When we moved in May we gave Kale the smallest room and didn't spend too much time making things look nice since he was still bedsharing with Kris and I. We sort of just shoved things where they fit and half-heartedly hung a few pictures. When we transitioned Kale to a floor bed, we decided to switch things up and moved his room to our (much bigger) room and we moved up to the loft. With more space we could make his room a bit more functional and now we hang out in there all the time. In fact, since we moved to this house, it's really the only space that we've spent time on.
Even though his new room has pretty much the same stuff as his old nursery, I thought I'd do another tour and share Kale's little nook.
Look! My First Canadian Bodies! Kale's current favourite book. Every night I ask him, 'do you want to read about the bodies?' and he runs to get it. He's also a huge fan of the trucks book, 'bubble trouble,' and 'Moo Moo Where Are You?' I love that he can reach these books and picks out his favourite stories every night for us to read.
We have french and german numbers framed above his bookcase and the spanish alphabet above his change table. Since his room is boring beige, it's these little things that give the room some pops of colour. The orange lamp is pretty much useless in terms of providing light, but it does give some colour. The laundry basket is from 3sprouts and is the cutest laundry basket ever. Right? Kale thinks putting his dirty clothes in the laundry is pretty awesome. How do I make sure he keeps thinking this until he's 18??
As much as I would love to be a crafty, DIY kind of girl, I just don't have the time (or, let's be honest, the skills). But I did make this (no sew) book sling when I was pregnant. Watch out, pinterest. The little rocking chair was a gift from my parents and Kale loves to get naked and sit in that chair. I'm not sure what the deal is with being naked, but every time his clothes come off he heads for that chair.
The airplane mobile was about the only thing in the world that would get Kale to stop crying when he was a baby. It used to hang above his crib, but now it's above his rocker. He still loves to watch the plains bobble. And this is Kale's floor bed. The big pillow and duvet are for Kris and I when we sleep in there with Kale. Kale will NOT sleep with a blanket on him - not even the sweet baby blankets I knit for him while pregnant and the gorgeous quilts that Kris and I used to sleep with when we were babies.
Kale's room is the happiest place in our house. We still keep most of his toys in the living room, so his room is mostly reserved for reading books, snuggling and chasing him around between diaper changes. It's pretty much my favourite place ever.