About 4 years ago, we tackled renovating 2 of our upstairs children’s bedrooms. It was a huge undertaking since we tore out the walls, replaced the decades-old insulation, and installed new walls.
At the time, 2 boys shared one of the bedrooms while the year old baby took naps in the bedroom. The bedroom hasn’t changed much since we redid it. The mattresses are still on the floor because we’re anticipating having 3 boys sharing the room, and we don’t want to buy a bed set until we figure out how to organize the room. I admit to having little idea how to use the space better given the sloping walls and small footprint.
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine, Darla of Heartwork Organizing, came over to consult on making changes to our home to accommodate our changing needs as a family, including dealing with the children’s bedrooms. One of her suggestions which I’m taking to heart was repainting the walls to be the same color as the ceiling. This will help the room feel bigger with a lack of a visual break. We also talked about organizing items I could find at my local Bed Bath and Beyond. I went out a few days later and bought a belt hanger for the door for my son’s uniform belts; I hated finding them all over the house.
As I play around with Darla’s suggestions, I headed to Pinterest for ideas. Some of the ideas below were shared at Fabulously Frugal Thursday; others I had already pinned on my Children’s Bedrooms Pinterest Board. If you have ideas for me, share them in the comments.
- DIY Children’s Bookshelves from Wilker Do’s
- Under the Sea Wall Art from Diapered Daze and Knights
- No-Sew Drop Cloth Curtains from Our Southern Home
- Tooth Fairy Tin from Organized31
- Quiet Time Bins from Holistic Homemaking