As I transition my youngest son’s room from a nursery into a “big kid” space, I have been thinking about furniture and design ideas that will last him into his early teens. Starting with a nursery that is not too babyish can help with this change as kids get older.
Choosing big investment pieces such as rugs, curtains and furniture that can work with different ages is a good way to make sure that more expensive items won’t need to be replaced.
By keeping the same color palette and changing out accessories, your boy’s room can transition easily from babyhood to big kid. This concept can also be helpful when transitioning from a big kid room to a teen room.
The room I created below can make the transition through a variety of ages by replacing the crib with a bed and updating art and accessories.
I am getting some big time pressure for bunk beds…that’s a whole different post.
Photo Credits: Coastal Living, Living Etc, via Houzz, Ashley Whittaker, Katie Ridder (5 & 6), Canadian House and Home, Lynn Morgan
Laura, I can’t tell you how much this makes me want to makeover my twins’ room! We had a precious decked out nursery and have a hodge-podge mess of a big boy room! Problem is, we have a very tricky room with odd dimensions and a few antique pieces that we don’t want to part with. uggghhh!!
Jen- The best process is editing as much as possible and then adding back in. If you are really stuck, take 90% out of the room and start from there taking each odd dimension one at a time rather than an overwhelming room.
I’m obsessed with Josef Frank fabrics right now and I love how they’re used in the big boy rooms!
Everyone knows I adore Laura. Her style is classic, creative, and calm. I’m so blessed to have her design style in my home and her creative spirit in my life as a friend! Love ya, “LAURA CASEY”!