We started just with his toddler bed, a rug, and a valance. My husband had to anchor the bed to the floor with 2-25 lb sacks of rice stashed underneath and a little duct tape to keep it on the floor. The windows have been painted with black tempera paint in order to keep the light out as curtains and blinds are obviously out of the question.
We decided he needed a little "furniture" but nothing he could climb on or use to get himself up on the window. So off to a few stores we went. We bought 2 bean bag chairs and then found these really neat pillows that were being clearanced out for about $5.
They have little chenille nubs on them and he LOVES how they feel. And of coarse he immediately informed us they were aquamarine, chartreuse, and purple. (I don't think I knew what chartreuse was until I was well into high school... maybe later.)
Glidden sent me a couple of samples of paint and I think we're going to do a navy and taupe combination with taupe on the bottom, then a chair rail line, and navy on the upper. This way we can have a "starry night" on the walls and the taupe will be light enough that any nicks won't show as much.
I'd really like to put a few more things in there to occupy him. My hope is that if he's having a hard day, I can let him go in there and relax a little without thinking he's being punished. I've found wall boards that have gears on them for spinning like you would see in a waiting room at the doctor's office, but they want almost $300 for them.
So the post today is asking for your input. What have you used for your child's bedroom? What ideas do you have to share???