Where the Wild Things Are Twin Nursery Theme
(New Hill, NC USA)
Let the Wild Rumpus start! Where the Wild Things are Nursery Theme
We are expecting twins chose a Where the Wild Things Are nursery theme because my husband and I have always been huge fans of the "Where the Wild Things Are" book. We have had several of the collectible figurines on display even before we got pregnant with the twins.
When I was pregnant with our first child, which was a baby girl, we decided that if we ever had a baby boy we would decorate in a "Where the Wild Things Are" theme. As it so happened, baby number two turned out to be baby two and three, and TWINS..both boys! How appropriate is it to have a "Where the Wild Things Are" themed Nursery for twin boys, our TWO WILD THINGS!
decorations that can be used to decorate your baby's "Where the Wild Things Are" nursery.The Furniture
If you think putting a nursery together for one baby is expensive (and it is), decorating a nursery for twins will blow your mind and empty your savings account all at the same time! Luckily, we already had one baby crib, but it was a little bit "girly" since our first nursery was for a baby girl. This crib in antique white, 4 poster crib that was so pretty in my daughter’s pink and green toile nursery but not exactly what you might expect in a Where the Wild Things are Twin Nursery Theme.
To make this bed more masculine, we removed the four posts (they just unscrewed..phew!). After we had give the crib a makeover to make it more suitable for a boys' twin nursery, we relocated the tall dresser that had two tone paint in antique white and chocolate brown from her room and it looked great.
This gave me an idea on what color the other crib should be, a dark brown,cherry espresso color. It was easy to find a wooden crib in the right color, but it took a little longer to find a crib that had a similarly shaped head board so the two cribs coordinated. Even though the baby beds were different colors, the two toned dresser helped tie everything together.Now to Find the Baby Bedding for our Where the Wild Things Are Twin Nursery Theme
Finding the best crib set proved to be a more difficult process then I might have imagined. Baby bedding that had a crisp white color in the fabric (in my opinion) looked odd and out of place against the antique white color of the crib.
Another problem we ran into was that the colors used in the pictures in the kids' book are very dark and muted and most baby bedding collections are very bright with pastel colors. That was just one issue we faced. There was also the expense of having to buy TWO separate baby bedding sets for twins. It's making my head spin just thinking about it again!
After much looking, I finally found a bedding set by Trend Lab called "Baby Yacht Club" that had the soft, muted colors I needed for our boys twin nursery. The crib set was cream, brown and blue and had a little sailboat embroidered on it that reminded me of the little sailboat that carried Max, one of the characters in the story "through night and day, in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are."Bringing the story to LIFE!
Our list of twin nursery ideas
included putting our collectible figurines on display in the room, as well as to feature scenes from the story on the walls.
I toyed with the idea of doing this as kind of a border, but I didn't like the idea of making a wallpaper border from the pages of a book. And, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I didn’t want anything on the walls within the twins' reach.
I went for a stroll along the aisles of a craft store searching for ideas and wandered into the picture frame section. There I found long frames that were the size of full length door mirrors and decided I would display the story in these frames in the twins' room.
I watch way too much DIY decorating shows and remembered an episode where they painted the lining paper inside to work as a cheap matt for artwork. Off to the paint store I went to get a navy color paint for the "matting" and a chocolate brown paint color to use in painting the frame.
I ordered a pair of inexpensive paperback copies of the “Where the Wild Things Are” book from Amazon and cut a set of nine key pictures out; 3 pictures for each of the 3 frames.
I then typed the story out in nine sections to be mounted under each one of the pictures. I mounted the story and pictures to the navy matte board in each of the frames using clear picture corners, and then hung the LONG frames horizontally on one of the walls.
After the framing was done, I stenciled the words "Let the wild rumpus start" in the same navy colored paint that I used for the story matte over the mirror and changing table/dresser.
If you were considering using this storybook as a theme for your baby's room, I hope that my story of how I decorated our Where the Wild Things Are twin nursery theme will give you some ideas!