This past weekend I decided that it’s time for a little toddler room update! We where all a bit tired with the blue mural that was on the wall and while I’m not ready to take Julien out of the crib- he’s a year an a half and I still need him contained in that crib – he does need more space for toys and play.
When I first design this room over a year ago, I wanted a statement wall that would set a tone for his room. But the thing is that sometimes statements are a bit too strong, and after awhile you get tired of them!
So this past weekend, with a bit of help from my mother in law, we did a makeover in Julien’s nursery!
We painted the walls this fresh mint green, that funny enough was not my first colour choice! It’s actually a proof that sometimes design mistakes are positive coincidences! See, I was picking up paint on a whim, with 3 kids in tow, and was sure that the sample I choose was more blueish and greenish. I compared all the samples in pale natural light of my local Canadian Tire and decided that this should do. And while this is not the pale bluish green I was going for, and it’s definitely mint and nothing else, in end we all like it anyway !
Then we moved furniture around, and all of the sufdden the room feels much bugger!
And I added these rainbow decals from Rocky Mountain Decals! They where super easy to instal, and I think they look really cute in here! Best thing about these decals is that they are easy to take off and stick somewhere else, so for a serious redecorator like me they are the best option! ( plus, they don’t damage walls!)
I’m really happy with those colourful rainbow decals and the half wall of colour – they’re fun together and add character to this room- but don’t overwhelm the space as the big mural did!
And now this room feels fresh, is more toddler friendly and definitely feels a bit bigger! ️And all it took was a bit of paint and fun decals!
Today is the day! It’s the One Room Challenge big reveal day! I couldn’t be more happy about this eclectic nursery – it’s colorful, bright and cozy all at the same time, and makes for a perfect space that will grow with my little boy and his needs!
And while this room is far from spacious, I managed to fit all the essentials in here! I might even add more toys in colorful baskets in the future!
I think that what really defines this space is the wallpaper from A New Wall – these contemporary waves make me think about the vintage japanese drawings and are both dramatic and calming! I must say, I just love how they look in this boys room!
There’s a lot of hand made whimsy going on in here- from my hand painted watercolours ( the rainbow, the cloud and the milky way) the pom pom felt garland from Project Whim to the hand made wooden name sign from Studio.Noel – I think that the handmade little things make this room feel so unique!
I got the structured rug from Lorena Canals, and I just love how it fits the space- while being ultra practical ( it’s machine washable!)
As for the furniture they are a mix of old and new. I got the crib and chair new- but on sale! The changing table was scored on kijiji and repainted. And the side table was our old vintage piece that I repainted.
Since it’s a very small room every inch of space matters- so I used the little corner wall of the closet to hang shelves for books and I store baby blankets in the toy storage basket !
I painted an old vintage side able the same blue as the wooden name sign and the wooden hooks that hold little teethers.
I think that the repetition of this moody blue adds cohesion to this otherwise eclectic room !
And while I may still be cosleeping, this little boy sure enjoy his room during his awake time and day naps!
This week of One Room Challenge was all about the removable wallpaper. To be honest, my entire plan fOr this room was centered around this wallpaper, so you can imagine how excited I was to finally put it up!
At first I couldn’t decide between these two removable wallpapers, I even asked my followers on Instagram to help me decide, and funny thing, there were no major winner here! I loved the design and originality tiger one, and I imagined it would look great with the yellow crib. But I was worried if my kids wouldn’t be scared of them! And then the blue one seemed to be a bit too popular on Instagram, but I just loved it so much!
See, this room was painted in a slightly purple shade of blue, which looked perfect when it was my daughters shared bedroom. And I really didn’t wanted to paint it – let’s just say that with a three month old baby to take care of, blogging and doing a makeover ( me ) and full time job ( my hubby) and two older kids , painting a room would be the best way to a couple problems. So no thank you.
I wanted however to highlight the blue tones in the paint, and so I went for the blue wallpaper in the end. Also, I love the wave pattern, and how it ties itself to my ( very loose) forces of nature theme !
So finally my hubby has installed it! ( After some quite difficult three hours to be honest though- this pattern is definitely for the experienced wallpaper pros!)
And now I can’t wait to show you how it looks! But for now, here’s the sneak peek, and baby Julien, quite fond of his new nursery room – aka the nap room, since let’s face it, he might stay in my bed for a little while..