As many of you will already know, we moved house this summer. We only moved down the street but the new house is bigger, better and includes a funky attic boy-cave bedroom for the pre-teen who recently started secondary school. I’ve been busy trying to make his room as cool as it can be and this Tetris Light from FindMeaGifthas ticked all of our light, fun and awesomeness boxes.
I’ve seen these lights before and being a fan of all things retro and gamer-related I was tickled pink when FindMeaGift offered to send us something out to help finish Kieran’s room off. I would be lying if I didn’t say that I was hoping he’d decide this wasn’t his thing so that I could nab it but no such luck.
If you haven’t seen the Tetris Light before now, it’s quite fun. Not only do you have the benefit of a fun Tetris design, colour and design, just like the game you may customise how the blocks fall! We’ve had some great fun changing different combinations. The “bottom” light is plugged in, however, the remaining blocks simply magically light up when placed on the base or any other bricks already attached to it. We’ve made lots of sensible combinations and then I went into retro overload and managed to make a Tetris Lamp BERTIE! Bertie! Does it get any better than that?
Of course, I had to explain to Kieran about who Bertie is and then I had to give him the rest of the bricks back and stop playing with his new lamp…..
More Than the Tetris Light
Needless to say, the Tetris Lamp has been quite the hit. We’re very grateful to FindMeaGift for sending it over for us (ok, Kieran) to review, especially as it has given us the opportunity to explore the site a little more. I’ve found several bits and pieces for Roy’s birthday in November and a few Christmas gift ideas too. It’s well worth having a nosy as before they got in touch about helping us out with Kieran’s room I’d heard about FindMeaGift but hadn’t actually spent much time on there. Have a good dig and you’ll no doubt find some fabulous bits and pieces on there.
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We moved to a new house this summer, from one end of the street to another. To be honest though we could be in another world as far as the house is concerned, it’s that much better. The main motivation for moving was space and while this house is somewhat similar to the old one in layout this one is over three floors. Three floors means that Kieran, who just started high school, gets his own attic room complete with funky recessed lighting and a large VELUX window.
We’re not sure what to call the attic yet. Boy den? Teen den? Pit of smelly socks, room of used tea mugs and pre-teen despair? The jury is still out on that one however if you ask Kieran what he thinks of it he would simply say “It is AWESOME”.
I’ve decorated, rearrange and tarted up children’s bedrooms for 11 years now however this is my first teen room. As far as attic conversions go this one is a doozy. There is a huge VELUX window much like the VELUX found here, spot lights, the eaves have been boarded out for extra storage (probably more exciting to me that Kieran) and there’s even a radiator. He has his bed under a slope, a wardrobe and a couple of shelving units up there, his laptop of course is on a desk but it still needs something. A pre-teen bedroom makeover is in order.
We don’t want to put anything on the walls as such, he likes the clean look (unless it’s one of the days where all his clothes, books and pens seem to throw themselves onto the floor). We can’t do anything with the lights as there is recessed lighting built in. I was thinking a rug, some funky bean bags (big-ish ones so his mates can come over for gaming / movie fun) and maybe something that could go around the top banister in his room. Not fairy lights as such but something. He also has loads of room underneath the other roof slopes that isn’t currently being used.
It seems that an evening on Pinterest looking up bedroom makeover is in order. I want it (as does he!) to be geeky, cool, fun and functional. He definitely needs a second desk for homework and somewhere to store his many (MANY) school books that is easy to get to. If you’ve done an attic or teen bedroom makeover and have pictures or have blogged about it please let me know!