In truth, our bedrooms are not large.
Each bedroom is less than 10×10. Which makes a shared bedroom a bit of a challenge. But in the end, we created a good space for sleeping. The kids are doing well in it – better than we even expected given their age difference. Henry has wanted to share a room since Lucy was born, so it was a dream come true for him.
Henry is a baseball fiend, so we agreed on a baseball theme for the room. Originally, this space was going to be an eventual room for the boys.
But instead, Lucy moved into the room to give private space for the baby. She actually loves “balls” and is too young to really care, so it’s working well for both of them.
Eventually, we may swap things up. But for now, the kids are enjoying their shared baseball bedroom. We kept much of the same red, white and blue decor that has been part of Henry’s room since his nursery. I still love the red, white and blue. And it’s the perfect complement to all the baseball and Cubs decor that Henry loves.
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As you walk into the room, we hung a few decorative details. The dino art is a placeholder. I’d like to add a photo of all three kids in their baseball gear.
We added a crib for Lucy with a drawer under for storage. I was able to find baseball bed sheets for both crib and twin size, which is perfect for this room.
She’s especially smitten with the sign above her crib. And her blankets, which also match Henry’s larger blankets.
We also needed to add an area for books and a chair for bedtime. We had the chair downstairs and just moved it into the space. The cube storage was in the basement and fits better here than a deeper dresser. Because Lucy goes to bed before Henry, we moved his clothes into a closet outside the bedroom. And Lucy’s clothes are still in the nursery, since that’s our main diaper changing table.
There is actually a large closet in this bedroom, but it’s basically being used for extra kids stuff and off-season clothing right now. But down the road, this could change and there’s plenty of space for clothing. It’s unconventional to have no clothing storage in the room, but it’s also perfect for our current needs.
This room is primarily for sleeping – there are other spaces for clothing and for playing. So as long a there are functional sleeping arrangements, we are happy.
On the other side of the room, Henry has a twin size bed. We built and upholstered the bed for his nursery 7 years ago and we were able to use much of the same bedding he already had.
We had to remove the giant DIY pegboard from this wall. It didn’t leave room for a bed. (But we did find another spot for it. Stay tuned.)
We added baseball signs throughout the room – most were found at Hobby Lobby and the majority were under $5 on clearance. All the pops of white look nice on the deep blue walls.
Not everyone would go for a dark wall color in such a small space, but it was Henry’s original choice and it works really well in here. It’s cozy – and it also keeps the room nice and dark for nap time, with the help of the room darkening shades. (Nap-time darkness is key with little ones, am I right?)
Henry’s most proud of this room – and makes sure to bring any friends or family members upstairs to see the shared space. He’s baseball obsessed, so this room speaks to one of his favorite things. And in true little sister form, Lucy loves whatever her big brother loves.
It’s a home run, am I right?
Here are a few of the sources for my favorite pieces (some affiliate links):
Baseball sheets crib sized | Baseball sheets twin size | Large baseball wall art | Rugby stripe curtains | Crib | Play Ball sign | Fabric pennants DIY | Twin bed DIY | Trunk side table DIY | Wall color – Behr Seared Gray
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