We live in a small condo and wanted a space for our twins that would be playful and fun, but not completely scream "baby." Having both a boy and a girl, we needed to keep the room gender neutral, but still light and cheerful with special touches for each of them.
We loved the adventure/outdoors trend and wanted to keep the colors fun and bright. After finding the "Darling Let's Be Adventurers" sign, the room ideas started coming. Shortly after, we found the arrow pattern fabric from Spoonflower, we knew exactly what colors we wanted to go with.
Casual, fun, DIY, budget-friendly
Since we are in a small space and had to fit two cribs, we went with Child Craft London Euro 2-in-1 Mini Cribs.
This added the difficulty of bedding since there are not a ton of options for mini cribs. We ended up making our own bedding using fabric from Spoonflower and Joann Fabric.
The dresser is the Ikea Hemnes 8-drawer dresser in white stain that doubles as our changing table. We personalized it by adding the yellow border and washi tape. The bookshelves are the Billy Bookcases also from Ikea that we added the same yellow paint to. We also used on of the bookshelves in the closet and added two shelves to better organize the closet for our two little ones.
The artwork was a collected of pieces found at Target, Hobby Lobby, many DIY projects, and vintage pieces from our own childhood.
I love the various artwork in the room specifically because so many of the pieces were homemade by family and friends.
The sweater hanging on the wall was knitted by my grandmother when we were younger and has been passed on to my babies, who she never got to meet.
The height chart was made by my sister and brother-in-law, who run an Etsy shop, Axe & Albatross.
My dad made the adventure banner for my shower that now hangs above their closet. The hot air balloon canvas was created at my shower using thumb prints from all the wonderful people who attended the shower.
I especially love the name signs hanging above the babies' cribs. We purchased letters, covered them with scrapbook paper, and hung them from actual sticks.
Each art piece brings the overall theme of the room together, but is also a reminder of all the special people who will love these babies so much.
Don't be too set on one idea and don't rush into creating the room too quickly. I am a huge planner and with twins on the way, wanted things done as soon as possible. By taking my time, though, I was able to find the perfect pieces. We didn't commit to anything unless we absolutely loved it. Most of all, we had fun filling the room with love and special touches.