Smaller Cooler 2009: Acacia & Jackson's Less is More

Name/Age: Acacia, 2 and Jackson, 4 months
Location: Surfside, Florida
Family:Big sister Acacia, baby brother Jackson, Mom Shannon and Dad
Room Size: 96 square feet
Division:Baby

Tip for Living Small with Kids: The motto, "keep only what you know to be useful and what you believe to be beautiful" is very important when designing small spaces... this is especially true when it comes to toys. I am a big time believer in less is more.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in putting together this room? 1. We rent and didn't want to paint the walls.
2. We needed the guest bed and Acacia's big girl bed to have matching duvet covers. I bought two twin size ones and sewed hers to fit.
3. This room was for a 2 year old girly girl, a 4 month old baby boy, and a guest room when our family visits.
4. We were on a VERY tight budget (... like don't spend any money if possible). The crib was given to us, the changing table was a goodwill find, the wheat field picture was taken by a friend of mine, the awesome wheat duvet covers are from Ikea, I've had the trunk since college, the bench/chest was a gift, and the barn nightlight was an ebay score, I painted the tree mural to copy the one in the bedding using old wall paint.

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