A look inside my son’s “big boy” room
Being that preparing the nursery for baby #2 also meant switching Michael to a different bedroom, I decided to use the opportunity to make his room more “grown-up” looking.
However, I use the term “grown-up” very loosely. For one thing, Michael is only 15 months old, and for another, he still sleeps in a crib and has a changing table in his room (which we plan to convert to a bookshelf that matches the one you’ll see below).
The colors that we used in his nursery were softer (think lots of pastels), but the colors that I used in his new room are a bit brighter and bolder- with the exception of the white curtains and neutral wall color.
Furniture: Bellini// Giraffe: FAO Schwarz// Chenille Shag Rug: Overstock.com// Hanging Letters: Babies R Us// Tier Curtains: Amazon.com// Fitted Sheet: Amazon.com// Custom Bunting Flags: Boo Bah Blue (etsy)
My favorite part of the room is the bunting flags. I sent Renee, the Etsy shop owner, a photo of the crib sheet, and she chose the most perfect fabrics to make the flag. It also arrived within just days! I think that I’m going to order one for our baby girl’s nursery too.
The shag rug always gets lots of compliments, and it is also the perfect spot for a little one to roll around and play. It comes in other colors too, so if you’re in the market for a rug to use in a child’s room, I highly suggest one like this.
I would have loved to go with longer curtains, but they are completely impractical with a toddler. They’d just beg to be pulled and tugged! The shorter ones that I selected serve no functional purpose whatsoever, but they just dress up the windows a bit. Our plantation shutters do a pretty good job of blocking out light anyway.
We weren’t going with a Curious George theme, but you’ll see him make another appearance in the room…
There’s actually another basket labeled “Toys” beside the changing table (not shown). They’re so perfect for keeping everything organized while still making Michael’s toys nice and accessible.
The picture above is hanging next to the door that leads to Michael’s bathroom and adds a nice pop of color to the beige wall.
I’m really pleased with how the room turned out, and Michael seems really happy in there which is the most important thing of all.
I hope that you enjoyed this little peek into a bit of the room.
Have a great day!