Scroll through nursery tours at Apartment Therapy and you'll notice an oft-used grey and white palette, a blank canvas that can be renovated without changing paint colors or furnishings. This is really important for kid spaces, because their rooms should be able to change as often as they do. Licensed character bedding, curtains, or wallpaper might be cute today, but if tomorrow your kid says she prefers Shopkins, her Elsa-covered room will be hard to change.
D was a bit young to make all of the choices for his new bedroom, but I did want his interests to shape the choices we made for the new space. So I set him loose in the craft store, where he made a mad dash for some cookie-cutter-sized metal letters. That's hardly a surprise: D will read the letters of any sign big enough to catch his attention, often at top volume. The two of us started hunting through the display for the letters in his name, until a check with a sales clerk confirmed that the only vowel on offer was "O." We walked around the store for a while when it dawned on me that while we couldn't spell his name, we could spell L-M-N-O-P, the five cutest syllables any young child can utter.
Once we had the middle of the alphabet, I thought, why not go for all of it? A Google Images search will show that plenty of parents use the alphabet for nursery and bedroom decor. But those alphabets are usually a set, whether it's a border of coordinating letters in soft white or a grid of eye-popping characters. I didn't want to limit us to just 26 characters. Furthermore, I wanted the letters to blend with the other elements typical of kids' rooms (their artwork, family photos, favorite books, inspirational objects). So we're taking things one letter at a time.
Here's how D's alphabedroom is shaping out so far.
Now taking suggestions for letter E.