boys’ shared room reveal

a peek inside my boys' shared big boy room |

My boy’s shared room reveal is finally here! It’s been so fun working on this room that my boys chose to share.

To know me is to know that I am a girly-girl at heart. So finding the compromise between a boyish vibe and some classic pieces that they can grow with them for the next several years was a challenge. But I am so happy with how this turned out! I think it’s safe to say this room is quickly becoming the fan favorite around here. We’ve been reading in here every night before bed together. It’s gotten to the point where my daughter is now asking me for a bunk bed too. [Insert eyeroll since she just got a brand new big girl bed too.]

the cutest modern bunk beds, beddy's zipper bedding, and cactus wallpaper | a clean and modern shared boys' room | cutest little trouble maker climbing his brother's bunk bed by the cactus wallpaper |

obsessed with these modern bunk beds for our boys' shared room |

To get the scoop on where my inspiration for this room started, check out this previous post for more. Go ahead, I know you want to. 😉

Now, to pick up from where that post left off, once I had the bed and the bedding figured out, I started thinking about a rug. We went with all luxury vinyl plank for the flooring in the house, so I wanted to have a rug in here to soften up the space for my monkeys. I have loved the rug we got about a year ago from Lorena Canales for the kids’ room when my older two were sharing in our previous house. [See the post from when my baby girl first got her big girl bed here.] We still have that rug and I plan to use it in her room here in this house too! If you aren’t already familiar with Lorena Canales, probably the best part about them is all of their rugs are all MACHINE WASHABLE. Which for a kids room is just a no-brainer, amiright? The sizes available are also perfect for kids rooms. And they have added so many designs since when I first got our original rug. Not just for kids anymore, many styles are sophisticated and could really work in any room!

For the boys, I chose this black berber style rug with the cutest fringe tassels. I thought it worked well with the modern-boho desert vibe I was going for. And since I had already started with black and white in my color scheme, I figured this would work as well! Bonus: it’s so soft to walk on and I am so happy with how it looks in the space.

loving this black berber machine washable rug for our boys' shared room by lorena canals |

As the room started to come together, I decided I wanted to do something fun for the walls. I am loving the wallpaper trend I have been seeing lately, but I was nervous. Nervous to commit to something I might end up getting over in a few months. And then what would be the process to take it down? But then I found this removable wallpaper from my friend Whitney who just opened her shop, B Darling. That’s right, it’s REMOVEABLE! If you’ve been following along with me on Instagram, you might have caught some of my tips on how to put it up. Spoiler alert: it’s super easy. And I am also doing a wallpaper wall in Alessandra’s room. So I will tell you a few more details when I get to that post!

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this cactus wallpaper wall is the perfect spot to display my boys' birth posters in their shared room | thelovedesignedlife.comstarting his love for reading young in this shared boys room | thelovedesignedlife.comclimbing into his new bunk bed amongst the cactus wallpaper |

For the curtains, I was originally going to try to re-use some grey and white wide striped blackout curtains that I had DIY’d for my kids’ room a couple of years ago. [You can see their old shared room here.] But since at this point there already was a lot of pattern going on, I decided a simple white sheer curtain would bring some peace and simplicity to the room. This room actually doesn’t get a ton of light anyway. It has a west facing window that is covered by an overhang. Which is good for early mornings, but not as great for taking pictures. Hashtag blogger probs.

In this corner I decided to do a little reading nook. My first grader now has to read every night as a part of his homework, and of course we read to the little ones too. So I liked the idea of having a comfy spot that both boys could do just that.

this corner because the perfect spot for a reading nook, with floor pillows, wall shelves, and a fun cactus lamp | our boys' big boy shared modern desert cactus room reveal! |

The dresser and some of the other pieces in this room we already had. Some of the accessories are new. Anyway, I am linking as much as I can for you below, so keep scrolling if you want more deets on something you see here!

a clean and modern shared boys' room | our boys' big boy shared modern desert cactus room reveal! | handmade macrame wall hanging for a modern boys' shared room |

bunk beds in collaboration w/ Rafa Kids

bedding c/o Beddy’s

wallpaper in collaboration with Shop B Darling [use my code paige15 for 15% off!]

boy’s baby posters c/o The Birth Poster

black berber rug c/o Lorena Canals

macrame wall hanging and plant holder by Woven By Ro

wall shelves from Target

furry circle rug from Target

tree stump side table from West Elm

floor pillow from Urban Outfitters

dresser from IKEA

large metal A from Anthropologie

cactus lamp from Anthropologie

wall sconces over the beds from Urban Outfitters

white sheer curtains from IKEA

brushed brass curtain rod from West Elm


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10 Comments on boys’ shared room reveal

  1. Siara
    October 2, 2017 at 3:12 PM (5 years ago)

    The room is absolutely perfect! I love every single detail on it. You definitely did an amazing job! <3

  2. Marlene @ Life with Mar
    October 2, 2017 at 4:09 PM (5 years ago)

    I love this!! I need some inspiration for my son’s room too, so overwhelmed.

    • Paige
      October 4, 2017 at 11:01 PM (5 years ago)

      boys rooms are so much harder, right? haha

  3. Toya B
    October 2, 2017 at 4:21 PM (5 years ago)

    This is such a cute boys room. Loving the color balance. Does it match the theme of your home?

    • Paige
      October 4, 2017 at 11:00 PM (5 years ago)

      yes and no, haha. most of the hose is a mix of modern meets bohemian. but I went for a little something extra fun in here, since it’s a kids room. and thank you! xoxo

  4. Marisol Avila
    October 4, 2017 at 12:53 PM (5 years ago)

    Wow what a pretty space! I love that wallpaper and it is removable so awesome.

  5. Grace Mattei
    October 6, 2017 at 7:59 PM (5 years ago)

    Okay, I LOVE this room. I wouldn’t mind living in it myself! 😉 Berber style rugs are my absolute fave too…I would kill for a Beni Ourain one!

    – Grace @ the Gracest

    • Paige
      October 9, 2017 at 2:38 PM (5 years ago)

      thanks grace! they are my fave too!

  6. Allie | LunaVida
    October 6, 2017 at 11:25 PM (5 years ago)

    What a cool room! Love the cactus with the black and white