My kids share a small room. We moved Siena in with Jake when she was around 6 months or so. People think we're crazy. Admittedly, it's not the easiest set up. They wake each other up every now and then, they share a closet, there is only room for one dresser... can you say "first world problems"? The truth is I can't even imagine them in their own rooms.
It seems like they would be lonely.
I love having them keeping each other company.
When I was pregnant, I had a vision for their room. I wanted it to be light and neutral. I wanted to use a rubber alligator that Phil got Jake on a business trip in New Orleans and, for Siena, I wanted to display some flowers and a cluster of poofs. Lastly, I wanted oversized letters on the wall.
I love how it all came together in the end. It is probably my favorite room in the house.
Since I could only fit one dresser in the room, we also use it as a changing table.
I hung up baskets from the wall to store all the diapering essentials at arm's reach.
After Jake was potty trained, I put his underwear in there.
The chevron dresser has been used by my family for over a dozen years and it has been many different colors. The chevron was a DIY a few years ago for our family room and it later moved to the kids' room.
The dresser has two drawers per kid-- one for shirts/tops and the other for pajamas-- there is a shared drawer for undershirts, bloomers, and diaper creams, and the sliding doors are where I keep baby carriers. Their closet is very efficiently set up so it really helps to maximize the room and closet.
You see, it's a small room.
I've found that using vertical space is really important in a small house.
Baskets and shelves on the wall are huge floorspace savers.
I keep some books lower down too to encourage the kids to sit and read sometimes.
I couldn't find a fabric that matched my vision for curtains so we solved the dilemma with two fabric shower curtains from Target.
It's a small space but it meets all of their needs right now.
There are changes in the works right now as Siena transitions into a bed
but for now I am taking in the final days of a crib and a toddler bed.