David’s Big Boy Room
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Does it count to call a room for a 1 year old a “big boy room”?
I’m going to go ahead and say that it does. Either way, David officially has a brand new bedroom in order to make room for his little brother or sister coming in February! Justin and I will start getting him used to sleeping in there soon so he’ll be comfortable prior to the baby’s arrival!
I am so excited to finally share all the details about it. And I’m thrilled that I was able to work with Target on getting the bulk of the items for the room! I used quite a few pieces from Target in David’s nursery, and have plenty of furniture and accessories from Target in the rest of my home, so I could not think of a better place to shop for David’s new room.
I really struggled with how I wanted his room to look. There are so many themes for kids rooms, and I can’t help but imagine getting bored with it all too quickly. So, I finally decided to choose colors, versus a theme, and then build out from there. While I wouldn’t really call it a “themed” room, it definitely has an eclectic, boyish feel.
My challenge in this room is that there is no closet. This was my former office, and since it isn’t “technically” a bedroom, there wasn’t a closet installed in it.
Given that, my strategy had to be lots of storage, plenty of space to play, and avoid oversized furniture. The bookshelf isn’t overpoweringly huge, but has plenty of space for toy storage on the bottom, and decorative things near the top. It came with wall brackets to secure it to the wall, which was an essential considering that this is in a toddler’s room. I also stashed some diapers on the bottom shelf in a decorative basket for quick and easy diaper changing.
I didn’t want to get locked into a certain theme, but I kept finding myself drawn to airplanes. I found the NPW Paper Airplane Kit on Target.com and ordered 3 to hang from the ceiling. Since David is beyond the days of a mobile hanging over the crib, this is a fun way to add a little something to his room that is definitely out of reach, and doesn’t impose on our limited space.
Lately, we’ve started spending all of our time playing on the floor. David never really enjoyed being rocked, and he couldn’t even sit still on the glider reading books, but he loves being on the floor having books read to him. I loved the Threshold storage ottoman because I can use it for storage or sitting. It doesn’t take up as much space as a glider with an ottoman, so it was perfect for this room. He loves standing up to it and brushing any of his toys off onto the floor.
The rug adds a nice layer of dimension. I was leaning towards something solid, but I actually think the pattern works quite nicely in there!
I didn’t want to clutter up the gallery wall with too many things, but I love how it fills the space on that large wall, and is interesting to look at. I can already envision hanging up pictures of David’s art from the hooks on the wall shelf.
Given that he’s a curious toddler, I skipped hanging anything even remotely in reach over the crib. I love that the crib is quite a bit lower than my other crib, and it converts to a toddler bed as well. The Circo brand crib sheets are my favorite because they are soft, and come in a variety of colors. I have the navy one (pictured) and found a really cute white and navy blue stripe one that will go perfectly in this room! The long wall shelf is quite possibly the most secure and sturdy piece of decor hanging in my house, and that allows me to add a little something to look at to that wall, without battling with David trying to pull things down.
The drawers on the dresser are deep, which was the biggest selling point for me. He cycles through the same outfits pretty regularly so I’m anticipating that top drawer being filled with extra diapers, wipes and bibs, while the rest of the dresser is full of his clothes and pajamas.
I wanted to create a safe room for him to play and explore in, and I was able to accomplish exactly that.
The majority of what is pictured is from Target and it was easy to find. Like I mentioned, as soon as I decided on what colors I wanted to focus on, I headed straight down that path and grabbed from many different sections of the store. The wood tray on David’s dresser is by the Threshold office collection. The 3 mirrors on the wall by the crib are from the home section. The hanging airplanes are from that quirky “giftables” section. Once the furniture was in place, and the wall decal stripes were hung, my mom, sister and I just grabbed the accessories and found a place for everything. It came together rather quickly!
My favorite aspect of this room is how much it says “boy” without looking too childish. I can really see sticking with this room design well into elementary school, at the very least.
Huge thanks to Target for working with me on this room! And a big thanks to my mom and sister for helping me set it up!
I created a Pinterest board with the items used in this room, click here to follow it!
NPW Paper Airplane Kit (hanging over bookshelf)
Circo Round Linen Basket – Blue Overalls Striped (next to crib)
Threshold Wall Shelf with Chalkboard and Hook Rails (on gallery wall)
*I received a gift card to shop at Target in exchange for this post.