Now that we’re in and settled in our new home I thought I’d share the boys new toddler room (must fight urge to call it a nursery). Again the boys are sharing a room, it’s quite big and they loved sharing in the last house so even with a spare room we thought we’d put them in together.
Theme wise you guys know what I’m like. I really didn’t want to go out and get a matching set of bedding, a lampshade, blinds, curtains, bin blah blah blah. I hate all of that stuff and just know that if I had gone and bought a whole set the boys interests would probably change and I’d be stuck with a load of unwanted decor having to start from scratch.
So with the boys love for animals in mind I decided to go for a loose safari theme. I brought over most of the bits from their old bedroom but we added a dark blue feature wall to take it from nursery to toddler room.
I’m not keen on the cartoon style animals with oversized heads and Disney looking eyes so I’ve tried to keep it as toned down as possible with more photo style animal motifs.
Being safari themed we kept in their hanging hot air balloon model from John Lewis and I picked up this ‘adventure awaits’ print from Etsy and popped it in a plain white IKEA frame.
As I mentioned it is a loose theme, so there are still some odd bits and pieces that I can only describe as typical boy decor.
I’m a huge storage fan so there are plenty of storage boxes and baskets in their room and I try to keep their shelving unit clutter free and more for displaying their quirky little trinkets.
Rhys’s bed is still one of my favourite parts of the room! Pete made in a few months ago after I saw them on Pinterest and also saw the ridiculous price tags of pre-made ones! He literally took the base of Rhys’s cot bed and added the top frame – it was a really fun project for him and so lovely for him to be a part of their room decor.
The boys of course have their reading area. We brought the shelves over from our old house as I just love them to have quiet time and a place to relax and focus on a book. Jasper is a big reader, whether it’s me reading to him or him reading to himself on his rug or in bed and I love seeing his skills develop.. He can now focus for much longer on longer books, he tells his own little stories from the pictures and he can finish my sentences on some of his favourites before I’ve even started them!
IWell thats our toddler boys room tour, if there’s anything you’d like to know the price or store of then please do ask in the comments and if you have any suggestions for pieces that would suit the boys decor then please let me know!!
The boys room was also featured on Wayfair.com as part of their boys room feature – there are some wonderful snaps of other rooms there so head over and check it out for more inspiration!