Siblings sharing bedrooms…does it work? Is it a lovely and cosy vision of harmony, or a complete logistical nightmare? I ask because this is our future plan, but we’re staying my parent’s house this week and I’m still recovering from this evening’s attempts to get both girls to go to sleep in one room. They were slightly over-excited, it was slightly…trying.
At home Florence is in with us for the foreseeable future as still wakes up frequently and we end up co-sleeping most nights. We’d already moved her sister out when she was her age, but it seems pointless trying at the moment. The plan though is that at some point they will room in together. I love the idea in theory, but what will it be like in practise?
It’s partly enforced as our third bedroom is our half-converted loft, and converting it fully is more of a long-term house plan. But I also think the two of them sharing sounds fun. I never shared a bedroom growing up (apart from when we all lived in a caravan while my parents built a house, very Grand Designs ahead of the time, and it was like an extended holiday so I don’t think it counts).
Furniture-wise, at the moment E has the Minnen expanding single bed from Ikea and now F’s moved out of the SnuzPod she is in a compact cot. However, long term I thought we could move them into something more communal, like these bunkbeds from Room to Grow – would this help to foster the sharing spirit?
You can see more of Eliza’s toddler room tour and her green door and Ikea hack bookshelves. I think the room is very ‘her’ at the moment so I’m keen for Florence to have her own space. I like the idea of adding box shelves above her bed with all her things on, as well as adding her own pictures and personalised wall stickers.
As with all important interior decisions, I’ve made a Pinterest board for design inspiration. I also really like Katie’s post on her daughter’s shared room, and Victoria’s sharing posts. But if you have any tips, please send them all this way…anything for a hassle-free bedtime.
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