Being a mom of two little ones has kept me very busy the past couple months! I’m back today to share my son’s big boy room with you all. I still can’t believe my little guy is big enough for a big boy room! A few months after we found out we were pregnant with our second child I started dreaming and planning for my son’s big boy room. We decided to keep the nursery where it was and move him to the spare bedroom. I worked on his big boy room for several weeks all the while not letting my little guy know so that it could be a surprise.
He loved his big boy adventure room when we did the big reveal. It was so fun to see him so excited and appreciative. I really love how it turned out!
We loved the bookcase in my son’s nursery (people always ask where we got it) so we ordered another one (just slightly different) for his big boy room. It works great when you don’t have a lot of extra room for something like a book case. We got it from pottery barn kids and waited till we got a coupon in my email. Then we ordered it by phone and had it shipped to the store (free shipping) which also saved us money.
These vintage plane printables were free!! Can you believe that?! I found them on pinterest and they were my inspiration piece for the room. I didn’t want to be limited to airplanes so I decided to go with the “adventure” theme. Finding free printables online is a great way to save money when decorating.
I love how his gallery wall came out. I ordered this National Geographic map from Amazon. It was a great price and the colors were perfect. Another great way to save money when decorating is to shop your own house. I already had the clipboard, frames, and hanger and along with the free printables (sources below) this gallery wall was very inexpensive.
He may be in a big boy room now, but there is still a place for Kermi 😉
Many of the things I used in his big boy room I had in his nursery. It saved me a lot of money by using some of the same colors in his adventure room. I used navy and green again and added orange and brown. It looks like a totally different room, but I was able to use many of the same things.
I love decorating my home with things that have a history or special meaning. The bear lamp was made by my mother-in-law’s parents. They were skilled potters. My son has admired this lamp for a long time at grandma and poppy’s house so he was very excited to see it in his room! The little orange plane in the picture above was in my brother’s room growing up. And the little gray metal tool box on his dresser was my dad’s.
My little guy is so proud of his big boy room and loves to show it off to everyone who comes over. It was a lot of fun to design and put together this room and a big thanks to my sweet hubby for all his hard work as well!
Toddler Bed- given to us by a friend
Dresser and night stand- Ikea
Adirondack chair- World Market
Book shelf-Pottery Barn Kids
Wooden sign with verse- DIY tutorial here
White picture frames-Ikea
Navy blue lamp-Home Goods
Navy blue stars-Home Goods (spray painted navy)
Fabric banner- DIY fabric from JoAnn’s
Bear lamp-made by my mother-in-law’s parents
Drift wood sail boat-Home Goods
Large metal L- TJ Maxx
Free Printable Sources:
-4 vintage sketch airplane posters –How To Nest For Less blog
-Adventuring- Couple Jones blog
-I Can Do Hard Things- Lemon Squeezy blog
-I Love You To The Moon and Back (printed in black and white)- A Bubbly Life blog
-Be Strong and Courageous- Gracelaced blog
-Let Your Dreams Take Flight- Happy Go Lucky blog
-Adventure!- I Rock So What blog
Check out my Big Boy Room Pinterest board to see where I got my inspiration and for more ideas on an adventure room.
Hope you all have a great day!