Yellow-gray children's room step by step

This is the third post in the series: How to decorate a children's room. We get a lot of messages from you asking about what products we used to decorate Santa's room (our room design i our room performance). There are so many of your messages that sometimes you have to wait a long time for answers, so I decided to tell you step by step how our room was created and what materials we used.


1. painting

The room was originally white, we painted two walls on it two different shades of grayi. We bought 3 paints for a trial. We opted for two shades of gray: a gray glow (the darker color) and drifting ice floes (the lighter color). We discarded the silvery ice because the paint was too purple in color.

dull colors of the farm world children's room

dulux gray glow silvery ice

2. Furniture

The most important piece of furniture that gives character to the whole room is undoubtedly crib. I came across them in some interior design magazine and luckily it turned out that it didn't cost a fortune!

We bought a Pinio cot model Moon in the online store, unfortunately the store did not meet the promised deadline and the case brushed against the manufacturer, who rose to the occasion and the cot was with me in 2 days. Therefore, remember if you want to order children's furniture, in most cases the order fulfillment time is 4-8 weeks! However, if you started this purchase too late, IKEA will surely help you, where you can buy literally everything right away, usually at a very attractive price.

It is from Ikea that the next furniture in our room comes: the GULLIVER changing table, the MALM chest of drawers, the PAX wardrobe and the STRANDMON feeding chair, as well as the RIBBA picture shelves.


3. fabrics

I have always dreamed of a personalized room for Santa. I dreamed about it textiles such as curtains, bedding, changing mat cover or decorative pillows sewn from the same fabrics. Unfortunately, I did not find such solutions in traditional stores or they were very expensive. Here, the DaWanda portal came to my aid, which brings together creators and handicraft workshops, where I could buy ready-made or custom-made almost all textiles for Santa's room. So I ordered there sheets for the cot, covers for the changing table made especially for me, a horn, a pillow with an initial and an owl pillow. I bought all of this at very affordable prices. You can find a huge selection of textiles and other decorative items for children's rooms in the category baby furniture.

I made the curtains myself - my DIY project is there here. I bought curtains at Ikea.

A blanket / quilt with stars from the H&M Home store hangs on the cot.


4. Decor

No interior is complete without frills. Our climate is built by:

  • posters owls and paper garland MIKOŁAJ are DIY projects
  • frame in the stars, in which the ultrasound photo comes from the ZARA Home store
  • yellow piggybank a bunny bought at Home & You
  • garlands I made the stars myself
  • letter M above the cot ordered in the store
  • toy container black with stars bought from H&M Home
  • containers for small items in stars bought from H&M Home
  • yellow cartons bought in IKEA store (no longer available)
  • white basket IKEA garbage
  • white basket for used nappies Angel care
  • gummed rug with stars from H&M Home
  • wooden toy from IKEA.

Mikołaj has been using his room for over 10 months, it has not changed much during this time - this is how it looked at the beginning.

pinio moon cot
yellow chevron zigzag curtains
feeding chair Ikea strandmon gray
armchair for breastfeeding
books on raising children
lettering baby name chevron santa claus banner yellow

GULLIVER IKEA changing table
pinio moon cot
changing table basket for angelcare diapers


star carpet
star carpet


Taking photos for this post turned out to be an excellent opportunity to take a monthly photo session to Mikołaj, this time with Dad on the occasion of just finished 10 months. Here is a small preview, I will show you more pictures this week.

children's photography

I hope this entry will inspire you and, above all, help you decorate your interior. Let me know!


See our other posts on how to decorate a children's room:

1. An idea for a children's room design, or how and where to start> click
2. Zigzag, asterisk and an owl - yellow and gray room for a child> click
3. Yellow-gray room for the child step by step, i.e.
list of all products with links to DIY stores and projects> click
4. How to sew curtains? DIY or do it yourself> click
5. Garland with stars for a child's room - DIY> click
6. How to organize the first sleeping place for a child? > click
7. How to organize a breastfeeding corner? > click
8. How to organize a changing corner? > click
9. Swaddle blanket, sleeping bag, swaddle blanket, or maybe a duvet and pillow? > click
10. How to choose a feeding chair? > click
11. Bin for used nappies - test and review> click
12. What is worth having in the room of a one-year-old baby? Changes are coming! > click

Leave a comment:

  • Natalia

    Agnieszka, a very stylish room 🙂
    I would like to ask about the changing table in it, namely the height of the shelves underneath. There is no such information on the IKEA website and I wonder if they would fit on these shelves boxes with a height of 33 cm.
    I will be very thankful for the answer,
    Regards 🙂

  • Dagmara Trocewicz

    Agnieszka, beautiful room! I know that someone has already asked about the letter and Ikea furniture, but I will also ask 🙂
    1.What is the type of lettering - the thick, 2 cm long, made of wood? Or maybe plywood? And what color is it because I guess the manufacturer has already painted it, right? Do you remember its price?
    2. And the second thing - how about the quality of Ikea dressers and wardrobes after a few months / years? I admit that these commodes in Ikea seem quite rickety 🙂
    Greetings warmly!

  • 13.03.2018

    Thank you 🙂 it is a PAX 100 cm wide wardrobe, the higher one and about 56 cm deep 🙂

  • Ania Bukowska

    Can I ask where from such a table? I need something like that and I can't find it anywhere 🙁

  • Research

    But a miracle 🙂 A cute little room 🙂 I have a question about the owl pillow, I don't see it on the dawanda portal anymore, maybe its shape was changed, or maybe I just missed it by accident. Do you still have a link to it? Or can you write who exactly is the creator? Unfortunately, I do not see the name on the price tag, and maybe contact with them would allow the pillow to reproduce. Thanks in advance 🙂

  • ZumbaLove

    A lovely little room is an inspiration for me to create a room for my son who will be born in 2 months 🙂
    And how did the MALM chest of drawers work? How about its quality?
    Greetings to the whole family 🙂

    • 22.08.2017

      Thank you 🙂
      The only thing that irritates me in the dresser is that after folding these two upper drawers do not have equal distance over the entire height of contact. Despite this, however, I think it's good quality at this price.

  • Iwona

    Beautiful :) I will copy everything to my princess,
    advise only please whether for a girl it will suit such a decor? I do not want pink ,,,, at home also everything is gray and white..please help :) greetings

    • 19.09.2016

      Thank you very much! I think it will be perfect, but maybe instead of stars I would add polka dots, it will be a bit more girlish, and further climatically and "not pink" 🙂

  • Asia

    The room is really impressive! And I must admit that it is a considerable inspiration when planning a room for my elf, great color combination 🙂
    I have a few questions about the letter "M". How fat is she? It seems to be 10 mm thick by the eye. Is it not too heavy then? How did you attach it to be sure it won't fall off the wall?
    Plus, I can ask for information about its height, because it looks quite large, about 50 cm ...
    Thanks for your help & best regards!

    • 13.07.2016

      Thank you 🙂
      The letter is a dozen or so mm large, but this was the effect efekt
      The letter is also around 50cm tall. We drilled holes in it and hung a letter on them, in addition, you can secure it with double-sided foam tape that nothing will move it 😉

  • Małgorzata

    great room, which walls in the photo are lighter and which are darker. I am thinking about these two paints and I do not know which color is nicer and I have to choose one :)

    • 13.07.2016

      the gray glow is darker 🙂

  • Natalia Piontkowska

    Where did you buy the beautiful wall watch from? :)

    • 26.04.2016

      Owl is from Home & You - they have lovely series for kids there sometimes 🙂

  • Kasia

    where did you get the owl posters for the frames, printed from some page ??? I will be grateful for providing the link and a small hint.

  • Ola

    tell me please these shelves for pictures are from Ikea from the MOSSLANDA series? what length did you choose 55cm or 115cm ??

  • Paulina Nadolna

    I have a question where are the panels from? Are you so mega in the whole apartment?

    • 15.03.2016

      Thank you - the panels are PARADOR, we bought them at Eurodom. And yes - we have them throughout the apartment - also in the kitchen and toilet, located as one surface without thresholds, only in the bathroom we have porcelain tiles 🙂

  • 18.10.2015

    Jeju, jeju! What a beautiful room! I dreamed of a room for Majka, but before the birth, we moved to the "old rubbish" and thanks to that we have an additional room for the toddler, but unfortunately it is already furnished, so I didn't have much room to show off. In addition, it is furnished more for an adult, but maybe in some time, when Majka grows up, I will have the opportunity to change and for sure yours will be an inspiration for me. The more that the colors are great!

    • 19.10.2015

      It's great that you like it! And remember that accessories can really change the atmosphere of any interior! Although I know that sometimes the existing ones can be very moody ...

  • Agnieszka

    Lovely little room :) I have a question. Which of the three gray colors did you resign from? Best wishes

    • 21.08.2015

      I didn't actually write it! I chose the gray glow (the darker color) and the drifting ice floes (the lighter color).

  • 04.08.2015

    You inspire! I will go a little different colors, such a plan, but Santa's room was a kind of inspiration for me, you arranged it so simply and at the same time so cozy. It is a pity that the carpet has no stars because I fell in love. We are also going to buy simple furniture from IKEA.

    • 31.08.2015

      But it's nice! When you finish your room, I would love to see it! And the star carpet may still appear, at H&M Home things often come back.

  • 03.08.2015

    I miss such a table next to the armchair. I missed it especially in the first days, when the man was not so grammatical 😉 But somehow I did not get together to buy, and now I put in a desk with a computer, so the problem is solved 😀

    This wonderful room of yours, I love this style - not childish, but childish 🙂

    • 31.08.2015

      I'm so glad you like it! At first, I did not have a small table and used a radiator 😉

  • 03.08.2015

    I have admired it for a long time, because it is a combination of everything I like. Colors, patterns and owls! And your guide will definitely be very useful to us. Thanks! 🙂

    • 31.08.2015

      And now I'm waiting for your children's corner Dziecka