Anya and Adam have been sharing a room since Adam started pre-nursery. Their room is quite tiny so instead of two single beds, we have children beds from Ikea instead. We were considering a bunk bed but Adam is very accident-prone and we’re saving that idea for when the kids are slightly older. Most of their toys are in the living room and their books on the bookshelves in the study so you don’t see much of a mess in their room because it’s been transferred outside!
My favourite part of the room is the map wallpaper. I decided to get it after seeing how gorgeous it looks on Mum in the Making. The room always seems so bright and happy and doesn’t require much in terms of decorating. In case anyone is wondering, the globes are from Typo, the poop emoji is from Qoo10, and I got the VeggieTales plush toys from Amazon.
The kids also have a chalkboard wall in their room which takes up one entire wall. We use it for anything from spelling to math to drawing silly things. There’s also a small bookshelf in one corner of the room with some of the kids’ artwork above it. The bookshelf holds some favourite books as well as books that the kids are currently keen on. We have a whole bunch of Leo Lionni books in there at the moment. We bought the bookshelf for less than $40 off Qoo10.
So that’s it for their small space! What you don’t see is the wardrobe and the rest of the chalkboard wall. I’m just happy there is at least one room in the house that’s not a gigantic mess. Of course, it is a work in progress and I’m constantly moving things around, sticking things up, takings things down. We are planning to move Anya to her own room when the baby starts going to pre-nursery and then the two boys can share this room instead.
Next up on the Small Spaces blog train is Michelle who blogs at Mummy Wee. Michelle is a mum to 6 kids aged between 2 and 16. The 4 older girls share 2 rooms while the boy has a room to himself. He generously shares his room with his baby sister Kate whom he dotes on.