Featured Toddler Room: Nautical and Bright Big Boy Room

We featured Jude’s modern, woodland-themed nursery way back in 2010. It was one of the first nurseries we featured. Now, Jude is a growing toddler and soon-to-be big brother, which meant that it was time to give him a big boy room. Katie, Jude’s mom, designed a room that’s traditional yet modern, with a bit of whimsy, that will accommodate him perfectly as he continues to grow.

Child’s Name: Jude
Child’s Age:
Fishers, IN

What was your inspiration for the room?
I fell in love with the speedboat bed from Pottery Barn Kids, and everything kind of went from there. I probably would have done a nautical theme even without the bed. I LOVE stripes and primary colors!

Describe your decorating style.
I tried not to get too stuck in my theme. I definitely pulled from the nautical idea, but I didn’t want it to overwhelm the space. I like to keep things fairly simple, colorful and a tad eclectic without (hopefully) leaving the space too chaotic when I’m finished. I was dying to refinish a dresser in a bold yellow or red color, but my husband wouldn’t go for it.

Favorite Items: Definitely the boat bed and alphabet wall.

How did you make that stunning alphabet wall?
The alphabet was made by nailing THREE packages of nails into the wall and winding embroidery floss around them to create the letters.Make sure you have a well thought out plan of action before you put a zillion holes in your wall! It will be worth it if you do!

Room Resources.
Furniture: Speedboat II Bedroom Set from Pottery Barn Kids
Rug: Momeni Lil Mo Hipster LMT-1SUR5070 Surf Rug
Leaning Bookcase: Crate and Barrel
Ceiling Fan: Hunter Ceiling Fan in Bronze
Bedding: Ronan Bedding For Boys from Serena and Lily


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Indoor Camp Out! Pretty Teepees For Kids

Who doesn’t love a pretty teepee? We know we do! And toddlers do to. Indoor tents are whimsical and fun. You can set one up in your kiddo’s room, the play room or even your living room — so your little one can play close by, all the time.

We’ve featured several darling teepees before, and we thought it was about time we featured a few more.

Which one is your favorite?

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Real Room: Modern, Kid-Friendly Toddler Room

The transition from nursery to toddler room happens very quickly. One day you have a little baby and — bam! — that baby starts crawling, walking, climbing and the needs for your kiddo’s space change in an instant.

This transitional toddler room comes to us from Janey, the talented designer behind Piecemaker Studio. Her unique designs —seen above— were the inspiration for the space that her toddler boy calls his own.Read More...