I was so excited to design the boys shared room when we were ready to move Beau in with Mason. As a parent it can be a bit daunting moving kids in to the same room, at least I know it was for me! Will they wake each other up? Will it cause more fights? Or will they love it and end up sleeping in the same bed at night? As per all parenting decisions that we have to make, it’s the unknown that scares us. But I’m so glad to report that moving the boys in to the same room was easily the BEST decision that we made!!
When Beau was in his nursery, which I wrote about here, he was still waking nearly every night and wanting us to lay next to his cot. There were many a night where we would try to ninja our way out of the room and back to bed when we thought he was asleep but it seemed that every time we moved a muscle he could sense it and BAM, he was awake again.
Obviously after three or so years of not sleeping properly (the boys are 18 months apart) we were well and truly ready for this to end! Once we moved him in with Mason he literally slept through the whole night from day one. Even now, over a year later, he rarely gets up during the night. Yay for unbroken sleep!! I think he just didn’t want to feel alone, so for us sharing rooms = problem solved. So good.
When it came to designing the room I knew I wanted it to have a beachy vibe, be clean and minimal but with some pops of fun AND I definitelty wanted a hanging chair! I chose white walls coz #favourite and used the panelling at the head of the room to add texture so it wasn’t boring. It also allows the star of the show, the stunning beach print by Max Wanger, to really stand out.
To add a pop of colour and some interest I painted the minimal wave design on the wardrobe and popped the hanging chair and ottoman there so the boys can read or chill out as well as have an area to get dressed and put their shoes on. I love the texture and warmth the rug brings to the room and the baskets were a must for all of their teddies that needed easy access.
I went with minimal blue and denim bedding with just a pop of pattern on the sheets and two gorgeous beachy wall hangings from A Boy Named Aaron to add texture at the head of the beds. A cross and a heart guarding over my babies!!
I’m SO in love with this room and I think it suits my boys and works really well for them, the two main things I want from a design. And to be super cute of course!!
SHOP THE LOOK
County Line Print – Max Wanger
Baskets – Freedom (sold out), similar
Denim Doona Cover – Cotton On (sold out), similar
Sheets – Fictional Objects
Navy Pillowcases – Kip & Co (sold out), similar
Anjali Henna Heart – A Boy Named Aaron
Simbah Prayer Tribe – A Boy Named Aaron (sold out), similar
Donkey & Monkey Softie – Jelly Cat from Seed Heritage
Malm Bed – Ikea
Rast Bedside Table – Ikea
It’s Cool To Be Kind Print – Blacklist
Black Wall Light – Freedom (sold out), similar
Rattan Chair – Byron Bay Hanging Chairs
Sheepskin – Society of Wanderers
Surfolk Cushion – Kawaiian Lion
Cloud & Moon Cushion – Fabelab from Leo & Bella (sold out)
Wall Dots – Muuto from Designstuff
Rug – Adairs (sold out), similar
Stool – Homely Creatures (sold out), similar
Height Chart – Ferm Living from Designstuff