Double Occupancy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Do you remember when I talked about redoing my twins bedroom way back when? If not, no worries it was awhile ago, eleven months to be exact. I still haven't gotten around to it. Time, money, space. Space, money, time.  And of course the indecision that plagues me whenever I have the chance to make big changes. Not to mention their room is tiny, so I've felt limited in the whats and hows. But much to my happy surprise my oldest decided he wanted the smaller room (fresh start me thinks. sometimes it's easier to just move than clean), so I think it's finally going to happen. Yesterday we took the day to move him into their room. And now that Fisher's room is filled with abandoned objects that didn't make the cut into the new room, plus being filled willy-nilly with M+L's room full of belongings, many of which I realized we really could do without, we are going to use it as a temporary dump to pile other worn/tired/unused items into it. I am going to dig around my house and get rid of things that need to be gotten rid of, then clear it out all out and start over for M+L too. There very well may be yard sale in my future. 

I am still pretty indecisive in the direction I want to go, but with a bit larger of a room I will certainly have more options. These are a few images I have gathered for inspiration. I love bunk beds, but they terrify me. I am just not sure I can handle the daily stress of my children pushing each other off of them either in play or in haste. I would have to get one of those "___ days since last injury" boards. But that little house bunk bed! How cute is that? I also really like the end-to-end beds in the second photo. And considering we already have two similar beds that's the route I am gravitating towards. I was an only child so I never had a shared room. Right now they don't mind but I'd like to set it up so they can grow into it as well (again with the least injuries to each other as possible). Did any of you share a room with your sibling/s? Any advice you can give me on things you liked or hated or wished for? 

I am signing off for the week so I can start this giant project we now have set in motion, if I wait a minute too long I am afraid the whole thing will become a sort of monster under my bed that I cower and hide under my blankets from - I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! 

Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 


  1. All of these rooms are frikkin adorable. When my sister was born, my dad built me a bunkbed from scratch and even though we didn't have to, we share a room for a few years because of that bed. Sure your kids are going to swing from it. I did flips off of mine. But we were never injured and it was great fun. Eventually he took a saw to it (when I was in college actually) and it's now two separate beds but definitely something I can't imagine my childhood without. Good luck with your project!

  2. i'm in the same mode: get rid of everything! we already have one big box and two big bags full of items to donate, and we've tossed old files and crappy objects that we don't need and no one else would want. there's something therapeutic about getting rid of the things that we don't need because of a move. although, quite honestly, the rest of the moving process is quite stressful ':)

  3. Awesome! I am feeling the excitement for you! I think that's so great that Fisher chose to make the move to the smaller room. The feeling of having a new space would definitely get me excited. We did a short bunk when my boys shared a room, and I was gonna suggest that - until you mentioned them getting rowdy with each other, a problem I never had to deal with b/c of the age difference of my guys, so yeah I think I'd lean toward the end-to-end beds for now. You can always do bunks when they get older and need more space (and are more calm, lol!) xo

  4. Oh these are wonderful spaces I like the third one in particular not sure why. Haha my sister and I had bunk beds when we were small. I had the top bunk and actually fell out of it head first. Bamo! Right on to the floor : O

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  5. I'm an only child too, and any time I spent the night at friend's with bunk beds, I was secretly terrified of sleeping up top. Apparently I was a timid child too. ;) Like Yelle (and you) we're getting rid of things. When I have energy, that is. And our guest room has gone from a double bed to twins. These rooms are inspiring, can you believe it? XO

  6. I was just wondering... how do your twins decide on things? who is going to sleep in the upper bunk bed for example? do you have to interfere often? or do they sort it out themselves? I'm an only child, so I have no idea who siblings handle that. or parents... xo

  7. I can tell you a few bunk bed stories that might put you off them even more (I regularly used to roll out of my top bunk and spent a whole year of my childhood with black eyes. I then moved to the bottom bunk and my grandmother sat with my sister on the top bunk and well, she's not the smallest of ladies and the bunk caved in on me). Trauma I tell you. But saying that, I loved having bunk beds, lots of fun memories. Can't wait to hear what you decide.

  8. These are all wonderful. I like the end to end idea too- also the corner set up of the 5th image. M+L must be sooo excited.


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