My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Decorating for the girls ... A doable dilemma?!

When Chalk and Cheese share a room ...!

This is Munch and Beastie Boo. 
They're both my little princesses ...

But that's pretty much where the similarity between the two of them ends!

Whilst Munch is all about pink, glitter, tutus and rainbow coloured unicorns, Beastie will take your glitter and decorate the floor with it (deliberately), happily wear a tutu but will choose to pair it with welly boots whilst jumping in muddy puddles, and as for the unicorns ... she'd love one, but as long as it was green like Hulk!

But they adore each other!

The girls share a bedroom, and right now, they wouldn't have it any other way. In spite of the dreams and girls bedroom ideas we had when we moved in here last year, we haven't been in a position yet to decorate the bedrooms. Luckily, the house was in a sound decorative state when we moved in, so it wasn't something that desperately needed doing immediately. However, it is something we've been wanting to do more and more as time has gone on, and we've been looking at colour schemes and furniture/storage ideas that would suit them both.

This is where things have become a little tricky. So we asked the girls what they would like ...

Colour scheme
Munch: Pink or purple with sparkles
Beastie: Green and red with some pink

Munch: Pink fluffy carpet
Beastie: Rugs. With superheroes, Frozen and Care Bears.

Munch: Units with hearts and flowers
Beastie: Glittery shelves with lights and superheroes.

As you can see, as much as they love sharing a bedroom, their ideas of how it should look are quite different. So I think we are going to have to sit together and have a look round at some different girls bedroom ideas online, as I am sure there has to be some way of reaching a compromise that both are happy with. After all, their bedroom is their space, and although we as parents need to be happy with how the room is designed, we need to ensure that we allow them to express their own personalities through their choices. With Munch being 6 and Beastie being 3, we need to keep in mind that children don't just sleep in their bedrooms. They play, learn and develop there too.

Hopefully, we can find a way to make their room fun, relaxing and educational whilst making it a space that they can both be proud of!

Disclaimer: This post has been written in collaboration with Homify, however, all words and photographs are my own and have not been influenced.

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