I’m sharing all the details for our two boys minimal and simple shared nursery and toddler room refresh. I’m not quite finished but I wanted to go ahead a share a sneak peak with y’all!
Choosing a Theme for the Minimal and Simple Shared Nursery and Toddler Room
The title of this post definately gives away the main idea I had in mind when planning out this room. We decided we wanted a simple and minimal shared nursery and toddler room for our two boys, but also wanting it to feel cozy and have a french farmhouse vibe. Almost everytime I enter their room, I stand in the doorway and take in how lovely it is.
Surprisingly, I can’t believe I was able to pull off the look I’ve been dreaming of since we found out Field (10 months old) was a boy. I tried thrifting things here and there to create a farmhouse look, and was still not satisfied with how it was looking. After many attempts to create the dream nursery I was wanting, I decided to scratch it all and start over. That’s when paint came into the picture, can you guess what color I went with?
Painting Their Bedroom Sage Green
Yep, you guessed it LOL sage green, a very daring and brave color for me. Surprisingly, I’m not one to paint walls an actual color, however the color sage just made perfect sense for our boys room. I’m so glad I went with it! I chose the color Clarysage by Sherwin Williams.
I love the way the sun streams through their bedroom in the late afternoon. It truly makes the room look so cozy and welcoming!
Also, there are a few things I want to still do in here, especially with this large blank wall. I’ve thought of doing a large map or something cool like that. Let me know what yall think!
Curating a Collected Bedding Set
Pinterest is definately my main source for inspiration! I searched and searched for pictures that would inspire or spark something for me to find the exact bedding look I wanted for Noble’s (2 years old) bed. This was the picture that did it for me!
Although this is definitely a beautifully curated look, I still wanted to keep their room more minimal. However, Jenna did a gorgeous job with this space. The way she styled the bedding was the true inspiration of colors and textures I went with for Noble’s bed.
Furthermore, I loved the layering aspect of this! In her post, she talks about using different peices from her stash of linens to pull this together.
Being the minimalist I am, I didn’t have a ton to pull from with my stash of linens. So Amazon was my main source for Noble’s bedding. I will provide links to everything I purchased, down below. I did however own this loveley thrifted white, lace pillow sham that I think makes the cutest touch and adds some nice texture. Some may say it looks girly, I would say it cozy’s it up and completes the look for a minimal and simple shared nursery and toddler room.
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I definately knew I wanted to pull in the sage green, and pictured a sage green stripe sheet set. These matched perfectly!
With the sage green walls darkening the room, I wanted to add more whites and neutrals to brighten up the space. So I went with a plain white down alternative, twin comforter. The great thing about this, is that I can purchase a duvet if we decide to refresh their room when they are older.
Choosing the Right Beds for a Minimal and Simple Shared Nursery and Toddler Room
When we found out we were expecting another boy before Field was born, we knew we wanted our boys to share a room. The original plan was to purchase another crib from IKEA for Field and let Noble stay in the crib he had. Well… Noble started climbing out of the crib and the whole plan changed, so thats when purchasing a twin over twin bunk bed came into play. We knew Field would eventually need a twin bed within the next year and a half if turns out like Noble and decides to start climbing out. And we personally didn’t care for the idea of buying toddler beds and then having to buy twin beds once they grew out of those.
Therfore, choosing to save our money and purchase an entire bunk bed set, made way more sense in the long run. Especially, since we want a large family. For now we just have one twin bed set up for Noble, that will work just fine for the season we are in.
Finding Artwork and Finishes
For the main focal point, I chose this french farmhouse style of vintage art to pull colors and inspiration from. I knew from the beginning, when selecting a theme for their room, I wanted it to have these lovely art pieces from Heirloom Print Shop. Therfore, claiming to be what catches the eye the most, was the goal.
Notably, I love how sweet little farm animals are featured in each image. It gives me all the European coutryside/Poldark vibes (Poldark fans anyone??). For the frames I went with 11×14 frame with an 10×8 matte from Amazon, in a natural wood.
Lastly, I plan to purchase a large area rug to tie the space in more. Personally, I dislike carpet and feel it can date a room pretty quick, epsecially living in military base housing.
Anyway, that is all I have for now, I hope yall enjoyed this little refresh of their minimal and simple shared nursery and toddler room!