When we found out that our third & final child was going to be a girl (that makes 3 little ladies if you’re new around here), I immediately had visions of a shared bedroom where they’d read books to each other before bed and have to quell their nighttime giggles. I wasn’t sure if it’d turn out as magical as I had imagined in my head because there’s a lot of whining and arguing in real life, but I’m happy to report that our girls love have done so well in their shared space.
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Storage solutions that help three girls share one bedroom
This room is only 10′ x 13′ so if we can make it work in this small of a space, so can you. My mom and husband thought I was crazy at first, but with a little hard work & creativity, it worked out quite well.
If you’re wondering where all of their toys are stored, I’m a big believer in less is more so we try to purge a few times a year, but that being said, we do have a designated play room where lots of messes & memories are made. Their bedroom is literally just for sleeping and getting dressed, so it stays pretty tidy thanks to a few systems in place.
Each girl has their own 3 drawer dresser for their tops and bottoms. The dressers are from IKEA and they’re the smallest ones I could find. I placed them next to each other to give the illusion of one piece. Since they come as natural wood, we painted them white and spray painted the knobs black. Jackets and dresses are hung in the closet and then items like undies, pajamas & socks are stored in another dresser that’s inside the closet. And lastly, all of their shoes are stored in personalized bins by the front door.
Making the beds in the morning is a breeze thanks to the Beddy’s zipper bedding system (use code ELLISONMADE20 for 20% off if you snag one). The girls just zip up their covers, fluff their pillows and go on with the day. Check out this blog post for my review of our Beddy’s sets.
When we were house hunting, I made sure to get exact measurements for any house we were seriously considering to make sure there’d be enough space for three twin beds. Here is the listing photo of the room before.
Here is the shared room after the first reveal:
And now after our mini makeover where we replaced the ceiling fan for the crocheted pendant, added a styled wall shelf, completed the opposite wall decor and swapped out the white bedding for our vintage blush zipper bedding.Thanks for stopping by to check it out & as always, let me know if you have any questions!
Here are most of the resources for our girls’ shared garden bedroom
- Paint Color is Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter, but color matched & made by Glidden in their Duo Diamond Line at Home Depot.
- DIY Shiplap
- Memory Foam Twin Mattress
These are the 8″ mattresses that I got on Amazon, they are super comfy and come rolled up. There is an option for 10″ thickness as well (I think standard mattresses are 10″-14″), but for 3 of them it added up so we went with 8″ thickness. I did tuck some excess fabric from the bedding into the rails since the bedding is compatible for mattresses up to 15″.
- Hand Crocheted Light Pendant
- White Metal Twin Frame Bed
LOVE these beds – no box spring required, slats only and you can adjust the height from 7″ – 11″. I got ours from Amazon, but they’re actually cheapest here! (And they sell for $100 more at Target! – Same manufacturer, style & everything)
- Watercolor Floral Wallpaper Artwork We got the 24″ x 36″ size artwork and framed these ourselves, but you can take any frame & just remove the glass front for a similar look.
- Pink Faux Fur Blankets
- Sister’s Sign(Note that the one in this room is 36″ x 36″ but because this size is very costly to package and ship, I made a 24″ x 24″ version available instead and we also sell a 24″ x 36″ which can be made horizontally or vertically)
- Grey Velvet Lumbar Pillow
- Blush II All-in-One Zipper Bedding
We are proud to be a Beddy’s Partner – use code ELLISONMADE20 for 20% off your Beddy’s purchase!
- Ballerina Plush Doll
- Pink Tassel Pillow OR Blush Faux Fur Pillow Covers(I bought mine from Kirkland’s at a very deep discount, they have since discontinued those pillows, but I’ve linked two darling options above.
- IKEA Rast Dresser
These were the smallest dressers I could find. They come in a natural, solid pine wood, so we just painted them white and spray painted the knobs black. They do not hold a ton, but they hold enough for each girls’ tops & bottoms.
- Galvanized Metal Wall Planters
- Natural Shallow Basket with Handles(Used to hold books), mine is from Home Goods years ago, but I’ve linked a darling one at Target
- Natural Tall Basket
- Wood Shelves were a DIY using a wood round from Home Depot cut in half and attached to shelf corbels. My exact corbel brackets are not available online, I found them in store, $16 for a 2 pack. We attached two hooks onto the back of the wood round to attach to the wall, the corbel isn’t actually attached to the wall, it just helps balance and hold up the shelf.