Good Question: Outgrowing the Nursery

Good Question: Outgrowing the Nursery

Alejandra Valera
May 6, 2008

Jenny wrote us an e-mail: I visit this site often to look for ideas on how to update my son's space (he's about to turn 8). There seems to be a huge hole in design ideas for children his age...past toddler, not quite teen. This site is a great resource for young children but I would love to see some thoughts about what to do when your child starts to outgrow their nursery.

That's an excellent question, Jenny!

This is something we're beginning to ponder as our son turns four next month, although our situation is slightly different in that there is no crib to get rid of. Still, we ask, "Now what?"

Our husband is quite ambitious and would like to build a loft-ish bunk bed (similar to the perludi loft bed) for our son, since our son has already stated he definitely wants a bunk bed. With the bed somewhat decided on, we then asked ourselves what do we keep, what do we get rid of? Toys, shelves, decorative touches all fall in the "Is-This-Too-Babyish" category. As far as actual bedding, we've decided we love Vermont Country Store's adorable sock monkey bedding. After the bed, however, we're still left scratching our heads.

Well, faithful Ohdeedoh readers, what advice can you give Jenny -- and us?

Photo is from our previous post, Look! Small Shared Space.

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