a colorful and playful shared room

October 6, 2015

Soul and Glow share a room and it’s filled with all their favorite things. They each have an antique French baby bed and we will probably be moving them to bigger beds soon. I’ll be so sad to have to put these baby beds away; True and Brave used them when they were little too. Their walls are decorated with lots of their art work, and the shelves and baskets are filled with plenty of their toys. It’s definitely a fun and playful room.

Sometimes I think there’s so much going on in this room and I need to simplify, but they love everything that it’s there. The bear rug gets sat on, so does the bean bag, the dollhouse pillow, and all the chairs. Glow always hoards stuffed animals on her bed; she calls them her “babies.” We added some hooks near Soul’s bed because she always wants to hang her bags nearby (she loves purses!).  And Glow requested her deer wear a headpiece. She kept bugging me until I made something for it, so wool felt flower crown it is!

A lot of the elements in the room are handmade or vintage, so I don’t really have many sources for the items as I found most at the flea market. The shelves on the wall are vintage crates and drawers, and the Rody Horses are from Tree House Kid & Craft. The deer head, hanging light, and colorful rug is from Uncommon Goods. The black and white rug is from IKEA ($20!). By the way, this rug had major trouble staying put on carpet, but this rug pad from Rug Pad Corner is the only thing that works and keeps it from moving. We have a big round one for the rug in the big girl’s room (see here) and it keeps it from bunching too. I hate when rugs bunch up on carpet, so I’m glad to finally have a solution. I used to constantly fix and pull their rugs to flatten them, but I no longer have to do it with this rug pad. There’s a certain texture on the bottom that grips the carpet, and a different texture on top to grip the rug. I think I shared the sources for most, if you have any other questions, ask away!

This is what the room looked like when we first moved in (our only kids were Brave and True), but it keeps on evolving as our kids grow.

7 comments on “a colorful and playful shared room”

  • Holly says:

    The room is adorable! Could you keep the beds in other rooms for a reading nook adding cushions along the back like a tiny couch? Or even waterproof and do a weatherproof cushion scenario for back yard lounging? They are precious and just too good to pack away forever. Also! We have that ikea rug! Thanks for the tip on the rug pad. We are moving to a new house this month and I will be living with carpet in some of the rooms for the first time in many years. Ugh. Already bought the little green steam machine.

    • Rubyellen says:

      I’m thinking of outdoor cushions and bringing them outside once I figure out where to get custom made outdoor cushions. I was thinking about selling them too, but I don’t think I could part with them.

      Yes, my best friend has the same trouble with the ikea rug. It never stays put and this rug pad made such a big difference.

  • najm says:

    Wat about that backpack….is that handmade?

  • Amanda says:

    such a sweet, creative room for littles! I love it! where is the floral bean bag from? its so adorable.

  • Roberta says:

    Great room! I am sharing this on Pinterest.

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