In my Summer Home Tour I showed you my boy’s loft bedroom. But I thought I’d show you it again with a little more of the details.
This room is so small, but we only keep the Legos and two beds up there, so it works.
There are mattresses on the floor at each end of the room. We got new mattresses and I am surprised at how comfy it is. I went to Target and got the dorm-bed-in-a-bag kit. They were happy to have matching bedding and it didn’t cost me much. I added a couple of accent pillows. Doesn’t every guy want throw pillows?
I decided to add red because I found these AWESOME red metal lockers at IKEA (my happy place).
The fence looking thing is the rail that you used to be able to see through from below. But with the room makeover we put luann in front of it so they have more privacy. To make the best use of the space we built a white shelf at each end of the lockers that faces the beds and one in the middle to hold all of their Lego books and manuals.
It creates one long surface for them to build their Lego creations.
On the opposite side of the room is the only wall. With one weird shaped wall you have to get creative about how to use it. We built shelves that were completely fitted to the wall and filled them with containers for the….you know what…..Legos!
Most of the containers I got at IKEA. Duh.
If you’re wondering what the wooden thing on the floor is….that’s the door to the room!
The boys have organized the Legos how they want, which is basically not organized at all.
I left empty spots on the shelves for them to put some of the things they’ve built.
I even added (again, IKEA) little lights on each end of the long shelf for them to hit when they need light in the night.
The whole room was done with 1x8s, paint and 1x2s for the brackets! It took some measuring, but we got a lot of storage in a small space and it doesn’t feel cramped because the middle is completely empty except for the seat cubes. They need a place to sit while they build.
If you like attic spaces, I’ve found some more really cute ones over on my Attic Makeover board on Hometalk!