Ky's Outer Space "Big Boy" Room

Ky's Outer Space "Big Boy" Room

Carrie McBride
Mar 10, 2014

Name: Ky (2.5)
Location: Fairfax, Virginia

My son Ky was going through a HUGE planets and outer space phase when we began planning his "Big Boy" room, so I thought it would make a perfect theme. I wanted to transition a lot of elements from his safari-themed nursery which used the colors orange and lime green, so I kept those elements and added rich navy, gray and red to the party.

As for inspiration, I pretty much just used the colors as a palette and went with it. I designed most of the prints myself and searched high and low for specific pieces that fit the theme/color but didn't go overboard or weren't too grown up. My favorite element is the framed photo of him in a NASA suit from when he was younger. My goal was to keep it personal and playful but also simple since his room is small and tends to clutter easily. I wanted it to be bright, bold, and a really fun space that he would enjoy sleeping and playing in!

Source List:

  • Gray Paint Color: Behr's 'Gentle Rain'
  • Navy Accent Wall Color: Behr's 'Rich Navy'
  • Convertible Toddler Bed/Dresser Collection: Savannah "Tori" Crib Set
  • Curtains: "I Decorate With Pillows" on Etsy
  • Bedding: Toddler Star Duvet Cover and Toddler-Size Insert (PB Kids)
  • Orange Pillow: Branson Sham (PB Kids)
  • "Planets" Print: "West Willow" on Etsy (thanks to a reader for the find!)
  • Magnetic Growth Chart: Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • ALL frames (except double-opening frame): "Ribba" style from Ikea
  • Orange Buckets/Rod: Ikea
  • Silver and White Floor Lamp: Ikea
  • "Spice Rack" Bookshelves: "Bekvam" shelf from.... you guessed it. Ikea
  • Paper Lanterns: Paper Lantern Store
  • Alien Alarm Clock: Onaroo OK to Wake Alarm Clock
  • Humidifier: Crane Drop Shape Ultrasonic Cool Mist
  • Space Shuttle Night Light: Zulily
  • Space Pajamas: Old Navy
  • Hamper: OXO Tot Flip-In Hamper

Thanks, Aliya! Readers, say hi to Aliya at Double the Fun.


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