This shared boys bedroom was really challenging for me. I was merging two rooms full of stuff, looking to spend little money and working around a really odd layout. Have you ever tried putting together a shared boys bedroom?
Shared Boys Bedroom Gallery Wall
I originally hung this gallery wall over the dresser with beds flanking each side of the dresser. Since then, the gallery wall got a bit of an update. The letters got a bit of color. Green for Quinn and orange for Hudson, because those are their favorite colors.
I gave up on any sort of theme for their shared boys room, because going out and buying new decor just wasn’t an option. The print, “You are our greatest adventure” is from Quinn’s camping birthday party.
The shelf was a Goodwill find and holds his little Minecraft guys. The frames are from the gallery wall that was in Hudson’s robot nursery.
Shared Boys Bedroom Layout
I couldn’t afford headboards for the boys shared bedroom. We have the most random window placement and bump outs in this room. I swear every week I was rearranging their room.
Quinn had previously been using this rummage sale dresser hutch as a headboard with his extra long twin bed. I had a regular length size bed for Hudson. We had metal bed frames and no headboards. I was struggling.
Then I realized, that with literally no space to spare, I could run the boys beds end to end along the back wall. The dresser hutch serves as a headboard for both boys. The best part is, it opens up the whole center of the room!
Their dressers (my childhood dressers) are beside each of their beds.
Shared Boys Bedroom Storage & Organization Secrets
The secret to pulling of a shared room is to use vertical space!
These old IKEA book ledges hold some of Hudson’s favorite books at the end of his bed.
The shelves were dirt cheap. They are common board, cut to length. The husband threw on some stain in Jacobean. The shelves were hung using super cheap brackets (like a $1.97 each) from Home Depot.
Don’t forget that space behind the door. That is where I let my kids hang whatever they want. Those pennants are fun souvenirs, you can read about those here. The paper airplane is one Quinn folded and flew with his great grandpa before he died and Quinn wanted to save it.
This old school desk from Craigslist functions as a workspace and added storage.
I still want to paint the boy’s closet door with chalkboard paint. I’m hoping to add hooks behind their bedroom door for them to hang hoodies and things that ALWAYS end up on the floor.
Shared Boys Bedroom Decor
I settled on colorful, used what I had and tried to incorporate their interests and personalities where I could.
Rug- 5×8 from Rugs USA
Bedding, curtains, rods, picture frames, art above Hudson’s dresser – Target
Art at the end of Hudson’s bed- Minted
Letters from Gallery wall- Hobby Lobby
You are our greatest adventure- here
Planet mobile- Pottery Barn Kids
Dressers- my childhood 😉
Shelving – DIY (supplies from Home Depot)
Book ledges- IKEA
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