I didn't want his room to be a room that screamed BABY since when we do have guests, they'll be sharing his space. We painted it green well before we knew the sex and agreed to work with it either way. When we found out we were having a boy, I wanted to add in a few owl elements but keeping mostly in the theme of the rest of our house using bold colors and patterns.
BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Space was a big issue for us. When we bought our house, we weren't planning on having kids so soon, and we don't get many guests due to where we live so we intentionally kept this room small. Having to share the space with a queen-sized bed and crib and dresser while still making it functional was definitely a challenge. We rearranged it several times before settling on this final layout.
Modern, clean and bold.
paint colors: from Behr: Chocolate Coco and Sparkling Apple
crib & dresser: Walmart online
bedding (skirt) etsy
bedding sheet: babies R us
wooden storage cubes: DIY (my husband made them)
interior cubes: JJ Cole Design purchased through Amazon
closet curtains: Ikea
window curtains: Lowe's
glider: Walmart in-store
quilt on bed: Ikea
pillows on bed: DIY (all fabric is from JoAnn)
name sign: DIY
owl prints: etsy
lanterns: paperlanternstore dot com
I really like the name sign because it's unique and different than the typical names/letters you see. Plus, my husband and I built it together which makes it all that more special to us. We plan to use it in his new bedrooms even as we move over the next few years.
Don't buy a bedding set; they are over-priced and it's much more fun to mix & match your own pieces. Plus, bedding sets often come with pieces that you never end up using as much as you think you will.