Vibrant, Playful Boy's Room

A vibrant primary color palette and a platform bed with an attached slide and fort-like hideout combine to create a playful haven for an energetic 11-year-old boy.

  • Bed Slide

    Indoor Playground

    What kid wouldn't love to slide out of bed every morning? Rather than traditional bunk beds, 11-year-old Jacob chose a platform bed with a cool hidden fort below and attached slide that makes getting out of bed child's play.

  • Boy, Jacob, smiling

    Primary Palette

    When designing Jacob's room, his mom, Cynthia, chose an updated twist on a primary color palette, selecting olive green as the main color, which she accented with saturated shades of blue, red and yellow.

  • Boys Room Wide View

    Spacious Kid Space

    Jacob's room isn't just big on color, it's roomy to boot. The main bedroom area measures 13' x 10' with the space-saving platform bed helping to make the room feel even more spacious. The adjacent office area, with a massive desk, measures 9' x 5' and leads to an attached bathroom.

  • Boys Room Desk

    Dedicated Homework Area

    A built-in desk provides plenty of space for Jacob to work on homework, school projects or just play.

  • Boys room bookshelf

    Stash Their Stuff

    Unlike many preteen boys, Jacob loves to be organized. Color-coded bins under his bookshelf keep clutter out of sight.

  • Desk and Trophies

    Trophy Corner

    Jacob's primary hobby is riding dirt bikes and he has amassed quite a collection of trophies. Cynthia painted stainless steel corner shelves red then mounted them above the desk to display them.

  • Planet Mobile

    Sunny Ceiling

    Cynthia wanted Jacob's room to feel sunny so she painted the ceiling yellow, which visually warms the space and casts a golden glow.

  • Boys Room Chalkboard

    Organization Station

    Cynthia constructed this large corkboard/chalkboard combo, which dominates one wall of Jacob's room, as a place for him to doodle, post homework reminders and show off souvenirs and awards.

  • Window Topper

    Customized Window Treatments

    Cynthia decided the blue valances were too plain so she spray-painted sections of an aluminum room divider red then attached them to the valance.

  • Bunkbed Fort

    Private Getaway

    Cynthia added a twin mattress to the area under the platform bed so Jacob could have friends over for sleepovers. Fabric panels add privacy and make it Jacob's favorite hideaway.

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