A dinosaur themed toddler bedroom: Moodboard

June 13, 2019

Image credit: GLTC.co.uk

One of the hardest rooms to leave behind when we sold our first family home had to be our little boys’ nursery. Planning and decorating it was such a happy time, and there isn’t a thing I would have changed about it (Apart from the awkward layout!)

However, it’s time to move on, and with our new house purchase in progress, we’ve started planning his new bedroom… this time, dinosaur inspired!

A little more grownup, we want a theme that will last a few years, rather than a character inspired bedroom that he’d inevitably lose interest in, so with a growing collection of dinosaur toys it had to be all things Jurassic.

Inspired by Great Little Trading Co’ storage cube dinosaur print, we’re opting for a grey, green and navy colour scheme. The wallpaper print is in more neutral grey tones, so the splashes of colour will be introduced through the accessories.

Leaf print rug: H&M home
Dinosaur print storage cubes and wallpaper: GLTC.co.uk
Fiona Walker felt Triceratops hook: Hurn & Hurn

We’ll be wallpapering two walls, and then painting the remaining two. There are some tricky windows in Harry’s new bedroom, so it makes sense to make things a little easier. I’m not sure our wallpapering skills are advanced enough for the nooks and crannies of a Juliet balcony!

Valspar have very kindly sent us complimentary vouchers for the paint we’ll need for Harry’s room, and we’ll be taking full advantage of their colour matching service, co-ordinating with the lighter grey of the wallpaper print. The furniture in Harry’s room is a slightly darker grey, so hopefully the shades will work well together.

They also have a fantastic new guarantee, that if you don’t love your new colour, you can buy a second one, and they’ll give you your money back. If we find light grey isn’t the right colour for Harry’s new bedroom, and that there is too much grey in the room, then we can give a second colour a go… you really can’t go wrong!

We’ll be opting for navy blackout curtains and a matching lightshade, as we’ll be able to continue using those as Harry grows up. Dinosaur green may be tricky to co-ordinate with future themes, so we’re restricting that shade to the more fun accessories.

As well as the dinosaur print storage cubes, we’ve opted for a green leaf print rug, and a very cute triceratops head hook. I’m sure we’ll be picking up a few more pieces as the weeks go on, as we get closer to the completion of our house purchase.

All this planning may seem a little over-organised, but we’re keen to have Harry’s room painted and decorated as quickly as possible, giving him a chance to settle into his new bedroom straight away. Moving him in, and then moving him out to decorate his room a few weeks later seems a little unnecessary.

As much as we loved planning Harry’s nursery, a dinosaur theme has definitely left more room for fun and quirky ideas. Hopefully just a few more weeks until we can see it all come together!

Post written in collaboration with Valspar, all words and opinions are my own.