I actually put the decals and the shelves up a couple of months ago, which I shared when I made this DIY poster frame (which will definitely get rehung – it’s too low but the nail was already in the annoyingly dense brick wall).
I bought the decals from this Etsy seller, but when they arrived they were bigger than I was expecting, so I cut each and every one into four smaller triangles. It took a while, but I was already miffed at paying customs fees and international shipping and I was going to make it work gaddammit.
Initially I thought about covering all the walls uniformly, which is what I did in Sebastian’s never-finished bedroom in our last house (check it out here). That didn’t work out so well though, because the wee man would lie in bed at night and peel the decals off the walls. He stuck a bunch of the triangles together to make stars instead, and he was super pleased with himself. We did have a chat about it, but sometimes idle little hands can’t help themselves, so I wanted to avoid the temptation this time around. Instead, I opted for four rows that ran down from the top of the walls, increasing the spacing the further down they went.
Ignore the hanging planter. It’s empty, and it needs straightening – I’ll get to that later!
To get the spacing even, I made a stencil like I did for Eleanor’s nursery here. It makes the process really straightforward.
(The rows are evenly spaced on the stencil – ignore that. I improvised when I hung them, and shifted it down a couple of extra inches per row. I feel like this post is full of justifications and excuses, ha.)
I like them hung this way – it adds a bit of extra interest, and if they covered all the walls, it might be too busy. Because they stop a few feet above bed height, there has been no pulling them off. Hooray!
The shelves and the clamp lights are also already hung. They’re the same Ikea shelves we had in Sebastian’s rooms in Chicago (see those rooms here and here). Both kids are always collecting or making little things that warrant displaying, so I hung a set above each bed – it’s the same the other side of the window.
The curtains came with the house, and they’re staying. They’re a yellow gingham, so not as graphic as the chevron ones in my mood board. The print is softer, and they have black out lining, and I’d rather not spend money where I don’t need to.
Up next week – upholstered beds. They’ve been half done for a while, but they are getting finished as we speak.