Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Modern Kids' Bedroom

Since we found out that number two was on the way, our first challenge was to figure out where all of the baby items would be stored.  Living in the city is challenging and fun in many different ways, but one of the biggest challenges is space.  We are constantly evaluating our belongings to see if there is a better way to organize or utilize space.  Through this process with baby items, we replaced some items with items that can be collapsed to be stored under beds or in a closet.  However, the biggest factor in being able to fit all of the items in our place was elimination.  Over the last two months, we have slowly paired down our belongings through trips to Goodwill and the recycling center.

The next task was to figure out how we would decorate the kids’ room. We are lucky to have three bedrooms in the city, so we wanted to keep the third bedroom as an office, guest room and lounge all wrapped in one, so that means that the kids are sharing a bedroom.

So on to the tricky part. We don’t know if baby #2 is a girl or boy, so we need a neutral kids’ room. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll post about the transition from plain preschool boy room to fun, modern kids’ room to suit two boys or a boy and a girl. As a sneak peak, our main color will be green (or at least that’s what we think) and we are trying to focus on organic items within our budget.

1 comment:

  1. (This is my husband's account but it's not Brian posting this). Cute posts! I read the one about school supplies and am also trying to keep my daughter's school supplies spending to $10. My husband is also a teacher, and I used to be until I became a full time mom.
    When we were expecting #3, we decided to have our 2 older children share a room - they were 4 & 2 at the time and were girl/boy. We have sage colored walls, a nice set of bunk beds, and matching quilts. The quilts are white with green, purple and blue small polka dots on one side, and the other side is green, blue and purple stripes. My daughter has purple sheets, my son has green sheets. It works great for a neutral room.