I love anything that Cami shares on her blog Tidbits. I first noticed her kitchen then fell in love with the rest of her home. That included her daughters shared bedroom. I wanted to get the full scoop and share it for my column I write for Everything Home Magazine on kids spaces.
The first place Cami started in the design process of this shared bedroom was the white walls. She needed the room to look as big as possible to fit two kids into a rather small space. Her solution was to paint the walls white and to add wood detailing to make them more interesting. It is very important to Cami that all of the rooms in their home flow nicely together. She tries to start every room with plenty of white – on the walls. Then the subtle color is brought in with the furnishings. Doing this has helped Cami feel the rooms flow from space to space, yet have their own personality and needed function inside. After that, everything was done with a budget and customized to fit the space best.
Her husband built the beds so they could both fit along the same wall. Under their bed are two drawers. One is for their socks and small articles of clothes, and the other is for their little treasures.
Her husband is very handy and made a custom fit desk with some options for toy storage. I loved that she finished the room by filling it with thrift store finds and re-purposed items.
Cami painted the door to their room in pink, she said if she had left it up to her kids they would have painted the walls pink with rainbows and butterflies everywhere. It looks to me like they had a great compromise.
Her girls did request to have pictures of themselves and their family in the space. Cami made sure to do that for them in several spots.
Cami created a place to store their treasures and things they collect. Cami said that the treasure drawer can get full really quickly, and that is when they go through the drawer and determine what is really worth keeping, it is a great lesson that kids need to learn. They also have a roll around cart where they store their collections, like dolls and ponies and such. And a small wooden crate in the closet for stuffed animals and this is absolutely all the toys allowed in their room. I loved this tip she shared that she keeps other toys locked in a closet in their basement and they rotate them regularly so they get to re-love their toys.
Cami does gain ideas from Pinterest that give her a vision, it could just be a picture that creates a feeling she wants. Most of the images she saw for her daughters room inspiration were mostly very white, clean and simple nordic childrens rooms. She does strive to teach her kids that less is more, and she wanted their rooms to feel open, clean and uncluttered.