Now that Will is here, I can't believe he doesn't have a space of his own and I feel so bad that I didn't have the faith to get it ready for him before he arrived. The good news is that he hasn't been spending much time in his room yet so I don't feel too terribly guilty. I'm just telling myself that I wanted to meet him first so I could get some design cues from him in first person! Anyway, the last few days he has been taking a few naps in his crib and this has really sparked my creativity and has me moving forward quickly to get his room ready. It's L-O-N-G overdue and my little boy needs a beautiful space to call his own.
Here are a few pictures of Will's room now. Let me just say...this room is tiny! There's really only enough room for a bed, some smart storage and a dresser. So, I have to be really creative to pack a lot of function into this small space. Right now, the paint color is pinky-beige, not very boyish. I'm planning to paint the window wall a deep navy blue and I'm thinking of painting all the other walls white. I'm hoping to add lots of color with accessories.
This is a view looking in from his bedroom door. He has a big double window on the far wall and pretty much only his crib will fit on the wall to the left. I'm planning to add tall bookcases to each side of the double window; they will go all the way up the ceiling. I'm also going to raise the curtains up to the ceiling and add navy and white chevron fabric to the bottom for visual interest and color.
This picture was taken before we moved in (not our furniture or butterfly) and it shows the tree mural on the crib wall a little better. Since I was super pregnant with Emme when we bought this house, I left the mural on the wall, but I just can't make myself love it. I hate to paint over it, but it's time and I'm absolutely giddy about doing it. Sorry, previous homeowners...I tried to love it, but I don't. Did I mention that I don't really like it? :)
And here's my inspiration for Will's very own room! I love the colors in the inspiration room below. I'm hoping to DIY some of that awesome whale and elephant artwork.
1) Bookcases for each side of window
2) Pendant light for ceiling
3) Baskets for bookcases
4) Paint inspiration
5) Potential name artwork above crib
I love that his room is going to have natural elements, like the baskets and pendant light, but also strong colors like the navy and green. I think it's definitely a color scheme that can grow with him and the storage solution (bookcases) should also be perfect for all of his things as he grows.
I'll be back with more updates and hopefully more pictures soon! Well..soonish. I'm kind of busy these days chasing an almost two year old (her birthday is in 19 days!) and taking care of sweet Will, but I am so excited to work on his room so I'll find a way to knock it out. Wish me luck!