Their new room is much smaller than their one at the Dragon House (what my kids called the old house). We opted to make the bedrooms here a bit smaller to accommodate for a playroom and larger living and kitchen areas. So now my challenge is figuring out ways to fit two growing girls into a smaller room. I know it's a challenge that will continue to change over the years but for now we've made a few decisions that are working for their current age and needs.
TWO GIRLS ONE BED
Let's face it there's only like a handful of options for sleeping arrangements when it comes to shared rooms. We've done the whole bunk bed thing before and I'm just not a fan. The beds are just hard to make up and then there's the whole safety issue with little ones falling off and for me bunk beds are just so bulky and thick and tend to take up more space than not. We thought about doing two twin beds but then again they would take up the better part of the room as would a double bed. So when I came across this black iron day bed with a trundle I immediately saw a solution.
Two beds but when the trundle is put away it only takes the space of one bed. Yay! Lilli sleeps on top and Alice sleeps on the bottom. We pull the trundle out at night and then in the morning it goes back under and they have plenty of space to play. And again, if truth be told, they sleep together on the trundle most nights.
The girls love it and so do I.
When it comes to space saving we are trying a few more ideas...
I also wanted to address their clothes storage needs. Since there was no way the dresser would fit in here and still allow for play space I knew I had to maximize the closet. I'm still working this out but for the most part I purchased a slim and tall book shelf from IKEA and hung four rods, 2 for each girl.
some art work to the walls
a small vanity
a rug (maybe)
a bedskirt to hide the trundle
some bins for the closet shelves
Check out my PINTEREST BOARD FOR THE GIRLS ROOM. And don't forget to pin this for later.