Oliver's Big Boy Room part two
Oliver LOVES whales! He's pretty much obsessed with them & anytime he spots a book, picture or even swim trunks with whales on it, he wants it. He also knows all the whale names by heart & depending on the day, his favorite whale is the humpback!
I first decided I wanted to do his room in a ocean/whale theme when a sweet friend of mine showed me the whale decals from Urban Walls. They were adorable & since we are currently renting, I thought they would liven his room up & make it really fun for Oliver.
After I received the decals, I started brainstorming what his room would look like. I am more of a neutral person, but with Oliver's room, I wanted it to be both neutral & colorful. His color scheme I picked out was blues, whites/creams & natural wood. I felt that he could grow with this color scheme, hence it lasting awhile. I guess I was trying to go classic with a bit of fun ;)
We also had wanted Oliver in a big boy bed & knew it was time when Oliver was getting almost as long as his crib! I found this iron bed frame online from Walmart, but I just went back to link it for you all & they don't sell it anymore! Thankfully I found the same one at Wayfair! Funny because the bed frame is called Viv + Rae Oliver! I guess it was meant to be!
We also knew that we wanted a really great mattress for Oliver. When we chose his crib mattress, I researched for days trying to find the best one for support & breathability. And, that is what I love about Tuft & Needle. Their mattress is extremely comfortable (I should know, we have one!) & it helps keep you cool when you sleep. We have actually played in bed with Ollie a few times & seriously can't get over how comfy it feels. It isn't to firm & it isn't super soft, it is about right in the middle which works for us. I almost feel like since having this mattress, that Ollie may even sleep a little longer ;)
Finally, I found some fun & cheap baskets from Homegoods & used these to store his toys! I would have gone basket crazy, but Matt made me stop :) Oliver especially loves the basket with the lid, it really is his favorite! One main reason I love basket storage is that they make the room look more put together & if you find some with lids, you literally just throw the toys in & no one will know that it is a mess! For more kids storage, I found these cute ones on Furniture.com that would look really great in Oliver's room!
Thank you for following along & reading my novel of a post. Oliver's room is my favorite in the house & I am already getting really sad that in just a few weeks, we will be packing away his room. I linked up some of the products in Oliver's room if you want to take a look! Happy Friday everyone!
Whale Decals: Urban Walls
Pierre the bunny: Blablakids
Twin Mattress: Tuft & Needle
Twin iron bed frame: Wayfair
Baskets & side table: Homegoods
Small diffuser (similar): Amazon
Wooden Barn: Target
More fun storage ideas: Furniture.com