Jun 18, 2012

Goodnight Moon Inspired Room

While reading the classic story of Goodnight Moon to my tiny tot this weekend, I had the most fantastic idea pop into my head - I should design a kid's room exactly like the room in the book.  The little bunny's room is so whimsical and bright and fun, something any little one would like to play (and maybe eventually fall asleep) in.  I Googled "Goodnight Moon Room" and didn't find much, so I figure it's a pretty original idea...so, why not?!?

Here is the image from the book that fueled my decorating whim:

It has lots of primary colors - and the super bright GREEN walls - but could turn into something really updated and cheery for a baby's nursery or kid's room alike.  With a little color restraint (lets not do the red carpet...) and a focus on finding both modern and traditional items for a well-balanced space, I think it turned out pretty stinkin' cute!  (see below for item sourcing)

1. Yellow/White Oilcloth ($6.25/yd) made into Roman Shades - Fashion Fabrics Club Online // 2. Pretty Patterned Fabric Garland ($20 for 138" garland w/20 flags) - The Land of Nod // 3. Reese Red Full-size Bed ($136) - Overstock.com // 4. Large Scalloped Frame ($8 Unfinished) - by "Say Hello Shop" on Etsy // 5. Balloon and Elephant Print ($9 Unframed) - by "Vintage Art Studio" on Etsy // 6. Expedit Shelving Unit in Red ($90) - Ikea // 7. Harvey Pool Nightstand ($80) - cb2 // 8. PS Clock w/Storage, Red ($30) - Ikea // 9. Zutano Blue Into the Forest Lamp & Shade ($50) - Target.com // 10. Handcrafted Stuffed Bunny Rabbit ($48) - by "Felted Friends" on Etsy // 11. Faux Tiger Skin Rug 4'10" x 6'8" ($139) - Hollywood Love Rugs // 12. Nellie 3-Drawer Dresser in Ale ($1,977) - Maine Cottage // 13. Luck Side Table ($149) - cb2 // 14. Finn Rocker ($1,698) - Anthropologie // 15. Wall Color in SW 6924 Direct Green - Sherman Williams

The great part about the more expensive pieces in this room (the rocker and the dresser) is that you can find some very similar alternatives by simply scouring Craigs List or local garage sales and then painting them to match the space.  The expensive yellow dresser shown above could easily be replicated by purchasing an old dresser, sanding it down, then spray painting it a sunny yellow shade.

And, if you don't have the space for a big 'ol bed like this one - try a cool headboard decal like this for the same look!

Red Olivia Headboard Decal (Twin-size for $16) - The Land of Nod

Thoughts?  The room may be too bright for the faint of heart but with a neutral floor (wood, carpet, etc.) I think it would be just the perfect dose of fun!  The rocker is my favorite piece for the room albeit a mega splurge.  I also adore that elephant and balloon print on the vintage dictionary page - so inspired and unique!  What is your favorite item?


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SO fun!!! I love the dresser.

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