a boy and girl bedroom


My kiddies share a bedroom, and luckily this works really well for us. They are both pretty good sleepers, and they seem to genuinely enjoy sharing their bedroom space.

As they get older, their bedroom is increasingly becoming their haven; a space they run off to together, to giggle and play and hatch plans. And as they get older, it some how seems more important for them to have ownership of their room; for it to be really theirs.


So lately I've been working on updating their shared bedroom, and making it reflect a little more of their individual personalities. You can see the post I shared of their bedroom from a year ago here which looks so baby like to me now. It was perfect for them at that time, when they were still very much in the transition from babyhood, but I love that the new style bedroom is something a little more grown up, and is the kind of scheme that would still work for them in a few years time. 

You can  pop over to the Laura Ashley blog to find out more about my mind set and my ideas as I approached this little update. But I wanted to share some more of the photos here, and some links to some of the lovely businesses I used to help give their bedroom that real personal touch. 

I've tried my best to include links to the shop where I know that items are still available to buy... sorry if they aren't. Apologies that I didn't even begin to attempt to link up all the many toys you can see, there were just so many. But if you want to know where I got something, and I haven't included a link, then just ask in the comments or on social media and I'll let you know if I can.

bedding : Laura Ashley   spotted cushion : Ikea   flag cushion : Tommy Hilfiger
 bedding : Laura Ashley   mini drawers : Ikea (refinished with Laura Ashley paint)
 star fairy lights : Laura Ashley   flag helmet : Kiddimoto   bespoke baseball cap : Lucky Seven
 baby rainbow tassel garland : Divine Drops   hydrangea fairy lights : Laura Ashley
 townhouse selves : GLTC   'reach for the stars' sign : Tigerlilly Quinn   
 house shelves : This Modern Life
 superhero bear : Build-a-Bear Workshop
 'enjoy the little things' tin : Tigerlilly Quinn   nesting dolls : GLTC
 custom made car number plate : American Number Plates
gingham cushion : Ikea   floral cushion : Sainsburys   'hello sunshine' cushion : This Modern Life

We were kindly gifted some items by Laura Ashley in order to collaborate on this make over, but all other items I purchased myself.

22 comments

  1. What a great bedroom. I love that you managed to work in their personalities.

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    1. Thank-you. I didn't want it to feel like a catalogue bedroom, but like one that real children actually live in. I love that it reflects them so much. x

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  2. It looks fantastic and it's given me a whole heap of ideas! We're starting to think about how we're going to arrange things when our girls go in together and Pip moves out of our room and into the nursery; even though they're both girls they've got quite distinct personalities and I hope we can reflect that, rather than Elma feeling like she's just staying in Kitty's room.

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    1. I think its so easy to do something generic and matchy with kids rooms, but I love that their room is so them. And it's kind of deliciously mismatchy... or at least that's what I'd like to think anyway. You could definitely apply the idea of giving them half a room each; whatever their gender! x

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  3. Where did you get the rainbow from? I love it.

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    1. The little wooden one? That comes apart by colour? It was from Sainsburys, and was super cheap. I'd seen a fancy one on some designer kids website that was four times the price.

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  4. It's so sweet, I love that they share a bedroom but you've managed to make it a little space for each of them. They must love it in there, especially with all the little bits and bobs displayed, it finished the room off perfectly xx

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  5. Hello!

    I love this SO much. I'm not pregnant at the moment but we have an 18 month old girl, a two-bedroom house, not enough money for a three-bed and, if I were to have another baby and it were a boy then they would have to share a room.

    I love how you've made this work!

    Love,

    Beth from http://bettyandthebumps.com

    xx

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  6. Absolutely stunning. I love how you can draw a line down the middle of the room and see their personality popping on all sides for each of them. I shared a room with my brother almost my whole childhood. We had a brilliant time together. Absolutely love all your beautiful touches. We even have a few of the same things. :) Great minds shop alike! lol Stunningly put together. Love the photos.

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  7. We are preparing to move the boys in together, although there probably won't be the same divide as they are into more of the same things. I love the little differences though

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  8. I love their room! It's gorgeous!

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  9. What a lovely room they both have! I love how colourful it is :) xx

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  10. Oh I didn't realise they shared a room but I love how they both have their own clear personalities in the room and they gel perfectly x

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  11. You have done their room lovely! I love the contrast between the 2 sides! So cute Xx
    Oliviacherylx.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. You have captured the different sides of the room perfectly! We love This Modern Life too, I could spend a fortune there. Love the garland! A perfect room for your perfect littlies! x

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  13. Honestly, this is such a beautiful, beautiful little room. I'd have something very similar if I had a boy and a girl. It's so nice they share a room x

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  14. It's beautiful!! You have such a knack for design. I wish you would come redo my kids' room!

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  15. Oh my a little jel my have to pinch your ideas for when I move Ami and little bear together. Such a beautiful room for your little ones you could be in a home mag :) xx

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  16. What a beautiful room. I love the two sides, they styling is so different yet they perfectly compliment each other.
    My little boy and girl shared up until earlier this year, and their room was so mismatch, just random things for each of them dotted around the room. I don't really have the keenest of eyes for good interiors, I could have done with seeing this post a few years ago for ideas!xx

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  17. Wow love this set of images. The room is so awesome!!!

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  18. Oh Lucy, their bedroom looks wonderful! LOVE how they're sharing a room but each side represents their individual style and personalities. I am obsessed with This Modern Life too, they stock such awesome stuff! xxx

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