We started with a nice light, neutral nursery since B's gender was a surprise (baby #2 will be a surprise as well). We've done a few small things since then to try to make things more BOY, but I think the time has come for a new, more boyish, more grown-up kind of color scheme. Something that can work for him now, but that he can also grow into. I came across this color card at Lowe's and I think it might be just the thing for a big boy room. And no, there is nothing wrong with using pre-selected color cards. :)
We don't necessarily want to repaint the walls since the neutrals are so easy to work with (and we might be adding a baby girl at some point!) so we're planning to use the colors on things like furniture, curtains and bedding. So there will definitely be some furniture painting involved, and maybe a little sewing too.
Moving up to a twin bed is going to affect the layout a bit too. Here's the current room:
The big chair will definitely have to go. It just can't fit with the new bed! But I'm not worried about it since the bed will still give a place for us grown ups to sit down, and even lay with B to read books before bed! Yay! With that gone, I'm thinking of moving the dresser and toy shelves over to the left wall and adding a small table to the other corner. Which should still leave plenty of room to play.
Or maybe keeping the dresser in the bottom corner and moving the toy shelf to the left wall with the small table. I'll probably just have to slide things around a little and see what I like.
Kura bed) and even has the canopy tent thingy. While he's still small we'll have it upside-down like the pic below so he's near the ground, but once he's bigger we can flip it over and sleep up on the loft with space for toys and playing underneath (or a second mattress for baby #2). We'll probably flip the panels around so the white side shows instead of the blue.
I think the dresser will work really well with the new colors, so it gets to stay in yellow stripey glory.