… Sort of.
Okay, so here’s the thing: Sophie still sleeps in our room. And that won’t be changing any time soon. We live in a two bedroom house, so really there are only two options: have the kids share a room or have Sophie stay with us in our room. And right now, we JUST transitioned Sam to a toddler bed (by simply removing a side of his crib! Easy peasy!), and I just envision them constantly waking each other up. Like, all. of. the. time. It just wouldn’t be pretty, for anybody. A 2 year old and a baby sharing a room just isn’t plausible, not for us.
So that brings me to the nursery. It’s technically Sam’s room at the moment, but it’s where the changing pad is (we have another “traveling” changing pad for Sophie that we use when Sam is sleeping), it’s where both of their clothes are and all of the toys (except for the toys craftily hidden in baskets in the living room, #smallhomeliving) and it’s also the “play room” when it’s not being used for sleep. :) So. It is forever and always the nursery. And since having Sophie it’s changed a bit, because I wanted it to reflect both of my babies! Now that I have it pretty much how I want it (I’ll never be done rearranging things and adding new decor, but you know…), I wanted to share it with you here today! So without further ado, our nursery for two!
We initially had gotten Sam a convertible crib, and I am SO happy we did! I think it’s what made this transition from crib to toddler bed so smooth! It really has been a dream- and I’m seriously shocked at how great he’s adjusted! I think the fact that it’s the same exact bed, just minus a wall, has made a huge difference! We were too nervous that he would roll out, so we picked up a portable crib rail and voila! Good to go!
These animal prints from Minted are the perfect new addition to the nursery! I wanted something fun and sweet but also something that the kids would both love (and Sam LOVES animals!) and these fit the bill.
Another print from Minted. I’m kind of obsessed. ;) I absolutely adore how whimsical the ferris wheel is- exactly what I wanted for the nursery! I love so many of Minted’s art pieces- they are all so beautiful and the selection of various sizes and frames is topnotch, too.
My motto? THROW IT IN A BASKET. Literally, everything. One can never have too many baskets.
And a little #REALLIFE, because let’s be honest, I cleaned up the room for photos. Duh. THIS, my friends, is more like how it really looks 90% of the time (okay, it usually is worse than this- this was a good day). Because, hi, it’s a little kid’s room. :) And the mattress on the floor is his cushion in case he rolls out of his bed- which he hasn’t, but you know. #paranoidparents
Crib: Amazon (unavailable, but love this one!)
Animal Prints and Ferris Wheel Print: c/o Minted (giraffe, bear, zebra, ferris wheel)
Glider: c/o Delta Children
Rug: Home Decorators Collection
Angel Wings Rug: c/o Lorena Canals Rugs
Chalkboard: c/o Little Partners
Pillows: Target and Macys
Stuffed Deer: c/o Cuddle and Kind
Deer Doll: Maileg
Baskets: Home Goods
Large Dresser: Ikea
Elephant Mobile: Pottery Barn (similar)
Cloud Mobile: Etsy
Fox Doll: Etsy
Bird Rattle: c/o finn + emma
Yellow Blanket: c/o Bebe au Lait
Floral Blanket: c/o Stella & Lu
Lamb Rocker: Costco (similar)
Let me know if you have any questions about anything! :)
Oh I love this!! We are getting to that age, where our Sophie will be converting too, ha I’m so glad to hear it’s been an easy transition from crib to toddler bed for yall. Hoping it’s the same for us.
Adorable! Love how it is modern and cute but still functional!
Adorable pictures! As a Mom of 3, I get wanting to seperate them. But I also have two kids who are a year and 5 days apart. (Also girl-boy). And they shared a room starting when my little was six weeks old & his sister was 1 year. Sure they wake eachother up once in awhile but after the first couple weeks they were totally fine and learned to sleep through the other one waking up. They really enjoyed waking up to eachother, they would both be awake in the mornings talking & enjoying eachother from their own cribs/toddler bed instead of immediatley wining or crying. Definately an awesome bonding experience, you should give it a try!! Also if you ever need help in the sleep dept. read Secrets of A Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg— it had all my kids (3) (and my sisters) sleeping throught the night (7pm-7am) at six weeks old, easy breazy. Thanks for sharing your stories, your family is beautiful- good luck!
It’s been a while (okay, they’re grown and I have a little grandson now) but my daughter and son shared a room when we lived in Germany because the military doesn’t give you a three bedroom until the older child reaches a certain age. So when we moved home my daughter was…8? and my son was 5. They shared a long time and they loved it. Did they fight? Um..yep. Did they fight when they stopped sharing a room? Um..yep. Now they are the best of friends.
I love this room so much, such a relaxing and dreamy room. And those prints from minted are just perfect, been thinking about ordering some from them for a while and now i definitely will! (just need more wall space haha)
Beautiful nursery, Katie! Our baby shares a room with us, too. His crib is beside our bed and it just makes me feel so much more comfortable with the baby near me. I love the decorations in the nursery. It’s amazing how white everything is. Lol I’m constantly going behind my toddler and baby cleaning the walls from their hand prints and crayon markings.
Oh, don’t you worry, there are plenty of hand prints and marks on those walls… Just can’t see them in these photos. ;) I agree- I love having Sophie in our room! The only hard part is when we go to bed, and have to be EXTRA careful and quiet so as to not wake her! Our creaky old hardwood floors don’t help haha!
Super cute! I am already wondering how we’re going to handle things in our 2 bedroom house when baby #2 arrives. Our little girl will have just turned two and I’m mostly just crossing my fingers that she’ll be an amazing, super deep sleeper by then!
I love this! We just bought a little two bedroom house, and though we don’t have children yet, we’re going to be in the same boat. Little ones sharing a nursery! Though, we know our house has a time limit because we want a large-ish fam!
Thanks for the nursery tour!
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