Brandon and I wanted the kids settled in as soon as possible, so we made their rooms a priority. They both took to the home immediately when we were house hunting, and it figured heavily in their conversations for months, but the transition (and long wait between houses) was hard on them.
This is what E’s room looks like to start. You’ll recognize nearly everything from her old room here. Same bed, with a mishmash of bedding because we haven’t found it all yet. Same 8′x10′ pink rug, which fits perfectly. Same dresser that I painted pink, and her rocking chair is back too. There wasn’t room for her two wooden bookshelves or the play table, but those will be put to good use elsewhere.
I’m glad that she still loves her horse bedding, because it will bridge the pink that’s staying and the blue that’s being added. This is what making the bed looks like according to a four-year-old, FYI. It’s very important to tuck in your doll and baby jaguar.
I brought in the bookshelf that used to be in our bedroom, and I think that will work for her. The shelves will hold more books and toys as we unpack them. We’re using the closet for toy storage too, since all of her clothes fit in the dresser.
Eleanor requested a plant for her room. (I gotcha, kid!) She’s super into plants, seeds, and bugs right now. More fun facts about this girl we’re crazy about: she has learned how to whistle and practices her new skill regularly, and she loves “reading” Blue Hat, Green Hat to August, but he always rushes to the “oops!” part.
Eleanor has also requested blue for her new room. I bought a dark blue bedspread and a teal throw from IKEA for her (both are in the wash right now), and when she saw them on the bed, she was happy. Room = done! To her, at least. I want to do a lot more.
Paint and curtains. Different lighting. More books, more toys, and more art on the walls. It’s all going to happen soon, but at least the room is fairly calm and put-together for now.