This Little Boy’s Bedroom is Sleepover-Ready with Bunks
This child’s bedroom, formerly an unfinished attic space, is sleepover-ready with bunks. When it’s safe to have slumber parties again, this little boy in Atlanta will be ready! Thanks to a recent renovation, his bedroom now has space for playing, reading, indoor camping and sleepovers. We partnered with interior designer Cari Lynn Dick of CL Designs on this project.
We built four stylish custom bunkbeds she designed along one wall. This left plenty of floor space for playing and reading in the room. Other aspects of the project included outfitting each bunk with a shelf, reading light and outlet, built-ins for books and a leaf-print accent wall.
The space was an unfinished attic. “This unfinished space, took on new life and purpose when our clients decided to create a Bunk Room and home gym,” Cari says. “They wanted a space for sleepovers with cousins and friends, and a great nook to cozy up with a good book.”
Buit-in shelves provide a spot for favorite stuffed animals, trophies and books.
Custom Built-In Bunks
We custom built these charming bunks under the sloped ceiling of the space. The X-bar railings add a lovely detail, while shiplap walls around them add cozy texture. Stairs offer safe and easy access to the upper bunks.
“The built-in bunk beds, made from shiplap and custom woodworking, blend into the walls making them a part of the rooms architecture,” Cari says. “The twin bunks were built into the pitched roof line, creating ample floor space for playing, but ensured no little noggins get bumped in the night.”
Each bunk has its own porthole light. Combined with the white and navy palette around the beds, there is a subtle nautical theme. The lights are Mercer by Hinkley Lighting in Heritage Brass.
Each bunk is also equipped with its own outlet for charging devices and a shelf for items like books, glasses and water. Green, blue and white ikat pillows play off the wallpaper. And the striped bedding subtly nods to the nautical theme. The bunk paint color is Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy and the wall color is Sherwin-Williams’ First Star.
The left side of the bunkroom playroom children’s space is the playroom. Vibrant green and blue botanical wallpaper adds a cheerful graphic punch on an accent wall. And a whimsical fabric tent offers another cozy retreat.
“The color scheme of classic navy and white with green accents gives the bunk room a playful but timeless design,” Cari says. “The classic Indian wallpaper makes a statement in the space, and nods to the family’s heritage.
The carpeting is from Mohawk Flooring and the color is Quick Silver. The wallpaper is by Serena and Lily.
Book rails not only offer book storage, but also allows their colorful covers to become part of the room’s decor. A bean bag chair and a soft area rug encourage reading right below the shelves.
Tip: You will never regret adding a basket to a child’s space. There are always books, toys, blankets or stuffed animals that need to be corralled.
We were so happy to make this former attic space sleepover-ready with bunks.
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