If you’ve been waiting to have a little design fun around these parts, today’s your day. I’m thrilled to announce my participation in this season’s One Room Challenge! For the unfamiliar, the One Room Challenge features 20 bloggers as they tackle a room makeover – in just six weeks. You get to enjoy weekly updates, following along on everyone’s journeys, with a culmination of 20 final room reveals. You excited yet?! I know I am.
It seems only fitting that on the eve of my son’s third birthday, I tackle transforming his nursery into a full-fledged big boy room. Here’s what the room looks like now (at least when its photo shoot ready).
I’ve loved this room as a nursery. It has a sweet, tranquil vibe, but really nurseries are designed as a space for us, the adults, to function and care for our tiny humans (when stumbling around in the middle of the night). But now that I have a full-fledged person, with very big thoughts and very strong opinions, on my hands I’m eager to create a space that reflects his burgeoning personality. I want to give him a room where he can evolve and grow. I think it’s also time that we finally transition out of the crib (any advice on this highly welcome).
I have a lot of goals for the redesign of this space. Ample toy storage, a good sized play area, and a big boy bed are all on the must-have list, but I also need a spot to read bedtime stories and a super functional closet. I want this all to come together with a modern, sophisticated, but still kid-like vibe. No problem (ha!). So be sure to check in every Wednesday for the next six weeks. I’ll be sharing my inspirations, design plans, resources and progress sneak peeks that will all lead up to the official reveal. It’s going to be one heck of a good time.
And if you check in on Instagram today, you’ll get a bonus! I’ll be sharing a before tour of the room on Stories! Oh, and be sure to follow along with everyone in this season’s ORC by clicking on the links below. It’s a super impressive group. I cannot wait to see what rooms everyone will tackle.
ONE ROOM CHALLENGE