Your kids’ bedroom makeover is about to become a reality. And you don’t have to break the bank either. Here’s how we made an awesome bedroom for our kids that they LOVE.
We wanted to create a space where three of our boys could enjoy as their own bedroom and playroom in one. After a lot of thinking and planning we came up with some simple ways to transform our storage room into a kid’s bedroom paradise.
Think outside the kids’ bedroom makeover box
If you were a kid again, what would you want in your bedroom? That’s what my husband and I had to consider during our kids’ bedroom makeover. Nothing was off the table. That meant getting rid of the traditional cookie-cutter decorations and create an outdoor playground made for the indoors.
Slides are a must
I found a free 10-foot yellow slide from the local classifieds. I couldn’t let it go to waste but there wasn’t quite room enough in the new bedroom. So, we decided to put it right on the stairs heading down to their room. It was the best decision ever.
If one slide wasn’t enough, we decided to put a smaller 6-foot slide from our backyard and put it in the actual bedroom. We had a narrow space where we put our son’s bed. But instead of putting his bed on the ground, we built it about 4-feet above the ground. It made the perfect spot for a slide at the end of his bed. Both of these slide were completely FREE!
Trackline or zipline
The top of the slide became the perfect spot to install a trackline on the ceiling. The one we installed is 10-feet long. If you don’t want to pay for a trackline, you can also try a zipline. Our kids absolutely love the trackline though and it is super easy to install.
Since our kids’ bedroom makeover included building around a staircase, we decided to frame some bunk beds right underneath. Each bunk bed has its own light. My kids hung up their own glowing stars and I hung a cork board in each one. They became their own mini bedrooms! Then I hung some curtains and it was complete.
A swing in a bedroom sounds crazy, I know. I had my doubts as well. But the minute we installed it, all of my boys couldn’t get enough. I love it because I sit and swing while I tell my kids bedtime stories at night. Of course, this wouldn’t work if you have little toddlers. Our youngest is 3 1/2 though and he loves it.
Pull up bar
My sister-in-law gave us an old pole that we installed in the corner of our kids’ bedroom. My husband drilled two large holes in the studs about four feet high. They kids swing and play on it like crazy. For safety reasons, I bought folding sofa that doubles as a queen mattress and put it under the bar.
We had to frame around two furnaces in order to complete our kids’ bedroom makeover. In the process, there was a small space between the bed and the wall that was perfect for some climbing grips. My husband strategically placed them to make it a bit challenging for little legs.
If you have boys, you know that Legos get everywhere! So, we designated the space underneath the elevated bed as the “Lego cave.” It’s amazing. All of the Legos stay contained within that space and they love playing under there.
Stuffy cubby and reading nook
Underneath the stairs next to the bunk beds, we built a small doorway that leads into a tiny room. Inside, that’s where we keep all of our stuff animals and books. It has its own light so my boys can hang out and read.
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So there you have it! That’s our kids’ bedroom makeover. Check out the video to see all of the fun shenanigans our kids have everyday in their new bedroom.
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