Now that we are a family of six with only four bedrooms, two of the kids would have to share a room. That meant that our two older girls (who are 14 months apart in age) would share a room.
The youngest of the sisters would move in with the older one. When we announced the change, the girls were actually excited about it. Now that we are 6 weeks in, I’m pretty sure they love it because at night, I can hear them over the baby monitor talking about random stuff. It’s kind of hilarious actually.
You can check out this link to see what the room looked like before. I actually never got to ever officially finishing Ansley’s room. Below is what the room looks like now!
I added two 40 x 40 canvases above in black and white on the striped walls. I kept the paper flowers (tutorial here). They are two of my most favorite pictures of both girls. One is of them hugging and the other is of their ballet recital outfits as belle from Beauty and the Beast!
I wanted the room to command a light lavender, grey and white theme. You can find the paint colors I used on my post on how we painted the stripes on these walls here.
I placed the desk between the two beds so it could serve a double function as a shared nightstand. To this day, I still love the custom ottoman.
They have a shared dresser with floral decor on it. I found this letter A (my girls’ names are Ansley and Aubrey) at a Tuesday Morning store. Let me just say that Tuesday Morning has stepped up their game in the last two years!
The girls have been garnering a few trophies as well as participating in scout derby events, so I wanted something inexpensive to use to display their little achievements. I found this at Ikea! Guess what it is – a plate display!
Here’s another angle of it:
The opposite wall – I’m not really a fan of. I made the husband hammer a bunch of nails in a wall he freshly painted. To tell him that I don’t like it would just make him sad. It is a bunch of empty frames that the girls can lift and place their art on. I’m thinking about redoing this wall by moving this large frame that is in their hallway and repainting it lavendar, putting burlap over cork board, and then they could pin their art to the board.
Overall, I love how their room turned out! What do you think? Do you have kids that share a room? Follow me on Instagram at @sengersonhome for more ideas!
Sources for Shared Bedroom for Sisters:
large paper flowers (tutorial link)
striped walls (tutorial link)
white bed frame
white duvet cover
desk and dresser (similar) – original was Young America but they are out of business
lamp shade (tutorial link)