Today I bought this rug---I hope it's as adorable in person as it looks online and that the colors are right.
I got a 4x6' size, so I'm thinking it will take up a good chunk of the middle of the floor, and then we'llhave storage and such along all the walls. But I'll play with the arrangement once I have everything. Since we want to keep the trees and deer that we painted on the walls for the nursery, I thought this rug would be the perfect way to tie everything together. Still outdoorsy/woodland feel, but girlie with the flowers and introducing some new colors to the room!
Now the big wall where the crib used to sit is where our main toy storage will be. I"m envisioning something along the lines of this:
But it will be a little more peiced together. I am still looking for two bookshelves that I can use for the two end peices....I want larger bookshelves with more storage than what is pictured above. But then inbetween the two booksshelves I plan to put this hope chest/storage bench
This bench is one of the things my parents are getting the girls for Christmas. I wanted something to store their special baby items/school papers/etc....a hope chest essentially. But I wanted a bench top so that we can use it in the playroom as a bench inbetween the two bookshelves. Then above the bench I want to do framed pictures (in place of the ABC art shown in the earlier example picture).
For the wall art I want to have all kinds of different sized frames---I will probably paint them colors to match the rug. And I'm still debating the art I want in them, but I have many favorites on Etsy that I've saved so far! Here are a few of my favorites that I think tie in my theme perfectly
|When I get my rug I'm going to reevaluate if the polkadot curtains go well with it or not.|
|Only the table will be vanilla color (to match the storage bench they are getting) ....|
....and the chairs to go with the table are cranberry red. Which I'm hoping will go with my toadstool accents and hopefully match the reddish color in the rug, or at least not clash too bad :-)
Then I'd love to make a couple throw pillows for the little storage bench seating....so the girls can sit up their and read or whatever if they want too. I found some cute fabrics to possibly make pillows from
|In addition to toadstools I'm really loving Little Red Riding hood right now too haha|
Let me know if you have any ideas for me for toy storage (lee refuses to build me another toy storage unit haha....and we aren't taking the one from downstairs apart again in order to move it upstairs!)
Also let me know if you've seen any fun decor that would go with this theme---help me play decorator! :-) Happy "hump day" ....Thursday here we come!