3.30.2012

a room for a boy: ideas

I love a fun house project. It keeps me busy! Grayson is moving to one of our current guest rooms. Some people have asked why we are moving him & not letting him keep his own room. I love his room & really didn't want to move him. However, the nursery doesn't have a bathroom. His new room is connected to the Jack & Jill bathroom. I'm assuming he will one day not use diapers & that bathroom will be conveniently located...however, I'm not even close to thinking about that. 

I want this new bedroom to be a room that can transition from these last few months or so in a crib, to a toddler room, to a big boy room that he can hopefully share with Griffin later! We are painting the walls some sort of khaki. I hate themes but I do want to use things in the room that G is interested in. Right now? The boy loves trucks. Borderline obsessed.

I've been pinning things that I want for his room. Here are some of the ideas so far!




I am almost positive that this will be the bedding that Grayson eventually gets. It's the PBK "Greyson" bedding..ha! I love that it's something that he won't get sick of after a few years. Classic! 



I love the wall length bookshelf & fabric banner in this room! I think a colorful banner would love cute on the tan walls! 

Source: etsy.com via Laura on Pinterest


I've been scouring Etsy for some cute prints to hang on his walls. I love these fun truck prints! They can be found here.



Potential nightstand lamp? First we need a nightstand. G would love a firetruck lamp!

We bought this canvas at Target yesterday. For $29.99, it was a steal! I know, it's all theme-y, but G is obsessed. He loves pointing out the cars and trucks!

I'm excited to start on his room. We need to paint it and clear it out. He has a tall chest of drawers in there already but I want to change the drawer pulls. I also want to hit up the flea market to find some old toy trucks to put on a bookshelf!

Question: toddler and big kig mamas, do you keep your kid's name on the wall as they get older? I was planning to repaint his nursery letters to use over his bed. Is that weird when they are older?!

6 comments:

Natalie said...

I love your ideas! Nolan loves trucks so it is possible we will have this in our future! Great thinking about the bathroom...I would have never thought of that!

Amber said...

So cute! I love the fabric banner idea to add pops of color and that bedding is really cute and classic. I can't wait to see the final reveal!

melissa said...

I love the Greyson set for Grayson! So cute! I'm with you on hating themes but I think putting some trucks and things he's interested in there will be adorable! Can't wait to see these fun boy rooms you create!

elizabeth said...

Love your ideas!
We had H's initials over the bed in FL

mom FITting it all in said...

Such cute ideas - and really u r thinking ahead potty training oh how I don't miss that.

Before Baby Lady said...

very cute! Love your blog! We are about to venture down the baby making path and hope you'll read along with us!