Decorating is a process. Especially for me because I get a vision in my head that shape shifts several times before something I love forms in it’s place.
I have always been reluctant to invest too much time and money into my kids rooms because they don’t spend a ton of time in their rooms. And I suppose the reason they don’t spend their time in their bedroom is because it’s small. With two twin size beds and a full sized dresser, it’s pretty hard to do much more than sleep.
But lately, my oldest has been using the bedroom more and more as a retreat to work on her rainbow loom bracelets and her new found love of reading these Cupcake Club books.
So I’m feeling compelled to make it a space where she is comfortable and enjoys spending time in.
I had been saving up my ideas for our forever home, but we’re on the verge of signing our lease for another year, so I figure that I may as well invest a bit into making these spaces special for my girls. I’ll be focusing on my two older girls shared space first.
Here are my plans for the shared bedroom…
1|| Ikea Fjellse Bed Frame – This is no longer available on their website but we already have two of them. I plan on painting them white to make them look more finished.
2||Pink Navajo Duvet Cover I’ll admit it. I have fallen hard for tribal print in recent weeks. I even bought a tribal print shirt the other day. The colors in this duvet cover will really brighten and set the tone for the rest of the room.
3||Ikea Gavik Table Lamp The only light in the room right now is the overhead fixture. My middle daughter has been asking me for a night light for awhile now and I think this may be the perfect thing. At only $15 it’s definently in the budget.
4||Bai Pick Me Up Alarm Clock We discussed our girls having an alarm clock and using it to wake up themselves in the mornings. This one is cute and I think the pink is perfect.
5||Ikea Mandal 6-drawer dresser We purchased this dresser for the girls at the same time we bought their beds. It has a ton of space so it will be staying in the room.
6||Ikea Stockholm Throw I want to add something at the foot of their beds for them to snuggle up with when they’re reading. The texture of these is amazing.
7||Mint Wire Basket The girls need a place to toss their things and help to keep the top of their dresser neat. I like this metal basket for that purpose.
8||Lampsplus Massey White Modern Nightstand I need something with a very narrow foot print for in between the girls beds. Something like this would work well.
9||DENY Pink Flamingo Pillow I have been having a slight obsession with flamingos lately. I’m not sure if it’s because they’re pink and girly and whimsical but I’m in love. I’d love a pillow or a print to hang that showcases a flamingo.