When we returned to Poland after having our 3rd baby in the US, we returned to a boy room and a girl room and a parent room. Problem: girl room belonged to girl 8 years older than infant. Therefore, the adorable boy room had to go and become combo room. He was only 2, and didn’t know any better—so it made my job easier.
Over the time we’ve since been returned to Poland, I have slowly begun the transition into cute yet manly all at the same time.
Most of the time, the combination of frills and macho overlap, but, in the end, the identities of both stand out.
The key was going with a main theme. I love Paris. Hence: Theme Paris. I also love vintage. So we went with the theme of vintage bikes and Paris. Red bike for Maxwell. Green bike for Josephine.
When they were smaller—both in cribs, they each had a half of the room. The half of the room that was decorated for them. Now that they are bigger, however, they share a bunk bed —- and, although their halves are divided, life meshes everything together into one adorable whole. As it should.
Here are some fun photos showing how to make a bedroom for your boy and girl work as parts of a whole. Enjoy!
First up…their names and bikes. I should add, for their beds I went with a black (mainly) theme since there wasn’t a lot of red and green comforters I liked. Obviously this is Josephine’s name, bike, and bed.
Here are photos of Max’s name and bike—but now that he and Josephine are out of cribs, his bed is the bottom bunk (or is it?):
Next, I chose one more decoration per room side. Max, however, also ended up with the photo board on his side. I’m sure you’ll be able to see which is Josephine’s and then the others are Max’s:
The door was fun, too. When Max was born, our then 6-year-old made him a humongous poster that we have never taken down. So front-side of door belongs to Max. Back to Josephine. Hers is an Elsa Anna poster (I didn’t take a photo because we all know Frozen—smile and wink). Here is Max’s side of the door:
In the end, however, their two lives mesh into one.
Barbie and Robot stand united:
Mrs. Potato head becomes Star Wars warrior…defender of pink kitchenette:
Masked Minion and Princess Kitty guard the window:
And my favorite photo of them all…
Two hearts that still beat as one. Even as they sleep!
And while I know they won’t share a bed or a room forever, these precious moments and years that they do, I pray connect them as best friends for a lifetime!