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!