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A Room for Two

We are moving. The packers are done, the trucks have arrived, and our prized possessions are being loaded as you read this post.

Our new home will have the kids (OMG it’s strange to say “kids” when you’ve said “kid” for over 3 years!) sharing a room.

To me, just the idea alone siblings sharing a room is super exciting! My brother and I are four years apart and we never shared a room with one another.

I remember when I was a kid and my parents got my brother a trundle bed. I was sooooooooooooo jealous of its coolness. I mean, c’mon, it’s a bed with a hideaway drawer that pulls out… INTO ANOTHER BED! So naturally I bunked in with him for a weekend or two.

Now granted, I had plenty of friends who shared a room with their sibling(s) and complained about it incessantly. They didn’t have their own space. Their little sister was stealing the nail polish. Their brother farted in his sleep. Bla bla bla… I was still jealous.

So this is my time, right?!?! This is my chance to create a wicked cool space for my kids. The memories that will be made in their room will be legendary! (ok, maybe not legendary, but you see where I’m going with this.)

Jackson is a little skeptical (see pic above) but I think this will be great!

I need help though… Those of you who have kidlets who share or shared a room with siblings, how did it work? Did you decorate according to the interests of the older child? Did your space serve as both a bedroom and nursery? Are you savvy when it comes to making the most of small spaces?

Please leave me a comment with your thoughts and ideas! If you have pictures, leave me a link to them in the comments and I will happily click around and see what you’ve got. Thanks in advance!

The furniture that will be in this room will consist of: a bed, a crib, changing table (with drawers), glider chair with foot rest, coffee table (used as a train table), and bookshelf. A walk-in closet is outside of the bedroom, and a dresser will go in there.

I’m really excited about this and want to create a sanctuary for my little ones where they will adventure together, play, and relax. I also want to be as thrifty as possible with the furniture pieces that we already own, etc… Basically any ideas you are willing to share will be so very appreciated.

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