Over the weekend I decided to paint the boys' room, but, of course, I forgot that it was Family Day weekend here in Ontario and the paint store was closed both Sunday and Monday. I'm hoping to hit the paint store today to try a new shade of white that I think will be the perfect white for our entire house. I'm starting in the boys' room first.
If you follow me on instagram, you may have caught this video of Little Pilot helping me peel the paint off a door. It's peeling off several doors and much of the trim in our house. We hired pros to paint our house before we moved in almost 3 years ago, but either the paint failed or they didn't use the right primer paint combo and now I have a lot of paint to fix. NOT, fun! So changing up the paint, quite naturally, has led into a whole room spruce up.
One of the main things that I would like to achieve for their room is some smart storage solutions. The challenge that I face are having two little boys worth of things in one tiny bedroom. So today I have gathered a few inspirational images of storage solutions for children's rooms. These are all Ikea products. Ikea just seems to make sense. They have so many customizable options at a really great price point.
First off is the Stuva. This is the modular toy/clothes storage system and there are so many door options now that I'm really leaning towards including some in the boys' room.
Stuva unit made into a dollhouse: via
I really like the idea of using Ikea shelves for toy/clothing storage. Here two Ekby Jarpen shelves have been used stacked to maximize the vertical space.
These look like Lack shelves with a rod mounted to the bottom for clothes storage.
This is a clever way to use Ikea kitchen cabinets for storage in a child's room. I love the use of different door sizes to create interest.
Another option is to use Pax wardrobes. Love that the doors are painted with chalkboard paint.
I like the simple white doors too and that Marimekko teepee. I die! I think my boys need another tent, ASAP.
Now to paint the room and sew some new curtains. I've had the material for the curtains for some time now and have had them envisioned since the summer. Maybe now I'll get around to making them. :)
Have a happy Tuesday!