Thursday, November 10, 2011

Color Me Primary

Asa's room reveal let me know two things: I am on the right track with colors, my little one loves the colors in his room ~ and ~ I have a lot of options for more color in by adding primary elements in the functional area! This made me happy! 

I began searching for inexpensive decor to add to Asa's space, my first thought was Ikea... I love the accent options they have. Here's what I found:

To my delight, a perfect duvet (post bumper pad) for Asa: VITAMINER RAND 4-piece crib bedding set, multicolor
VITAMINER RAND 4-piece crib bedding set, multicolor Length: 52 " Width: 28 "  Length: 132 cm Width: 70 cm

VITAMINER VIMPEL Duvet cover and pillowcase(s), multicolor $12.99

VITAMINER VIMPEL Duvet cover and pillowcase(s), multicolor Duvet cover length: 86 " Duvet cover width: 64 " Pillowcase length: 20 " Pillowcase width: 30 "  Duvet cover length: 218 cm Duvet cover width: 162 cm Pillowcase length: 51 cm Pillowcase width: 76 cm
Then I decided I would take a trip over to to search for organizer bins/shelf combinations for the closet, a nice space for the organizer to be since his clothing wont reach the top bins right now. 

Here is what I found on

Toy Organizer Rack with 12 Bins-Plastic & Steel
Toy Organizer Rack with 12 Bins-Plastic & Steel
Outside of the perfect colors and plenty of storage, I like this organizer because it looks tough in case Asa is rough and tumble, it can stand up to him.

Beck Children's Wooden Toy Bin Organizer with Fabric Bins
I love this organizer soo much, the fabric bins really make me happy. I also think the handles are a plus, this will grow with Asa for sure. My only issue is, I wish there were more bins. I could see clutter dwelling in the larger bins and getting away from me.

Whitmor 12-Bin OrganizerWhitmor 12-Bin Organizer

This organizer is perfect in terms of bins and color. I think I may go with this one. 

Ikea has these red and turquoise laundry baskets for 4.99 each:

KUSINER Mesh basket with lid, red Diameter: 13 ¾ " Height: 19 ¼ "  Diameter: 35 cm Height: 49 cm  KUSINER Mesh basket with lid, turquoise Diameter: 13 ¾ " Height: 19 ¼ "  Diameter: 35 cm Height: 49 cm  I will be heading to Ikea either today or tomorrow, lets see what I grab for Asa's nursery. Which organizer would you choose? I want to get one for Christmas and I am torn between the three.


Our Delightful Home said...

I like the last option. Just incase he has a messy day. You could always wash them/wipe them down.

~Mrs. Delightful

Mrs. Chic said...

My bought my oldest son the wood / plastic bins years ago its held up really well - but we no longer use it for its intended purpose - its in the garage as a sorter now.

I like the soft bins for toys or baskets - Ikea also has some great woven baskets.

Looking forward to seeing what you end up with

Shades of Summer said...

Mrs. Delightful - I agree, for easiest clean up, the plastic bins would be best. I also love the last option because there are four colors (bins) that I use heavily in his room.

Shades of Summer said...

Mrs. Chic - I am all for a re-purposed use later on, as a matter of fact, that fact alone may just push me closer to the Whitmor organizer. I like the soft bins also for the same purpose, I could slide a few of those bins under Asa's bed for storage and use some in his closet on the top shelf for organization also. I love baskets too, Asa has one right next to my chair that currently houses his books and a couple toys. He also has one with a lid I use for his medical supplies and there are 3 baskets in his changing cabinet to help me keep it organized.

Towards the Horzon said...

I love everything especially the crib cover and duvet cover. I’m also smitten with the fabric bins :)

Shades of Summer said...

Angela - I am soo excited to get to Ikea today and grab up my ideas for the nursery. I even have a project coming up that I can't wait to share with you all to bring some more color into his room. I love those fabric bins too ~