My son's bedroom has been through a metamorphis over the past five years. It went from baby nursery to a big boy bedroom in no time at all!
And now, he has a real twin sized bed...the one he'll sleep in until he leaves for college! We searched for over a year and really debated what type of bedroom set we'd get him. He wanted a really cool castle bed with a slide, but in the end we decided it just wasn't practical or fiscally wise! We let him help choose this set from our favorite local family-owned furniture store. They thought it would take about 4-6 weeks for the furniture to arrive, but we were surprised that it came in under two weeks! Yikes! That meant lots of cleaning out and disposal of the old dresser and chest of drawers that had been my furniture. We had to replace them since the drawers were broken beyond repair. I had a week to empty out the room and sort through everything. I was able to donate tons of clothing and baby bedding, along with a bag of unused stuffed animals. We still have an abundance of stuffed animals, but I think they'll be here for a while.
My son wanted a construction themed bedroom. I am still in the process of making that theme happen, but for now he is happy with these cool wall decals I found that have construction vehicles, cones and signs. I like that they are repositionable and won't harm the paint. And for $12, when he changes his mind about the theme, they won't be a huge financial dent! We picked out some construction themed fabric to use for pillow cases and I found some construction themed bedding that will make it on his bed once I get it all washed. For now he is using his Ikea duvet with trucks and cars on it, and it works well!
We decided not to get the desk that matched the furniture. It was huge and would not fit into the room well. We chose to buy a very small desk from Ikea that fits nicely and was very inexpensive. If it ends up with crayons or marker stains on it, it won't be the end of the world. Eventually it will hold a laptop nicely or be a good place to do some homework. For now, my son is pretending it's his work desk! He has the best imagination!