I recently moved into a new house that needed a little TLC. The last few months of our lives have been lots and lots of projects, meanwhile living in a mess of paint brushes, blue tape, sawdust, and piles of stuff...
One project that is in the works is a girly pink room for Navy! She adores the color pink, as most girls do, and wouldn't accept any other color in her room. She was even pretty persistent on wanting to "help" with the painting. And actually, she did pretty good!
When designing kids rooms, a major element is ORGANIZATION and designing the means by which we are going to keep all the toys and trinkets looking clean in a childs room. You know what I am talking about right? The small little toys that are strewn about, the dress ups, the clothes that have exploded out of the dresser, the papers and drawings... if there isn't a plan for organization, kids rooms can get quite chaotic.
This is the stage I am at in the designing and planning of Navy's new room, organization. Here are a few fun ideas I have come across!
When it comes to shelving in a kids room, smaller cubbies tend to organize things much batter than a few large shelves where things get stacked up and still appear messy. Ikea makes a great cubby type shelf with the perfect 12"x12" shelf size. You can further organize things into baskets or bins too.
Plastic bins and labels will be your BEST FRIEND as you organize your childs toys and things. I love being able to sort Navy' toys into categories, or keep sets together so you don't start missing pieces. We have lots of stackable small totes that keep our playdoh, art supplies, tea set, puzzles, musical toys, and other things organized.
Bookshelves are a MUST in a kids room. I seem to pick up more books every day than anything else. A designated spot for the books will help keep things organized. Also, books can add lots of color to a room and become part of the decor! I love this forward facing bookshelves.
It has been funny for me to watch how quickly Navy has learned that her pictures can be hung on the fridge. Right now the doors and sides are completely covered in paintings and pictures. I would love to figure out some way I can display these in her room or in the house other than cluttering the fridge. The things she makes are just too cute not to show off!
So, although Navy's room is a work in progress, here are a few shots of where we are at.