Some inspiration images for Alex's room.
|Image courtesy of ikea.com|
Love the map murals. Trying to decide about the Premiar Map from IKEA. Love that it's printed on canvas and the colours are muted; however I'm not sure how good it is as a teaching tool, since the countries are not well defined.But look how gorgeous it looks in a child's room!
|Image courtesy of Sissy + Marley|
Alex's room will NOT be lacking in storage. We ordered 4 of the 8 cube storage shelves below for the bedroom wall across from the bed. I plan on filling it with assorted storage cubes and totes, as pictured in the sitting room below
|Land of Nod 8 Cube Shelves|
|Wall of Land of Nod Shelves|
I had a hard time deciding between a desk (had my eye on the Parson's Desk) and a play table. There just isn't room for both. We did end up going with a play table with legs that extend. It should at least last him through elementary school. I do like to find furniture that grows with your child and, in this case, he should be able to use it for 7 or 8 years before needing a proper desk.
|Land of Nod|
|West Elm Parson's Desk|
|West Elm Parson's Desk & Lacquered Office Storage|
Below is the play table we decided on. We got the medium and tall legs to go with it. Thinking of replacing the drawer knobs with something fun from Anthropologie.
|Compass knob, from Anthropologie|
And I couldn't resist the little grey metal chairs, reminiscent of a schoolhouse, to go with it
Buckle mirrors are quite popular lately. They're available from Land of Nod and Serena & Lily. I found one for $30 at Target. It's not quite the quality you'd find at one of the other stores but, for 20% of the price, it's a pretty good bargain.
|Land of Nod Iron Rich Play Chair, in Grey|
|Land of Nod Buckle Mirror|
|Captain's Mirror, from Target|
|Land of Nod- Twin Sleeper Sofa shown in background|
|Bright side table from IKEA|
|Land of Nod sheeting- had to get this for my mathlete.|
|Blake bed - Land of Nod- We selected this bed in full size|
|Land of Nod|I gave some serious thought to having the bottom third of the bedroom walls painted in chalkboard paint. I really love this in theory but, in practice, it seemed as though the mess on that black floor was going to be more than I could realistically manage. IKEA has a very affordable blackboard/ easel that still achieves the school room effect, without the added headache of endless chalk dust.
|Land of Nod|
|Jennifer Delonge's Nursery- note the chalkboard paint along the bottom of the wall|
I hope to have the final room boards ready to post tomorrow but here is the initial draft; I've made a few changes since then.
Mala Easel, from IKEA|