Colorful Toddler Room

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With our second baby due soon, it was time to move our 2 year old out of his crib and into a big boy bed. So, I decided it was time for a whole new big boy room too!! 

Design Inspiration

Project Nursery & Pinterest were the two main places I found inspiration and ideas. I wanted it to be a colorful, inviting place to play.

Decorating Style

Colorful, eclectic, diy, functional

Project Details

DIY projects:

THE BED was my husband's when he was little so we painted it "Firmament" from Valspar (Lowe's)

CURTAINS:  I used cheap ($2.99/yd + 40% off coupon) navy & white fabric from Hobby Lobby and pieced them together using Ultrabond iron-on strips (no sewing!!) and I added blackout (also from Hobby Lobby), curtain tie-backs were made using strips of fabric which I cut slits in the ends of and used a cup hook to hang them on the wall (easy!).

DRESSER: It was also my husband's. We left the top the original wood and painted the rest of it Valspar's "Sleek Gray" , the jute knobs are from Hobby Lobby and drawer pulls are original, spray painted with Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze. 

BROTHER CANVAS: I loved this quote I had seen many times on Pinterest. I used a canvas that I had on hand, painted it with navy acrylic paint and used some foam stamps with white acrylic paint for the quote.

LARGE PHOTOS: I had 20x24 photos printed and then mounted them on foam board from Hobby Lobby using spray adhesive. I mounted them on the wall using 3M velcro adhesive strips.

CHEVRON PILLOW: made with fabric from Hobby Lobby

Other resources:

Alphabet Wall Cards:

Yellow metal "M": 405 Imports in Norman ,OK

Green/gray quilt and striped pillow: Kohl's

Orange/burlap honeycomb lamp: Hobby Lobby (use a 40% off coupon)

Kids table & chairs: IKEA

Chalkboard, frames, old fan, books, etc are from garage sales & thrift stores.



Favorite Items

It's hard to narrow down because I have several favorites...his bed, the yellow M, the alphabet cards, the big photos....


Just go for it! If I saw something I liked or wanted to make, I just went for it and it fit great into the room. Don't stress about everything having to match. The more character, the better. :) 


  1. 1

    I just love this room, it’s so full of love. I love the pictures there and how you pinned up the drawings and colorings up there. The room is so bright and cheery, and I’m very sure Miller would love this!

  2. 2

    That’s such a darling little bed! Really adore the colorful details. The lamp looks really nice, too.

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