Before his room was dark, lacked his personality and his full sized bed took over the entire space. Jr wanted only a few things, you can find out more about the inspiration for this space and mood board here and here. We started by repairing his walls, priming and painting. This took literally forever. His walls were in really bad shape and will need to be replaced at some point. The budget didn't allow for this. So here is a before picture of his space:
We exchanged the bunk bed for a twin headboard. The price of the first bed paid for the new headboard, frame and mattress with box spring. Since we down sized his bed from a full to a twin, his room is much larger and he has room on the floor to put together puzzles and play.