With less than six weeks to go, I am finally getting around to thinking about The Boy's baby room. I feel bad because Collins' room was fully decorated and ready for her long before her arrival. Since our housing situation is not ideal, I'm not sure how much I will actually put together. We are actively looking to move off post so he may never actually sleep in his room in this house. Why put a crib together just to take it apart in a couple months? It will at least be in a box and ready when we get settled somewhere.
I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to decorate The Boy's room because boy colors and themes are hard. I dislike the colors red and orange and green seemed too bright. DLW wears blue and gray exclusively so it is the winning combination. Boy themes are hard too; DLW hates baseball and nautical but we love doggies. Once I started looking, it all came together to create a navy & gray doggy themed baby room.Valspar Gravity- I hope to someday paint his room a nice light gray if we move off post. I'm a big fan of Valspar paint and love that 10% military discount at Lowe's.
Pillowfort Light Blocking Stripe Curtains from Target- I ordered two panels of these striped curtains to block the light. A dark room is the secret to good baby sleep.
Curious Canines Sheet Set- I struggled to choose sheets after finding the perfect set from Pottery Barn that they no longer make (isn't that how it always goes?). These are actually a toddler sheet set from Target that will fit the crib mattress. I can then use the extra pillowcase and flat sheet for other decorations or save them for when he is older. The red accents are just enough while the doggies are navy and gray.
Circo Wipeable Changing Pad Cover- I was amazed by how often we have had to change Collins' changing pad cover when she was tiny. I love that this cover matches his room and is wipeable.
Baby Mod Modena 3-in-1 Crib- I had my eye on this crib when we thought Collie was a boy. This crib converts to a toddler bed and you can't beat Walmart's price.
Pottery Barn My First Anywhere Chair- I have loved this chair with Collins and plan to take his monthly pictures in his monogrammed chair, too.
Gray Stripe Hamper- Baby's have a lot of laundry. I added this hamper to our Amazon registry after I ordered a matching storage bin on Amazon Prime Day.
I hope to find some dog themed art for the walls and maybe a few doggy accents, too.
I can't wait to someday put this all together for The Boy and give him a room of his own. Until then, it will all stay in boxes and packages. He'll spend the first few months in our room so he'll never know, right?
Check out Collins' baby room inspiration and her baby room tour.