Irina mentioned that she really likes Cath Kidston's cowboy theme but thought that maybe she should go more modern. I say both would work really well together - Cath Kidston cowboy theme with modern furnishings. I started googling and searching through my stash of photos. Because Irina lives in the UK, I wasn't sure what kind of kids furnishings were available to her and we concluded that Ikea would be the way to go. YAY! I love kids' Ikea and their prices are very reasonable.
Here is a drawing of the bedroom with where I envisioned the furniture going:
|Victoria Linen Company|
Keeping with the look of a natural wood bed as in the photo above, options for beds for Irina's son are the Leksvik or the Trofast:
|red drawers would be so cute too|
Malm dressers are inexpensive and great in a kids room (Isabella has some in her room). The key is to try to get a finish as close to the finish of the bed or even go with Malm in white:
Window covering options could be either curtains made with red and white polka dot fabric or even a simple roller shade like Ikea's Enje which I had no idea came in green! Green would bring out the green in the cowboy bedding but even white would work too (and then can be reused if the colours of the room change later on):
I think the wall where Irina has hung the bunting would look fab in a corresponding wallpaper. Here are some that I found on a UK wallpaper site (here, here and here):
I find myself really drawn to the checkered wallpaper (as in the Ikea photo). But I love the trees too because it's so modern and unique. The stripes would add some more green to the room (and a bit of blue too) and would be well suited for a young boy's room.
Lastly, that little nook that houses the change table presently is the PERFECT place for a reading nook (I'm so jealous)!!! I'm picturing a thick foam covered in a red and white pattern on the floor with a ton of throw cushions. Add some shelving on the wall for books and VOILA! This would work for a young toddler and as he grows. Here is a photo from my stash of what I'm thinking of:
|please be still|
Irina - I hope this helps you and please send after photos!