Swimming with style, this marine-themed room for six-year-old Dylan is a shark-lovers paradise. Choosing various shades of blues to represent the ocean, Janice Burke from eye4design created this highly customised room using mainly recycled pallet wood.

“Dylan originally had a double bed in his room and his mum thought two twin beds would work better,” said Burke. “I wanted the beds to be different heights so that he could sleep on the taller one and hide underneath it and use the lower bed as a couch. We made the beds from plywood – 12-inch spruce painted white – and used pallet wood for the legs. I wanted the headboard to run the whole length of the beds and I loved the idea of the hammerhead shark protruding from it. We painted the pallet wood planks blues, grey and white (and left some natural} and assembled them directly onto a wood frame on the wall.” The team also created a Lego table from pallet wood, custom shelves in the shape of surfboards and a humpback whale wall art piece. They found the deep ocean-blue area rug at Souza Carpets, and the linens and pillows were from Gibbons Company.

We suspect this budding marine biologist will have many dreams in this room of swimming carefree in the ocean – just beware those sharks!


Check out more local kids’ bedrooms!

Callie’s Pink Palace

Carter’s Sea Creatures

Charlie’s Cheerful Room

Pippa’s Perfect Nursery

Charlie and the Whales

Rory’s Pirate Paradise

Grandsons’ Great Escape