A couple of weeks ago I shared with you guys my inspiration and thought process behind the our kids’ room. We’ve had a few things we were able to accomplish since then! Painting? Check. Updated light fixture? Check. Hanging chair? Yasss. Bunk bed? Oh yeah. Want to see some in progress pics?
As we’ve been settling into our new home, I’m starting to have ideas for each room. I’ve mentioned before that I like to live in a space for a bit before deciding on any major design decisions. The first room where inspiration has struck is Arden and Conrad’s shared room. Arden’s 5 and Conrad is now 2.5, at our last house, they had their own rooms. Here? We decided to give them the big room to share and it’s been amazing. They’ve gotten so much closer and they play together SO well. Good decision 😉
Here’s the “before” picture of their room. Sorry for the one generic picture, but you get the idea…
First things first, we’ll be painting and switching out the light fixture. Neither the paint or the chandelier is very appropriate for a kid’s room. And as for furnishing it…well, we have a few good pieces from their last shared room version (so long ago!) and we’ll be adding some more fun items, namely, a bunk bed! Yay. Exciting stuff.
As for the direction of the room…I’m not quite sure of that yet. I really just want to create a nice, neutral (yet still fun) backdrop for the room. Then I plan to sit back and just let the space develop overtime. I want to let the kid’s personalities show in their space. We’ll get there. As for now, here are some inspiration shots and a design board for what we are striving for:
We have the most adorable sheets from Target that we got awhile ago with little tiny plus signs on them. Now just need to find some fun duvet covers or quilts!
This great little nightstand has storage and it comes in a fun and modern shape. The kids love it. And it’s durable.
This has been one of my favorite pendants ever. It’s made it through three moves with us and it’ll be back up in the kid’s room again soon!
Oh boy, it seems like a kid’s room wouldn’t be a kid’s room without one of these bad boys these days. Yes, I’m falling victim to this trend and it feels so right 😉
This bunk bed has been on my wish list since Conrad was born. I love, love, love it. I hear nothing but great things about it: it’s small footprint and sturdiness. Not to mention is sure is purty!
This play table matches the bunk perfectly, right? And I love how it combines design, form and function.
This shelf is so iconic. It’s practical, sturdy and just so easy on the eyes. I found mine on Craigslist for an absolute steal!
I think FLOR and kids go hand-in-hand. Thank you FLOR for making spills and messes so easy to clean up. Your rug tiles are awesome. I love you.
This is hands down one of Ikea’s best products ever. So much room. And such a great sturdy dresser for the price.
Now for the inspo shots. Here’s some that really caught my eye:
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This is the first Christmas where my both of my kids really understand Christmas. They’re in full on Christmas-mode. They were ready to set up the tree weeks ago. I think they were on the same timeline as most retailers 😉 So keeping that in mind I thought it would be so much fun to decorate their room for Christmas!
For the tree in our living room I usually have a pretty neutral decor. The designer in me loves coordinating colors and patterns. BUT I also adore our kid’s handmade ornaments. And believe it or not, I really do think color is fun. So I thought the way to have the best of both worlds is to have a little mini holiday setup in their room.
I wanted to fill their room with color and fun, so I went all out with bright eye-catching colors and rainbow lights and glitter. That’s kid-language right there 😉 I also added a mini tree so that we could display the ornaments they make (as soon as they make them). Obviously a mini-tree will only work for so long, but at this point in the game it’s perfect.
My inspiration came from this gorgeous, happy wreath. The great combination of colors was so perfect to start with. And of course Pier 1 had tons of ornaments in corresponding colors and styles. Everything I bought came from their Hip Hip Holiday collection. If you take a look you’ll see it’s full of whimsy with pink elephants and sparkle, super fun.
I decided to keep it relatively simple and just let the colors do the talking. I decorated the bookshelf with glitter-clad reindeer in pink and green, as well as a few nutcracker ornaments in rainbow hues. The mini tree you’ll recognize from this post, it decided it wanted to be in the kid’s room instead 😉
I used this gorgeous starburst ornament as a tree topper, the scale was perfect! And to light the tree up with rainbow colors, Pier 1’s glimmer strings were just the ticket. I used these jewel-shaped blue ones to do double duty as a garland and lights. Then I also added red and green for more color. It looks beautiful at night. And it also acts as a night light!
And for the finishing touch? Colorful cardboard letters that spell “JINGLE”. They are probably my favorite piece of all. Aren’t they so adorable and fun?
How do you make Christmas fun for your kids? Do you have a few traditions you do every year? I think we have a new tradition over here at the Copy Cat Chic household. Decorating the kid’s room with holiday decor is just too fun not to do again 😉
That’s right it’s time to start thinking about updating the kids room again. Conrad is 18 months now and no longer sleeping in the crib. He’s still sleeping on his crib mattress…on the floor. It’s definitely time to switch that kid over to a real bed. There’s room for a big boy bed for Conrad or maybe even a bunk bed (!), but for now they each have their own nightstand with space to keep their personal items.
We found this great side table (I think technically it’s an ottoman?) and it’s just the right height for Arden’s bed. I couldn’t find it online, but it’s the Room Essentials brand and the tag is just labeled “Ottoman”. The end table we had before was right next to the rocker and it was just way too tall for the bed.
Decorating with letters has been pretty hot for a while now. It seems like every kid’s room has at least their first initial if not their whole name. I just hadn’t really found decorative letters that I thought would work well in their room. I think one of the major reasons why is because I like accessories to be decorative AND serve a purpose if possible. Kids have enough stuff as it is without adding decorative accessories into the mix. So when I saw these light up marquee letters last time I was at Target, I knew I had finally found the right ones!
I heart them, so do the kids, so everyone’s happy. They’re battery powered (so no cord) AND the best part? They’re on a 3-hour timer! Hello perfect nightlight! Arden’s been wanting to sleep with a small light on lately, which means we always have to make sure we turn it off. The 3-hour shut-off works perfectly because there’s plenty of time for them to fall asleep before it turns off.
Everything’s pretty neutral in the space right now. The room has migrated to more of a play on pattern and texture as opposed to color. The toys and books bring in plenty of color though and the rest of the room is like a backdrop. It helps keep the busyness to a minimum. And now typography adds another layer of fun!
Here are some of my faves from my last visit to Target!
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