Saturday, January 17, 2009

Shared bedrooms

Lately I've been contemplating my boys, soon to be five and soon to be three, sharing a room. My two-year-old is turning three and probably needs to get out of the crib sooner than later. Both of spare bedrooms in my house are fairly small, so I don't know if it's even worth making one of them a playroom. I've heard different opinions about bunk beds, so I'm not sure if I want to go this route. Unfortunately neither room is big enough to put twins in side by side. So, no decisions made but tossing a lot of ideas around. Meanwhile I have gotten inspired by several shared bedrooms I've seen in magazines. In this month's Domino Mark Ruffalo's house is one of the features. He has a son and daughter who share a bedroom and I think they did a great job making it appropriate for both a girl and a boy. I love the fact that everything is not matchy matchy. As far as organizing ideas, I love the easily accessible bins on the shelves and the large play rug in the room. Putting a basket and trunk at the foot of the beds is a great idea. The third image is from, nothing looks like straight out of a catalogue. There is so much personality in the room. I love the vintage look in all of these pictures. I still have time to contemplate my almost three-year-old little boy's room and will enjoy any ideas and inspiration.

1 comment:

Janet said...

I love those beds...can you tell me where they're from?