKEA is the best! Wish they were in more locations. I have to drive 4 hours to get my fix 😉

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, BA! We will be praying for your little guy tomorrow! (And for his mama too!) Keep us updated!

      ~Abby =)

  23. Kara @ The Joys of Boys says:

    Can you come over to my house please? I have been wanting to re-do my boys room forever but I just don’t have the creativity to make it look good. I love all of the little touches that you put into this. Can you believe that I have never been to IKEA?? I’ve been wanting to go for years and now I just need to do it. Thanks for all of the inspiration. I love the crafting corner.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I’ll be right over!! 😉 Yes, you must check out IKEA. Life. Changing. 😀 Hope you’re having a great weekend, Kara!

      ~Abby =)

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  25. Katie @ Made to be a Momma says:

    Wow! Abby there room is sooo much fun! I have loved every single detail you added to the room!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, friend! It was fun to put together! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  26. Jenn Rian says:

    This is adorable, I love it! I never bothered to decorate my son’s nursery, poor second born 🙁

    Can I ask you how you go the trains/trucks to stay on the knife rack. I had bought the same knife rack for matchbox cars, but it didn’t work because the matchbox cars have plastic bottoms and are made of non-metallic metals 🙁 Are these trains/trucks just made differently or did you have to do something to them to get them to stick?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Jenn! I actually had originally planned to use matchbox cars but had the same problem you did! Then I tried their die-cast Thomas and Friends trains/trucks, and they worked like a charm. (The smaller ones worked best.) Hope this helps! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      ~Abby =)

  27. It looks amazing! I love all the bright colors and it all blends so wonderfully together!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Lia! They are having fun with it, so mama is happy! 😀 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  28. What a fantastic boys’ room! Love the organization and all the coordinating details! I especially love the painted dresser (love, love, love)!

    Jodie

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so, so much Jodie! You are so sweet. Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Abby =)

  29. Jessi @ Practically Functional says:

    Wow I really love how this room turned out! I’m amazed how much stuff you fit in there, great job! Pinning for sure, and thanks for sharing at my link party!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You are too sweet! Thank you so much, friend! I appreciate it!

      ~Abby =)

  30. Rachel (Lines Across) says:

    This room is too cute! My son has a lot of the same IKEA items in his room right now. I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday.
    (Also, we’re expecting a boy, and Connor and Caleb are literally the top two names on our list right now. They look extra cute up on the wall.)

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You truly have the best taste in names! 😉 Congrats on the new little guy, and I think either Connor or Caleb would be an excellent name! Thanks so much for your sweet words and for hosting such an awesome party, Rachel! Hope you’re having a great night!

      ~Abby =)

  31. I love everything about this room. It’s so cute but functional at the same time. I know your boys are gonna have so much fun in their new room. Ikea has some great affordable products that we used in both our kids’ rooms.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Andrea! I agree–IKEA rocks! The Cs are having a blast so far. It is so fun to watch them enjoy being together!

      ~Abby =)

  32. Marianne L says:

    My grandsons would love this room. Great job!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Marianne! That means a lot! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  33. Great Job! I love all that you did with the space that you have. My boys are 14 months apart and share a room. I would love to know where you got the piece of Art about brothers? I thought it was so cute.
    Thanks for sharing all your hard work, it is inspirational.

    Elena

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Elena! I actually made the subway art on canva.com using their fonts and graphics. It’s a neat site! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  34. Your ideas and creativity are totally awesome! I am totally using the knife racks for toy cars and trucks. (here via CBC)

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much for popping over, Jeannie! Have fun with the knife racks! 😀

      ~Abby =)

  35. Gorgeous. And the pics are gorgeous, too!! Have a great Sunday. Linda

    Pinning.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Linda! You are the sweetest! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  36. I recently went to IKEA for the first time and I saw some of the lovelies that you’ve included in your boys’ room! Wow, that store is amazing! I love what you did with their room and how you incorporated some easy, diy art!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Cee! I know– we were just in IKEA again this weekend, and it can be dangerous for my bank account. 😉 So many amazing things to choose from! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  37. What an awesome big boy room!!! I love how you organized the bookshelves! I have a 16 month old little guy who I’m sure will need a room update before I know it 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Jamie! They grow too quickly, right?! Thanks for stopping by– have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  38. Judi Davis says:

    I LOVE the Brothers subway art! Would you be willing to share? I am the mom of 3 boys – my youngest is a Caleb too. Thanks! Judi

    1. justagirlabby says:

      What wonderful taste in names you have, Miss Judi! 😉 I actually meant to share the printable for the subway art on here, but just never got around to it! Emailing you now! Have a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

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  40. Hi! I love your boys’ room. The layout is very similar to my own boys’ room 🙂 I’m feeling inspired to make my own cityscape. But I was curious where you got the word art poster about Brothers? It’s in the red frame at the head of the bed? Thanks!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much! I actually made the Brothers poster on a site called canva.com, just using a bunch of different fonts and shapes. If you’d like a copy, just let me know– I’d be happy to email you the PDF. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  41. Such a fun makeover! I showed my boys (because what mom isn’t surrounded by kids while she tries to work on the computer) and they thought it was the coolest! My 3 youngest are boys (twin 4-year olds and a 2-almost-3 year old), and since we just moved into our new home recently they want a total makeover in their room. One I’m done with my daughter’s Frozen room, I’m definitely coming back here for some boy-themed ideas!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Danielle! 3 boys under 4? You are my new hero! Go mama! Can’t wait to see what you end up doing with their room!

      ~Abby =)

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  45. Such a cute room for your boys. I love the bright colors. I have a Caleb too!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Miss Brandi, you have the best taste in names! Lol. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

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  47. bridget b. @623Designs says:

    I love this room and how you incorporated Ikea items along with your own personal touch. My 4 and 1 1/2 year old daughters share a room, and I’ve been eyeing quite a few things at Ikea for their room makeover as well as for their playroom.

    May I ask how old your sons are and how they do safety-wise with the bunk bed? Thanks!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Bridget! Gotta love IKEA! The bunk beds have been great so far. My two year old is on the bottom, and my five year old is on the top. My older son has had no problems getting up and down; my little one can get up the ladder by himself but not back down, so he knows he’s not allowed on the top bunk unless I’m in the room with him. They are loving it! Have fun decorating your daughters’ room! Enjoy your week!

      ~Abby =)

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  49. Love what you did with this space! I actually found your blog searching for revies on this particular bunk bed set. Now that you have had it for a while…can I ask what you think? I worry about ikea furniture being unsteady, but I have been pleasantly surprised a couple times in the past. This is exactly what my lil man wants so I’m hoping to find an affordable option 🙂

    Thanks in advance for any info you are willing to share.

    Mimi
    http://thisdomesticateddiva.com

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Mimi! We have loved the Svarta bunk beds! My 5 year old is big for his age (and on the rough-and-tumble side, too!) and even with his weight and crazy antics, the beds have been incredibly sturdy. The only thing that has happened to them so far is that my youngest ripped off a piece of one of the sticker treads on the ladder, but that has been no big deal at all. I’d highly recommend them! Hope this helps!

      ~Abby =)

  50. How did you get the trains to stay on the wall? My sons trains keep falling off!??

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Some of the larger ones had a harder time staying up there, but the smaller ones have stayed for us. I just kept testing them out until I found the ones that worked the best, and those became our “upstairs trains!” 🙂

      ~Abby =)

  51. Hi Abby, I absolutely love how you designed the room. It looks amazing. You are truly gifted. I love it so much, everything flows and its completely functional, and no waste of space whatsoever.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, June! You are so sweet! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  52. I just stumbled across this post on Pinterest and I love it because it appears to be pretty much the exact same dimensions as my kids’ room and I’ve been stumped for how to organize it to fill all of their living and play needs! We have an unfinished basement that we plan to finish in the next few years that will have a playroom but for now all the kids’ toys are in their room! Number 3 just turned a year old and so I plan to move some of the more baby toys into his room to relieve some pressure on the older two kids’ room but I was still coming up empty as far as how to handle the rest of their stuff. I never planned on having an art area in their room but after seeing this post I’m sold! 🙂 I’m just curious though, how much space is between the end of their bunk bed and the wall where the table is? I’m going to use the Lack side table from Ikea but it’s hard to know if they’ll have enough space between their bunk bed and the wall for the table, chairs, and room to maneuver. Rather than driving the hour away I need to go to get to Ikea only to find it doesn’t fit, I thought maybe you could tell me the dimensions of that space you used so I can compare it to what I have? I hate that you can measure out all you want but it’s hard to know how much space you really need until it’s already in and being used. 🙂 You did such a fabulous job on their room and I can’t wait to incorporate some of these ideas in my kids’ room!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Sara! There are 53″ between the end of the bunk beds and the wall, and our table is 24″ across. I hope this helps give you an idea of the space! Best of luck with your kiddos’ room! Hope you have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  53. I love it! Great taste and lovely pictures!

  54. Hi, LOVE the room! I was wondering how the mattress are holding up and if they are comfortable. Thinking about doing a couple of these bunk beds in the basement bedroom for out of town guests and sleepovers for my daughter. Would love to hear how they are holding up a year later. Thanks!!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Hi, Jennifer! The mattresses are still holding up wonderfully and are perfect for the boys. They would work well for little people, but if you think there will be a lot of adults using them, I might go for the next version up as they may not feel substantial enough for a heavier body. I hope this helps! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

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  56. I love this bedroom! I am currently considering the Svarta bunk bed for my 2 boys…
    I’m wondering if you give a “how to” on the brother subway art or if you sell it?? I absolutely love it!! 🙂 Thanks!

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  58. Really cute room! I found this page because we just bought the Svarta bunk bed for our girls and I was looking for “reviews”. Since this was 2013, is the bunk bed still holding up? We haven’t bought mattresses yet because I can’t decide… are those ikea jomnas still okay after a couple years? I was looking at that mattress and the foam ikea ones, and I wasn’t sure which would be better, because at least foam doesn’t have any loud coils. I know ideally any mattress needs to be less than 6″ for safety, and those short ones tend to sag or poke you with coils if they’re cheap. Thanks for any info!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Hi, Ali! The bunk bed is still holding up great– the boys love it! The Jomna mattresses have worked well for them because they are small, but I wouldn’t recommend them for an adult’s weight because they are not the thickest. Hope this helps! Have a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

      1. Thanks, I’m stuck between the Jomna spring and the moshult foam. Our kids are both little, 6 and 4, and on the small end of the scale weight wise, so I’m guessing they’ll be okay. Good to know the Svarta is safe, too. Thanks!

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  60. ModernnMindfulMom says:

    Love how this turned out!!!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thanks so much! <3

      ~Abby =)

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