Although I love looking at cute kids’ bedrooms on interior design websites, my kids bedrooms are NEVER going to resemble anything you might find on Pinterest. And that’s fine by me. I am a big believer in allowing kids’ bedrooms to be their spaces, not showrooms. Which is convenient as I have neither the time nor the money to style their rooms. And styled rooms mean you have to continuously clear the clutter, and I am simply too lazy for that….
When I was pregnant with my first baby we were living in a small, two-bedroom terrace house in the inner city. It was a gorgeous house but there wasn’t much space. Our would-be “nursery” was a multifunctional room (read: spare bedroom, study and junk room all in one). We planned on having the baby in our room for the first few months, only it was so small that we couldn’t fit a bassinet or cot in it. Poor Miss A spent the first few weeks of her life in the pram bassinet, half in our room and half poking out in the hallway! It wasn’t sustainable. So, off to the spare bedroom/nursery/junk room she went. I never really got to set it up as a nursery as when she was just 8 months old I fell pregnant again and we decided to farewell our inner city pad and move out to the burbs where grass and space were aplenty….