Happy rainy Tuesday! I’m trying my best to stay on task today, but I keep getting distracted with plans for my son’s old bedroom. So, I took to Pinterest and the Internet for some groovy twin bed inspiration! Tell me what you like best!
My younger son officially moved out a few years ago, but I didn’t consider it permanent until he took his antique bed with him! I loved that bed. But, he did too, so for his recent big move to Washington, D.C. I finally let him have it. This is how his room looked about a month and a half ago. (Sorry for the dark picture, it was before I got my new camera!)
You can see the pretty details of the antique bed. Trust me, it weighs a ton. So, we gave him the headboard and the mattress, etc. for his new apartment. (I kept the wall lamp with the wonky shade.)
So, we are left with an empty room. We plan to put our house on the market next spring so naturally we will need to stage the house beforehand. Yet, I don’t want to buy any new furniture since we plan on downsizing. (theoretically) We already have a set of twin beds that I had as a child in the basement. I wanted to move them up to my son’s empty room but my husband wants to leave them in the basement. What to do? I think you’ll agree with me the twin beds need to go in this room. This is how the room looks currently. Which is why I keep the door closed.
This is the current state of the bedroom in the basement. Technically it cannot be called a bedroom because of the inadequate size of the window. So, for staging purposes I think it should be a playroom, craft room or home-school room?
I want to stage the room so it’s not too masculine or feminine so I looked to the fabulous internet to find some inspiration. And there is lots and lots! (Please forgive me, I found most of these on Pinterest and couldn’t find the original sources on some. So, whoever you are, good job!) This one is a top contender…
I believe this room is by Lay Baby Lay. It’s a subtle nod to Star Wars:
Carla Aston Designs:
I am sucker for symmetry so this room really speaks to me:
I believe credit for this room belongs to Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC. I love the pillows and the airplanes!
This bedroom is via Jenna Sue Designs. I like the balance here. It’s not too masculine or feminine.
And this is a fun nautical themed room, maybe for the lake, but not for here. I still like it. Again, symmetry.
I couldn’t resist including a few examples of more feminine rooms with twin beds. It’s just the way my mind thinks.
This room is by Dear Lillie…
A sweet little attic room…
This sweet bedroom is by Nesting with Grace.
I’m thinking some happy combination of all of the above. Personally, I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but all of our previous realtors say you must show the buyer what the rooms should or could be. So, my son’s old room will be a fun, shared room for future siblings. There is a jack and jill bathroom between this room and my other son’s old room so I’ll keep that in mind. I do hope this house sells to a family with young children. Children belong here. And dogs.
Thank you for stopping by on this rainy day and sharing my bedroom fantasies. Which one is your favorite? Have a wonderful day! xoxo Dell