Thursday, April 29, 2010

Patience grasshopper (kids room inspiration)

I know. I KNOW. I hate that I have to do it, but I am going to reveal the big boy room later this weekend.

I KNOW! Stop yelling at me! :)

Life has gotten in the way this week just a bit, so I’m going to finish up the little details tomorrow and then take pics this weekend. I will tell you, it is so beautiful. I’m not even kidding…I just adore this room. It is now our favorite in the house!

So bear with me – I have a great giveaway for you Squeezies tomorrow (you don’t want to miss it!) and I’ll post the room Sunday night.

Anyhoooooo…I thought I would share some lovely toddler rooms I’ve seen around the Net lately. They are a little heavy on the boy side, but I did that on purpose – I’ve mentioned before I think boys rooms are hard!

These are some of my favorites from Pottery Barn Kids:

LOVE the big fire truck print on the wall, love the molding, love the white and red together. And the chocolate brown on the walls and how it ties in with the bed is genius. They know what they’re doing, those Pottery Barn peeps!

A naval inspired room is so classic and fun, and with some added pirate-inspired whimsy it is perfect for a little boy:

img35lThat bed is the coolest! Here’s another:

img84lLove the sail too. Do you see the rope and knot detail on the wall above the chair rail? And that navy blue…you know I’m swooning!

Of course this little girl’s room is adorable, but my favorite part is the massive memo board behind the bed:

Love how huge it is and love the bright green frame! This gives me an idea for our office…

There are a few lovelies in this one that stuck out to me:

The bedding is just beautiful. The branches with flowers hanging from them – you could SO do that! And the birdcages hanging are a great finishing touch.

Restoration Hardware started a baby/child line a couple years ago, and I’ve always loved how elegant their products are:

Are you swooning?!

I found some fun ideas at Better Homes and Gardens too. Love the firehouse as a headboard!:

fire house headboard And did you see the bed? What little boy wouldn’t adore that?

How cool is this? Fish tanks hung on the wall, with plants inside:

fish bowlsLove the typography on the wall, in different sizes and shapes. Awesome!:

typographyThis one stuck out to me and now I know why:

primary colors room

Uh DUH. Same navy blue walls, same grayish blue ceiling, same (but much nicer!) built ins. And it’s all primary colors just like his room!

Someday I am going to have a window seat like that installed in the Bub’s room. Window seats make me all gushy – I’ve never had one but always wanted one. :)

Got a kid’s room you want to share? Link up to it in the comments! I’ve never had more fun doing a room than this one and I can’t wait to show you! Thanks for your patience with me. ;)

47 comments:

  1. I love these rooms! Seeing pics like these reminds me how much better I can make things look.

    I did my kids nursery years ago... like 8 years ago... Here's my link to it:

    http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2010/03/05/flashback-friday/

    Thanks for letting us share our links!

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  2. I can't wait to see it!

    And that fire truck room is FABULOUS!

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  3. Ohhh....I love so many of these rooms too! The first fire truck room...my li'l Bug would love so much! He and Mister Inquisitive share a room so I have to incorporate both of their tastes and still keep it from being too little for the 9 yr old. I want to do a vintage look with fire trucks, planes and trains...without it being overly themed. I also love those girl rooms...the pink/grey, brwn/pink and that one with the branches...love!! I can't wait to see yours...I know it is going to be great!

    Hugs to you,
    Victoria

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  4. Great pictures! I especially love the first two girls rooms you featured! The rope holding the sail to the wall in the second nautical picture spells t.r.o.u.b.l.e.

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  5. Someone's got to drool over this nursery I saw this week besides me (loooove it):
    (near the bottom of the post)

    http://www.lifeinmotionphotography.com/photoblog/?p=4756

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  6. Love your blog. I have been looking for boys rooms ideas for a few months now. My hubby is in the Army we have just moved this week for the 10th time in 12 years, UGGGG! My oldest son is turning 9 soon and I have been racking my brain trying to come up with something for him. It is hard when you can't paint the walls. I know gasp...and he is so mature for his age it is making it hard. Can't wait to see your new room :)

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  7. I just rented a 1921 Bungalow and was given permission from the owners to do what I wanted to the house...as long as it's classic and in keeping with with era that the house was built. Down came the wall paper borders some previous renter put up in the kitchen and the bathroom, and after painting those rooms I'm going to tackle my four kids' bedrooms I can't wait to make twin headboards and I'm searching your blog for inspiration!

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  8. Great inspiration! I can't wait to see what you do. I'm getting ready to redo Indy's room (at his request). This is what it looks like now:
    http://myheelsarehigherthanyours.blogspot.com/2009/03/meta-monday-indys-room.html

    We went with a pirate-y theme, though, nothing over the top. Next up is an explorer/adventure room. I'm still working that one out in my head. Any ideas for that?

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  9. I redid Kiddo's room when he turned 5 this year. It is a Race Car theme, since that is what he is into right now. Nothing fancy. I did make the pennant banner valance. Here it link - ignore the messy room!

    http://texasebeth.blogspot.com/2010/01/kiddos-big-kid-room-redo-for-his-5th.html

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  10. AWWW, such cute inspiration. Makes me want to adopt a kid...{ah NO, who am I fooling} but they are adorable rooms

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  11. we just re-did our daughter's room, and it's my favourite room in the house now too. looking forward to see the reveal!

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  12. I'm getting ready to swap some kids rooms, which will require a little painting... and decorating! Thanks for the inspiration! Can't wait to see your big reveal!

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  13. doing my 8 year old stepsons room... can't wait to see the reveal!!!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration

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  14. I went back and forth with how do decorate my nursery. I really wanted to do nautical, but with DH being a sailor I thought it was a bit much. I'm thinking ahead to a big boy room already!

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  15. I LOVE these rooms...but, let's get real...what kid's room is ever really that neat, organized, and un-destructed??? lol They sure are cool as all get out though -- especially the pirate ship beds!

    Hurry-up and post pics of the Bub's room -- I'm looking for new ideas of yours to steal...er, I mean inspire me!

    Erin D.

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  16. I love the bed skirt on the girls room with the birdcages! The first Restoration room made me laugh. Was the teddy bear their attempt to turn it into a kids room? Have fun with kids rooms! It goes fast and before long they are moody teenagers!

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  17. So hard to choose! I love, love, love the typography, but I did scroll back to the fish bowls thinking "cooool!"

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  18. Well, I guess I can be patient for a bit longer, I know it will be worth the wait! Janell

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  19. LOVE all the fun rooms! I posted some photos of my sweetie's shabby chic nursery (and a few from my baby shower in the same post)a while ago. Check it out here: http://furrfamilyjourney.blogspot.com/2008/10/baby-shower-and-nursery-pics.html.

    One of the many things I've learned from TDC is not to take room photos at night! Unfortunately, I had not learned it before taking these photos, but you can still see the cuteness.

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  20. Oh, Sarah! I can hardly wait! I know it's going to be stinkin' adorable!

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  21. These are some of the cutest kids' rooms I've seen in awhile. I love to look at kids' rooms to get inspiration. My 9 year old daughter and 7 year old son share a room. My daughter loves light blue, no pink for her so a nautical inspired room would be a good idea for them. I still haven't done a thing to their room and we moved in over a year ago. Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to see Bubs room! :)

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  22. I love the typography one as well - stealing that pic from ya!

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  23. I sit around and dream all day of changing my children's rooms up DAILY! ha! Enjoyed the pics :)

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  24. I just did my little girls nursery! I'm finishing it off with that SAME board maybe a little different:0!!! Great potterybarn minds think a like!!!!!Should be done this weekend!

    http://aplaceforusfour.blogspot.com/2010/03/alivyas-nursery-part-1.html

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  25. Aw, I love that fire engine bed. My dad made a similarfire engine bunkbed for my brother when we were little and now my nephews use it!

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  26. I like your inspiration photos, especially the last one and the girlie one with the tree branches. I think RH is lovely, but too grown up for little kids. I think a room with color is so much for fun. :)

    Here's my oldest's "Candy Striped Nursery":
    http://serenitynow4amanda.blogspot.com/2009/08/price-my-space-natalies-nursery.html

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  27. Hi, By any chance have you seen Knock Off Wood
    at http://www.knock-offwood.com/ she recently changed her site it was pink and black before..if you have not seen this you might just love it. Building your own Pottery Barn Knock off furniture for pennies comparatively!!!

    Anyway, I enjoy reading your blog.

    Laura

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  28. Love all the Pottery Barn rooms. Who wouldn't adore that sailboat bead! LOVE. IT! Here is a post with before and afters of our almost 8 year old girl's room. I have really big plans for our 6 year old son's room this summer. I can't wait. We're gonna have a whole lotta jungle goin on! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration.
    http://emmadunnam.blogspot.com/2009/06/birthday.html

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  29. Meant to say sailboat bed! UGH!

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  30. I like the first fireman room .... but I think I would have gone with a bit less pattern on the bed linens ... a little busy for me, but I love the picture over the bed.

    and the Restoration Hardware rooms .... BEAUTIFUL!

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  31. Love them all! I can't wait to see how yours turns out. I am working on my boys' room now - ages 2 and 8and incorporating ideas they both would like.

    Stop by to see this week's thrift store picks.

    Thanks,
    Laura
    www.montydob.blogspot.com

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  32. Funny about that window seat, I walked upstairs when looking at the house we bought. There was a window seat in each boys room. Long ones. Like you, something I've always loved. They had 2 girls and the rooms looked so much different than now.

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  33. Gosh I know just what you mean about window seats... I love them too!

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  34. You were one of my top 10 referrers for this week! Thank you so much!! I've given you a big shout-out THANK YOU on my blog here:

    http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2010/04/30/winner-features-and-thanks/

    Thanks again!

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  35. Seth's room needs some serious tweaking, but since I'm having a baby on Monday, it'll have to wait: http://www.thewriterchic.com/2010/04/seths-grown-up-room.html

    And Baby Girl....well, I'm pretty happy with how her's turned out: http://www.thewriterchic.com/2010/04/not-moment-too-soonhere-is-baby-girls.html

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  36. I love those beds. so adorable.

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  37. http://lifeinperfectharmony.blogspot.com/2009/03/rhetts-regatta.html

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  38. Holy toledo those are some awesome bedrooms. Do you think that they are that clean all the time LOL

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  39. Here's my little guys room.
    http://www.howdoesshe.com/toddler-boy-room-on-a-budget

    I had a lot of fun with it and yes I want a window seat too!

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  40. Ok, I think I actually stopped breathing for a minute upon seeing the Restoration Hardware pics. Wowza! I decided today I want to do a "Ralph Laurn"-ish inspired room for my oldest (almost 8), and I can't wait!
    (by the way, this is Tiff's sister - I LURVE your blog!) :)

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  41. Beautiful rooms. Those Restoration Hardware rooms, OMG! I paused for a long while and took in every centimeter of those rooms. Breathtaking. Can't wait to see your transformation.

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  42. My 3 year old grandson loves anything pirates. He would go crazy for that room. Great rooms..thanks for sharing.

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  43. great photos! i'm not exceptionally creative though. i DO like the fish tanks on the walls but it seems a bit unsafe...lol not sure if i'd like them above my bed.

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  44. I love the pink and black room, so cute. I could see that being updated for a big girls room as well.

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  45. Yes, these kids rooms sure are fabulous! Some great ideas here for sure! I linked this up to my childrens rooms post too today - for inspiration!

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