Lucas’ bedroom is a work in progress and now that it’s going to be a shared kids room, I’ve got a lot of work to do.
I need to do some rearranging of furniture, and make room for a bed and a rocking chair.
Do you think there will be room for everything in this small bedroom?
I put the dresser in the closet when we first moved in. Without the doors it makes the room feel bigger and leaves a big play space for Lucas. We don’t use the changing table part anymore, I change Lucas on the floor. But, with a new baby we will be using the space for changing diapers and I’d like to add some storage shelves inside the closet. So now the dresser needs to find a space in the room. Or, perhaps I could leave it in there and add some cute curtains to the closet. Although…. where would I hang all the clothes and still have a space to use the changing area?
Then I put it on the wall next to the bookshelves for a while. I prefer to have nothing under the windows, but I also tried the dresser under the windows as well which leaves a nice space on the opposite wall.
I know the curtains need to be up higher. We’re going to fix that this weekend. Yikes.. I think it will look much better once it looks right!
I figure the space on the wall next to the bookshelves might be where the bed goes, so I put the dresser/changing table under the window.
Thoughts on that arrangement?
And the walls. Blah blah blah.
One thing that absolutely must stay are the rain gutter bookshelves. (details and a how-to are here.) Lucas absolutely loves this area in his room. He actually plays independently in here while I get ready some mornings and he pulls books off the shelf, looks through them, puts them away, and grabs a new book to read. I can’t imagine not having these in his room. So, even though they take up half a wall, I’m going to do everything I can to keep them there.
Do you see what my brain goes through?
We just painted his room when we moved in this house two months ago, but, I don’t like. I mean, I like the color. I think it’s a really pretty blue. But it’s so blue. And it says, oh a boy must live here. Blue was like the last color I wanted for his room. But… blue it is.
Do you see what my brain goes through? Every.Day.
Blue is so…. boy.
Can you imagine what my husband goes through? I have to paint at night while he’s sleeping I think… it’s the only way. That poor guy.
I’m going to figure out what I want in this room and re-do it before this fall. I want it to be neutral and fun and not boy or girl. Just kid. The curtains are staying. I like the different colors and I like the stripes (and they’re brand new and I’m not returning them) so I have to work around that as well.
I need to take a nap now. This is hard.
Thoughts? Suggestions? I’m crazy.
If you offer me one piece of helpful advice or share a link of a shared kids bedroom that you love, that would be really sweet of you. And, if you do, to say thanks, you can have an extra giveaway entry in all my giveaways this month. (I have one posted today, and 2-3 more this month.)