The Jenny Lind bed is looking fabulous in our son’s room and of course- the post title is a total joke! After all, I am allowed in his room. 😉 But seriously- I have got “before” pictures to prove how classic this bed looks in the room. It was a game changer and I can’t wait to break down how this bed made his room come together!
Jenny Lind Bed Review
It’s no secret that I love a room full of coastal colors, but I wanted a twist in our middle school son Robbie’s room this time. Although white is my go to, a white Jenny Lind bed would never do in here. He had his old white bottom bunk after we moved in, and it just blended right in.
We were planning on replacing his bed anyways, but once I saw how plain this white bed looked in here I knew we would be picking something dark. A black Jenny Lind bed sounded just right!
Before – The Old Bed
Our old white bed was from Wayfair and a major bummer. We bought it because it was cheap – when we needed a bunk bed for the boys before moving. I am pretty sure the wood dented just from my kids breathing on it! I have never seen soft wood like that. The mattress also sagged at the head because the bed was not made with enough slats.
Robbie’s room today with his new Jenny Lind bed:
I wanted to give Robbie a high quality bed after that experience. Although there are a few knock offs, I was okay with paying for the real thing so that we wouldn’t need to replace a bed again. I didn’t think the “real” Jenny Lind was that bad of a price. We purchased it from Crate and Barrel (link is here) and it was under $700 for a full size.
Despite the size, it doesn’t visually take up a lot of room. The bed is masculine but pretty, and will one day make a great guest bed. Robbie might only be 11 but I plan on getting my life’s worth from this bed!
This bed will transition well with him to the teenage stage and beyond. My only regret is I should have just bought this for him when he was a rambunctious three year old because it would still be in the same condition! That’s why I don’t mind paying a little more. I won’t be buying him another bed again. I am so pleased with the quality. Solidly built, with a metal center support under the slats as well. No sagging mattress. He is set for life!
Robbie’s walls are Sherwin Williams Extra White (which we have all over our home – see this post for more examples of how Extra White looks in my home in different lights). It looks great against the black of the bed.
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The Other Details In His Room
The nightstands were a budget buy that we picked up from Target! They often go on sale and we had them delivered with their two day shipping. The drawers roll out smoothly and we are two years in- so far so good.
I get asked about his jute chevron rug a lot. It IS soft! In fact, I liked it so much I bought a second one for myself. It is made of jute and chenille. I actually think that’s a great combo- the jute makes the chenille strong, and the chenille makes the jute not scratchy.
I like the contrast of the warm jute against the black of the bed.
I bought him that modern bean bag chair to read in because I remember loving my bean bag as a kid. After our dog threw up on it last year, I washed the cover and it came out perfectly- so I can attest to its’ longevity now too. The bean bag itself is nice and firm. It has a cute nautical rope on the back.
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His dresser is my favorite nook in his room. Only a boy could get away with three drawers but it works great. Those framed nautical flags on the wall above make me happy! A nod to my coastal style but also Robbie’s love for the water and fishing. We are not sure where his fishing passion came from but he is his own little man. Speaking of fishing…
This is the other side of the room. I found that fishing poster AND the magnetic wooden frame AND the wooden hooks off Amazon! Thank you, Prime! I am obsessed with his fish poster, mostly because I used to hang these kinds of posters on my wall as a kid.
If you click on their Amazon shop you see they make these “collection” posters for everything: seashells, birds, animals, etc. and for all areas of the country.
I laughed with my husband because when I told him about my favorite animal posters, he told me about his favorite Jenny McCarthy poster he had up on his wall.
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Those wooden hooks are handmade and pretty neat! I didn’t bother putting them into the stud since these just hold his hats. I put the screw right into the drywall. We’ve had them a year now- they are a favorite!
That book and toy shelf is perfect for kids as they grow. Moms of younger kids- as your kids get older they have a lot less stuff! It DOES get easier in that regard. Robbie doesn’t have nearly the same amount of toys he used to. I am hanging on to the stuffed animals for now because I am not ready to let them go! But this versatile book and toy shelf has been so useful. We use this as his “back up” bookshelf since his other bookshelf is filled.
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As far as bedding for his Jenny Lind bed, we love his blue and white duvet. Robbie isn’t supposed to eat up here but he got chocolate on it after Christmas. I was able to get it right off with a little stain spray. In my opinion I don’t think it’s too nice for older children. I love that polished but slightly wrinkled look linen has!
Is that London print fun or what? Oversized is the way to go with children’s art- and it’s not too heavy either that it scares me above the bed. I did put it on screws that are in the studs, however.
I decided not to get fussy with the curtains for now. We installed basic custom rollers (from a local company here called All Phase Blinds) that block the light.
Overall I think it was the Jenny Lind bed that really made his room come together. It is polished and sophisticated, but cute enough for a child’s room! If you are considering knock off versions of this bed, my blogger friend Arin wrote a review about her DaVinci beds that look similar! Give it a read!
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