I have been meaning to share Charlie's room forever, and I'm so glad to finally get it up today. About a year ago we actually transitioned Charlie from his crib to a "big boy bed," but it wasn't until many months later we began working on changing his room to a kid room, rather than a nursery. I knew I wanted to keep many of the same things in the redo- I loved the rug, which I had picked in the hopes it would translate to a big kid rug also- and all the art on the walls could be left as well. I chose a new dresser, moved the playroom bookshelf into his room, added some new art on the walls, and of course- a new bed.
And on the topic of his new bed, two big things I wanted to touch on-
1) This bed from Wayfair has been a DREAM. I'm a huge fan of the fact that it's soft, with no hard edges. I love Henry's bed, but with all of the sharp corners I'm always a little afraid someone will fall and hurt themselves. Charlie's bed is one that looks so good in his room, but I also feel is super functional- we can sit up and read, leaning against the soft headboard, and it's a design that will totally grow with him. I was slightly apprehensive about getting a fabric bed for a kid, but the material is VERY easy care and textured, so any marks come right off. This is probably my favorite thing in his room.
2) I get asked all of the time- "are you still loving your 4Sleep mattresses?" I can't stress enough how much we LOVE them. All of us have one, and I can't say enough good things about the quality of sleep and overall rest they give to each of us. It's been quite a long time using these mattresses, and we love them more than when we first received them. I truly cannot recommend them enough, and if you're on the search for an affordable, comfortable mattress option (that will arrive in a box!), 4Sleep is for you. You can also see photos of the actual mattress at the very bottom of the photos as well.
3) The alarm clock and sound machine shown are must-haves in this house. My friend Nicole recommended the clock to us when I mentioned Charlie was waking up around 4:45am every morning. It was a really hard phase for everyone in the house. I don't mind getting woken up early, but he would also wake up Henry who wouldn't be able to go back to sleep. This clock has been a lifesaver. You set it to a certain time (we do 6:30am), and it turns green when it's time to wake up. It took a few days, but over time Charlie learned to put himself back to sleep until it was green! I definitely recommend this to anyone who has struggled with the same problem. And the sound machine is amazing. Just go read about it here, read the reviews, and try it out! We each have one in our rooms and they're game changers.
So yes, Charlie LOVES his new room, and it's so fun to see the space begin to grow and change as it becomes "lived in." Now at 3.5 Charlie has a mind of his own- he helped me pick out the buffalo print, chose his grey bedding himself, and even arranged the books in his shelf when we moved it into his room. It's adorable. We actually did a bunk bed first, but it did not work at all for our family. We couldn't climb in the bottom with him to read or snuggle, and that alone was enough to go back to a traditional frame. We luckily have enough space, so the boys will keep their rooms as we welcome our new baby into the family.
On a related note, I got a LOT of questions about how we organize toys, etc. over on one of my Instagram posts the other day, so I will follow up with a post all about that soon!
Here are a ton of photos- you can find the sources at the very end! xo
Bed: c/o Wayfair
Mattress: c/o 4Sleep
Gray bedding: Target
Frog stuffed animal: c/o Hazel Village
Adventure sign: c/o Juney House Shop
Bison print: Society6
Wall hooks: c/o Wayfair
Bookshelf: c/o Land of Nod
Dohm Sound Machine: Amazon
Rug: Rugs USA (old)
I Dream of Outer Space print: Nick Villalva
Moon Phase print: Urban Outfitters (old)
Door catcher: Latchy Catchy
Dresser: Vintage- Craigslist find
Dog bank: Urban Outfitters (old)
Alarm clock: Amazon
Pizza Pendant: c/o Land of Nod
Book ledge: IKEA
Cloud mobile: c/o Baby Jives
Corner Book Basket: Urban Outfitters (old)