In December 2018, we moved from a small 3 bedroom apartment, to an even smaller 3 bedroom apartment. In most people’s view, our downsizing to a smaller rental when we just had a 4th baby doesn’t make sense. But it was the right move for us! The downsizing aspect has also been so refreshing for us, well… for me in particular. I’ve been getting rid of things we really don’t need and overall am working on decluttering more and more on a regular basis (I might be turning into a minimalist lol). Essentially, I realize more and more than we really don’t need so much “stuff” in order to be comfortable or happy.
For many reasons, we are more at peace now in this place in our new neighborhood than it our last apartment. And I can say now from firsthand experience that you can’t put a price on peace! This apartment offers us everything we currently need and although it’s been challenging to work out the logistics of living in a smaller space, it’s been great!
If you haven’t read my previous blogs, you should know that my mother in law lives with us. As such is the case, she has 1 bedroom for herself, my hubby and I have our room of course, and the children share the third room. When my baby girl gets older and requires her own bit of privacy, we’ll make other arrangements. But for now, this has been working out well for us! We were able to set this room up on a budget and knowing me, I’ll probably add some more decorative touches in the future.
This room works well for our kids and they are happy to be close to one another. As you can see, I chose to go with a black, white and grey color scheme to keep things unisex and ensure the boys wouldn’t overpower the girl In the room and vice versa. I really wanted the kids to all feel like the space is theirs! I would have loved to put a cute rug down but with the height of the trundle bed being essentially down on the floor, I am sure a rug would get in the way of it rolling out easily. I think I may add some more wall art and possibly more storage solutions in the room but for now the room works! I will keep you updated on any changes and will eventually share their closet as well and how I’ve made it work for the kids. I’ve made sure to do everything on a budget as always, and I’m glad that I was able to execute my vision without breaking the bank!
Children can easily share space and you’re not a bad parent if they don’t each have their own room! And they can share a room that’s not only using each space wisely but also looks cute! It didn’t take much for me to pull this off and I hope to inspire you all to make your space feel like home whether you pay rent or a mortgage!
What advice can you give me on design elements that worked for you in your small spaces? And do you think I should paint the bookshelf? Also, I should specify that none of the items mentioned above are sponsored! I spent my own money to purchase these pieces and this is my honest feedback.
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