A Bedroom for Twins

February 24, 2016

We have spent the last few weeks working on Lucas’ new bedroom and it is nearly finished. Just a few pictures to hang, a new shelf to go up and it will be done. I’m hoping to be able to share some pictures of it in the next couple of weeks as I’m so happy with how it has turned out. Considering it is a tiny space we’ve managed to make it bright and exciting for a four year old, even if he is still upset about where I have put the world map!

The next step is the twins bedroom, this one I think will take us a little longer to get right. The room is a fairly decent size, in fact I think it is bigger that our bedroom but figuring out a layout that works is tricky when we have to fit two beds in. As it is the larger bedroom upstairs it would be nice to keep some floor space for them all to play up there.

They are still in cots at the moment but they are getting a little small and they keep on crawling into Lucas’ bed and getting cosy under the covers. They are ready to make the move into children’s beds and their room is desperate to be decorated. When we first moved in Lucas was 10 months so we didn’t do much to it, then when we found out we were having twins we knew he would have to move into the smaller room so we decorated that for him. Since then we still haven’t done anything to the twins room; it is still beige with all sorts of random furniture in and old baby things we need to clear out.

I still can’t decide exactly what I want to do with it but I’ve picked some things out that I like the look of just to get the ball rolling.

Twins Shared Bedroom

Children’s Beds/Shelving/Storage Baskets – House of Fraser

Transport Bedding – Ikea

Letter Cushions – George at Asda

I’ve been pinning pictures of shared rooms for quite a while and one of my favourite pins has these beds and shelves in from House of Fraser. I love the bright colours and that you can get them in different shades to mix and match for a shared room. I also love the idea of the twins having their own shelves and storage. They share so much it would be nice to them to have something to keep put their own treasures on. I like the idea of having them above each bed and it is always good to have some wall storage. The storage baskets are also from there just because I loved the colours, I think they’d look cute at the bottom of each bed.

The bedding is from Ikea and I look at this design everytime I’m in the shop. I always like how their bedding is something different and I know my car mad boys would love this one. Lucas had something similar and the white background helps to lighten everything in the room.

I’ve actually already bought a ‘L’ letter cushion for Lucas’ room and it looks fantastic. These cushions are only little so perfect for popping on a child’s bed (or amongst the mountain of teddies in Lucas’ case) and since I’ve already got one it only seems fair that the twins should have their own too.

I don’t want them to have everything the same but I still want it co-ordinated so trying to find things that match but aren’t exactly alike is the most difficult part. I still want them to feel like they have their own space in a shared room but I’ll enjoy doing this one before they have too much of an input!

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25 Comments

  • Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    I love those shelves and beds! They’ve got a really cool retro feel that you don’t tend to see often in kids furniture. Love the monogrammed cushions too – so cute and a really nice way to get them learning to spell their name!

    February 24, 2016 at 2:12 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      That’s a good point, I hadn’t thought of that, will definitely have to get the cushions now then!

      March 2, 2016 at 4:03 pm Reply
  • Kara

    Love these choices, especially the beds, I love that you want to do matching/unmatching, it is what we did with Addy and Deacon as they currently share xxx

    February 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh I hope they like it, I just think it’s nice for them to have things that are just their’s rather than being exactly the same!

      March 2, 2016 at 4:04 pm Reply
  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    Those letter cushions are awesome! I actually spotted them in the shop the other week and it was only a glare from Paul which stopped me buying them. I love a bit of colour despite being a huge fan of grey, black and white … orange is my fave though as opposed to yellow, but the shelves are lovely!

    February 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh I just ordered the cushions online so I was made up when they came and were as lovely as I had hoped! I like your splashes of colour in the pictures of your home, always looks so cheerful!

      March 2, 2016 at 4:05 pm Reply
  • KarenAnita

    The yellow furniture is gorgeous. One of my favourite colours for a nursery! Especially against the monochrome of the letter cushions. This is going to be such a cute room, I can feel it!

    February 24, 2016 at 4:32 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you, I think yellow is always a lovely colour to decorate in too, so cheerful!

      March 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • Louisa

    I love the beds that you chosen. I think it’s a great idea that the twins will have similar/coordinating but not identical beds/shelves etc. The bedding is cute too. We have Ikea bedding in the girls room and it has lasted well with what they throw at it!

    February 24, 2016 at 5:29 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Same here, my eldest had some Ikea bedding and you just can’t go wrong!

      March 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • The Reading Residence

    My Little Man has that bedding and I do love it. His room is white, too, which allows us to put bright accessories and the like in there. Love your picks, it’ll look gorgeous x

    February 24, 2016 at 7:03 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks, I can’t wait to make a start on it, love white with splashes of colour! xx

      March 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Esther @ Inside Out & About

    How exciting to have a big room to redecorate – even though it probably won’t feel like that as you’re doing it. I love the idea of a treasure shelf above their beds. So so sweet. Kids just love collecting things don’t they? Those cushions are fabulous! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! xx

    February 24, 2016 at 9:09 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Esther, I love doing the kids rooms so I’m looking forward to this one. Treasure shelves are just something I would have wanted as a kid, think they are lovely! xx

      March 2, 2016 at 4:09 pm Reply
  • Sarah Christie

    Hayley these are beautiful, I love the co ordinating colours, and the car bedding. It is great how the boys will have their own unique colours too. And I cant wait to see Lucas’s room xxx

    February 24, 2016 at 9:43 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I know, I need to get some photos of it soon before it gets too messy! Looking forward to this one as well xx

      March 2, 2016 at 4:09 pm Reply
  • mummyofboygirltwins

    All cute! All fab. I also nearly bought those cushions – they’re in Homebase too. Gorgeous. Good luck – can’t wait to hear more. Thanks for linking up – much appreciated. Jess xx

    #HomeEtc

    February 25, 2016 at 2:44 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      The cushions are lovely, I like that are mini ones so perfect for kids rooms. I’m sure I love all these things more that the children, haha xx

      March 2, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
  • Notmyyearoff

    It looks so good and it really goes together nicely too. I love those letter cushions, I didn’t realise George did ones like that. I’m going to have to pop in. Z would love the car bedding too! 🙂

    February 25, 2016 at 2:46 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      The cushions are fab aren’t they, a few places do them now I think but I like these mini size ones!

      March 2, 2016 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Mary @TheHeartyLife

    I love it all Hayley – in fact I need to follow you on Pinterest as I like ya style! I think those things would be great for any siblings sharing too as they are so versatile.

    The world map incident made me laugh out loud… after Megs going nuts this week over a white blouse that was “too white”, I can only imagine what happened! Can’t wait to see his room x

    February 26, 2016 at 1:16 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Oh gosh Mary, I can’t even tell you how many times I have conversations with Lucas about things like that! The map seems to have been accepted in the position I wanted it now but we’ll see, haha! xx

      March 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm Reply
  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    Aaah HAYLEY!! I LOVE all these choices 🙂 Fabulous 🙂 We’ve got IKEA bedding for the boys and they’re SUCH good value. I think the pillow and duvet cover sets were something crazy like 8 quid!! Thanks so much for linking up with us darling — I hope you can join us again tomorrow from 6am on #HomeEtc

    March 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thanks Caro, as soon as I get the photographs of Lucas’ room I’ll be linking up. It needs a good tidy already though, haha! Ikea bedding is such amazing value, I always check there first now xx

      March 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm Reply
  • Tania @ Larger Family Life

    I do like those letter cushions! A great selection you’ve chosen there overall, though!

    March 7, 2016 at 2:52 pm Reply
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