Is it a big boy room or a transition toddler room? Christopher is not big enough for a big boy room and definitely to big for a nursery. Bottom line is that my munchkin is not so little anymore. He’s now an adventurous, curious, and silly little boy. I cannot believe the day has come to where I now put him to sleep in his (kind of) big boy room. When we moved into our new home we knew it was time to start his transition from a nursery to toddler room. He is a big brother now and needed a bedroom to fit his title. His nursery was safari themed and chosen by me. This time I let him take the lead. He has been fascinated with airplanes so, we decided to go with an airplane/travel theme and were able to keep a few keepsakes from his nursery.
I remember when I first laid eyes on the Jameson Conversion Crib by Restoration Hardware, it was love at first sight. The great craftsmanship and distressed wood were calling my name: “Elizabeth… Elizabeth… You need me.” One of my favorite features is that the crib converts into a toddler bed with the rail feature and when the time comes that we no longer need the toddler rail, we can use the head-board for a full sized bed. I wanted to break up the wood a bit so I went with this plush cream rug from Restoration Hardware called the Chunky Braided Wool Rug in the cream color.
The glider that I once nursed and read him stories in has transitioned into his chair where he “reads” his own books and watches television. He especially loves watching Jets football games with his dad. Yes, we are a Jets family. The glider is the Classic Wing Back Slip Covered Swivel Glider by Restoration Hardware in belgian linen fabric in the natural color. This chair is so comfy and, I would know since I still spend many nights sleeping on it. The throw pillow pictured below is from Home Goods.
Do you know how hard it is to find bedding for a toddler bed? Especially bedding that doesn’t have cartoon characters on it? After a lot of hunting I chose these airplane print sheets and pillow case by Restoration Hardware. I mean, how adorable is this print? I paired up the sheets with the diamond stitched toddler quilt in navy also by Restoration Hardware. The cute navy throw pillow is from Home Goods.
In case you haven’t noticed, I love details. Look at the beautiful detail on this lamp. It fits perfectly over his bed. This is the Whip Stiched Burlap Pendant in bleached from Restoration Hardware. Noticing a Restoration Hardware theme? So did my husband. The framed airplane on the right is from Target.
I have always been fascinated with elephants. They are the most beautiful creatures. When I first laid eyes on this picture, I was mesmerized. It’s breathtaking. There’s something in this moment the photographer captured. It’s so peaceful. Someway, somehow, I knew I had to incorporate it into Christopher’s nursery. I love this image so much that I had to keep it in his toddler room as it also goes with the travel theme. The photographers name is Gregory Colbert.
We purchased the Jameson Dresser from Restoration Hardware as his changing table for his nursery and were able transition it by removing the changing pad. The best part about investing in a good piece of furniture is that it can transition for years and years. Christopher now uses the dresser for his “fishies” and I’m sure that one day he will use it for a picture of his girlfriend. Nope, never. The vintage airplane is a Home Goods find.
The wall by the tv was looking a bit empty so we decided to add shelves to both sides to fill with books and precious items such as our collectable Woody, classic books, and treasured gifts. The shelves are from Home Depot. Santa surprised Christopher with his very own teepee last Christmas. He has hours of imaginative play in it and it fit perfectly into his room. The teepee is by Discovery Kids from Amazon.
I wanted to add some fun in the room so I added model airplanes that he can see when he looks up and (hopefully) falls asleep,without me having to sit in the very comfortable glider all… night… long. I purchased the airplanes on Amazon and, used fishing wire and a hook to create the illusion of them flying in the air. The hooks were one of the final touches I added to the room. They are from Target.
Every big boy needs his own bedside table to place his sippy cups after a long day of playing. I felt this side table could go in any room of the house but for now it has a perfect home in this little corner. The side table pictured below is from Restoration Hardware.
The real final touch in Christopher’s bedroom is fairy dust. I have such great memories of visiting Walt Disney World when I was a kid. I still cry when I watch the Voyage of the Little Mermaid in Hollywood Studios so of course I had to add some ears to bring it all together.
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out Christopher’s transition from a nursery to a “big boy” room. Make sure you follow us on Instagram for sneak peeks of what room I’m unveiling next.