We’re some of those parents that STILL have our boy sharing our bedroom even though he’s five.

Now, this is definitely not out of choice. If we could have, he’d have been in his own rooms years ago but our current situation means that he’s going to be in our bedroom for a while yet.

We have a two bedroom house and two boys, one aged five and one aged 16. So on an age level it’s just not practical that they share a bedroom but also because our youngest boy, Archie, has special needs.

It’s just not been an option for us to move as both the hubby & I are now self employed, and I’m also Archie’s main carer. Moving to a bigger house just isn’t financially do-able for us plus our mortgage will be paid of in ten years and we’ll be mortgage free by the time we’re 45, and with a child with special needs who may not live independently we don’t want to spending our life paying a mortgage. For us the focus is on becoming mortgage free so we can work less and support Archie more.

So instead, we’re going to be extending up into the loft when we have finally saved enough to completely transform the top level of the house for Brandon then Archie can move into his old room and have his own safe space, a sensory room just for him.

In the past five years our bedroom has been pretty chaotic, as you would imagine sharing it with your child for so long. Plus due to his extreme sleep issues, most nights he ends up in our bed and one of us in his bed so we’ve never really done much to our room. It’s never had much of a grown up feel until recently.

So when it came to choosing some much needed new bedding, I wanted white.

The hubby thought I was crazy but after spending so long sharing your bed with a little monkey I wanted something much brighter, lighter and grown up.

I’m sick of the cheap, itchy nylon bedding that we’ve been using & wanted some real comfort. When your child keep you up for 24-36 hours on a regular basis, when you actually get into bed you want that soft, cosy, linen feeling!

We went for the goose down mattress topper as our bed have been battered by a hyper 5 year old jumping on the bed daily. As we’re not buying a new bed until the little man has moved into his new room the topper is a great mid way point for us to get a little more comfort, plus we can just pop it on the new bed.

I wanted all white bedding to really brighten up our room as it can be so dark in there, and again we’re not going to be redecorating until the loft conversion is completed so simply changing the bedding is a great way to brighten it up and change the look in the meantime.

I went for a completely white 200 thread count satin stripe cotton set. The stripe just gives a little more interest than plain white, and just has a little more of a luxury feel. We opted for the fitted sheet, the duvet cover and the Oxford pillow cases.

I just can’t wait to see what the bedroom will look like once it’s been completely transformed with the redecoration, new furniture and our gorgeous white bedding.

I will have an Instagram/Youtube ready bedroom at some point in the near future!


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  1. November 4, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Hi Toni, sharing a bedroom with a child must be testing, but I can totally understand why. Your practical approach should pay off in the future. I bet you can’t wait for you grown up bedroom or the conversion finished.

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  2. November 5, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    I really like your practical approach and I thought we were the only ones ending up with children in our marital bed. We have got both of them finding their way in the middle of the night to our bedroom!! It is what it is and at the moment I choose to get sleep rather than loosing it. I love the bedding! 🙂

  3. December 20, 2018 / 3:03 am

    Hmm I have 2 sons, one aged 5 and other aged 3. And I till share my bedroom with them cause whenever I leave them in their room, they will find way to my room at midnight. But I think it’s high time they had to sleep in their room…
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