“Big Boy” Room Makeover with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart

My youngest son recently asked me to turn his room into a “Big Boy” room so he could be more like his two older brothers. I decided to make his room more sleek and modern in a few ways. First, I wanted to update his wood herringbone feature wall behind his bed. I originally installed the feature wall several years ago but the wood had a very rustic feel. To make the wall more sleek and modern I painted it a dark satin black. It was actually pretty fun and easy to do.

black wood herringbone bedroom feature wallblack bedroom wood herringbone feature wall    

Next, I decided to upgrade some of his furniture and decor. He previously had a lot of hand me down furniture from his older brothers, so he was super excited when I told him he was going to help me pick out some new big boy stuff for his room. I’ve always been a big fan of the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart because it’s well designed but still very affordable. It makes a lot of sense to have budget friendly furniture and decor in a kid’s room so it can be easily changed out as he/she matures. I knew I wanted an upholstered bed to compliment his new sleek black wall. The Knox Upholstered Platform Bed has clean simple lines giving the bed a masculine look, but the upholstered headboard gives it a soft feel that’s perfect for a little boy. The bed is also a great size. It adds dimension and texture to the room without taking up a lot of space.

bedroom with black wood wall and white bedding

Then I switched my attention to his rug. I wanted a rug that was soft for him to play on but also strong enough to handle some 7 year old punishment! I also needed the rug to be a neutral color with a simple pattern so it didn’t compete with the other colors and textures in his room. I went with the  Trellis Shag Area Rug which has a great soft raised pattern that works well with the bed.


Another area of my son’s room that gets a lot of use is his reading nook. He has a thin cabinet for all of his books that fits tightly up against the wall. He also has a comfy leather chair to read in. I wanted to dress up this space so it stayed comfy and functional. While I was shopping I found this cute 28 inch Round Metal Wall Mirror  to hang above his book cabinet. I added a few hanging plants to add in some life and greenery, as well as a cute little sign to fill out the space. This was a really fun and easy weekend update that we were able to complete as a family. We spent one day prepping and painting the feature wall, and another day putting together all the furniture and decor. Travis even did his best to help since he was so excited. Now he has a “Big Boy” room that his older brothers will be jealous of for years to come.

                   pipe shelves and black cabinet in kids bedroom                    leather chair in reading nook of kids bedroom

-Grey Birch Designs-

This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart
  1. Stephanie says:

    Where did you get the chair and ottoman?? Love them!!

  2. Bridgette says:

    This came out fantastic! I am looking to give my son’s room anupgrade as well and I would love the details on the reading chair and shelf, please?

  3. Kelly says:

    What an incredible makeover! You can come redesign my house anytime! Where is his reading nook chair from?

  4. Melissa says:

    Is the leather chair and footstool from bh&g too? I love it! Can you shsre a link?

  5. Love this! Can you please share paint color and brand info?

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