Last year I published Lily’s Toddler Room. Her room was my favorite room of the house. It was the only one that I would considered finished and it was organized and tidy. Toward the end of last year we were having a tough time keeping Lily in her bed and when she was in her bed she would talk to herself and not go to sleep. After several different tactics we thought we would try a bigger bed (she was in a toddler bed) and we let her sleep in the twin size bed in Townes’ room. We wanted to “test” it out before dismantling it and moving the storage filled Ikea day bed into her room. Well, she liked being in there with him. We weren’t sure what what to think about this because we were afraid she would wake him up when she went to bed and he would wake up in the middle of the night (teething and other reasons) and disturb her.
After a couple of months of her insisting to sleep in his room we decided to move her in there. Yes, I was sad but it seemed impractical to keep her original room to simply store her clothing when space was a premium. We decided to convert her room into a playroom. My current challenge is creating a shared boy/girl bedroom that is cohesive yet embraces their individuality.
For starters, I needed to ditch the old green quilted comforter for something more Lily’s style. No biggie but the problem came when I was trying to match Townes’ bedding – ugh.
I settled on a multi-colored Pottery Barn Teen zip and zag duvet. It had the pink that she loves and the green and turquoise that is in Parker’s sheets. I also think it’s something that she will be able to keep as she transitions into school age.
More to come as I look for curtains, a rug, paint colors and storage solutions to make this 10×14 room a comfortable and personalized space for a 3 year old girl and 1 year old boy.