Yesterday I shared with you the dilemma with my girl’s shared bedroom. After photographing it today, I am seeing more of the problems that I want to address. You can see that it isn’t a huge space by any means, but we’ve got a lot packed in this room.
Here’s what furniture we have in the room:
full sized antique metal bed
white Jenny Lind crib
desk and stool
2 dressers (one a flea market fix and the other a Target find)
The walls are looking especially bare over the bed and desk. I love the two horse and little girl prints that are over Denali’s bed. They are sentimental to me. These sweet prints hung in the room of my Grandparent’s house that I used to sleep in as a child. A few years ago, my mom gave them to me and I reframed them in simple white frames. But, I think that their scale is a little off for the size of this long wall. I think when they are grouped with the 3 prints from The Land of Nod I picked out, they’ll all come together as one larger piece. Or maybe they would look better together over Denali’s larger dresser. I’ll be playing around with this.
Over Olivia’s crib I have a fun metal bicycle that goes with her quilt. I want to keep that there, but I think I’ll make something new for the bike basket, I might be tired of the tissue paper flowers. And the vintage needle point and print over Olivia’s dresser with also stay.
Overall, I want the room to grow up a bit. It’s looking a little nurseryish through the camera lens. I think a few modern pieces of art, a sleek modern chair for Denali’s desk, some metallic gold touches here and there (especially on Denali’s bed) and maybe a change in lamps should help.
What do you think? Am I on the right track? Can you see how difficult it is for me to make the space fun and age appropriate for both a toddler and a tween?