kids interiors

21.05.19

How to make multiple bed layout Work – 6 shared kids room ideas!

shared kids room

Today’s Interior Tuesday is about shared kids rooms. Why? Because most families, especially the city based ones, do not have space to have a room for each of their children. And great ideas on how to make a shared kids room work are always wanted.

We downsized with our move to London and actually have three of our four children in one room. So I know a fair part about sharing a room. It is a topic I have in my drafts for a Genuine Friday (because there is a little story to it), but at this moment Romy (our eldest) has her room and we put the three others together. Moreover, it is not a very big room but it works. One day I will share photos of the house, but first, we need to get the lamps changed… which is just one of those tasks that always stay on the to-do-list.

Anyway, sharing a room with your sibling is fun, but often there are just not enough rooms in the house and sharing is the only way. Often the size and shape of the room will already give you an idea on where you place the beds. But why not taking a look at some different layout ideas to see if they could work for you too.

Because there are lots of fun and practical ways to make the most of a shared room. Therefore, here are six ideas:

shared kids room
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Probably the most traditional layout: this layout has a nice symmetry and each child has an equal share of the room. I love how they decorated the two sides sop differently and yet they look so complementary way. Fresh, cosy and bright!

The beds and dollhouse are most likely from IKEA, the buntings* from Meri Meri as well as the pompom garland*. The cushions* and the yellow lamp is from Muuto.

 

small shared kids room
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Fitting two beds or more in a small space can be tricky and going up is a great solution. So with some DIY talent (or a good carpenter friend), a little imagination and creativity you can create something really cool.

 

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Bunk beds do not always have to mean the typical one above the other thing as this space proofs! Take the ‘light’ IKEA bunks, get clever and create something cool. And these three boys really seem to really enjoy their space.

 

shared kids room three children
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This was most likely designed by an architect but look how easy and smart these three beds look in this room. Like they are floating! And some smart storage was built in too and three girls have a very cosy room to share!

 

shared kids room bunk beds
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On first view this space does not look like it can sleep four children, doesn’t? Bunks have the obvious advantage of saving space. And kids love them too!

These are two Perch bunks* from Oeuf in birch. The light colour really helps to keep the room bright and open. The lower bed is independent, by the way, which means you can place it any way you want! Also, the ladders can be put on either the right or the left side of the bed. So the bunk really can adjust to your room!

Cushions and dolls are from Meri Meri*.

 

shared kids room
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Last, this layout allows for more open space in the room. These are two toddler beds and I am guessing that a pair of twins is living here.

I hope you enjoyed these ideas, for more shared spaces have a look at these 5 cosy shared bedrooms.

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14.05.19

Gorgeous Vintage children’s rooms with a very special bed

Vintage children's rooms

Hej! Look at this beautiful house from the 30’s that has kept quite a few features and original details. And that lovely garden with lots of greenery and several fruit trees.

Last weeks stunning family house was sitting right in Goteborg’s archipelago, but today we are a bit closer to the city.

And you are in for a treat! A vintage treat because this home houses two gorgeous Vintage children’s rooms and one even comes with a very special bed.

Vintage children's rooms

Vintage children's rooms

And? This bed is so cool isn’t? Feels a bit like a bunk on a ship…

Together with the Vintage wallpaper and did you spot the switches? So you can illuminate the box (light box) and that original lamp makes for a great reading lamp. Delightful!

 

Vintage children's rooms

Vintage children's rooms
A very cute house owner!

 

Vintage children's rooms

Vintage children's rooms

Vintage children's rooms

Vintage children's rooms

Vintage children's rooms

The second children’s room belongs to a girl, I would say. And shows a beautiful Vintage bed that can be extended. A cool rattan chair, a beloved canopy and more cool wallpaper. The room is kept very clean and minimal. Very refreshing and simple!

I need to keep today’s article quick and cheerful because I had a busy morning and I am already off to another rendez-vous! See you tomorrow…

 

Via Alvhem
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07.05.19

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

If you love island life, Scandinavian design and want to move into a stunning home that is all ready – this is your place!
You can find this stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö, Sweden.

And Brännö is an island in the Southern Göteborg Archipelago and famous for its traditional summer dances and child-friendly beaches. On the island, cars are banned and there are only around 800 inhabitants.

Connected via ferry service from the city, here you can climb the cliffs and enjoy amazing views. The narrow roads and small wooden houses add to the island’s old-fashioned charm.

Today’s house is built of Gotland nuclear pine – an outstanding material with low maintenance that ages beautifully. The interior has a lot of wood as well and is painted in beautiful soft colors and clean lines. The lush garden is, thanks to the L-formation, protected from both wind and visibility.

Let’s have a look at this architect family villa:

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö
The floor to ceiling windows really make this a very airy and light space that is both inviting and very stylish. I love that they used plywood for their kitchen, bathroom and more. It is a very underrated material with good longevity.

 

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö
Can you imagine sitting on this deck with a cup of tea or working on projects? I can! I will admit that I am not an island person and could never imagine to live here permanently but luckily we are all different.

Because I can imagine this very nicely as a holiday home… a very luxury one!

 

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö
Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Upstairs is a very nice and big children’s room that even has a little built-in playhouse!

Also painted in some lovely subtle shades and, again, lots of plywood. And those mint, rose and beige colour cimbination I find really very inspiring!

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

The master bedroom that houses a little baby at the moment as well. And that includes great built-in wardrobes too.

Stunning architect family villa on the island of Brännö

What do you think about this place? Open space, four lovely rooms, bright and in the middle of nature.

Via Kvateret
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30.04.19

Beautiful Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Hello, bonjour and welcome into this dreamy family apartment situated in Stockholm. An elegant turn of the century with impressive ceiling heights of over 3 meters.

You will discover stucco, rosettes, door and window mirrors, and beautiful wooden floors. A dream! That is enhanced with the famous Scandinavian light and a current owner who knows how to turn a place into a personal haven. There are two very lovely children’s rooms in here.

And the location is lovely too. Lovely is an understatement really, because the apartment sits right on Kungsholmen. An island in central Stockholm that could not be more cool. A large selection of shops, restaurants and cafés, the subway, Rålambshovsparken and Kronobergsparken for greenery, and since you are on an island, you are never far from the water either.

Let’s go for a tour:

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

 

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features
Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Kids room number one.

I love houses with rooms that are separated by windows. It is so charming and brings in a lot of light as well. And those cute nooks in front of a window, if I will ever be in the position to design my own house (one can dream), this will be on the list!

This apartment was completely renovated in 2016 and one bedroom has been divided into two with this mouth blown inner window.Genuis idea!

Multiple colours bunting*

Dotted cat: OyOy

Muslin mattress cover in vintage pink*

Lamp shade: Ikea

 

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Cool gallery wall and view into one of the children’s rooms. And that boho couch, so cute. A found a very similar one here*.

And have you already noticed that the walls are not white but painted in a great light grey shade?

Doll pram: Ooh Noo

Cute rabbit mirror*

 

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Stockholm family apartment with vintage features

Kids room number two.

This room is so sweet as well. Many details, vintage finds, design classics and fun toys. It really looks like a room that is used by a child, loved and full of dreams.

Bunting in gold*

White canopy*

Bunny: Maileg*

Must-have shelves*

Cool ride-on car*

Via Historiska Hem
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18.04.19

15 fun things for your Easter weekend

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Hello there! How are you? Are you away for the Easter weekend? We will enjoy it here in London with friends. And sun. Because the forecast says – temperatures of 20 plus, lots of sun and BBQ. I am so excited.

Because what better than hosting friends, opening BBQ season, a real Easter Egg Hunt outside and doing a bit of sightseeing and sitting outside for coffee and toilet stops?

But before, I have compelled a sweet list for you:

Ira-Loves-Mae
Ira Loves Mae is founded upon the idea that less is always more. And their clothing inspires families to live more intentionally in the moments that matter most.

Special Day – lovely journals* to keep memories from baby’s first year. (great gift idea)

 

emily ward home giovanni ribisi
Emily Ward designed a family home for herself and actor Giovanni Ribisi. So cool!

Lush quit Social Media!

 

black linen jumpsuit mini me
After the mini me round up. I need to add this cool look. Jumpsuits* made in a soft, medium weight, washed linen and a relaxed and comfortable fit.

So cute and perfect for your breakfast table – toast plate*.

 

kids room pink canopy
One blog to follow – Emma’s Vintage! Cool house, fun interiors and lots of passion in her work.

The Legend of Keanu Reeves!

 

magazine wall display
Cool idea! (via unsplash)

What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?

 

house of hackney founders home
Do you know House of Hackney? This is how the founders live. So fun!

How about our crazy life as a family of 6?

 

doodly kids clothing
All Doodly items* are ‘approved by children’: they are suitable for active play and fun and contain unique elements that amuse little dreamers so much.

I have decided that I will follow the same approach to my Insta as I do here now – less is more. And instead of sharing photos just for the sake of sharing I will share the ones I truly love or when I feel I need to talk…

oak and the little ones
Oak and the little Folk* have the cutest leather shoes, pinafores and baby rompers!

Happy Easter and lots of sun for you too!

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Paul and Paula blog

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