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River's Room Tour| Updated

posted on: September 24, 2014



It's crazy to think that over a month has passed since I shared River's room on here. Time just keeps moving along and days... months, just get swept in. It's been a great month for us. A month where I've spent little time redecorating, and a lot of time working on me and physically working. I like having things to do, and things to dream of doing, and I love working on personal flaws and battles too. Nothing too huge, but things definitely worth working on, it's always good to try. I digressed, onto River's updated room. Recently we decided that her room needed a few changes, nothing too major, just some touch-ups, if you will. Who knew that having a three year old roll, play, color, sleep, and whatever else three year olds do, can wear a room down faster than you can say update! I'm learning more and more, it all comes with the parent package. 

Despite the fact that this is maybe our second or so update in her room since living here, I'm happy to share yet another one.;)


As I share these photos, a small part of me gets a tad bit sad. Oak has been sleeping through the night, which makes me totally happy, but it's brought up a topic that we didn't expect to talk about so soon. I  will always be the kind of parent that believes in using child given windows of oppurtunity. If your child gives you an obvious window to do something, take it. Just like potty training with River, she gave it to me, I took it, the transition was incredibly easy. And now I find myself in a similar spot with baby Oak. I didn't expect him to sleep so well so soon. I knew that we would get him on a routine pretty early, I just didn't think we would be lucky enough for him to take to it well. He is! And with that change, I think it's time to give the kids a shared room. We've talked with River about this and she's pretty excited. Once again, I'm left feeling the ridiculous sappy mama feelings for her. Gone are the days of a single room for our big little girl. 

The space is small, and soon enough I'll be in the exciting/crazy part of trying to plan out their shared room. It will definently be much of the same, but trying to decide whether to get a kid loft bed or make the crib and current bed work will be the biggest challenge. I'm up for it. We're all excited for it.  

Do you have any suggestion on how to make a bedroom for two fit in a very small space? I would love to read some! And if you're looking to see more of an updated view on the entire apartment, I shared some bits on Design Mom the other day.

13 comments:

  1. What a precious room River has! We have two floors now with the unused nursery that my 4 year old daughter refuses to sleep in on the first floor but moving next week from metro-NYC to Portsmouth, NH where our new place is one floor. I'm looking forward to my also good sleeper 3 month old sharing a room with his 4 year old sister. Right now despite having 1500 sq ft we all sleep in the same room. It's crazy! I'll be checking back here for tips on getting them in the same room...

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  2. Have you considered a floor bed for the baby? You could have River in a loft bed and the baby underneath on a floor bed (just a crib mattress on the floor). Just thought I'd throw that out there... (I recently started attending a Montessori training program and am learning so much! the floor bed concept is a new one for me but I love the idea!)

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    1. I have! I am just a little worried when he starts getting active he'll run out the room?

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  3. I love the "toys are to be shared, no fighting allowed" signage. Adorable (and so true!).

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  4. I'm in the same boat with my girls, they're (1,3) sharing the same bedroom and it works. I have that same ikea bed and a regular twin bed for my eldest. I keep it clean and organised and they share their toys. For now they're side by side, but eventually we'll move them to a bunk bed to clear more space in the room.

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    1. Thank you for sharing Genevieve! We're considering a low bunk bed, or a weird crib/bed set up.

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  5. good job, her room is beautiful, I love the colors !
    My 1st time to coment here, your blog is one of the most inspiring, thank you for the good vibes :)

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  6. Maybe a loft type bed for River? it would free up some spoor space where you could move her desk and chair to or the baskets, toys, and two tier table might fit under and that cuts out a space for a crib for Oak?
    Im not sure what the dimension are since I'm basing this all on your photos haha!
    We are living in a one bedroom with Victoria (a little over 2yrs) and have had to get very creative to be able to pull off a comfortable shared space.
    Good luck, love!

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  7. Wow! Such a great room! My little girls crib in still in our room and she's going to be two in two months! and she still co sleeps with me so there is no point in having the crib in our room! I love the happy colors and rug :) I have a rug similar to this except in black and white :) any tips on decorations a two year old room? I know her interest and such but I haven't been able to figure out a time to actually do it!

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  8. Congrats on Oak doing his nights. So exciting!

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