Kids Bedroom Ideas

Double trouble: Twins’ bedroom makeover

Selling Houses Australia host Wendy Moore created a beautiful room for her twin girls.
Chris Warnes

When Wendy and her husband, Pete, found out they were expecting twins, they rose to the challenge of transforming a small home office into a beautiful children’s room. Carefully considered furniture choices, a neutral palette and handmade accessories from loved ones came together to create a gorgeous space for their daughters Darcy and Ruth that, five years on, still suits each of the girls’ individual personalities and growing needs.

Before and after. From drab and dated to fresh and fun. (Credit: Chris Warnes)

Originally the small room was used as a home office, and the decor was in need of a refresh. A repaint in soft grey and crisp white revived the space, and then Wendy could tackle the enjoyable task of decorating the room for the girls’ impending arrival.

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An original Peter Pan sketch from Walt Disney Studios inspires the imagination (Credit: Chris Warnes)

Investing in a pair of Danish-designed cots from Leander was a clever choice as they reconfigure from baby beds to junior versions. “They look gorgeous and they’re also smaller than standard singles, so they’ve worked really well in the compact room,” says Wendy.

A rug crocheted by Wendy’s mum is given definition when layered over a Down To The Woods ‘Spot X’ rug from Kido Store. (Credit: Chris Warnes)

White replica ‘Componibili’ bedside tables from Matt Blatt and a Moroccan ottoman enhance the calming colour scheme. The window glass was replaced with an opaque pane, and a Luxaflex ‘Silhouette’ blind was installed for added privacy. “The bedroom doesn’t have a view, so we weren’t missing out on anything, and the blind is soft enough that natural light still comes through.”

Chalkboard-look sticker labels on the girls’ drawers are a fun and simple way to organise the shared wardrobe. (Credit: Chris Warnes)

Wendy and Pete enlisted Academic Built-In Wardrobes to tailor the existing wardrobe to suit the needs of two children. “We had a set of drawers installed and added a long shelf for storage and hanging space,” explains Wendy. 

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A replica junior ‘DSW’ chair from Matt Blatt is now a favourite perch for teddies. (Credit: Chris Warnes)

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