We are finally transitioning our girls into a shared bedroom. Bunk beds are not my first choice, but since space is limited it creates more room for play in the bedroom. We chose the Ikea Mydal bunk bed mostly because of its low price point, and ease of putting together quickly. We painted it white, and even though we are just two weeks in, are pleased with it.
I wasn’t born with decorating sense, but I am having fun scheming ideas for their bedroom to be a fun playful area. I’ve found a few things from Target’s Pillowfort line that I think will coordinate well with the existing furniture and paint color (Benjamin Moore’s Blue Grass).
The pink house shelves I envision going over the bed, providing my oldest with a place to put a few personal items and maybe a water bottle and book at night.
Psalm 127:3-4 says “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.” Every time I see an arrow I think of this verse, and it’s become a special symbol to me. Therefore I love arrow decor.
I like the stackable book bins. I am a minimalist at heart, but will always hoard one thing – books! This is why I want to create a reading nook in their closet. They probably have more books than clothes. At least I hope they do. They each have two drawers in the dresser for clothes, and the few nice dresses they have will hang in the nursery closet. I hope to paint the inside closet white and get some fun decals, like the triangles above, and lots of pillows and shelves to go inside. I love the Bright Lab Lights that are hanging in nook in the picture above. I think it gives it a whimsical look, and will be so much fun to turn on at night. Aaah. I might just be wanting to spending just as much time is this nook as I hope they do.
My daughter loves the Pillowfort ice cream sheets. However most sheets from Target are polyester. Not sure if that is a deal breaker for me, but I will be looking for some affordable cotton sheets. I’d like a pattern or color.
Hopefully the room will come together before the new baby arrives. At least we have the necessities, the rest is icing on the cake.
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**images from Target and Urban Walls**