Newborn Nursery Decor and Toddler Decor Issues Resolved

I’ve been going nuts trying to figure out the newborn nursery decor for new kid.  Actually, I’ve been going nuts trying to figure out anything related to the newborn nursery.  I am pleased to say that we have made some decisions.  And these decisions are set in stone because I’ve already bought things and they are on the way.

So, what’s the huge decision?  New kid is getting a new crib and a new changing combo dresser, while Norton will keep his crib and combo dresser.  But as for newborn nursery decor?  New kid is getting Norton’s room, complete with all of the accessories.  Norton is getting a cool new toddler bedroom across the hall with a new theme.  This theme will be based on what Norton is interested in.

I’ve already discovered that trying to get Norton interested in Thomas the Tank Engine was a big ball of fail.  But I also found that he has a favorite thing to watch with the limited screen time that he gets.  Norton is a Sesame Street fan.  It’s the only thing that he will actually stop and watch.  So I decided that Norton would get the room across the hall, and we would redecorate it with awesome Sesame Street decor.

So, what’s the plan?

Elmo.  Lots and lots of Elmo.  We’ve ordered two sets of Sesame Street ABC 123 toddler bedding.  (That way I can quickly and easily change the bedding in the event of a leaky diaper and still have everything nice and matchy matchy.)  Those should be here sometime next week.  Once we have them, I can take a pillow case down to the hardware store and get paint colors.  (I pulled the green and the yellow in Norton’s nursery from the blanket using their little “what color is this thing?” paint figure outer.)  I’m thinking blue and red for the walls… like a really dark primary blue and an Elmo red.

I’ve also ordered a couple of extra blankets since the “comforters” on toddler bedding sets are pretty thin, and winters here are awfully cold.

The Elmo wall mural we ordered

Other cool thing I’ve ordered: a massive Elmo area rug.  (Okay, not that massive, but when I was originally looking for just a little throw rug to put at the edge of his bed, 4.25 feet by 6.25 feet is pretty big.)  We also ordered an Elmo stick on wall hanging.  I had considered ordering Big Bird and the Cookie Monster, but the husband suggested that we wait until we saw how he did with Elmo.  He’s worried that Elmo on the wall could cause nightmares.

Another plan on the agenda (since I couldn’t find a nice coordinating lamp) is that we make one.  We’re out to get a little beanie Elmo that we’ll attach the the base of a lamp like he’s hugging it.  And then we’ll put some iron-on Sesame Street patches on a lamp shade.

All in all, it should be a pretty awesome toddler bedroom.  Best of all, it’s significantly less expensive than ordering a whole new nursery set.  And it solves my sadness at the idea of never using Norton’s mobile again.

Let’s just hope Norton likes it.  And is willing to part with the blanket that he’s been dragging around so that it can be part of new kid’s newborn nursery decor.

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.


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