Decorating Decisions

So over the past few months, I actually have made some progress (due, largely in part, to my mom – the forever-decorating-goddess) with Will’s new room and have had some thoughts about changes I’m making to the existing nursery, which Will is still in, and will be staying in until whoknowswhen. Anyway, for Will’s new room (our old spare room – read: clutter gatherer), we made progress by cleaning it out and getting the border off the wall. We also picked out, ordered and have received his new bedroom set, well 75% of it at least.


chest of drawers


Bed & chest of drawers are both from Pottery Barn Kids – Catalina Cottage Collection.

Bedding is also from Pottery Barn Kids – Patrick Quilted Bedding Collection.

We picked a pretty blue color to paint the walls – similar to the light blue in the comforter – it’s by Valspar but I’m not entirely sure of the color – when I get home, I will find it and update this post.

I’m also thinking of adding one of these to his room, which currently has a funky turquoise-y/green carpet (same one that’s in the nursery), to break it up and add some “fun” to the floor:

car rug

road rug

road rug 2

The top rug and bottom two play mats are from IKEA.

As far as what other accessories are going in his room, I’m kind of unsure. My mom wants to get him the desk that goes with his bedroom set and then he just needs some fun stuff in there – like some hooks to hang his jackets on and maybe some kind of storage apparatus for toys/books/gadgets. Oh and I forgot to mention, I want to do Roman shades instead of curtains. Shopping for curtains for the nursery last time was pain staking and I don’t look forward to doing it again, so for now, the shades will do.

I will probably do something like  this – but maybe in a more fun color, depending on how I’m feeling:

shades - neutral

As for stuff on the walls, I have a few things from his nursery that I will transfer over to his big boy room, but I haven’t gotten to the point where I’ve actually looked for things for his room. But, being that I already have the car/truck theme in his bedding, it shouldn’t be that hard.

And the nursery. I’m making a few updates. Since we didn’t find out what we’re having this time either, it’s staying neutral, but I am getting rid of the over-sized, kinda junky dresser we currently have (which also doubled as my changing station, but ended up being too high for me, so I relegated changing to the floor on the pad…{Mother-of-the-Year, I know}) and replacing it with either a changing table, which can be used as shelves after the baby is bigger, and a smaller dresser, or perhaps just a nicer, smaller dresser that can still be used as a changing table too.

Here are the ones I found so far that I like and that are in my budget:

changing table

dresserBoth are from IKEA.

I will post pics as I get things in place and it all starts to look nice and lovely!


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