Today is the third blog post in my home decor series in the new house, and this time I’m sharing our kids shared boy/girl kids bedroom. I’ve already shared our new master bedroom as well as our living room in case you missed it.
Since I was planning out a shared girl and boy room with a toddler and baby specifically, I had a hard time figuring out what colors and theme I wanted to use in the room and spent a lot of time browsing Pinterest. I’m a fan of neutral home decor, so not surprisingly I ended up going with a “neutral metallic” theme. Since the room isn’t particularly large, I kept the decor minimal, light in color and simple in style, all while playing with texture. I had a good look through the peel and stick wallpaper from Simple Shapes as I wanted the decorating process to be easy too, and they had the perfect covering for my theme. I think the effect of the furniture choices and layout is whimsical yet clean, dividing the space appropriately for both kids so they can each feel that it’s their own. I made sure that there was plenty of light in their room as well, by including table lamps in the bedroom. I wanted to make sure that I could at least create a soft light so that when it came to bedtime, they wouldn’t be disturbed by a harch ceiling light. This is now one of my favorite rooms in the house, and we love hanging out in here outside of naps and bedtime.
The crib that Sebastian inherited from his big sis was already white, so I decided to order Vienna a white wooden twin bed frame to complement it. Lighter colors tend to make a room bigger too, so I knew I wanted something white. I considered getting Vienna an upholstered bed frame but decided against it since I’d have to worry about keeping the fabric clean with little kids. Plus, I had to keep in mind that we’ll be purchasing a matching second twin bed frame when my son outgrows the crib, so I felt like this Jenny Lind style bed would be appropriate for both boys and girls more-so than the tufted headboards I was looking at online. I also considered a bunk bed but didn’t feel safe putting a toddler and baby in one. I just love this style of furniture with the “bubbly” wooden spindles, and I’m overall really happy with this adorable wooden bed. I honestly can’t wait for there to be two of them in their room after my son outgrows the crib. Nor can I wait to start looking at children’s furniture for Christmas, for the both of them!
Vienna’s new mattress is a bed-in-a-box from 4Sleep, the same one that we have in our master bedroom. We’ve loved our 4Sleep mattress for the past few years because of how comfortable it is and how convenient it was to have it sent to our house in pretty compact form as far as mattresses go. I figured I’d look to 4Sleep for my daughter’s twin bed as well. It arrived quickly and set up was super fun and easy, just like the first time! I saved the unboxing on my Highlights on Instagram. My husband and I joke that we want to sleep on her new mattress because of how good it feels. It’s cushy but not too soft, if that makes sense. There’s definitely a good amount of support in the 4Sleep mattress. I’m so happy our daughter now has a beautiful yet comfortable big girl bed to sleep in.
I got quite a few questions in DMs about both kids sharing a room and how it affects their sleep. Since they’re on opposite ends of the room, disturbed sleep hasn’t been too much of an issue. They do wake each other up occasionally, but the loud sound machine seems to help. Plus, our little house only has two bedrooms, so they don’t have a choice, haha!
I’d love to do something special to the main wall where the big wooden letters hang – either some decals or thick painted stripes to make it an accent wall. I couldn’t decide on what to do, so I figured I’d share the room as-is since lots of you loved the previews I shared on Instagram Stories.