It’s been a while since I showed you Cupcake’s bedroom. I’ve made a few adjustments, rearranged the furniture a few times and then a few times more. I wasn’t thrilled with the layout of the room as it didn’t leave much room between the end of the bed and the dresser. There also wasn’t much room for play.
The most recent arrangement looked like this.
I moved the bed to the other side of the room to try to make more room for playing. I really wanted a smaller bed in the room, but I’m trying to work with what I have. Turning it like a daybed seems to make the most sense since her room is long and narrow. The play area was great with this arrangement, but there was one problem.
I didn’t like the bed and dresser in this arrangement. It was awkward, but also dangerous. Pumpkin discovered she could get up on the bed and then climb up on the dresser. Um, yeah, I don’t need my 23 month old (!!!) climbing! (she wanted to reach the hair bows)
So Cupcake and I got busy in there during Pumpkin’s nap time yesterday. She helped me move the dresser (she places the furniture movers under the legs for me!) and cleaned!
The promise of a new night light was very motivating! This girl is afraid of the dark. She sleeps with the door open and likes to have her blinds and curtains open. She has a small bedside night light, a flashlight and a battery operated candle. And sometimes that just isn’t enough. She gets up in the middle of the night and turns the hallway light on.
The hallway light is a problem for two reasons. One: it’s a lot of energy because there are actually two lights on the switch. Two: it’s annoying to me because we also sleep with the door open (so I can hear fussy girls in the night) and the light shines on me.
So, we rearranged and cleaned her room and waited for Pumpkin to wake up from a nap. And then we made an impromptu trip to IKEA.
And she’s now the proud owner of a new SMILA BAGGE wall lamp. Placed just above her newly relocated book reading nest. She tried it out with Those Darn Squirrels and instantly approved!
I’m much happier now that the dresser and bed are on opposite walls again. I love the book reading nest area. And there’s still plenty of room for playing.
The dresser is now on the interior wall, under the gallery wall and there’s still space for her doll house. Oscar approves of the new layout as well.
I still have a few updates I might like to make in here. I’m thinking of shifting those pictures over above the bed. I think they’d look a little better scooted over, but I’m hesitant because the girls like to jump on the bed, so I imagine they’d get knocked down frequently.
Also I need to rehang the other lanterns above the bed. This time a little higher. They got knocked down when Cupcake and her friends were jumping on the bed.
I wasn’t originally keen on the bed overlapping the window, but it’s been working well for a while. I think this is the best arrangement so far, so maybe we’ll live with it for a while. I am a serial furniture rearranger, though, so we’ll see.
Of course I had to sneak into her room after she went to bed last night to see her bug glowing. It’s plenty bright, so I think our hallway light days are behind us! And yes, she is sleeping under her comforter in summer!
So, I didn’t get the rest of the house cleaned post-lake weekend, but I think we made good progress. And today is a new day. And I’m sure I’ll get distracted by the sewing machine or something.
I like to rearrange furniture when I’m procrastinating. What about you?
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