Back in August 2011 when we moved into this house my little guy expressed his decorating dilemma LOUD & CLEAR. He kindly (so my feelings wouldn't be crushed) said mom I like when you decorate and make it a nice. BUT, it's just to girly and plush for me. We all chuckled, his face was priceless. We had already promised to make changes to his room first. He wanted a modern teen room and there was no changing his mind. He explained no themes, no ruffles, and no painted furniture. He wanted dark woods and a flashy bed. He's a polite, funny and smart southern gentleman. So I decided I would oblige. So with our Ikea budget, a couple miscellaneous furniture items and pictures from my husbands first apartment we went to work. Now we just have to finish covering about 40 more books and replace his carpet with black and white Flor tiles. As for completing his bookshelves we told him he can add to them as he grows and sees fit. I hope everyone enjoys what we came up with on our 600 dollar budget.