Friday, July 29, 2011

a shared room

When we found out we were having a baby boy we had some serious thinking to do over the bedroom situation in our home.  We have an extra bedroom BUT it's on the opposite side of the house and I like my kids all sleeping near my room at night in case of an emergency or something.  Yeah, I'm kinda crazy like that.  And the extra room is about half the size of my kids' current rooms so we would be downsizing furniture and more.  Oh, and did I mention that my kids when babies, rarely sleep in their own bed.  My toddler is still snuggling with me at night. 

So it was an easy peasy decision to keep all kids on one side of the house and make two kids share a room.  I figured that since my 7 year old son is the only kid who actually sleeps in his room and sleeps through the night (not to mention he has school and doesn't need to be woken up by a baby at night), that he would keep his room to himself.  He was kinda bummed though.  He wanted to share with the baby.

This is the only photo I can find of my daughter's room before we started turning it into a boy/girl shared room.

We painted the pink room a neutral green and pulled the crib none of my kids have ever actually slept in back out of storage and set it up. 

I made a few little decorations and a simple mobile to go over his crib.  I kept it simple. 
 I may add a pillow or another pop of color though.

The baby boy has the left side of the room and my daughter has the right side.  Behind his crib is a little toy/ cubby nook where each kid has a few shelves and toy bins.
I bought a super plush crib sheet hoping it may help the baby love napping in his crib.  You can buy one here.

I attempted t o get a good picture of my daughter's side of the room but the kids were having so much fun playing that I didn't want to shoo them out of the room.  As you can see it's still a work in progress (like much of my home life).  I need to figure out window treatment and some wall art still.

My kids love playing with the baby's car seat, swing, and well all his gear.
I know I am a bit biased but they are the cutest kids in the world.

1 comment:

Laurel said...

I see that E on the baby boys side...another 'E' name maybe?
Very cute by the way!