Transitioning From a Nursery to a Big Boy Bedroom


My third kiddo, Aidan, recently transitioned (at age 3.5) from a crib to a twin bed. To celebrate this big occasion in his life, his nursery got a big boy makeover!

My aim with this room makeover, was to keep all the original elements of his nursery in place, and just update the room with some new furniture and a few decorative pieces. 

Aidan’s room did not change at all from when I originally designed his nursery, apart from moving the changing table into the new baby’s nursery.

The Original Nursery Space

I absolutely still loved the space, but with beds coming in, things need to be rearranged and the original focal point (the wallpaper accent wall) where we had the crib, would no longer work.

Once I started to get everything in place, I quickly realized it was all looking a bit too white. Luckily, it’s so easy to bring color into any room through accessories!

Adding More Color

To keep the little bookcase/nightstand area uncluttered, I chose to add sconces on the wall over the bed. These are great lights for reading in bed or just for extra light in the room.

Reading Lamps

In this bedroom, my 3 year old can put away his stuffed animals in the little bins under his window. His socks and underwear are in the drawers, and he can get clean clothes out of his dresser. His laundry basket is also there for dirty clothes.