Big Boy Bedroom Plan

My 3 year-old son will soon be sleeping in a big boy bed.  He’s been quite content in his crib (only crawled out once!) all this time.  I took my time searching for a new bed and didn’t go with the car bed although I did consider it, opting instead for a better quality twin bed and “Cars” bedding.

I searched everywhere, looking online and in several stores.  I almost bought one from, but the reviews weren’t that good and said the color (Walnut) was more orange/red than pictured.

I really loved the dark blue Pottery Barn Camp bed, but it was $599 (on sale from $749).
Ultimately, I chose a twin bed (Hampton Classic Bed) from Pottery Barn Teen that is on sale for $399.
and also a red and white patterned sheet set with a red jersey knit pillow case (for “accidents” and when I want a change).
This West Elm shower curtain will become his drapes after a little sewing to make them longer (thanks Amanda!)
and the upper part of his walls will be painted something similar to this, Indi Go-Go by Benjamin Moore.

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There will be pops of red, perhaps one of these bean bag chairs from Pottery Barn:
It’s a start – finally!
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  1. Abby M. Interiors
    May 14, 2013 / 2:49 am

    How fun! He must be so excited for his big boy bed! It's so hard to find just the right bed and it sounds like you found the perfect fit for you. Looking forward to the reveal!

  2. Jenny @ Simcoe Street
    May 14, 2013 / 3:09 am

    My son Benjamin would die for those sheets! Love where the room is headed. I posted the other day about Ben's big boy room (You can see it here if you're interested —
    . It is so bittersweet to say goodbye to nursery decor and create a new space. I can't wait to see how James' room comes together! Looks like a great plan.


  3. May 14, 2013 / 8:40 am

    great post….going through the same thing at the moment….Our daughter is turning 4 next month and we have promised her a big girls bed….so doing lots of research into where to get the perfect bed from….on a tight budget(they can be soooo expensive- and the mattresses is a financial killer)…also her room is very small, so that's another obstacle! love the look you are going for….your son is one lucky little monkey!!

  4. natasha {schue love}
    May 14, 2013 / 4:51 am

    So many great ideas!! We did the same thing with the WE shower curtain for Ethan's nursery.

  5. May 14, 2013 / 11:28 am

    My son will love those big boy room ideas! He's been wanting cars for bedding a couple of weeks now and I think I will finally get one for him.

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  6. Mary Ann at classic•casual•home
    May 14, 2013 / 6:54 am

    Sounds like a great plan!

  7. May 14, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    He'll love the Cars bedding! They're only little once so I love getting them what they want, especially when it's something easy and inexpensive to change as they get older. I love that camp furniture collection from PBKids, too. I almost bought it several years ago, but I'm so glad I went with something less expensive after I see what my boys have done to their furniture!

  8. May 14, 2013 / 4:44 pm

    we just bought the catalina beds from pottery barn kids for my little girls who are about to share a room. we haven't put them all the way together, but we can already tell it's good quality furniture. Looking forward to seeing your son's room all put together!

  9. Inspire Me Heather
    May 14, 2013 / 11:49 am

    Your colour scheme will look great in that room, love the bed you picked out too!

  10. Dream Mom
    May 14, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    I think it sounds cute! I love the bed choice; I've found some great deals at Pottery Barn Kids over the years-I purchased a book shelf that was priced lower at PB Kids versus PB. Can't wait to see the final room.

  11. Amanda
    May 14, 2013 / 3:01 pm

    how cute!!! cant wait to see it! You cant go wrong with blue and white for boys rooms.

  12. Carmel - Our Fifth House
    May 15, 2013 / 2:17 am

    love this color palette – loving the shower curtain turned curtain panels idea too!

  13. May 16, 2013 / 8:21 pm

    Love it! I agree, he will love the bedding.

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