When we were designing the nursery, I avoided a "theme". I didn't want every piece of Classic Pooh decor in existence. I didn't want teddy bears on every wall, blanket, and pillow.
I found a bedding set that I loved. I pulled a light green color from the quilt and used that as the paint color (we didn't find out what we were having. We figured 'baby' was all we needed to know ;))
The most extreme thing that I did was paint vertical stripes on the bottom half of the wall. That was good therapy for my pregnant OCD brain.
Overall, I wanted something that could transition. About two years ago (? I forget...) I turned it from a nursery into a little boy room. We swapped out the 'nursery' valance for longer navy curtains, the star-covered rug with a primary colored one, and added some racecar touches-- wall decals, CARS nightlight, a Someday I'll Win the Race print from Pumpkin and Butterfly-- and called it a day.
Recently, my son wanted to turn it into a superhero room. He had gotten an Avengers comforter for his birthday, so that was a start. I began to look for ideas for wall decorations that would be simple, cool, and...non-permanent.
When I saw the Gotham City (Metropolis?) backdrop that my friend created for her son's birthday party, I knew that was the first piece!
I started with a black presentation board, cut out a skyline, and added some yellow rectangles as the lit windows.
Here's the kicker-- it's attached to the wall with blue painters tape. What's more non-committal than that?!
I added a (cardstock paper and felt) bat signal above it, and voila! This piece was done and hung in one afternoon!
More pieces coming in future posts!