This is a shared toddler room for my 2.5 yr old still in a crib and my almost 4 yr old in his first toddler bed. They both share a love for dinosaurs, books, and superheroes. I wanted decor that could grow with them and was also a fun place to play, yet still peaceful at night to relax and sleep.
This is my third boy and second nursery in this room in less than 4 years, so I knew I wanted to change things up without having to repaint the entire room or purchase new furniture. I also wanted to make this a room that could grow with him. I found inspiration from different striped rooms/furniture/decor, pretty much wherever I saw a stripe pattern I liked. Then I played around with thickness of tape…using thin tape for some stripes and then even doubling up on thicker tape for different weight and contrast among the stripes. I used a peacock blue/green paint for the stripes and then last second added in some light grey to soften things up a bit. I found a super affordable and super soft, plush rug with a mix of blue and green at Ikea. Painted an old pegboard to give it some life and kept accessories very minimal to maximize space in the small room.
This was a small spare room for guests. Nothing much in here except a bed and some odds and ends. The mother-to-be knew she wanted something modern, bright and bold. She was drawn to kelly green and had her husband refinish the dresser in Annie Sloan chalk paint in Antibes Green and add new hardware. She also purchased a navy rocker from Pottery Barn and a white crib. She was struggling with how to display/organize all the books she had for the baby. There was limited wall space since the room is on the smaller side. We took advantage of the space behind the door with acrylic shelves to store books. This allows all the color from the books pop from the walls. We also installed yellow and white striped cabana curtains from Wayfair. The yellow went great with the kelly green dresser and navy rocker. We took advantage of small corner nooks for more shelves and brought in bright pops of color with wall art from Homegoods.
This room was being used as a large closet by the previous homeowners. I knew it could make a great nursery with the right layout and a fun accent wall. My husband and I used tape and paint for the wall pattern. I also carried over this paint color on the closet doors to give them a fresh look. I didn’t want typical baby boy colors, so I brought in some leather, woods, and other rustic accessories found on etsy and at homegoods. I wanted a space that could grow with my son.