I recently read this article about where children sleep throughout the world. WOW! It just makes me happy we can provide the essentials and a bit extra for our kids. Of course, some of the children in the photos have a lot of extras. I thought we’d share Ethan’s bedroom to show how we live and provide for our 4-year old. It’s not to flaunt but rather to show a different perspective.
We updated his room a couple weeks ago and just finished with most of the finishing touches. The reason for the updates goes like this: Autumn learned to climb out of her crib which meant she was done with the crib and needed a bed, she would get Ethan’s old mattress so Ethan needed a new mattress and we were already planning on getting him new furniture, we found a great bunk bed set but it was to big for his room so he and Autumn switched, and now Ethan has Autumn’s old room (which was actually his first room when we moved in) and Autumn is in Ethan’s old room. Whew! And we did all that in one weekend.
Our approach to his room is simple: Keep the room simple and functional! The bunk bed allows friends to sleep over and for Autumn to have a bed so she can allow guests to sleep in her bed. Ethan’s only toys are on one shelf. Otherwise, all his toys are in the family room where we spend most our time. Decorate with pictures that have some significance for him. Allow him to grow into it.
The verdict: Ethan loves it! He plays in his room on his “fire rescue boat” more than ever. Enjoy the photos.