I began dreaming up my sons “big boy” room soon after I fell pregnant with baby #2. I knew I wanted to keep his current room the nursery and move him to the guest room but we had to finish construction on another space before starting his so the transition took awhile! I planned the new room around a wooden “house bed” and an amazing mountain wall decal I found on Etsy. I wanted something cozy but also fun for him to grow into and with plenty of open space to play. He has an awesome teepee that he and our 85lb dog like to snuggle up in together, a little book nook and plenty of storage for his toys! The large shaggy rug is so comfortable I often find myself just sprawled out on it. At first the room was taking a very neutral, black and white look, but slowly I began adding in pops of green and I’m so happy I did! Adds some nice color while going along with the mountain vibe. So in love with the way the room turned out and I think he is pretty into it too! Definitely my favorite new room in the house.
The best advice I can give readers is to get your toddler involved somehow in the process of creating their new space. Our son was always “working” on the room with his Dad and I. He would bring his tools up and help us put together furniture, hang things on walls, etc. It made him feel really proud and a part of everything which I think in turn made this huge transition (for all of us) a bit easier!