The Weekly Room

This week’s Craigslist Weekly Room is a shared children’s bedroom. I grew up in a shared room till I was a teenager and while I was very happy to get my own space, there is still something charming in my memories of shared space.

For this space I found two wooden beds, not matching, but similar, as in the inspiration picture above. They could easily be painted, but I also think they would be perfectly lovely as is if they are not too beat up. Paired with a large steel shelving unit (this is a room for boys, steel is good) to corral all those things children accumulate, as well as a soft gray rug for wrestling matches, a dresser, a fun magazine stand, and wooden chairs (which I would definitely paint), you have a simple shared space for two active boys.

I’d finish the room with bedding in similar tones, some steel letters over each bed to echo the steel bookcase, dark curtains to encourage sleeping in (yeah, right), and plenty of baskets for storage.

What do you think, is it important for beds and furniture to match in a shared space?

The Weekly Room is a series in which I challenge myself to create an idea board from furniture found entirely on Craigslist. All furnishings must be in good condition and only one IKEA item is allowed per board. Unless otherwise specified, furnishings in the Weekly Room can be found in the Chicago Craigslist. All sources are on the Pinterest board, the pins for which are updated weekly as well. If you have a room or city you’d like me to try, let me know.

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