Bedroom Dilemma

Ohh the bedroom dilemma!  Our house is quite small, and our room and Emma's room are both on the 1st floor.  We do have an upstairs, however it's more like a finished attic.  And we need more space in our house!  I feel like we are all cramped in our downstairs.  However.  The stairs to get to our upstairs aren't exactly the best stairs in the world.  They are steep.  Emma and Brian both really want to move her bedroom upstairs.  But i'm super nervous about doing so.  I'm afraid that she is going to wake up in the night and need to use the bathroom and end up falling down those darn stairs.  We've had a couple of people look at them to see if there is anyway we can redesign them to be less steep and what not, but we aren't really sure if it can be done or not, due to the location of the stairs.  BUT, the other part of me really wants to move her upstairs so we can have more room in our downstairs living area.  We would love to have an office/tv room.  And the room that Emma is in now would be perfect for that!  Emma loves the upstairs bedroom.  It's perfect for a little girl.  It has a HUGE closet, which she doesn't have now.  It has a built in dresser drawers into the wall, and the hardwood floors up there are in mint condition.  There are so many cute things we could do to make it just perfect for her.  But i'm just so stinkin nervous about those darn stairs.  I have even though about having an intercom system put in so if she needs to get up in the night she can press the button and tell me.  LOL  Pathetic right??  Anyway, i'll have to take pictures very soon so you all can see exactly what I am talking about.

If she does move upstairs soon, then I think she needs to have all new bedding and bedroom accessories! =)  I really want to go with a chevron & polka dot theme.  I am soooo in love with those patterns right now.  And I think lots of bright colors would be great!

 These are just some ideas I have.  I want it to be super bright and colorful for her if and when she makes the move upstairs =) 

Anyone have any suggestions on good places to get bedding?  I'm always looking!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!


  1. I'm on your side with this. Maybe wait a couple years to move her? I would probably wait until she's at least 8. And I love the first photo!!!

  2. Oh my gosh I love the bedding in the first picture.

  3. LOVE that first picture!

    I'd move her upstairs I think. If the bathroom situation is the biggest concern is there any way you can rig up a little portable potty up there just for middle of the night emergencies? My girls don't use the bathroom at night (well, Raya doesn't)...but I would think that for the occassional middle of the night pee break maybe you could rig something up :-)

    Otherwise I'd move her upstairs and maybe give her a baby monitor so she can call for you if needed...and t hen decorate!!! hehe

    1. I honestly cannot remember the last time Emma got up in the night to use the bathroom to be honest! I think i'm just over working my brain about it! LOL =) I love the first picture too!! =)

  4. I'm OBSESSED with chevron right now. That first photo is adorable.

  5. I love that first bedding set you posted! I think that would be an adorable room for a little girl!

    It sounds like it would be an amazing space for Emma! I don't blame you for being worried about the stairs. Could you put a gate at the top so she would at least have to slow down, open that up or have you guys and then know to be extra careful walking down. Is there a railing on the wall going down too?

  6. I love the first bedding so cute & perfect for her age :) can't wait to see it!!

  7. I love all of those!! I had so much fun redesigning Emma's room last year, that I'm almost ready to do it again! Crazy! It's way more fun to decorate kids rooms than grown-up ones!