Ok, it was definitely not the plan to do a make-over in the first weekend that we were back home from our holiday. Yet, most of the changes in-and- around my house are totally unplanned and spontaneous. And updating the boys’ room with this swap around is therefore no exception. With the new school year on our doorstep the timing could actually not have been better.
I landed the idea of changing ‘a few things around’ on the Friday evening which resulted in a full day’s work on Saturday. Luckily my hubby was on board. Because we soon realized that both beds did not fit through the door. So there was a lot (!) of unscrewing and re-screwing. And have you ever tried moving a book case with all the books in it? Doesn’t work! Although the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos might look good, the ‘in between’ was a total chaos.
With our summer holiday coming to an end soon, the list of projects that we would like to start on is growing. One of them can start as soon as we are home: the kids rooms. Updating the kids rooms always makes sense after a summer break and at the beginning of a school year as kids mature so quickly in their time away from routine, homework and school uniforms. As surfer boy Sam just turned 9, we have his room in mind to start with. He got his own room earlier this year (after sharing a room most of his life with Jack) and we were still working of the ultimate finishing touch.
For nearly a decade, my boys have been sharing a room. At first it was a necessity as our New York apartment where we lived when Sam was born was tiny. When we arrived in Dubai, they started in separate rooms. But when I invested in the Oeuf NYC bunk bed (which had been on my personal wish list for a long time) the boys happily chose their obvious bunk. Jack up – Sam down. They loved being together in the mornings and evenings and I can tell you, it made the bedtime routine easy for me.
We often write about how we love creating spaces that kids grow into, not out of. When it comes to our own homes we obviously try to do the same. Jack and Sam have been sharing a room for quite some time now. Basically it was because I fell in love with the Oeuf NYC bunkbed before I even had children. Luckily it was also to their liking. As they grow up (so fast) we felt that we wanted to upgrade their room with some small changes, making it perfect for starting the new year.