Bloggers Heart Habitat: Boys’ Shared Bedroom

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Designing a Shared Boys Bedroom

Designing a shared boys room for Habitat for Humanity


Disclosure: I was fortunate enough to meet the folks from Raymour & Flanigan for one room at our last Bloggers’ Heart Habitat house, and this go around they wanted to generously help with the entire project! They provided furniture for BOTH rooms as well as a cash donation that enabled us to bring in additional accessories and items to round out the room. We are SO grateful to them.

This project reboots my spirit and makes me happy from my head to my toes! Quick recap: a few years ago, I reached out to a local Connecticut Habitat to see whether their next homeowner wanted some assistance designing and furnishing their newly built house.  THEN I reached out to all my superhero blogging pals and we approached brands and, bibbity bobbity boo… Bloggers Heart Habitat was born! (See all the Habitat houses we’ve worked on HERE.)

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Bloggers Heart Habitat

Onto our most recent house! My team of magicians for this home were (L to R) Carli from Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Lisa from Shine Your Light, Kris from Driven By Decor, and Diane from The Rath Project. The four of us worked with the Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut and agreed to help with two rooms in this house. (Another group of bloggers will help with two rooms in a second house slotted for completion closer to 2018.)

Team for Bloggers Heart Habitat in Eastern CT

When I met with the homeowner a few weeks ago… she had JUST moved in so everything was still very much in limbo, but she asked us to help with the family room and then the shared bedroom for her two boys. I ALWAYS meet with the homeowner to explain the process, reassure them that our goal is to make THEM feel in love with their home, and to get a sense of their style likes and dislikes.

Family Room BEFORE

living room before

Kris and Lisa took on the family room so head over to Kris’s and Lisa’s site to see all the pictures of their space!

Family room after

Diane, Carli and I were in charge of Operation Boys’ Room and we had a BLAST! The challenges for our space were designing for two boys far apart in age (10 and 2). All three of us have 2 year-old boys so we had a handle on what THEIR needs might be, but including the older son was the goal. The room itself was quite large but, as you can see, there’s a sloped ceiling that made furniture layout tricky.

sloped ceiling in boys room

We started with the items we fell in love with from Raymour and then spent a couple of days texting back and forth and DMing to fill in the gaps. (Full source list for our room at the end of the post!) Once we had a style board, we were in business!

Vision board for habitat shared boys room

Raymour provided these two beautiful navy beds, the graphic rug (currently on SALE!), the gray dresser (which I want for my own home!), and the desk lamp. These pieces were truly the anchors of the space and everything else was the sprinkles on top!

Shared boys room habitat

Diane and I headed to Ikea one morning to pick up some extras. We used the Kallax shelving because it was affordable and could fit against that lower wall. After our shopping trip, I dragged her over to CT Style to talk up Bloggers Heart Habitat! (See our appearance HERE!)

shelving for shared boys room

We had a day to set up the room and despite the heat and some ornery wooden dowels on our Ikea furniture… the room came together pretty much as planned! The homeowner told the boys that their room was only getting painted, so imagine the looks on their faces when they walked into a fully furnished room with a set of shelves FILLED with toys! Diane used to be a learning specialist in NYC so she reached out her past colleagues and clients for donations and came back with a FULL car of goodies for these boys! (This room had barely any natural light so the color of some photos are a little funny when the overhead light had to stay on.)

setting up the bedroom for BHH exploring toys in new room

I still smile when I think about the boys’ reactions to this space. The three of us had SUCH a fun time working together and helping to give this sweet family a fun room for them to grow up with!

sharing toys in their new room

Here’s the room when we arrived:

boys room when we arrived for BHH

And once we got our mitts on it!

graphic bedroom for two boys to share

Here’s another before/ after of the window wall!

boys room before

bringing in style for a shared boys room

If you want to WATCH the transformation… here ya go!

Boys Room Source List

Aside from Raymour’s exquisite furniture, we are SO grateful to Minted and Paper Riot for contributing to this room. Minted donated three photos (two over the beds, and one right as you walk into the room). Paper Riot sent over some removable vinyl wall decals, and we used those to add a little flare behind the television on the closet wall!

raymour truck brining furniture

Also… In my Shop the Room slider, I’ve linked to the Ikea items via Amazon because Ikea isn’t included in that widget. But… DO NOT buy Ikea from Amazon. It’s stupid expensive and not endorsed by the company. Jot down the item name and head on over to Ikea to buy it there!


Thanks SO much to Raymour & Flanigan, Minted and Paper Riot. Thank to those of you who donated to this sweet family, to those of you who cheered us on and, of course… to my team of incredible bloggers who worked so hard to pull everything together!


This boys room is the perfect mix of graphic pattern and fun details. Love it!


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    1. Thanks! If you have any friends nearby I bet you all could mobilize and do something similar with a local Habitat branch! Happy to pass along my info packet if it ever gets to that point! Good luck!

    1. Hi there! We actually don’t have any input on the paint as that’s taken care of my Habitat before we get access to the house! I think it has lots to do with donations also. Sorry!