This post has been a long time coming! Life has taken a hold of me (as most of you know) and now I have taken a breath of air, here I am sharing this special post. This is Gentry’s new big boy room! After we moved to Reno, this was the first room I wanted to tackle.
Saying bye to toys
I needed a space that was different from his last room and wanted something more calming and restful. I decided to remove all of the toys from his room except a few in his toy box by Sprout. This box snapped together and is so sturdy. Gentry’s favorite thing to do is stand on top of it and jump on to the bed. Not Mom approved but totally kid approved. lol…
where cactus’ and hedgehogs came from
I was laying down with Gentry on Pinterest trying to think of a good minimal theme. I started with cactus searches since we just moved from Arizona and little Gent was born there too. Cactus’ and…. Couldn’t find really anything unique. Then I stumbled across this muslin hedgehog blanket from Little Unicorn.
It was perfect. Simple. Soft. Cute. This is what I based my theme off of.
I had a bit of a challenge with the slanted ceilings, the cut out for the closet and another wall not one straight flat wall.
A little story about this home and its awkwardly placed closet.
About two months ago, I was getting ready to leave my home when I walked outside to see a man standing in front on the sidewalk taking pictures of my home. I usually have great gut feelings and this one time my “call the cops” radar didn’t go off. The gentleman apologized and started telling me this story about how he was the first person to live in this home. He told me about how he planted the tree in our front yard and gave me some stories about the neighbors that once lived here. I told him to take some more pictures if he’d like but I will be back and left in my car to run an errand. I drove down the street and I had an ah ha moment. “THIS GUY WILL KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE INSIDE OF MY HOUSE” I thought. So I quickly turned around and apologized for interrupting a phone call he was on and asked if he could tell me more about this house. To which I found out… Gentry’s room was never a room, it was a loft area. So the awkwardness of Gentry’s room made sense now; the closet in particular. They added the closet into a loft area to convert it into another bedroom.
Wall decals vs painting or wall paper
I found these Eco Wall Decals on Etsy and purchased two batches of cactus’ and hedgehogs. The shop was happy to accommodate my unique request of mixing cactus’ and hedgehogs and even helped me choose the color green for the cactus’. I love how easy they were to apply and they are easy to remove and replace because I had such a hard time dealing with the slanted ceilings and getting these suckers on straight!
how often do you switch up the decor in your child’s room?
Let me know in the comments below.
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Here’s a list of some of the vendors I purchased from for this room. Note: Amazon links are affiliate links.
Bed frame: Houzz || Mattress: Amazon || Duvet: Ikea || Faux Fir Rug: Target || Dresser: Amazon || Cactus on bed: Amazon || Hedgehog on bed: Amazon || Teddy bear on bed: Land of Nod (now Crate & Kids and no longer available) || Cactus on stand: Target || Stand/Cart: Ikea || Curtains: TJ Maxx || Wall Decals: Eco Wall Decals || Wire basket: TJ Maxx|| Llama figurine: Target || Hooks: Hobby Lobby || Sloth: Hobby Lobby || Don’t Wake the Dreamer sign: Hobby Lobby|| Large Dream Catcher: Hobby Lobby || Small Dream Catcher: Bast and Bruin || Wheely Hedgehog: Houzz || Gifted Toy Box: Sprout Kids ||
Note: Color images were edited with Noble Presets.