Kids Spaces: A shared girls bedroom
Since I found out I was having another girl, I was secretly beginning to plan their shared bedroom. I always shared a bedroom with my sister growing up & I loved it (not so sure about her haha) So when Zara was around 8 months old and we had guests coming to visit for summer holidays, I thought it the perfect time to put them into the same bedroom. I knew I wanted to keep their room neutral with only touches of mustard and dusty pink. So the interior designer in me immediately started putting inspiration boards together, I did the space planning and started sourcing some pieces for the room.
There are a few things to keep in mind for a shared bedroom, especially when the age difference is big. Routines will be different and you will need to adapt to each child's needs and routine. The transition did go very smoothly I must admit. Zara went to bed earlier and when Liela's bedtime came around we moved her routine to our room. We read her story in our bed, she loved that by the way and then we tip toed into the room as not to wake her sister. Zara sleeps with a sound machine to cancel some of the noise and I also hung a canopy above her and Liela's bed to create the illusion of privacy. All in all it went quite well, but with summer coming to an end and all the visitors leaving we are thinking of moving the girls back into separate rooms until they are a bit older. It was a good practice run for later though and it is possible to have a toddler and baby share a room if you are pressed for space in your home.
Here are a few photos of the girls' room, the inspiration and a shopping list.