Monday, January 12, 2015

[Design Board] Toddler Room for the Little Lumberjack

We have plans to get Ashlynn an actual big girl bed when she turns three in April.  She's been sleeping like a trooper in the converted crib toddler bed since August, aside from the whole protesting of naps, but other wise the transition went well.  I mean, maybe, just maybe, having her own big bed like mommy and daddy's will convince her it's cool to nap in there, too.  But, either way, she's getting big enough to have her room updated for her.  

So I've been searching around here and there, seeing what kind of options are around for headboards, bedding, the usual.  However, I keep coming across items that inspire me to dream up other rooms to design.  I love getting my creativity flowing making inspiration boards, and I've made a few I'll share over the next few weeks while I narrow down which one will actually be ours. Maybe a boy mom out there would love to use this to inspire their nursery or "big" boy room. 



I was inspired for this room after coming across the rustic marquee light and the buffalo check bedding, which is a pretty insane deal for a duvet cover and pillow case.  I love the pinstripe sheet set, it almost looks like woodgrain from a distance.

The graphic rug with navy detail, is another steal.  It also brightens the space against the wooden furniture.  Usually I'm drawn to mixing furniture surfaces, upholstered headboards, wooded dressers, metal night stands, etc.  But since I was feeling the woodsman/outdoor vibe, I though sticking to the reclaimed style wood furniture would really set the tone and not be overdone since it's not a matchy-matchy set.  (dresser, night stand, headboard)


As for the accessories, the natural storage basket, woodland bear, and playmobil animal park pull together the theme together and keep it youthful.  The gold desk lamp is a great substitute for the popular Threshold gold lamp from last season and fun modern take on a classic alarm clock.  I would also paint the walls a moody gray based navy, like Benjamin Moore Westcott Navy.


Of course the books came directly from my book display ideas from last week.  Again the books are (from left to right) Oh No, George! | Stuck | Hot Dog Cold Dog | Gaston | Once Upon an Alphabet 

Do you like dreaming up ideas for rooms you'll never design?  

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

13 comments:

  1. CUTE ideas! i love the plaid blankets and that dresser. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  2. Such a cute & unique design! Did you do a post on y'all's toddler bed transition that I missed? I've been considering converting my daughter's crib a) because she is 2.5 and b) because her crib would be useful with baby number 2 on the way.... No real reason other than those though. I'm so terrified of the transition as she is such a routined child. She panics if something is out of place. I just fear it'll be a disaster and she sleeps amazingly now. Not sure if I want to battle the transition plus a newborn. Anyway, just wondering if you had advice ;)

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  3. Yes, I love dreaming up design ideas that I will never actually use. It's so much more fun when you don't actually have to use a realistic budget lol!

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  4. What a fun room!!! I pin 239472387 more items than I will ever use to decorate, but it's so fun!!

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  5. Adorable!! We just moved to the actual big bed (long story that I have yet to blog), and I have some advice for you, not that you asked, lol! Get a low profile box spring. I didn't know they existed but they are like 5 inches shorter than a regular one. It made Reed's bed feel so much lower/safer. We also went with a thinner mattress than on our bed and the guest bed, but that box spring made a huge difference.

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  6. Hi, I just saw your comment and wanted to let you know that my son, who sounds very much like your daughter did great with the transition. In fact, it was our easiest transition yet. We let him help us set up the bed so it wasn't a shock to him. Good luck!

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  7. Good to know, I had thought that maybe having the bed higher would be better with keeping her in, although being that she's already in a toddler bed, she really doesn't abuse the getting in and out privilege.

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  8. So true about the budget, although I love finding a good deal, it's like it makes designing it more fun. I think going all high end would almost be too easy to do, finding stuff that you could actually buy is the challenge!

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  9. I did write post, back in August probably. We had gone on vacation and she slept in a twin bed for the first time and it didn't cause any issues, so when we came home we switched her crib to the toddler rail. She's really good about it, she comes in our room in the morning, she was napping fine in it until I took away her paci a few months later. Like, Kary, it was one of our easier transitions.

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  10. For some reason Reed can climb in bed (and insists on doing so, of course - toddlers!). He acts like he can't get out though, even though I think he could. He's just a little over two now. By 3 I'd think they could get out either way, but who knows.

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  11. Oh my gosh, how cute!! Beautiful dresser. I love 'dreaming' ideas for rooms, but I'm too cheap to really do anything major. I've decided to start investing in nicer things, slowly. :) I never thought to look at H&M for baskets, but found a few cute storage options there when xmas shopping - love the one you found too!! :)

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  12. I love this! We have an owl/woodland theme going in Mason's room right now and some of these items would fit in perfectly. Might just have to incorporate some! Keep the boy inspiration boards coming!

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  13. i looooove this look! hands down if we ever have a boy he's getting a woodsy themed room. adorable

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