I can remember growing up in my average sized bedroom with a twin bed, a doll house (until age 11), a record player – dating myself for sure, a lingerie cabinet and a picture window that I loved staring out of. Nothing fancy but it was mine. No attached bathroom, we shared a bathroom for the entire upstairs (rough life). I did, however, have a walk-in closet – if you can consider a 5×5 foot space walk in. Again, it was MY space that all of my most special items were held.
Fast forward to today and my twins have decked out IKEA closets to mirror our closets but on a frugal scale. My son absolutely loves it! We aren’t sure if we are going to put shutters on the closet just yet. I’m liking the option of seeing what’s going on in there all the time :-). Being 11 almost 12 years old, there is not “private space” allowed. Sorry!
The luxuries that are available to children now are nothing like we had. The electrical plugins that are required to even operate this kind of room were ridiculous. However, this is where he will be until he moves out. Yes, we are planning their exit strategy early. It will take them that long to get it together.
Probably his most favorite things are the echo and PB teen Boombox Speaker Base. They work together so he can have mad bass with his music. Oh and the hooks on the “nothing but net” sign for his headphones. He was always losing those headphones.
Without further ado…..
Big Boys Room Reveal: Basketball & Aviation Love