Monday, July 5, 2010

A Few Thoughts on the Munchkins Bedroom...

I thought I better jot down some ideas I've been kickin' around in my very absent-minded and forgetful brain concerning the soon to be Ella and Cameron bedroom.  I mentioned before how difficult it is to design a shared bedroom for a little boy and girl, but I think inspiration has finally struck.
Isn't this room gorgeous!?!  I love it and think it would work well for a boy and girl.  It's neutral enough, but I can still add some colors that represent both Ella and Cameron.  So here are my tentative plans for now:
- Paint walls a soothing neutral green (I think I've found the color I want to use)
- Make padded headboard for Ella Bella (we already have a white crib for Cameron)
- Sew white duvets for Ella and Cameron (should I add the brown stripe to the edges too???)
- Sew some toss pillows
- Rip out current closet "organizer" and install a new efficient closet organizer
- Find either a small three or four drawer chest or nightstand for the bedroom
- Add some accessories (rug?, pictures, lamp, mirror?, toss pillows)
- Make PB inspired book rack

These are the plans for now.  I guess we'll see how it goes once I actually start putting this plan into action.  I'm hoping to start this week, but we'll see what my energy levels look like.  
Any suggestions for me?  Am I missing something?  We have a toy room, so the bedroom is sort of off limits for toys, but we do read quite a few stories in bed, so something to hold books is a must.  The bedroom is tiny and barely has room for a twin bed, crib and small dresser or nightstand, so a bookshelf is really out and the closet organizer is essential.  I want to maximize the storage as much as possible though, so I'm leaning more toward a small dresser for blankets and such.  I'd love to hear your thoughts and what you've done with tight spaces.


  1. Your ideas sound great and I love the inspiration photo! I am a pro with tight spaces - family of 7 in a 1500 sq ft house... It can be done though!

  2. The bedroom looks cute, but you should sew a pink line on the duvet rather then brown. Give it a little girl touch.

  3. Would love to know the paint color! What did you use?

    1. I don't know what the wall color is. I've never been able to find the source for this photo. I'm sorry.


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