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Designing a nursery for multiple kids, whether you have twins or children of different ages, can be tricky. Focus on keeping the room clutter-free and personalizing each child’s space. Watch how one family created the perfect nursery for their twin girls.
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Thanks to Kristin, Kjell, Oliver, Addison, and Isabel for letting us film their nursery makeover.
Nursery design tips provided by Project Nursery.
Video produced by MegTV.
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Crib: Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail
Glider: Little Castle Kacy Collection Morgan Swivel Glider
Changing table: Babyletto Hudson 3 Drawer Changing Dresser
Changing pad: Summer Infant Contour Changing Pad
Changing pad cover: Babies R Us Deluxe Changing Pad Cover
Crib sheets: Trend Lab Paisley Park 4 Piece Crib Bedding Set
Chandelier: Gallery 3 Light Chandelier with Crystals and White Shade
Shelving unit: Way Basics Eco-Friendly Triple Storage Cube Plus
Storage boxes: Koala Baby Gray Chevron Print Canvas Folding Bin
Curtains: New Arrivals Zig Zag Baby Hot Pink Curtain Panels
Kristen: So, I'm Kristen and this is my husband, Kjell. We have three children. Oliver is 27 months and our twin girls, Addison and Isabelle, are just shy of six months at this point.
The room was fairly small, so it was a challenge trying to figure out how to organize the cribs. Do we put them on opposite walls? Do we put them on the same wall? Do we put it perpendicular to the wall? So there are many different variables we played around with.
The Experts: Melisa and Pam from Project Nursery
Melisa: Okay, so twins.
Pam: Right, congratulations.
Melisa: Yeah, congratulations.
Pam: Here you go.
Melisa: Here you go. You get two cribs, not one.
Pam: I'm sure they were overwhelmed, bringing home two babies. When you have two cribs in a room, it can get cramped. So what do we do? We always recommend placing the cribs along one wall.
Melisa: Exactly. It's all about the layout and the floor plan. It adds a really dramatic effect when walking into the room and you have the opportunity here to do an incredible feature wall, showcasing those cribs.
Pam: I love that idea, and it also opens up some space, because you do need – with two babies – you need a lot of space for tummy time and things like that.
Pam: And I know the mom really wants girlie and glam, so let's get rid of the ceiling fan and let's bring in the chandelier.
Melisa: Oh, who doesn't love a chandelier?
Pam: It is important though, with twins, it's not going to necessarily be two of everything, but it's important to have a strategy and to be organized.
Melisa: Exactly. Two cribs. Everything else: one glider, one changer. That's all you really need. And you really want to organize that closet, and don't forget to personalize. Personalization is key. In the wall art, you want to get each of the baby's individual identity.
Kristen: I think actually the two strips is fine. I think that's plenty.
Kjell: Okay, I agree.
Kristen: You too? Okay, good. Two it is, done.
I wanted to do some design element in the corner of the room, just to add some color.
It's looking fine, Kjell, and we'll just need to put one between those.
Kjell: Okay, there you go.
Kristen: All right, Kjell, nice work.
Kjell: Nailed it.
Kristen: Bottom line, it's been a lot of fun, and the room is transformed completely.
Kjell: Well, in reality, you can do it yourself a whole lot cheaper than paying someone.
Kristen: People really should just dive in on these projects. It really will transform the room. It will be great. I think it came out looking better than I actually anticipated.