My kids share a bedroom. They’re small still, so I’m riding out this arrangement for as long as humanly possible. Especially since we recently claimed the last available room in the house for ourselves, for a sexy dressing room. (I swoon as I type this.)
Well, it’s my house, and I was here first, dammit. Children: go buy your own house.
Anyway, I’m not into matchy-matchy decor – I never have been. I don’t care for Disney-themed things like wallpaper or sheets (or jammies!) so finding items that suit a room for both a he and a she can be tricky.
But while we were having our house painted a few months back, I found a wall stencil I thought might be good. I don’t have much experience with such things, but I’ve been browsing over scores and scores (and scores) of images, and thought perhaps what I found might suit.
I wanted something that would look kinda cool. And it had to be a bit unexpected. And delightful. And non-babyish. And after all the recent news of masses-of-birds-dropping-out-of-the-sky, I remembered that I’d stashed it until after the paint had properly cured…
The package came with the tree in a large centre strip (first the trunk, and then the branches) and then separate sheets of branches and birds to be added as one sees fit. I decided to go with a less-is-more approach. I think it worked!!
I love that you can see it from inside their room, but not from the hallway – not that it would be bad, but with our long and narrow house, every room is on display… there’s lots of stuff to look at from every angle, you know? This is better.
I also re-hung a piece my son loves very much. I think it’s a great trick hanging artwork at bed-level, especially with bunk beds – it differentiates the sleeping spaces a little bit more, and can allow for some individuality in a shared space.
(I have some “femme” pieces to frame and hang at Ava Scarlett’s level – pics to to come later. You know, when I’ve actually done something about them.)
Fortunately, the kids love it all too!! But more importantly, I love it. After all, it’s my house… heh.
Decorating? Doing stuff?! I love the January projects… share, if you’ve got ’em!!