It was time to redo C's room. We hadn't changed it since he was 2 and a room that works for a 2 year old (sorry no pictures of the room before) is not necessarily good for a 7 year old.
Our goal was to organize his things and give him more floor space for playing. C likes to play with his "guys" (Rescue Heros etc). He likes to draw, to read and he loves sports and being active.
Our first project after painting the walls was to hang his bed. We had seen a great boys room on The Bumper Crop where they fit 3 boys in one small room by hanging the beds.
This was the inspiration for C's bed but my carpenter (husband) made up his own way of building it. We used chain rather than rope to hang it. He tied it in to the roof trusses for security.
While it's a hanging bed it's not a swinging bed. We knew that would be a disaster and bolted it to the wall at the head and back sides.
This not only gives him more floor space to play, it also helps burn up a lot of his energy as he climbs up and jumps down over and over again
I should mention that we do have a railing (the kind that slides under the mattress and comes up about a foot above the mattress) that we use at night to make mom happy. C doesn't like it much and it comes off every morning when he makes his bed.
Linking here to: Blissful and Domestic and here to: Joy 2 Journey.