I'll warn you that it looks a little institutional in all gray LOL, but the idea is to bring back color into their room through fabric which I can easily change at whim, instead of becoming sick of colored bins and furniture, does that make any sense?
Believe it or not there's a theme, here - what's the one really important "room" that we don't have here at our house? A GARAGE! So now, the kids' room is a "garage". I styled it that way so the bikes and outdoor gear we have to stow in the open anyways is now an integral part of their decor, and as a bonus the furniture is cheaper that way!
Here's the before, during and after:
Below, I can't seem to get around that darn seed/light setup, but they each have a cool footlocker ($22 each) at the foot of each bed they can store their "own" things. They are already begging for locks, haha, Finn wants to lock up his precious rock collection and Loch is convinced somebody might take his duck calls :) Ah, to only have to worry about these things, eh? Must be nice :)
Sold via Craigslist: +$275 (sold kids' IKEA storage bins)
*net spent on house refreshing to date: $274.00