Moving your child from a crib to a big girl or big boy bed is both exciting and nerve-racking. Many thoughts are running through your head. Will he stay in his bed? Will she fall out of the bed? Will he get into trouble in the middle of the night? These are questions that every parent has as they prepare for the big transition.
Tanin’s parents had the same concerns, but he was two and they wanted to make the big move. They wanted Tanin’s big boy room to reflect his spunky personality and to be a space he could grow into.
We carefully selected bright colors and fun patterns for Tanin. We wanted a palette that would grow with him, so we grounded the space with navy blue. The positioning of Tanin’s bed was also very important. We pushed it into the corner for a little added protection from falling out of his bed, and he also has a bed rail (not pictured). His mom can rest a little more peacefully at night knowing he is safe!
We decided to paint the heartbeat pattern on the wall to the right of the bed. This can be a tricky wall to decorate because of curious little hands, so we made it interesting with the paint detail instead.
This room wouldn’t be complete without a library. Since Tanin is still only two, he loves to read books with his mom and dad before bed. We decided to make the book ledges long to fill the large wall, and we found a great armchair that is perfect for snuggling and story time.
We chose a collection of art prints that are a reflection of Tanin’s personality. We also added in some 3D elements like the arrow to make the grouping pop off of the wall and give it a bit more interest.
The color inspiration for the room came from an Abacus that Tanin’s mom already had. She said, “These are perfect colors for Tanin—they really fit his personality.” We also brought in the colors from the abacus in the deconstructed chevron rug.
So far so good for little Tanin. He is adjusting quite well to his new big boy room, and we hope his room design helped him a little in making the transition! Look out for our post next month when we will be revealing his big brother Kelton’s new room.
Photography by John Woodcock