With our transition from the US to India, it meant downsizing. However, I had a hard time downsizing the kid’s stuff. While we did sell off enough toys to make a few kids extremely happy (as well as some furniture), we still have a lot of kid’s stuff. The fact is in Phoenix, we had a large formal/living dining room that we used as a kid’s area. We need a run kid’s room but also we are limited to space.
In Phoenix, my daughter had a bedroom. When she turned three, she transitioned into her own bed. My son didn’t really have a room as he slept in our room and his “room” was used by our au pair. Now we don’t have a play room and the kids are sharing a room. We also do not have a closet either so dressers will have to do. But – then we went from a dresser and large closet to well… one dresser to share for the kids. Thus we knew that we needed to find sleep area that was also functional and well organized. See this old post to see a larger view of our previous play room.
We needed a Fun Kid’s Room
Our kid’s play room had a variety of areas. I wanted toys to be accessible and in a layout that was practical. While it wasn’t always cleaned up daily – I was a bit particular about putting things away RIGHT. Sure enough one random ball from a pounding ball toy showed up when we moved. So glad my husband didn’t convince me to throw it away
Anyway here is our kid’s room. Boy/girl sharing a room in India is common. And honestly we co-sleep mostly anyway.
So there’s the kids room. Sorry it took forever to get the photos up!