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Today I have a super cute inspiration board for my friend Sam from DIY Just Cuz. Sam posted an adorable reveal of her girly Japanese nursery reveal a couple months ago. I absolutely loved her unique Japanese theme… the cherry blossoms and pandas were just so cute! After seeing her nursery pictures I was struck by inspiration to see if there was a way to incorporate more toy storage into the room for her little Japanese cherry blossom.
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Sam posted a couple pictures of her little girls room… and while the furniture is absolutely gorgeous the changing table is taking up valuable toy storage real estate! Since her little gal will soon be in need of more toy storage and less diaper changes ( 😉 ) we talked about nixing the changing table and adding a changing pad to the top of the wide dresser. That frees up an entire wall for toy storage!
A black IKEA expedit would be perfect for this wall… they’re inexpensive and low to the ground. If you’re not feeling the black check out this white version! 4 casters would be an easy upgrade to make the expedit look intentional and give it just a little height. Adding a few pink baskets will allow easy access for little fingers… it’s always good for some toys to be easy for baby to get to. That way she can pick out her own toys… and eventually learn how to put her own toys away! The top of the expedit is the perfect place for a few choice accessories… a lamp and a wall gallery! I picked a few cute pieces to get the party started!
Sam had talked about a tall bookcase… I love this white version from Project Nursery… there’s less storage low to the ground but the concealed storage makes up for it. Plus it takes the eye all the way up! Reid’s Black Expedit Toy Storage gives a great example of how a black expedit can provide amazing toy storage… and completely encompass an entire wall!
My second idea was to hang curtains all the way across the wall to unify that back wall. A wall of fabric can soften the overall look of the room while keeping a cozy feel. Plus? I found super cute cherry blossom tie-backs! They’re fairly sturdy so mounting one on the left side of the window will allow the curtains to be pulled back when needed… leaving the other half of the “window” conveniently closed to block that pesky door.
A fun set of tissue pom poms and a cherry blossom paper lantern will take the eye up and give baby a focal point during diaper changes! Plus they’re whimsical… which was one of Sam’s requests! A fun black and white changing pad breaks up the pink curtains… while a near by chevron diaper caddy corrals changing supplies. Then there’s the giant panda bag… it could be used for anything! Stuffed animals, a dirty clothes bin… whatever the heart desires! It’s just too cute!
Sam has picked out an adorable cherry blossom mural for the main point of the room and her crib is gorgeous! I love the curves! A soft white canopy will break up the massive wall decal… plus it’s super dreamy! A bed fit for a precious little girl! Her Japanese origami crane mobile would fit perfectly inside the round hoop of the canopy… giving an extra special touch.
All that’s left is the perfect panda rocking animal… I think this little guy needs zero explanation! He’s adorable!
So what do you think Sam? Is this what you were thinking of? If my version of a Japanese Cherry Blossom Panda Princess Room isn’t what you were thinking of you could always try wrapping your little gal in a gaggle of panda stuffie’s! It seems to be working for this little angel!
Want to read more? Check out the mood board I whipped up for Joy’s Guest Room… or for Karlie’s Master Bedroom! Then if you’re still in the mood for perusing try my very own inspirational mood board… for my Guest Room!
Want your very own mood board?
Email me at Happilyeverafteretc@gmail.com I’d love to whip one up for you!