Since moving his crib out and bed in two years ago my sons room has felt like a hodge podge of toys and ‘stuff’ with no real design. Bug has loved his stuffed fox since day one (actually since day two) and has dragged him every where he goes. He gravitates to all things fox and so does his crazy mama! It felt like a no-brain to wrangle all his foxaphelia and go with that as a theme. My SIL found the great fabric for the pillow, the print on the wall and the duvet cover for us in Vancouver and some pieces were found in town and others online. Here is our end result. And just out of camera field is a giant castle he goes into to read and a Hot Wheels wall track but this little space is all fox.
I am in love with the look of all the fox pieces together. And the duvet cover made it really easy to add in other woodland stuffies. I then added the dots, which we repurposed from his nursery days. I think they really brighten the look of the blank wall. The fox and mouse canvas totes are by 3 Sprouts and I won them a few years back.
Awesome SIL excitedly texted me a picture of this from Ikea and it was only $29.99! I knew we were headed down soon I put it on my shopping list. My Ikea list is pretty big as we only get to go once a year but there is always room for foxes in the cart!
I liked this hanging toy sorter at Ikea also. I copped out when it came time to hang it though and reused a hook in the ceiling from a mobile. I couldn’t bear putting another hole in the ceiling.
The famous and much loved Foxy was inspiration for the whole room. SIL made the pillow cover (and a spare) for Bug. A couple other woodland stuffies. The owl was a gift to me when I was a Brownie leader many moons ago.
Book Bag from Stuck on You. I don’t believe they stock it anymore but they have amazing items to fit in with most themes. The crocheted blanket is my brothers from when he was a baby and we adore it. Not sure if he even knows it was his, my mom gave it to me when Bug was a baby. Book is actually a library book we had signed out.
Another pieces SIL tracked down was this great print and again she sent me a message. She found it at a cool little shop but you can get it and many other animals on Etsy. She was able to mail the print in a bubble envelope and I framed it. The background is a perfect match to our wall colour. The best part is she bought a few and her husband (my brother) HATES them. He thinks they are staring at him–so Jay-here’s lookin’ at you!
I love to see my Bug playing his room and he is so proud of his Foxy room.
All in all we really spent more time slowly collecting items that we liked instead of going out and buying a bunch of stuff that ‘fits the theme’ all at once but means nothing to us or our son. We either bought items as Ikea, had them gifted to us or won them for the most part so our budget was pretty safe. We are lucky to have so many special people in our life that know us well enough to find and make us such great stuff. Did I mention a co-worker has made Foxy three fleece scarves over the years? Yes we are lucky indeed!
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