Sharing some ideas that are inspiring us as we embark upon a shared girls’ room and a nursery design
I’ve gotta be honest – this post scares the living crap out of me.
(And before you come at me all “You should say WHEN this baby comes home, not IF. Speak it into existence”, unless you’ve experienced infertility and pregnancy loss, you can take a trip right on to shutty town).
Annnnnnyhoo, we had actually talked about letting Josiah and Charlotte share a room since they’re closer in age, but honestly, there would come a day in which they couldn’t share a room anymore cuz of penis and vagina reasons so I figured it would be easier to have a room with the girls and then the room can grow with them.
We will probably be turning Josiah’s nursery into a big boy room at some point next year, but he’s an animal and still needs to be kept in his cage (crib).
I haven’t shown Charlotte’s room a whole lot on the blog, but here’s the only view I have at the moment. This was before we installed our new floors but you get the point.
Fitting a crib, a new bed, a glider and a dresser and ALL THE GIRL CLOTHES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD is going to be a huge challenge. Especially given the small size of the closet. Yikes.
I mean, we were able to work some magic in our own small closet, but there’s only so much real estate without a room feeling super cluttered.
While it’s hard for me to dream and let myself get excited about a shared girls’ room and even the idea of a nursery, I wanted to share with you some things that have caught my eye lately and what’s got my wheels turning.
Baby Girl Nursery Ideas
While I don’t think we could get away with wood that dark since we have super light hardwood floors, I love the neutral, natural wood tones mixed with the deep green of the wall behind the crib.
Listen, if you think you can’t get a great baby room on a budget, look no further than this sweet room. So much of it is from IKEA and I’m floored how incredible it looks all together. You should absolutely take a scroll through the entire post; she nails every detail, even the small amount of nursery decor that’s in here.
I couldn’t post about inspirational kid rooms without including my absolute favorite nursery I’ve seen in the past couple years from my girl Liz. The green. The wood and white. The simplicity. The fact that this is a great gender neutral nursery option. ALL of it.
Sometimes you don’t need a bunch of wall art, just your little one’s name is plenty 🙂
Okay, okay, okay. Cat’s out of the bag. Are you sensing a theme here? I’m finding myself drawn to the idea of creating a dark green feature wall of some sort. We won’t have a ton of extra space with 2 girls in here so I’m loving seeing small spaces in baby girl rooms that are designed well.
Girl Shared Room Ideas
I hesitate to ever let Charlotte see this because I know she’d want a canopy bed, but we only have 8′ ceilings and it would just make the room feel so tiny. But I love the feel of white beds and the floral accent wall behind them.
Same song and dance here. Super simple decor, white beds, fun wall behind said beds. Although this shared bedroom is going to be housing one bed and a crib (heck, maybe even a mini crib depending on how this layout ends up in this small room), at some point we will have 2 big girl beds in here.
So I’m planning now for the future as well.
Light, bright, airy, yet still cozy! That’s what I think when I see this room. A room like this will be several years down the road for us, but I know it’ll be here before I know it.
Okay, so this is technically a boy’s room, but to me this screams gender neutral shared kid’s space! How cute is that green crib for some nursery inspiration? I love that this showcases more so of what we’ll be experiencing the first couple years of a shared girls’ room.
So, that’s what’s inspiring my design mind at the moment.
It’s clear I’m not the “themed nursery” kinda girl. I’m about colors and hopefully creating a space that will grow with the girls as they grow. Bunk beds? Who knows? Removing the closet door to make stuff fit? Things could get wild, you never know!
In the meantime, I’m going to be dreaming up more ideas and projects for Jordan to do in their room while I sit in the living room binge watching true crime docs to relax.