I know, I know. This is trivia, in the big scheme of life. If you're not one of the extremely small segment of the population who likes this stuff, just pass on by and I'll see you later. Okay?
But you know what? I love to see into other people's homes... see how they arrange things, how they decorate, how they live.
And on the off chance that you have the same kind of curiosity, I give you before-and-afters of the boys' room. Clearly, Sunset magazine isn't going to come calling anytime soon... this is just real life. And don't assume that they cleaned it. Not so much. They rearranged it. (Moving furniture is almost as near and dear to my heart as cleaning and purging ;D )
Here's how it was before...
You enter the room through the door on the left, and the boys' dressers were lined up against the wall.
Very efficient and uniform.
Turning to the right, I spy Tate at the desk studying his science. (Good boy!)
And the bunk beds, against the south wall, tucked in under the eaves. Very efficient, yah?
Tate is on the left, Wyatt on the right, and Gunnar in the top bunk. They used to rotate every New Year, because they all liked being on top (and sometimes we stacked both bunks), but now that they're older the top bunk isn't quite so exciting any more, and the older boys let Gunnar have it all to himself.
And finally, their closet, and a view across the hall to the school room. (No, we don't have door trim, window trim, or closet doors. Someday...)
I've rearranged the furniture in almost every room of the house, but always left their room alone because it just worked. The sloping eaves are a bit of a constraint, but - as it turns out - not as much as I thought. Gunnar came up with a plan. They all still share the room, but each boy has his own space, his own corner.
The door is on the left, and Gunnar's bunk has moved over where the dressers were...
... with his dresser tucked into a cozy corner. Jack (say hi to the goldfish) has moved out of the kitchen. Maybe just while I have Christmas decorations up, but maybe for longer (!)
Tate's bed is in the same place, but his dresser has moved over to give him a bit of a secluded corner. Of course, the tree is temporary... it holds all of the boys' special ornaments. (Wyatt was still putting his up.)
Here's a closer view of Tate's corner. I had just put on everyone's flannel sheets, so it's extra cozy :D
Wyatt is in the same corner he was before, but his bed is going the other direction, and his dresser is tucked in the corner behind the closet.
They're happy and I'm happy. And for cryin' out loud, it's only furniture. We can move it again, if and when the mood strikes.
And, to make up for what might have been a very boring post (!), a bonus pic of Wyatt decorating the tree...
... and some of his unique ornament stylings ;D
Do you recognize the little elf?