I had so much fun putting this room together with my girls! It has been a long time work in progress, but it finally feels complete, and I love seeing them enjoy their room.
We recently had all three kids in separate rooms, but I was feeling ready to let Penny graduate from her crib, join her sister, and open up her nursery for a guest room! Penny wasn’t climbing out of the crib yet, but she was kicking off all of her blankets every night (her room was the coldest!) and I knew being in a twin bed with a proper comforter would keep her warmer this winter. I also wanted the girls to share a room at a young age while they still like each other (ha!), though I figured there would be a learning curve. Lucy was recently sleeping on a queen bed, which was hilarious since she is so tiny, and I was anxious to put the queen in the guest room and get the girls on BUNK BEDS! The girls could *not* wait. In fact, while Casey and I spent two evenings building the bed, Lucy would check in on us every 5 minutes to “help” (slow us down), squeal with delight, and give the bed frame actual kisses. Excited was an understatement.
The first night in their new beds was great. . . once they fell asleep. It took what felt like forever to get them to settle down and sleep in their new digs. We went through the normal bedtime routine of jammies, brush teeth, read books, say prayers, sing songs, and lights out, but they were much too excited, and not used to hearing the sounds of babbling from one sister and whining from the other. It was so funny and so exhausting. But honestly, after just two or three days, they were used to it, and it’s been awesome ever since. They sleep great all night. They sometimes wake each other up in the morning, before the other is probably ready to wake up, but that’s okay. They are such cute little friends and I am so happy to see them share a room. It also cuts down on bedtime overall, since we can put two to bed at once. Winning!
Reading together in their room is our favorite. We get all the pillows and lean them against the bottom bunk and sit on the floor. They get a sippy cup with a tiny bit of milk before bed, and with their prized blankets, we snuggle together and read. I knew I wanted some kind of reading corner with their books displayed on shelves, so we hung these IKEA picture ledges, and the girls have LOVED them. They love to see their favorite books displayed, and they rotate and move the books around all the time, choosing their favorites carefully. It’s possibly the best part of the room.
Having a subtle pink wall with pops of pink in the room was a given. I wasn’t sure anyone could love pink more than I do, but Lucy beats me out.
Some of the decor in the room is random and not exactly matchy, but that’s kind of my style – I like random and a little mismatch.
I made the floral hanging using a branch from the dying tree in my yard (sigh…), some jute string, flowers from the craft store, and a hot glue gun. Lucy sleeps on the top bunk and has told me numerous times: “thank you for the flowers, mommy, I like to look at them.” Girl… ask for a pony and I probably couldn’t say no.
I love that they can now share a closet, and seeing the variety of colors and textures hanging inside of it makes me smile. We have a million bows, and with their curly hair, bows are necessary, so I just put them all in a big serving tray, which makes it easy to find the bows we need every morning. Most of the bows in the photo are from my favorite bow shop, Modern Piggy. They have the BEST, most beautiful bows.
The framed photos mostly have sentimental value and are meant to inspire my girls to remember how much they are loved by our family and our Savior. You may have also noticed the pink prints hanging on the wall. They are the most special birth prints designed by my friend Kylie, and they display my girls names, birth date, birth weight, and all the details I want to remember about my babies. You MUST go get some for your own babies at her shop: For Keeps Printshop.
I will list all the other sources below. It is such a great feeling to walk into a room that feels complete. I love the memories that we are making in this home as we watch our babies grow (cue the tears)!
Wall paint color: Glidden Seashell Pink 82YR81/106
Bunk bed: Wayfair
Bedding: Target (comforter set, sheets, accent pillow)
Curtains: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Wooden Shelf: Target
Gold giraffe: Nate Burkus for Target
White tray for bows: Target
Bird lamp: Target
Book ledge shelves: IKEA
Step stool: IKEA
Book baskets: Target, The Container Store
Teepee: Tnee’s Tpees
Picture frames: IKEA, Pottery Barn, thrifted
Birth Prints: For Keeps Printshop
Girls sleepwear: Old Navy (similar)