Room Decor, Part 2

Aug 23, 2013 by

Well ladies and gents, it looks like once again I’ve made a mistake.  You put yourself out there…sometimes people like it and sometimes people don’t.  Welcome to the not-so-fun part of blogging.

 

Yesterday, I wrote about my struggles to find G$ some big boy room decor.  I got completely  a little sidetracked talking about my hatred for owls, but I thought I made my point clear.  Unfortunately, based on several messages I got from concerned friends and family, I was mistaken.

 

It seems that many of you read my post and thought I was trying to decorate G$’s room like it was for an adult, or to my personal taste only.  First, thank you all very much for your concern.  I appreciate all of you caring enough to message me your thoughts.  So, as a token of appreciation, let me assure you that you are worrying for naught.

 

Although, as an adult, my taste probably runs a little more “grown up” than “kid-friendly” sometimes, I want to create a comfortable, warm and inviting space for both my kids to live and grow in.  What I hard a hard time accurately portraying yesterday is that, although I may not like certain animals or themes, that isn’t the real issue.

 

The real issue is this: it’s very easy to find things for a nursery.  Finding things for toddlers is more difficult.  What caused me such trouble is two-fold:

First, most things I’ve found are too cartoony or too grown up.  Not much in between.  Second, I am dealing with a two year old.  What he likes changes every other week.  So it doesn’t make much sense to decorate with, say, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, right now when next month it will be airplanes and hot wheels.

What I am looking for is simple:  Things that are appropriate for a wide age range, fit our general color scheme (blue, gray, white, green, etc.) and make him feel at home.  If anyone out there has helpful tips on decorating toddler boys’ rooms or can point me in the direction of someone who can, please let me know.  I need help! 🙂

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