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Bedroom Colorblocking

We started with a dark blue nursery. The twins that share the room are nearly two years old and it was time for the nursery to convert to a big(ger) boy room.

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Our first order of business of lightening up the space. We decided on colorblocking, and added a lighter shade midway up the wall that instantly unified the weird angles of the room, provided a graphic element, and made a formerly dark room very light and airy.

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The artwork in the room centers around animals. Animals are printed on book pages, there are pixelated representations of animals to keep it modern, and Etsy enabled us to create a custom penguin print that included four penguins, instead of 3, to represent the four boys in the house. #protip: never be afraid to ask an artist about options for custom work -- especially on Etsy.

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The activity of the space focuses on reading, so we provided a large sitting area and plenty of book storage for the boys to utilize as they transition to activity in their new room.

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