Since we moved into our new house last August (I can't believe it's been 6 months!) Miller's room has been on our to-do list but we've felt sort of stalled with it. When we first moved here he was in a toddler bed and then we moved him to a double mattress on the floor due to sleep issues. The double mattress on the floor was working well until we had an incident with Layla. In a fit of anger or jealousy, Layla peed on Miller's double bed mattress. It was so unlike her but we think the move was a lot harder on her than we anticipated it would be. We tried cleaning it but it was such a big spot all over the mattress that we just couldn't get the smell out. It was an old mattress so we weren't devastated but it still was not something we anticipated. At this point we didn't know what to do so we moved the toddler bed back into his room until we could get out to buy him a new mattress. Well like magic he started sleeping great in the toddler bed. Going down easily and sleeping 11-12 hours. As any parent knows once you find a good thing for sleep, you do not go screwing it up!!
There is really nothing wrong with the toddler bed but we know he's going to grow out of it soon so I didn't see the point of .decorating around it when we would eventually change it. We've decided since he will be three in 4 months it's time to move him up to a big boy bed and give him a big boy room in the next few months!
Here is what it looks like currently:
This is what you see when you first walk in.
Here is his glider and toddler bed.
Small shelves that hold keepsakes, books, and a few toys.
Another shot of the glider, bed, and his basket of books.
Closet and his old changing table. We really don't use it anymore so it's definitely coming out.
This was my grandmother's dresser that I painted before Miller was born. It's photographing darker than it is in real life, it's more of a light navy blue but the paint has started to chip :( I'm going to try to patch it but if I can't I guess I will repaint it. I'm thinking about changing out the knobs too.
Here is my inspiration for his big boy room:
I still love the navy blue and orange colors that I did with his nursery and I think it would be fun to carry over into his big boy room. The dresser and shelf will definitely be staying. I just threw that navy one I found online on here to give you an idea. I really want to keep the glider for the time being too because we still read stories in that chair every night. I haven't decided on a twin bed (or two twins) or a double bed so once I narrow that down it should be easy to pull the rest of the room together. I want to add a little table and stools or chairs to the room along with some baskets for toys since we've instituted quiet time if he doesn't nap, it would give him a little place to play in his room.
So there you have it! This is a really loose design board and I promise I will share more details as we narrow down and make decisions. We are hoping to start working on in March.
Any advice on twin beds vs double beds? Will I just wish I bought the double a few years down the road? I was leaning toward two double beds so Miller and Matthew could have sleepovers or share a room down the road if they wanted to.