A big boys room..goodbye cot, hello bunks…

Well I finally ordered a new big bed for Campbell. I figure I can keep his current colour scheme and then in the new year implement a whole new look.  I kept putting it off because I wanted to wait till my sewing room was ready so I could move the cot straight in there.  I thought I could easily photograph new quilts and products that way as the new room will have lots of light and a lot less kids clutter to deal with.  But as time has gone on and a year has passed since we started renovating and things have just stayed as they are..including my sewing stuff taking over the lounge room and boxes filling the hallway.  However there is light at the end of the tunnel..more money has presented itself and things will be moving along shortly…yayyy!!!

I have been eyeing off some new bunks at work ..they are like mini bunks with the bottom bed pretty much on the floor and the top bed around shoulder high…my shoulder that is and I’m not that tall.  Way easier for making the top bunk and I love that he can use the bottom as a kind of chill out/ reading zone once he graduates to the top bunk.  Creating extra space is important is a small room like his….and  I can already see him and his cousins creating fun adventures in their space ship or pirate ship as they did in his little cot.

inspiration baord for cams big boy room

I have quite a few of these kind of scandi inspired monochromatic kids rooms pinned and I thought it would translate well to our home. We have black floors and white walls so its quite a good base to start with. I thought I might add in some chevron curtains and a duvet cover with all the fabric I bought to make curtains for our back bifolds ( to keep the heat in during winter). I  didn’t get around to it so I figure I’ll deal with that next winter and put it to use in this project.

Some people are kind of over the chevron but I’m still liking it and you know as long as you like it that’s all that matters…it’s not like Vogue Living is going to come and critique your room to see if it’s cutting edge enough. You need to buy and surround yourself with what you like and as the kids get bigger…what they like too.

The mushroom lamp is very cool and something I’ve seen in so many kids rooms but regardless I just kind of like it anyway…however whether I actually buy it is another matter. You can get them in black, red and I just saw they do yellow too from Lark……ooh maybe I want yellow now.

camp bells big boy room mood board

I am going to take my colour palette from the cool organic fabric from the Monsterz range at Cloud 9.  I bought some with the intention to make some crib quilts for my shop. However I like the retro vibe of the colours and the cool little monsters so I think I am going to mix in a few other fabrics and make him a quilt for one of the beds. I plan to mix and match patterns and designs so we can change things when we feel like it.

I love the fresh contrast of the toys and colours against the white in this room but in our room we will have to imagine some less glamorous toys like thomas trains and buzz lightyear. But hey I live in the real world. In reality these gorgeous rooms are highly styled and I doubt they remain like that all the time unless of course you have a lovely big toy room to store all the more mundane things in…I can only wish.

What plans do you have for your little one ‘big’ room?

room pics via pinterest

Bunk bed is the morgan bunk from Domayne

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3 Responses to A big boys room..goodbye cot, hello bunks…

  1. Renae October 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

    Hi Nicole, I’ve come via the BYW class and just wanted to say hello. You have the sweetest blog and a etsy store, your products are just gorgeous. I love the name too! 🙂

    • nicolenicol October 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

      Hi thanks for visiting. This class is great for meeting people and discovering new blogs..yay you are a fellow Aussie. I loved the look of your blog but didn’t see your about page to learn more about you..your photos are gorgeous and I think I will look forward to following your adventures, nicx

      • Renae October 17, 2012 at 4:19 am #

        Hi Nicole, I know I’ve still yet to do my about page so I’ve got to get cracking on that – thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments. 🙂