No More Nursery: A Boy’s Bedroom Makeover


Now that Gordon is a big Kindergartener, our nursery days are over. I’m cool with it. He still gives me some pretty amazing hugs. Welp. Ok, back to that nursery. We recently ditched the toddler bed, moved our queen bed into his room, and upgraded ours to a King. Now he will have a bed he can stay in for as long as he is here. It can be forever. I’m totally ok with that. Now it is time to round out the room with toy storage, a nightstand and some lighting! We’ve partnered with our longtime friends at Lamps Plus, to help us furnish and illuminate the room with their gorgeous products. While the inspiration board above might not look like the bedroom of a 5 year old, that is my goal. I want this to be a room that he can live in for as long as he lives here. Read on for all of the details…


We are starting with this amazing Carpina Home Oak White 3-Piece Ladder Shelf Office Desk Set – Style # 9X411. Check out all Cabinets and Storage here. It will be perfect for displaying all of his LEGO creations and also for storing toys in baskets and bins. He is most excited about the desk, which he is referring to as his “Crafting Table,” something all you Minecraft mamas will appreciate.

We have already painted two walls in Rainstorm/Matte by Sherwin-Williams. It transitions nicely to the light aqua on the other walls and in the adjoin bathroom. By painting just two walls, we kept cost down and kept the room from getting too dark.

For lamps, we went with two that featured USB outlets on the base. This is perfect for charging his favorite nightlight and his tablet both at his desk and on his nightstand. We also loved this chic Udbina Adjustable Architects Desk Lamp – Style # 5N881. For the nightstand, we went “modern” with this Taby White Wood 2-Drawer Nightstand – Style # 9X343. It also comes in bright yellow, which looks fabulous. You can see all of the Nightstands here.


On the ceiling we are replacing a good-for-nothing ceiling fan that blows an $8 bulb every three weeks with this gorgeous ceiling fixture. There are so many beautiful options like this Hemingson 8-Light Satin Nickel Ceiling Light – Style # 8Y695.

As a desk chair we wanted something that was comfortable but also stylish. I’m excited about this Butterfly Charcoal Fabric Accent Chair – Style # 9G276. It might magically disappear from Gordon’s room and appear in my office. All of the Lamps Plus seating options can be seen here.

For beautiful pillows and throws to make a bed or reading nook cozy, check out the collection of Home Textiles. There are so many beautiful solutions.

Stay tuned as we finish up Gordon’s new digs just in time for the holidays. Why do I do this to myself?

Thank you Lamps Plus for providing beautiful products for our boy’s bedroom makeover!



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