If you didn’t know already, my boys share a bedroom. We kept bear in our room as long as we could, but when the time came we made the decision to move him into Lamb’s old cot and work on a new bedtime routine.
As we all know with parenting, time goes super fast. So Bear seems to be growing into a little boy from a baby rather quickly. And it will soon be time to think about how we will design the bedroom to suit both of them. Luckily we didn’t go for anything too babyish in their room. No baby blue, no white. We chose a gorgeous dinosaur wallpaper in a beige colour with green dinosaurs. Very muted colours, nothing bright. That way we knew we could add colour if we wanted to and the look of the bedroom would last for a few years, without Lamb growing out of it.
At the moment Lamb has a mid sleeper cabin bed. This gives the boys have a little den underneath. As much as we’d love to keep this area as a den, we know once Bear is old enough it will be come his bed and we will dismantle the cot. This will open up some floor space in the room for us to play with.
Most of their toys are stored in our dining room. However, this room is actually referred to as the play room. The ratio of toys to ‘dining room’ stuff is about 100:1.
So. Many. Toys.
Ideally we’d make their bedroom a place to play so we can keep downstair clutter free (ha, yeah right). Plenty of storage for their toys will need to be thought about which can include anything from toy boxes to shelves.
Reading was always a huge part of my childhood. My mum would read to my brothers and I pretty much every day, and that’s something I’d love to do more of when Bear is older. Read to them together before bed. At the moment he’s just not interested in books unless they are the “That’s not my…” books.
A little area in their bedroom to sit and read would be really useful. Even if it’s just somewhere for them to read together without me. I’d love them to have a little kids armchair or something so they could enjoy quiet reading time.
Once Bear is in school, I’d also like to add a ‘homework’ area to their room. I don’t think they will have much homework to do from their school, but when they do I want them to take it seriously. A little desk and chair like the one below could work really well for somewhere to work.
Thinking about redecorating, I’d love to go for something grey and simple. This way I can add lots of colour, or keep everything subtle, depending on what the boys want. I love this grey star wallpaper I found on Amazon and I think it would work well with the furniture we have already. Plus it would be easy to add more items without clashing with the walls.
Adding some fairy lights to a room always makes it more magical. These rocket lights from lights.co.uk are awesome! And would look amazing in their bedroom.
I always look at H&M for quirky home accessories. Their range is usually really simple but contemporary, as well as on trend. Here are a few items I’ve seen that I love and would work nicely with how we want to redecorate the boys bedroom.
Finally, we may consider a new bunk bed rather than the mid sleeper cabin bed we have now. Storage is really important as the boys share, so we would have to buy one that has a drawer underneath. This one from Lovethesign would be perfect.
It’s quite exciting to think about ways we can redesign Lamb & Bears bedroom. We’ve got a bit of time to save up for any new furniture we need as we won’t be able to buy anything until Bear is old enough for a ‘big boy’ bed. But the way things are going it will be sooner rather than later, as I can’t see it being long before he can climb out of his cot!
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