As I’ve mentioned before, Jacob is still living in his original baby nursery.
Don’t worry, we let do let him out every now and then, but only when he’s behaving.
Ahem. Let me reword that.
As I’ve mentioned before, Jacob’s room still contains all of his original baby nursery bedding and décor.
Considering he’s going to be a whole hand’s worth of fingers old in a couple of months, it’s about time to give him the big boy bedroom that he so deserves. And I’m also hoping that maybe a) it will help him magically mature overnight so we won’t have to deal with any more tantrums and b) that he will love his new big boy bed soooo much that he will stop creeping into our room every single night at 3 AM (even though some nights – the nights that he does NOT flail around and kick me in the head – I secretly love it).
We have chosen the color pallet – red, blue (somewhere between true blue and navy blue), and khaki OR red, blue, and grey depending on which bedding we go with – I like it because these are good all American boy colors, and they are colors that should grow with him as he gets older.
O N E – Wall Color
Eeeeks, this one is the hardest. Jacob wants the walls to be “dark blue” but I’m not sure that I like that idea because darker colors tend to make rooms look smaller. You’ll see in a minute that we’ve narrowed the bedding down to two, and the wall color will also be dependent upon which bedding we choose.
We picked up this comforter set and this one, too. Both have been sitting at our house for about a month and I still haven’t decided which way to go. Jacob prefers the blue and white stripes, but he also wants blue walls which would be overkill on the blue. He doesn’t quite understand the whole concept of contrast colors quite yet.
Anyway, if we go with that one, I would probably want to do either khaki or grey walls with one red wall for a pop of color, or just all khaki or grey walls and then accessorize with red.
If we go with the plaid bedding, we could probably get away with doing all blue walls or we could just do khaki with a pop of blue… maybe one blue wall behind the bed? I’m just so torn.
Or we could just scrap all of that and do shiplap instead. Brian would kill me, though (that is AFTER he researched to see what it is... he's Googling it right now, I bet).
T H R E E – Wall Décor
We picked up this marquee sign because a) I can’t get enough of marquee signs right now and b) what kid would not want to have some twinkle lights in their room?? I would have died to have this in my room when I was a teenager! This will probably hang on a smaller wall and then we will still have two giant walls to decorate – one over his dresser and one over his bed.
And now for a little poll – I think a mirror like this one would look great over his dresser, but Brian said that boys don’t need mirrors in their rooms. What do y’all think? A mirror would take up a lot of space, which would be nice, and it’s something that he can keep on his wall until he moves out.
F O U R – Personalization
I made the mistake of taking Jacob to Hobby Lobby with me a few months back and I think that he loves it every bit as much as I do now! While casually walking up and down the aisles we came across metal superhero letters and he just had to have them.
Now, I’m not into the whole character room thing because kids tire of stuff so quickly and I don’t want to have to redecorate every two years. However, I wanted to be able to incorporate his love for superheroes somehow, so I thought that this would be a good way to do it without going overboard. I may attach them to a stained piece of wood or something like that to class them up a bit and then hang them over the bed.
F I V E – Accessories
I’m thinking a throw pillow or two for the bed (Brian’s rolling his eyes right now) and a new lamp since Jacob's is still covered in giraffes and monkeys. I love this pillow to go with either bedding and this lamp.
So ladies, suggestions? Comments? Opinions? Help!! I’m having anxiety over making the wall color/bedding decision! Help a sister out!
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