Favourite Colours and Shared Bedrooms

At around age 3.5, S and R selected their favourite colours. So, like I did with their brother, it was time to paint their bedroom.  Their favourite colours were purple (R) and orange (S). I looked on Pintrest and searched the internet for ideas to combine their favourite colours in their shared bedroom. Eventually, I gave up. There was no way with my limited skills in decorating that I could make purple and orange fit together.

Fortunately, S also liked green, which I could combine with purple.  After quite a bit of searching, I found green curtains I liked.  From there we chose the paint colours, and we happened upon some flower art that matched perfectly.  The final touch was the rug that Santa snuck in to their room while they slept on Christmas Eve.

As with their brother, the girls got to help paint their room.  On the first day, we painted two walls purple paint:

Painting in Purple

Painting in Purple

Working hard

Working hard

They got a little messy, but it was fun

They got a little messy, but it was fun

The next day, we painted two walls green:

Painting green

Painting green, you can see the purple in the background

Teamwork!

Teamwork!

If you decide to let your three-year-old twins paint their rooms, here are some suggestions:

  • I got all the taping and trim painting done before they started helping.
  • They did the first coat of paint.  I did the second one after they lost interest.
  • They wore their “paint clothes” which definitely got dirty.  They were barefoot to keep socks clean.
  • There was newspaper and cardboard on the floor.
  • Right after we finished, I carried them straight to the bathroom.
  • I kept extra paper, a roll of paper towels and garbage bag close by.
  • We did this project over two days. One day for each colour.

The girls love their room.  They show it off to everyone.  The girls seem to believe they each have their own rooms now – R has a purple room and S has a green room. Here are photos of the finished room:

S's Green Room

S's Green Room

R's purple room

R's purple room

The curtains that started the whole colour scheme

The curtains that started the whole colour scheme

The perfect rug

The perfect rug

 

The artwork that tied it all together - 1

The artwork that tied it all together - 1

 

The artwork that tied it all together - 2

The artwork that tied it all together - 2

 

The closet with the doors removed is a great place for the dresser

The closet with the doors removed is a great place for the dresser

 

Jenna is mom to a six year old singleton son and 4 year old MZ twin girls.  She rallies all her artistic skills and lots of patience for projects like this one.

2 thoughts on “Favourite Colours and Shared Bedrooms

  1. It turned out really cute! We let our 4 year old twins help us paint the living room & dining room the first day. By the second day, we called the grandparents and they took them to the zoo. :)

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