Motherhood, Art, Creative Play, and Finding Joy in Everyday Life

Simon’s Room Tour


I spent a chunk of time this week thoroughly cleaning and rearranging Simon’s room. The corner kitchen is now actually in a corner, he has a dedicated reading nook, and the whole space just feels so much less cluttered. It is definitely a work in progress, and will remain so until we have a place of our own instead of renting (and can paint and redo).

So here is a little tour of the space right now.

As you enter the door, his bookshelf and makeshift reading nook are there. The word “read” used to be centered over  the bookshelf (which is a re-painted hand-me-down from my Grandfather), but I slid the shelves over to make room for the cushions. I am currently cutting up some fabric to re-cover the cushions more kid-friendly and colorful. The pillows I used were extras that came with our new couches. His stuffed animals are in a basket beside him when he sits there for easy access snuggling.

Immediately after setting up these pillows this way, Simon plunked right down in a reclined position. He finds any excuse to sit there. I am so glad he approves!

Moving around the room, I set up his little kitchen with another hand-me-down piece (a table from Jeramy’s Grandmother that we repainted blue) and two little chairs that were my little brothers as a child. I definitely want to deck out his kitchen a bit more in the future.

To the left of the kitchen is his toy workbench and tool area. (His hamper is there too, for now.)

Next is the glider, where I rock and sing to Simon every night before bed, as well as at nap time. My mom made the cushions to recover it, as well as the matching curtains.

On the far wall of the room, is the most neglected area, the changing table. Since we are potty training, we don’t use it as much as we used to. Eventually I will use the top of the built-in bureau there for some toys or something but right now it is all function. (Note the pink ribbon from the balloon hanging there, leftover from my birthday. Balloons are one of Simon’s great obsessions in life.)

Next to that is his cube shelving unit where most of his toys are stored. On top of that I keep the books that must remain out of reach for now, most of which were mine as a kid. Hanging on the wall is a silhouette a good friend made as a gift, another decal that I grabbed from a discount bin at TJ Maxx, and some colorful string lights.

Last is the crib, with the mobile I made for Simon when I was pregnant hanging above. Underneath the bed is where the big toy cars/planes/tractors are kept to keep them out-of-the-way.

So that is his room right now.  After this cleaning it is a much more organized, functioning play space, and he definitely seems to approve.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

12 thoughts on “Simon’s Room Tour

  1. that mobile with the birds looks very interesting… is it made from a grapevine wreath? It looks very artistic.

    • I think I will dedicate a post to that in the future, because I get so many questions about it. But the nest part of the wreath is a pre-made wreath I bought in the seasonal items section of my local craft store. Not sure what type of branches it is, but grapevine would make sense since it is curly.

  2. Love this room! Of course, the pictures with Simon in them make me ignore the room and just focus on his sweet little cuteness! 🙂

  3. Nice job! Simon should be happy. We need to get him his own armchair!
    Love the pics!

  4. What a wonderful room. You are so resourceful. I love the stories of where everything came from! Pinned the beautiful mobile you made!!!

  5. I need to know more about this mobile! You should add where you got the birds etc for those of us who are less artistic. Hope you’re well!

    • I get a lot of questions about the mobile, so I am planning a post dedicated to it very, very soon. I made the birds out of felt, and the nest was a pre-made wreath from the craft store. I will share a more detailed how-to soon! 🙂

  6. Oh! So cute. I love seeing kid rooms; they’re so much more fun to look at than adult bedrooms. The curtains/chair are awesome, and it’s so fun to actually witness your child sitting happily looking at books, isn’t it?

    • I love looking at kid rooms too. Perhaps I like to live vicariously through the images, and be a kid again in my mind.

      Simon is a book lover, a trait he inherited from my husband and I, and one that makes me beam with pride.

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