Mid Century Modern/California Casual Teen Bedroom Reveal

About a year ago I gave Preston, my oldest son a bedroom refresh thinking it would be the last time since he was 17. However, it never quite sat right with me. If you have been following along then you know at one time my entire home was decorated in Farmhouse Style, but it really doesn’t fit the style of our home.

Don’t worry! Not more than $150 was spent on this room. If you’ve been following me for some time then you know that I flip furniture in order to fund my decorating habits! I sold his old bed frame for $150 (originally purchased on Craigslist for $60 and then painted) his Ikea dresser, rug and bedding. Actually I was ahead of the game. His room is small so I had to maximize the space.

The first thing I do when planning a room is create a mood board on Canva.

This is the view from the Hallway looking in. The bed was moved to the other wall so when you walk in the headboard will be to your right and the end of the bed close to the desk
I wanted a black wall, but not the wall to see when you view the bedroom from the hallway, so I moved it against another wall
View from the upstairs hallway. Last summer I replaced all the door and window trim in our home. Tutorial here
I made these barn doors for $70 each. Tutorial here
DIY Wall Ladder.
At one point his room was littered with his motocross trophies that now live in the closet and he keeps his favorite out for display.

One of the things my son requested with this refresh was a low profile/platform bed. If you saw his Farmhouse Style bedroom, the bed was really tall!

Ikea Platform bed was a $50 Craigslist find. It was originally a blonde wood and I stained it darker.

I’m very lucky that he doesn’t care how is room is decorated or the art work I select, but I do honor his wishes with keeping some of his favorite pictures and mementos displayed.

Just a reminder what the closet doors looked like before

Due to photo editing (which I’m not the best at) the colors of the rug are distorted. Here is a true un-edited view of the rug. This is the Loloi Teracotta Skye rug. I have 5 Loloi’s in my house and love them! They are screen print and have no pile.


Loloi Teracotta Skye. Overstock has the best price over Wayfair and Amazon, but they are re-named Alexander Home
I actually had purchased two of these to use in the Guest room, but decided to use one.
Gold Lamp (similar)
I actually like this better with the marble base
We have had this for 4 years now
5′ Faux Fiddle Leaf
Robbed from other sons bedroom…..
SOME TIME TO FLUFF OUT. I also have this propped up on books inside the basket it is sitting in.

Gold Sphere on desk-Pier 1. No longer available online

Black Jack on nightstand-Hobby Lobby

2 thoughts on “Mid Century Modern/California Casual Teen Bedroom Reveal

  1. I am forever recommending your blog to other people. The most important thing is the fact that you tell where you purchase things as well as the cost and instructions. Personally, I liked your farmhouse style the best. However, I love everything you do.


    1. Thank you Faye! You were one of my first followers! I do still love Farmhouse style but I never felt I could get it right. Not matter how hard I tried it didn’t suit our home and felt very forced.


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