It is no secret that my 2.5 year old and infant will be sharing a room once baby boy arrives. I imagine Scarlett will be almost 3 years old when we finally put baby boy in the same room since he will be in a bassinet in our room for the first 4-6 months. This idea gives me so many mixed emotions. I really don’t know if this will drive me insane or not, but we are going to try it out. This room sharing should be temporary as we have an extra bedroom/loft space (which is being used for a play room right now) and have some future plans for our home. This is nothing we want to get into right now so we are just going to let them share a room for the sake of making the most of our space. Since baby #2 is indeed a boy, it has made my design inspiration a little more challenging. I had a very garden-esque/romantic/feminine theme for Scarlett’s nursery and kind of wanted to roll that theme over that for her little girl room. If baby would have been a girl, I think decorating would have been a lot easier, ha! But, it is okay! I’ve actually been having a lot of fun coming up with bedding, colors, fabrics, and decor to make it soft, gender neutral, and classic. I used to say that Scarlett’s room was Beatrix and Potter met the Secret Garden which was perfect for her and I adored it. Coming up with a boy/girl theme was a bit harder. For their room, I knew I wanted french blue, classic fabrics (matelasse’, gingham, and linen), classic soft plush stuffed animals, southern decor (bonnets, monogram letters, and framed vintage clothing), and iron beds. Even though their room does not really have a theme, I’ve decided to “run” with the french blue theme and do very classic decor that is reminiscent of vintage french baby decor with a southern touch. Below, I’ve listed all of things I’ve purchased so far and am sharing an inspiration board for their room! If you have had your children share a room, I’d love to hear from you 🙂
I went with the Matelasse’ bedding collection from RH baby+child for baby boy’s bedding. I got the skirt, boudoir pillow, and bumper in silver mist.
I went with the Frayed Ruffled & Vintage-Washed Percale Bedding Collection for Scarlett in white. I plan to monogram the duvet and sham in a dainty font. Still trying to decide which color I should do her monogram in– whether I should match the blue from baby boy’s bedding or if I should do a soft pink or neutral color. Advice welcome 🙂
Baby Boy’s Venetian Crib is by Bratt Decor. We absolutely loved it for Scarlett and wanted to use it for him, too!
Scarlett’s Twin Bed is from Wayfair / Joss & Main. I wanted to keep with the iron theme so that their beds were similar.
*I was also tossing up this iron daybed instead of the twin- how precious is it?! I decided on the twin since it would fit better in their room.
We have a dresser/changing table, tall skinny dresser, and plenty of closet space to fit their clothing and essentials already, so this was something that we didn’t need to purchase, thankfully! I am still trying to decide if I want a glider/rocker in their room or not. I know if baby boy wakes up in the middle of the night I will most likely take him into the living room or our room to feed him and get him back to sleep so I think our swivel chair in the living area may be best. Plus, it frees up some room as well. We already have a pretty glass lamp base from Scarlett’s nursery, very similar style here, that we plan to use. The lamp will sit on top of their side table that we found from TJ Maxx which we used in Scarlett’s room, very similar style here. If I could pick a new rocker, I’d definitely get this one from Pottery Barn Kids in a white twill! I also really love this dresser/changing table in white with gold handles!
We have gold monogram letters from hobby lobby for their side of the room to hang above their pottery barn shelves.Here are some other cute monogram letters I adore. I love these gold frames that I can either put photos of them in or possible pin their going home outfits onto. I also have both of their Beaufort Bonnets (his // hers) ready to be hung on their shelves to be on full display above their beds! I purchased the cutest little labrador dog bookend from Hobby Lobby the other day that I plan to paint gold and put on his shelf as well. I will probably grab this precious white piggy bank for Scarlett’s shelf. Will definitely be putting a few classic books on each of their shelves.
Shop some of their room pieces here:
For now, this is kind of all we have put together. Luckily, I had so many things already from Scarlett’s room that we get to re use which is so nice! The only thing left to tackle is curtains and a rug (which is kind of optional since we have a gender neutral one now). The curtains will surely stress me out since we have three windows to cover and two are different sizes. I am saving that for the very last thing! Again, if your children share rooms, I would absolutely love to hear from you!!!