Having a small space has it’s pros and cons. Advantage is that you tend to be more wise when it comes to shopping. Because you only have limited space, one must choose carefully what she buys so as not to clutter one’s space. This I have slowly mastered, well except for thrift shopping online for clothes (gah, I still can’t help it. I blame Ebay!)
Anyway the disadvantage, well there isn’t much space. That’s just it. So when we moved to our apartment a year ago, the challenge was how to maximize space especially with our spare room. The room that is intended for Gabbie is what we call “the kids room” true enough after three months of moving in, we found out we were pregnant. And just like that I was excited to fix the nursery/kids room.
To begin with, we opted to paint the room with a bright but not so gender specific color. So we picked sea green with a hint of turquoise. Then we did install a DIY wall decal just to add a little cuteness.
Here’s a look at what we did to our kids’ room.
Initially we wanted two single beds so that when they’re older they can have their own space but because the room isn’t big enough to accommodate two beds, we opted for a twin bed with a pull over.
The crib used to be Gabbie’s now she’s handed it down to her baby brother. Good thing we opted to buy a neutral color of dark green and khaki.
Because the room is bright as it is, we opted to tone it down with black and white sheets.
Because there’s just too much toys and we couldn’t install hanging bookshelves as the wall won’t be able to support the weight, we opted to buy these versatile racks instead.
We plan on buying those woven baskets so that other small toys can be placed and displayed. It’ll be easier too and less of a mess to put the toys in a basket, but for now this will do.
Cutesy animal clock from Ahma gives the room a “nursery feel”.
Accessorize the side table with all things baby! Personalized printable courtesy of Playtime Break.
I added jars filled with cotton and cotton pads while another jar I filled with sand and cherries that serves as an accent.
It’s very therapeutic to fix and decorate a room, more so when its your kids’ room. Oh how I wish their room was a bit bigger, I would’ve wanted to buy an accent chair but good thing hubby managed to control me or else the room would’ve been too crowded. Oh well, maybe when Juro’s bigger when it’s time to pack away the crib. Maybe then I could yet again rearrange their room but maybe then we’ll have a bigger house. Oh what hope the future brings!
Happy hump day!