This is our four year old son’s room. It’s pretty small—there’s not a lot of extra space for playing—so we keep most of the toys in other rooms, but it holds all his books and a reading chair, so it’s his little ‘quiet place’. It’s definitely the most colorful room in our house. Little bits of color have crept into all our rooms now… which I think is a good thing.
I’ve never really been into ‘themed’ rooms for kids.. although I am sure they can be done well. I like a more “collected over time” approach… so I have used colors that appeal to us, but I steer clear of specific imagery on the walls or bed. It frees things up to change naturally over time, I think. My favorite colors to choose for Ezra are navy blue with bright leaf green, but of course we have lots of colors going on now. Ezra’s favorite colors are ‘rainbow’ and orange, so you have to work that in.
After we transitioned from a crib, I probably wouldn’t have specifically chosen a blue bed, but I got this one for free from a friend and we love it. I’m not sure where it is from, but I have seen similar ones online. I used Krylon’s Global Blue spray paint in satin finish to touch it up when I got it (it spent several days in our back yard). It was a nearly perfect match.
The lovely quilts are handmade by Ezra’s paternal grandmother and great-grandmother. He is fortunate to have a room full of so many gifts from family and friends.
Ezra’s ever, EVER growing book collection and a fuzzy rug to sit on and look at them.
We try to feature Ezra’s own artwork in his room (and all over the house). Here’s a display board I made using an old picture frame and some foam board covered in burlap.
A little birdie clothes rack hung at a child’s height helps corral craft aprons, jammies and jackets. The Uncle Milton Moon In My Room is from my mother.
Now we have an updated reading chair. The glider from nursing days in the pictures above was recently moved out to make room for this. More about its “makeover” to come.