redesign.

25 September 2011

After four complete redesigns of my children's room (in the last three weeks), I believe we've settled on a winner! (Yes, that sentence completely deserves the exclamation point. In fact, it deserves several.) My seven and five year old have always wanted to share a bedroom and, even though they could have each had their own rooms, I'm rather happy with the new set up. BUT, after hours of play and giggling and sibling mischief during bedtime, I needed to figure out a bit of separation within the shared room situation. So, beds moved a bit further apart. Long bouts of giggling continued. Beds moved further apart and I began brainstorming a few visual barriers to get everyone some peace during the post bedtime tuck in. Then, came the (inevitable) request for canopies. My kids like canopies. We had two play tents taking up inordinate amounts of floor space. So, I reworked those a bit and now each twin bed has a play tent canopy, complete with camping lanterns hanging overhead. Fun. Perfect. And, cue the camp-out style late night sibling giggling...

10 comments:

Margaret said...

That is such an adorable set up and very playful. I love your creativity!!

Hanlie said...

That is so cute!

Dana said...

Wow! I would have looked at a play tent taking up too much space and accidentally (ahem) harmed it so that I could throw it away! I'm impressed that you turned it into something clever.

Sonya said...

That is impressive! I love it and your kids must too.

Tamera said...

Shelby, you are so creative. I'm going to go buy a play tent and do this to my daughter's bed!

Candice said...

Totoro! Where did you find him? That one eyed monster alien this is pretty cool too.

Mel said...

I NEED that one eyed thing!

Anonymous said...

This is a cool idea!

Shelby from anewbohemia.com said...

@Candice: My husband bought Totoro on a a trip to Japan. My son has loved him for the last two years, but not knowing his name was Totoro, he referred to him immediately as 'donkey'! The name stuck and Totoro equals donkey in our house!

Shelby from anewbohemia.com said...

Oh, and I purchased the one eyed monster from a vendor at Bangkok's Chatuchak market. (I love him too!)

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