I should have known moving three doors down from my sister and her family that I would be decorating her house along with my own. First it was my 11 month old nephew Connor’s striped nursery, now it’s my almost 3 year old nephew’s bedroom.
This bedroom actually went quite quickly. Last Sunday we painted the walls, made some bunting banners, and built some fun DIY cloud bookshelves, then this past Saturday we hung everything: the drapes, mirror, pictures, and bookshelves. Badabing badaboom… done.
Let’s take the tour:
This whole airplane theme started when my sister asked if I was still going to use the airplane sketch poster prints in our new house. I originally created them for our old guest bedroom, but really didn’t have a place for them in our new home. So yep, gifted them to my sister and she found some adorable crib sheets that perfectly matched from Restoration Hardware. The rest of the room just fell into place.
Since Luke will soon be converting the crib to a big boy bed we wanted to use the matching nightstand next to it. Then above we hung a really cool yellow airplane from HomeGoods.
I love the size of this thing. Totally makes a statement in this room and adds a pop of color to the navy and white color palette.
To the left of the crib are the DIY cloud bookshelves and his little personalized chair. This will be the perfect little reading nook for him someday (yeah, we might have a couple years before that happens).
On the opposite side of the crib is Luke’s dresser. Above the mirror I made a fun little bunting banner kind of like what I made for Ellie’s bedroom.
Then on top of the dresser Luke has a little bin for his shoes and some cool airplanes we found at Hobby Lobby.
To the left of his dresser is his hamper and toy chest (I think they’re both from HomeGoods) and then another little cloud shelf.
The only difference with this one is that we attached some white hooks to the bottom to hang a couple coats and sweatshirts. Tutorial on these coming on Wednesday.
To the right of the dresser is the door to the hallway and his closet. In between the two doors we hung a little airplane wall art and some metal letters for his name.
I’m so in love with this boy bedroom. Happy that we could reuse those sketch prints and that this theme is so popular right now that it was easy to find coordinating pieces on a budget!
OK, now it’s time to get back to my house.
I’m trying to decide if we should build our basement workshop next or focus on some DIY projects in the kitchen. Follow me on Instagram to see which one we pick!
Yvette Liebesman says
Very sexist to label it as a “boy’s” bedroom. It is a “Child’s/Infant’s Airplane Themed bedroom. You think that girls don’t also like airplanes, or want to become pilots or engineers? Your label implies that airplanes are not an acceptable theme for a girl’s room, perpetuating gender stereotypes.
I’m saying boy’s bedroom because it was for my nephew. That’s it. Stop making this into something it’s not.
Obviously she didn’t read your post about looking forward to doing your nephew’s new nursery. Just pay her no mind. We love it!!!
Thanks Val!! 😉
Seriously? It’s her nephew’s bedroom WHO IS A BOY! Therefore it’s a boy’s bedroom!
It is titled a “boy bedroom.” meaning it is a bedroom exclusively for boys. You did not call it “a boy’s bedroom” (meaning you did it for a particular boy) or “my nephew’s bedroom.” Language matters. You may not be aware of your own bias, but it is there.
Why must you nitpick? Our society has become overly sensitive about every last thing. Who cares what she called it? Is it physically or mentally harming someone by calling it a ‘boy nursery’ or ‘boy bedroom’? No. Is she supposed to decorate it in neutral colors and items until her nephew is old enough to verbalize his gender identity?
And you know why she probably titled the post ‘airplane themed boy bedroom’? Because of SEO purposes. More people search ‘boy bedroom’ than ‘a boy’s bedroom’ or ‘my nephew’s bedroom’.
Thank you so much for bringing gender bias to our attention. It’s true – girls can become airplane pilots too! But the larger point here is that the bedroom is absolutely darling!
Chelsea @ two twenty one says
Love it! The cloud shelves are my favorite.
Definitely my favorite part too 🙂
This is so cute! I love all of the airplane accents you found.
For this banner, did you use chipboard triangles? If so, were they from Hobby Lobby also? I’d like to use some in Abby’s room. I found the cutest canvas painting for her today. She loves it!
Cute bedroom! I too love the cloud shelves. Something the little boy can grow with. Visiting from Sunday Showcase party.
This is interesting! Would love to see your posts in the Practical Mondays Link Up:)
Super sweet airplane room! Too cute! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on my Baby Board! Have a great week!
Barbara Huber says
So cute! My sister-in-law and brother are both pilots. I am going to steal..I mean borrow… these ideas for their twin boy’s rooms, Thanks for sharing!
Hah! Good luck with your makeover 😉
Love the bedroom; I also decorated my son’s nursery with a trains/planes/automobile theme. There have been tons of great storage finds at T.J. Maxx with really nice plane prints and large framed geography pictures. I have been meaning to grab one for his room to hang above the crib, but need to go sans children. Great decorating!
What an adorable boy’s bedroom!! I love the airplane prints that are above his crib!
Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!!
I’ve been struggling to finish off my baby boy’s nursery…which is ridiculously similar to this. I think you’ve just inspired me to finally get it done. Love the shelves and the prints!
Thanks Leslie! Good luck with yours!!
Hi beautiful job!! just wondering what colour grey you used for the airplane room?
It’s called Coastal Pleasure by Clark+Kensington at Ace Hardware!
I love your rooms theme! My husband and I are going to tackle decorating our nursery soon and I am really looking at this post for inspiration! Do you happen to remember the paint color on the walls? I hope to also paint a light grey on the walls but want to pick the correct undertone for the brown furniture…and there are so many types of greys!! Love the post!
Nevermind! I see you post above, Sorry!
Where did you get the mavy blue curtains?
My sister picked them up from HomeGoods last year
Where did you find the espresso crib?