I’m so excited to finally share Luke’s new big bid bedroom!! We’ve been quite busy this summer updating Luke’s room from what seemed like a big toddler’s room to now a big kid’s room. And we love the result!
Luke’s new bedroom is featured in Crate & Kid’s first ever digital catalog. Check us out on the “From Real Families” section. We actually partnered with Crate & Kids on the digital catalog assets and a few Instagram posts, but I love the way Luke’s room turned out so much that I thought it deserves a place in the blog!
We are so honored (and over-the-moon) to partner with Crate & Kids, which is a part of Crate & Barrel. We are huge fans of Crate & Barrel because they have high-quality, stylish furniture and most of the furniture in our home is from Crate & Barrel. So naturally, Luke’s big kid would be from Crate & Kids. What’s also great is that Crate & Barrel is a Chicagoland company (based in Northbrook, IL). It’s always great to work with and collaborate with local brands in the Chicago area, especially with one that I truly admire and respect.
Crate & Kids’ philosophy is all about empowering the self-expression of little ones though environments that spark creativity and encourage individuality. I believe Luke’s new room is totally an expression of him from the loft bed to the city rug to the soccer sheets. It’s just a place for him to sleep in anymore. It’s actually a space for him to play with his cars, read a book, do his homework and play a little bit of soccer in.
Inspiration for Luke’s Big Kid Room
Luke is 8 years old. So an 8 year old boy’s bedroom can be a bit tricky to design or style because for one thing, they are not babies anymore but then they are not teenagers yet either. We wanted a space that he can still play in but also a space that he can grow into.
What was helpful in designing an 8 year old boy’s room is to let Luke be a part of the design process. We asked Luke pick out some pieces during the process to that he would have a sense of ownership of what his new room would look like. It was actually very fun and interesting to hear what he had to say, and at times, showed his level of maturity. His new big kid room is definitely a little corner of the house he calls his own. He even lets his little brothers play in it because they love anything big brother loves.
Parke White Twin Loft Bed – A Space Saver!
Luke has always wanted a bunk bed but we needed something in his room (and our city home) that would save some space So we decided the Parke White Twin Loft Bed, which was the perfect compromise. It has a crisp white finish and look with plenty of space below for homework and activities. We decided to add the Parke White desk insert so Luke could have a space for his remote learning and homework. Even with the desk, there is plenty of space for us to put a bean bag for Luke to lounge on when he’s not doing school work. The twin loft bed is our answer to saving space for a big kid’s room, especially for homes in the city.
The Simmons RightHeight Twin Firm Bunk Bed Mattress made of all foam technology, nott only fits into the bed frame perfectly with its low profile and quite light.
Luke’s Love of Soccer and Cars
Luke currently loves soccer and I thought the organic soccer sheet set was the perfect start to figuring out what should be a part of his room. Next, he still loves playing with his cars. and the city rug was a great addition since it has city streets, dirt roads and train tracks for him to play his cars on.
Storage Furniture for Luke’s Room
Parke White 4-Drawer Chest
Luke’s wardrobe is pretty simple because he likes to keep it simple but he somehow has so much clothes! We were lucky to find that Parke White 4-Drawer Chest fit perfectly between the loft bed and the wall. The chest is deep and has plenty of room to fit all of Luke’s clothes in. We even did a few fun gallery walls over the chest!
Walnut and White Mid-Century Bookcase
I’m going to let you in on a little secret…I want the Mid-Century Bookcase for my room too! I’m obsessed with anything mid-century. This bookcase can fit so much in it, from books to toys to Legos. Also it can be grow with your kid from infant’s room to a big kid’s room.
Thank you to Crate & Kids for this fun opportunity! Luke’s room project inspired me to start renovating other parts of our house, including our bathrooms! I can’t wait share more about our home content soon!