Today I’m sharing a small but impactful update we made in our boys’ shared room: new Beddy’s zip-up bedding for bunk beds! This was a major game-changer for us when it came to making their beds and keeping their room looking tidy.
My boys are ages 10 and 13. You might think that means they are fully capable of making their bunk beds with traditional bedding. I thought that too honestly, when I gave their room a big makeover a few years ago. So I got them cute matching regular bedding, I showed them how to make it properly.
Despite this, every time I requested they make their bed, I would get groans and complaints that is was “sooooo hard!” To be fair, making a bunk bed, even as an adult is cumbersome. My oldest, would be able to do a somewhat decent job (he’s on the top bunk), but there would be no tucking blankets into the side railing, which would make it look a bit messy, but I didn’t complain because it was done. Alex, my second child, would have an even harder time. He wouldn’t even bother with the top sheet, leaving it crumpled at the foot of the bed, and then would spread the comforter as smooth as he could across, but it was often crooked or the wrong direction. The dude just has always struggled more than my other kids, with any chore that requires attention to detail. He would often try to convince his sister, who is 2 years younger than him, to make his bed because he hated doing it so much.
Well, it wasn’t long before I stopped even asking them to make their bunk beds in the morning. I didn’t want to fight with them first thing in the morning. I would only ask them on Saturdays when they had to clean their room or if they had a friend coming over.
Two months ago, all of that changed. I was tired of the bed-making drama and reached out to Beddy’s to partner again. I worked with them on my daughter’s room refresh a couple years ago and have loved her Beddy’s bedding on her daybed.
My boys have a sports-themed bedroom, so I chose their matching Game On bedding sets.
Since I used to have the navy and white stripe long curtains in their room, I knew with this new bedding I would need some new window treatments. I was happy to switch out the curtains with some simple gray roman shades, which you can see a peek of in the corner of this pic. I highly recommend roman shades, especially if you have a small room and furniture on either side of the window like we do.
I’m thrilled to report that the days of complaining to make their bed are over! It is so fast, now that they only have to zip up the sides and it looks so neat and tidy.
For those who are wondering, Beddy’s bedding replaces the fitted sheet, top sheet, comforter, pillow sham, and pillow case. Each set comes with a complete zip-up bedding that has elastic to fit around the mattress, and when it is unzipped, there is 10” inches of minky fabric that extends (but you can choose to have cotton fabric instead) from the top blanket that comes out on either side, so there is extra coverage when sleeping. My middle boy, Alex, has anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome and sometimes sleeps with a weighted blanket which he likes to layer right on top of his Beddy’s bedding. This bedding really is so comfy— I have taken naps here many times and it is the perfect weight as is!
You can easily and completely unzip the top ‘blanket’ part, as there are large zippers on both sides, when you are washing so the bottom is separate from the top. The materials are high quality and hold up to lots of wear and washing!
I also thought it was so nice that the bedding came with both a sham that matches the blanket pattern and a pillow case that matches the sheet pattern.
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Boys’ Room Sources:
Bunk Bed- Thrifted, stained with GF Java Gel Stain
Nightstand – DIY here
Rug – Crate & Kids
Roman shade – SelectBlinds
Ceiling fan – LampsPlus originally but now avail on Wayfair
Soccer wall art – DIY
Wall-Mounted Bedside Book Shelf – DIY here
Stuffed Animal Toy Storage – DIY here