If you asked me last year if I thought my son’s room was going to be the space it is now, I probably would have just cried. The space fell to the wayside for so long that it had started to resemble a storage unit gone bad. There was the failed attempt at refinishing floors and piles on top of piles of things that needed to be dealt with but was hidden instead. But now the room is finished! And feels like we’ve gained actual square footage in our home! Today, im sharing with you my labor of love: The colorful jungle boho kids room reveal.
If you need a refresher on where we started, here’s the first blog post and a flashback:
Since this is my baby, I treated it like so and took many pictures. To make it easy to navigate and understand what exactly I’m throwing your way, I’ve split it into sections with introductions.
The Bunk Bed
The first thing he ever asked for in his room was a bunkbed. He had to have one simply for the novelty of it. He still excitedly talks about how he can have his friends and family sleep over and stay on either bunk. Previously I’ve shared my tips for making the bunkbed a stylist focal point for the room. And now I’m going to show you how it came out!
the shibori pillow case, yellow pillow, bedside tables and hardware were provided free of charge for this challenge and the lamps were provided previously for a one room challenge.
Tassel Garland – Target Dollar Spot
Teal Pillow- Tuesday Morning
The Top Bunk
I actually really want to nix the top mattress and use plywood and carpet to make it a play area, like a loft. But I haven’t finalized the logistics on that idea yet so we’ve decked it in a fun mix of pillows and a simple elephant tapestry. While he likes the idea of sleeping up here, he’s just not quite ready to make that leap. He’s also a very sprawled out kind of sleeper so a twin would be tight. So he uses it sofa style during the day to hang out and watch videos on.
the ceiling light was received through a promotional item from a Lamps Plus sweepstakes campaign. the Anewall tropical leaf mural was provided for this challenge free of charge
Navy And White Chevron Pillow- Walmart, discontinued
Moon Pillow – 5 Below
They’re the first thing you see when you walk into the room so I wanted them to be a beautiful welcome. My son sits at windows often to watch the birds and has a bird feeder outside his window that I wanted him to be able to enjoy from here. My simple formula for boho beautiful windows is a natural material shade + soft patterned or embellished curtains + hanging macrame planters. It seriously looks so good every time!
the blinds were provided free of charge a few years ago from Blindster. The pouf and wood stool were provided by Lamps Plus free of charge for this challenge.
Curtain Rod- had on hand
Basket Planter- thrifted
This beat up piece of furniture was a Craigslist find a few years ago. For $20 I had to have it for the hardware alone! Unfortunately it’s not solid wood and it’s starting to fall apart so it’s here, but not for too long. After begging for a bunkbed, my kiddo started begging for a fishtank in his room. Naturally it wound up here and it actually blends in with the other decor pretty well!
the rug from RugsUSA, lamp from Lamps Plus and graphic art from SmithHönig were provided free of charge for use in the new year new room refresh challenge. the triangle shelves and woven wall hanging were provided free of charge to share with my instagram followers.
Brass Wall Planters– thrifted
Seriously the squeals of delight every time progress was made from my kiddo were the sweetest of icing on the cake. It’s not quite as jungle as he wants it to be but we will get there in time. We have to be sure the plants we add will fare well with the weird lighting in this room so we will take it slow.
I hope you’ve enjoyed following along with this year’s challenge! A lot went into this room but nothing that’s going to cost you a fortune to replicate nor are there any special skill DIYs to tackle. If youve got a little one in your life with a flair for color and plants, I hope this transformation gives you ideas for making their room magical 🌠
Now I’m going to pass you off to the wonderful ladies who participated in this challenge and are revealing their spaces, too. And if you refreshed anything this mobth, make sure you take the opportunity to link up the finished project in the link up below!
Casa Watkins Living // A Designer At Home // Seeking Lavender Lane // Domicile 37 // Iris Nacole // Pocketful Of Posies // Monica Wants It // Up To Date Interiors // This Is Our Bliss // Vintage Romance Style