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A Happy Home - The Girls' Room

By A Happy Mum @A_Happy_Mum
I've been wanting to let the girls have a bedroom of their own for a long time. It can be small but it will be pink, it will have a bunk bed and it will be a cosy place where they look forward to unwinding, sharing secrets and just doing girly stuff together. Well, back in our old house, they did have a room but it was more like a storeroom-cum-bedroom since we didn't have much space to spare. In addition, the little sister would always come over to sleep with me and the baby, leaving the hubby to sleep on her mattress instead. Yes, we usually had to split ourselves up between the kids, does that happen to you too?
Moving to the new house, I was determined to change that and make my dream happen. Sure, the bedrooms in our new house are quite cramped and this tour is going to be very short because there just isn't much stuff you can put in 8sqm of space. But, we finally have a girls' room in our house, or what the kids prefer to call the Princess Room, and I'm just very, very thankful for that.
Let me show you just how it looks like.
A Happy Home - The Girls' RoomNow, since I was sure I wanted a bunk bed for them, I wanted it to be something personalised and in the color of their choice. After all, they are the ones who are going to sleep here every day so I wanted to make sure that they are firstly in love with their own beds. This is the customised bunk bed from Kids Haven, which the girls chose to be in purple and pink, I will be sharing more details in an upcoming review but you can see how it looks like here - house shaped rail with a cute little window, customised motifs with the letter 'A's and the ladder drawers which act as additional storage.
A Happy Home - The Girls' Room'A' heart 'A', Yup, I really love the motifs and I hope that they will always remind these two to love, care for, protect and respect each other. It's really so awesome to have a sister and I hope deep down they know that.
A Happy Home - The Girls' Room
To be more precise, we have a triple deck bed because there is a pull out bed at the bottom too. Once you pull it out, there is actually not much space to even walk or move around in the room! Still, we do it when they sleep because it helps to act as a cushion in case either of them were to fall off and it also gives the hubby or me a place to lie down if the girls wish to have a few minutes of our company. So far, the girls have been awesome and they have been going to bed on their own, giving me time to be with the baby since the hubby is usually not back from work yet.
A Happy Home - The Girls' RoomThe room looks pink and sparkly, thanks to the Nippon Momento feature wall that we did. For more details and to see how it was done, go here. Initially, we were debating over using yellow, green, purple or pink for the wall and as cliche as it may sound, I still think pink is the perfect choice for the girls and they are also very happy with their choice of color - Rose Gems MS117.
A Happy Home - The Girls' RoomFor the light, we installed this Winnie the Pooh ceiling light that we bought in Sweden previously. Their room isn't too brightly lit but since it is mainly a place for sleep and relaxation, I guess that is okay. Initially, we fixed a ceiling fan in this room only to realize that it was too dangerous as the big girl, who sleeps on the upper bunk bed, is able to touch the ceiling if she stands up. Yup, scary. So I had to get the electrician to come back again and we switched the ceiling fan to be in the boy's room instead. That also means the girls need to sleep with the air con on and in fact, theirs is the only air con that we turn on every night. Oh well, safety before everything, right?
A Happy Home - The Girls' RoomOur house comes with fittings and this includes wardrobes in all the bedrooms. The girls didn't have one previously and had to store all their clothing in my bedroom, so this was a very much welcome change for us. The wardrobe comes with two sliding doors with a light wooden laminate - I love sliding doors because you don't need extra space to open them, you just slide! Now, the girls get to pick what they wanna wear everyday and can easily reach the frequently worn clothes themselves. Yay!
A Happy Home - The Girls' Room
A Happy Home - The Girls' RoomThe wardrobe has huge compartments with closet rods and since we don't need so much space to hang their clothes (just like Mama, they don't really have that much clothes), I bought these dividers from Taobao which are really cool. No drilling, no hassle. All you need to do is tighten and screw them in place and you have just created additional shelves. Pretty handy, right?
A Happy Home - The Girls' RoomThere are also a couple of drawers in the wardrobe and one of it comes with an insert with these compartments for you to keep all your accessories neatly. We really love this and at least, it won't be so hard to find some hair clips or hair ties now. Yup, I seriously don't know why we are always misplacing those though.
A Happy Home - The Girls' Room
A Happy Home - The Girls' RoomTo keep out the light, we installed pale pinkish blinds with the help of Meridian Curtains & Furnishings. Read about our review here. We chose blinds instead of curtains because they seem easier to maintain and the cord is easy to pull which enables the kids to draw them on their own too.
A Happy Home - The Girls' RoomWhen it's time for bed, we turn on a night light - it is a white light but Angel designed a cellophane lantern and it makes it yellow. Lastly, thanks to Purlife, our home is now installed with air purifiers and I will be doing a review on them soon.
Yup, that's it for the girls' room. Small, simple, snug and we love it just the way it is. I'm so happy that the sisters have this place to grow up in together and I know it's going to share many of our secrets. In my next post, I'll show you the baby boy's room which acts as a playroom for now. Till then, happy holidays!
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This post is part of the "A Happy Home" series where I share all about our new Scandinavian-themed house, the renovation process and some tips and thoughts. Moving is never easy but it comes with an indescribable sense of joy in building up the house of your dreams. Remember, home is where the heart is and nothing is more important than being able to build memories with the people you love.
A Happy Home - The Girls' Room

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