The goal was to find a color he (we!) could live with for more than just his toddler years, but still make it feel young and fun. So, I painted the room a green that wasn’t too grassy but wasn’t too babyish either (Behr’s Grass Cloth).
Another goal was to make sure the room wasn’t stuck in a “theme” forever. Aha! I found some great adhesive stickers with monkeys, fern leaves and bananas. They were fairly inexpensive and gave a lot of bang for the buck. The great thing about these adhesive wall decorations is that when you’re ready for a new look, they come off easily and don’t leave a mark. Gotta’ love that! Now, what to do with the last bare wall above the bed? Call me a worry wart, but I always fret about hanging things above the beds of babes. They jump and bounce around so much….or maybe that’s just my kids?? Either way, I decided to order custom adhesive wall words online from the title of a VERY fitting book…Where The Wild Things Are. This only cost $19 which I thought was pretty cheap for a wall of art. (I know, I know…seems like a ripped of a recently released movie title? Well, first of all, I decorated this room WAY before it came out and second, we just saw it and its FAB!) I know that the Pooh lamp in the above picture seems a bit out of place, but it was in my nursery when I was a baby. I had a ceramic musical bear that was also from my nursery in my older son’s room. I think its nice to add a little something from your past to your own child’s room. Don’t you? I’m a sentimental fool and proud of it! The bedding is Eric Carle – African Savannah. I LOVE all of his wonderful children’s books and this set was a steal on clearance at Amazon.
I bought the valances at Walmart just to add a little color to the windows. Again they were super cheap so I won’t feel bad changing them out when he outgrows the gingham look. One last thing….to finish the room off I recently made some letter and number art. So, of course I have to ask….what do you think of my room redo? Did I go overboard on the monkeys for my little monkey?
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