The last time we toured this room, the kid was still cooking and having a child in the house was something we hadn't experienced yet. Fast forward almost two years later, and we're old pros! Or something like that. ;) Things have changed in her world since those newborn days which, of course, means that her room has evolved some as well.
One of the most popular features of Rio's room are her lockers that we configured to work as a tiny closet for her tiny clothes. I've had some inquiries as to what we use the lockers for so here we go. Obviously, they are the framework for the hanging clothes but they also serve as invaluable storage. Toys that are too old for her, crib sheets, changing pad sheets, hand-me-down books, and other miscellaneous kid goods all live within those lockers. I've already been dreaming up how they'll function in her new space since she'll actually have a true blue closet of her own!
Once we were done with co-sleeping and the kid started sleeping on her own, we quickly decided that her crib had to move. It began on the wall that also houses our lone bathroom's plumbing which meant that anything that occurred in the bathroom was easily heard through that wall. The crib was moved and we've never looked back since. The hanging swaddling blanket on the window blocks out sunlight during naps and early bed times at home. It's not the fanciest solution but it sure works!
The book tree has worked well but I don't know that we'll use it in the same form in the future. What rocked about it was its mobility. While I get ready in the morning, the kid often hangs out in the crib reading. All I have to do is move that book tree next to the crib and she then has a stash of books to choose from! It's easy for books to get lost within it though so I'm hoping to utilize more shelf space for her readers in the future.