Operation nursery to boy’s bedroom

May 30, 2014

Last year when we renovated upstairs both Roo’s bedroom and our bedroom received a transformation. With the fresh, smooth plaster walls painted, new carpets laid and new furniture bought the rooms look 100% better than they ever did. Tigger’s room however stayed the same, exactly how it was decorated in preparation for the arrival of Roo almost 8 years ago.

The walls are a neutral cream and chocolate as we didn’t know what flavour Roo was going to be, the carpet is beige and all in all it has stood the test of time. With Tigger turning four later this year and no more babies planned in the Boo Roo and Tigger Too future I have started to think about changing his once nursery into a more boy friendly room.


IKEA stuva storage

Tigger as the youngest has all the mismatch furniture that has been passed between ourselves, Roo and finally Tigger. Roo has the STUVA storage range from IKEA which is really practical and child friendly. I just need to work out which combination will work best in his small room before I order.


Tigger still sleeps in his cotbed, which is fine he fits in it perfectly well however it does kind of scream ‘baby bed’ at you. I want to try and get him a new bed however as he has the ‘box room’ it is a small space and I don’t want a bed to dominate the space. Ideally I’d like a bed that will fit along the short side of his room, this would then leave more floor space from him to play with his toys etc.

I’m not too worried about style, white would be preferred as it will match the furniture… so if you know of any sites with smaller than average beds please let me know.


My Rug Store - Childrens Cars Rug

Tigger has always been a fan of different transport, from trains, planes to cars, so I’m thinking of adding some cool accessories to brighten up the space. Starting with a good quality rug as he plays on the carpet quite a lot so I need it to be durable as well as fun. My Rug Store have a great range of kid’s rugs that I wish I had known about when did Roo’ bedroom, anyway, they have a Cars rug which will be perfect for his new look room and is available in three different sizes, although I think the 82×160 cm will be big enough.

I’ve seen some great sites that offer a variety of wall stickers which I hope will jazz up the walls once I have painted them a pale blue. Becky & Lolo have some wonderful kid’s wall stickers but I can’t decide whether to get him the road and car wall stickers or a funky border to go around the room.

What else do you think I need to transform his nursery to boys bedroom?

Disclosure: This post is brought to you in collaboration with My Rug Store, although I really do need to transform his nursery into a boys bedroom.

  • WallyMummy May 31, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I cannot wait to do up my little girl’s room later this year x she seems so big in the nursery now! I defo think we’re gonna go with some wall stickers and bits that can be easily removed/changed as no doubt she’ll want it adjusted as time goes on! xx

  • Clare Nicholas June 1, 2014 at 6:18 am

    I love the idea range. I’ve been looking at that toy box for the front room

  • Samantha R June 2, 2014 at 9:48 am

    the STUVA storage range looks good, very reasonably prices aswell

  • Michelle June 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I love that rug, it looks great and the bedroom furniture. I’m looking to do the girls bedroom this summer, Can’t wait x

  • Steph ( June 5, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I’ll be doing this soon *hopefully*. When we move the kids will be sharing a room, so it will be striking a balance between making it very gender neutral, and fun and the same time! I do love that Ikea range, and you can’t go wrong with a fun rug.

  • Bloggermummylauren June 5, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Could you get a mid sleeper bed with the storage under it? That would free up the rest of the room for playing.
    I do love IKEA range of storage though, we have recently moved the kids in to their own rooms and have been looking at their tot storage options, my little lady has the boy room too so space is limited.

  • Phoebe June 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I loved doing this to my boys’ rooms and recently have turned one little boy’s room into teen’s room! Time flies so fast.

  • Mummy of Two June 5, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I love doing up my children’s rooms and can’t wait to move to do it all again! I love the IKEA storage I think that is a big must. Wall stickers really liven up a room easily too – sounds like you have thought of everything!

  • becky June 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

    sad when they grow out of the nursery I think mine now want posters up! The loss of control is hard for me!!!

  • Amanda June 5, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I think you’ve got it covered. I’d add a mirror, but then I’ve two girls who seem to spend so much time looking in theirs!

  • Jen aka The Mad House June 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I would add something to pin their images and other stuff on, we bought a magnetic knife strip and some magnets for the boys

  • Mammasaurus June 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    We did the move form nursery to boys room with Ozzy last year – made a huge difference in terms of encouraging his independence x

  • Hannah Budding Smile June 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Love the rug! I think a nice rug and some wall stickers are perfect because they’re easy to change as their tastes change xx

  • You Baby Me Mummy June 5, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    We have storage similar to this from Ikea for Baby and it is fab. I would go with the wall decal as it is probably easier to change than a border x

  • Katy Hill June 5, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Rugs are FAB! Both my kids have wooden floorboards in their rooms, but their rugs are key for play! Lovely choices xx

  • Katy Hill June 5, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Rugs are FAB! Both my kids have wooden floorboards in their rooms, but their rugs are key for play! Lovely choices xx

  • Penny A Residence June 5, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Cabin beds are fab, the den underneath is fab for play and for stashing all their treasures and toys when its time to attempt to hoover the rest of the room, which in my case is exactly as Emma describes!

  • Emma June 5, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Lots of lovely ideas there… In my experience, all you really need to transfer a nursery to a boys room is to get piles of clothes and chuck them all over the place, empty out every toy basket you own, and leave books for your mother to trip over everywhere… Job done! 😉

  • there and back again... a mother's tale June 5, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I love the storage suggestions here, especially the handy wall hangers!

  • Kirsty June 5, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    When we changed Burt’s room from a nursery to a boy’s room the change from cot bed to big boy bed made all the difference to the room and we bought a lovely bedside light that turns on when it is time to wake up. Burt doesn’t have a rug at the moment but he would love that Cars rug – thanks for sharing

  • Nikki Thomas June 5, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I have to do a boys bedroom this summer too although mine is older. Some lovely ideas there though and I love the rug

  • Debbie June 5, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Awwww! Another milestone! It looks like you’ve got practicality in mind as well as Tigger’s favourite things. We’ve still got to get rid of the nursery furniture in spite of painting the walls red and yellow (Fireman Sam all the way!). Good luck- big boy rooms are fab!

  • Actually Mummy... June 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I love that rug! You’re so right, it doesn’t take a lot to make a fabulous transformation.

  • Kanchan June 5, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Lovely room and glad that transformations like these don’t necessarily need to break the bank! I’m a big fan of Ikea and find it somewhere I can buy beautiful contemporary interiors reasonably. The rug’s lovely too…I shall have to think of doing up my childrens’ room now that we’re moving.

  • Kirsty Hijacked By Twins June 6, 2014 at 6:21 am

    This looks lovely! I’m both excited and dreading changing the twins room when theirs needs changing. Have fun transforming his room x

  • Rebecca June 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    A colourful rug like that is so great for children’s rooms and makes it easy to change things when they move on.

  • Californian Mum in London June 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    What about some cute curtains (obviously over super-dooper blackout blinds)? My 2-yo boy has the box room and his room needs updating this summer as he goes from cot to cotbed so I’m on the look-out too for cute wall stickers and a rug.

  • Bex June 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    We are looking at doing this later this year so I watching with interest!

  • Helen June 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Some funky curtains and maybe a car themed wind chime to hang at the window? I love that rug!

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