Here are some of my favorite things in their room…
(I just realized I never shared this quilt! I made it a year ago for Dallin…details coming soon!)
These Star Wars pillow covers are so cute and were a steal on eBay! I saw them on another online shop for $13+shipping but thought I might be able to get them cheaper if I looked around. Sure enough, they had every pillow from C3PO, Storm Troopers, R2D2, and Yoda on there starting at $3. I may have to go back and get a couple more.
I cut out a large circle of fleece that was about 3″ larger than the chair. Then I sewed fold over elastic around the edges (like I did in this post). Voila! Slipcovers in under 15 minutes!
Many might say, “Why bother even making the bed when you are just going to get in it again?” For me, it is a simple way to make even the messiest of room cleaner, it is nice to climb into after a long day, and it teaches the kids simple household tasks. However, bunk beds are another story all together. They are not simple to make. It is impossible to make them look good in a reasonable amount of time, and always require a lot of tucking in which can be hard for kids.
Do you see the image above? That was not an exaggeration. It was how the boys’ beds looked every time they made them.
After a lot of research, I decided to buy bedding that zips together for the years that they are sleeping in bunk beds, but this style of bedding is great for all beds!
It has made such a difference. Now their beds go from unmade to made in just seconds—without tucking in blankets or sheets!
They can sleep with the sides of their beds zipped up if they want to, or leave them unzipped for a more traditional feel. There is a side panel that hangs down to keep them warm if they sleep with the beds unzipped.
Both of the boys said that they slept better with their new sets. Aaron (my 10-year-old) said that he didn’t want to get out of bed the next morning because he was so comfortable so he went back to sleep!
I love walking into their bright and fresh bedroom. Here’s to organizing and simplifying our home together—one room at a time!