Posted by Kristel Acevedo
When we moved into our current home with three bedrooms, we decided to put Liam and Isabel in separate bedrooms. We figured we had the space, and it would probably be better for both of their nighttime sleeping if they didn’t share. As time went on though, we were facing sleep challenges from both kids.
Liam was always leaving his room and coming to ours because he was scared. And Isabel seemed to hate sleeping in the crib and would often end up sleeping in Liam’s bed while Liam slept in our bed. It was like we were all playing musical beds all night long in our house. So one day we finally decided to try something new and throw the kids in one room together. Bonus: the third bedroom is now my home office. ::happy dance::
It’s been a great transition so far. Liam has taken on the role of protective big brother – making sure his sister isn’t alone and scared. He usually stays in his bed all night with an occasional early morning snuggle in our bed. Isabel still wakes at least once a night but will remain sleeping in her own bed rather than being paraded around the house searching for a more comfortable sleeping arrangement.
I love the way their room came out. The bunk bed is perfect for their age. I decided to make the room as colorful as possible since the rest of our home is pretty neutral. I wanted the space to be fun and kid-friendly. I don’t know how long they will be sharing a room but I’m thinking the next few years at least. I’m hopeful that in the long-run they will have a closer bond and a less entitled attitude since they are used to sharing.
Do your kids share a bedroom?
Posted by Chad Carter
Decorating the nursery is one of the most exciting times leading up to Baby–from choosing a theme and finding the right accessories, to the smell of new, freshly washed sheets filling the room.
For us, now a year later, we’ve been making slight changes to the room, and with the change of the season, a bit of a sprucing up could be the perfect way to bring that fresh feeling back.
That’s why this Finding Nemo 4-piece Bedding Set is perfect. Available right now at Babies“R”Us, it’s a great way to liven up the nursery with beautiful, vivid color.
Posted by Kristel Acevedo
I love nurseries. I love designing cozy little spaces that our children can grow into and love. These days, people are getting so creative when it comes to baby rooms. It’s no longer pink for girls and blue for boys. If you look on Pinterest, you will see an array of different themes, colors, styles — I love it. It got me thinking about what I would do if I had to design another nursery.
Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous Latina artists of all time. She is well-known for her use of vibrant colors and self-portraits. I think it’s important for Latino children to grow up learning about their culture and art — so this led me to digging around for some inspiration for a nursery based off of Frida’s work.
Posted by Keiko Zoll
As a designer, I love good design. Not only that, I love clever, smart, well-thought out design, the kind of design ideas that make you go, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” I also love to organize, and as I’ve discovered with all of the things that come with having a baby, well-designed organization is essential.
Here are some great nursery organization and decor ideas – design hacks, if you will – that are ridiculously clever and simple to do or make in your own nursery!
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
When I found out I was pregnant with Baby #3, I was worried we had outgrown our home. We rent a small farmhouse, so I wasn’t sure she’d be able to have a room of her own. During my pregnancy, our older daughters (ages 2 and 3) began to share a room, which opened up a tiny little room that was perfect for a nursery! Since we rent, we aren’t allowed to paint and we have to be careful with what we put on the walls. With some inspiration and a little bit of planning, we put together a really sweet nursery for our Margot. It’s small, but so cozy. It’s quaint, in the loveliest of ways! Best of all, she seems to love it! Click through to see the details of her sweet room…