While I think the minions are adorable I had three main problems with this theme:
1. I didn't come up with it. It was throwing off my normal design conception process.
2. I imagined gaudy yellow walls with crazy cartoon decals.
3. What if we are having a baby girl???
I tried to deter Mr. Mayhem in various ways. I brought up the gender conundrum. (we will find out the sex of the baby at the end of the month!) He said it was fine. Minions can be for girls or for boys. I don't love overly girly frills anyway so I said ok. Then I brought up the rug conundrum. The current rug in the room that will be the nursery will not match a minion theme. His reply: We'll buy a new rug! He gave me permission to go rug shopping! Be still my beating heart.
|Current Area Rug|
I will probably not be buying any of the actual pieces in this picture except maybe that rug in a different color. This was just what I found on a google image search to get my ideas out. For example, that lamp is $400. I will post source information when I decide the actual (not dreaming) elements that will end up in the nursery.
Mr. Mayhem used my design to lay it out in a 3D model of the space.
I went with classic white furniture and grey walls to give it a neutral pallet. Then I will layer on more childlike accessories, colors, and to liven up the space.The dresser will double as a changing table. Two reasons for that: space and a changing table can only be used for 2ish years then I would have to try and sell it. The dresser can be used for years to come. I would rather invest in longevity.
This is an earlier render with a different rug, but it shows the growth chart that Mr. Mayhem is going to make and the little minion mural.
So that is the plan so far. Obviously more color and accessories will be added, and I will keep you up-to-date along the whole journey!