Nursery to big-boys room

I know some people might think it’s a bit early to be transforming Baby R’s nursery into a bedroom designed to better suit his needs for the next few years and beyond, but that’s what we’ve been working on lately.  To be honest, his nursery was just a hodgepodge of our existing furniture plus a cot, and although I don’t go in for the designer look with complete ranges of furniture and furnishings bought en mass from one shop, I did want to buy some things specifically for that room.  The overall aim of my mini-makeover was to make the room practical and cute, to increase storage and to use the space better.  I also wanted to make a reading nook/calm and cosy spot, and I wanted space for photos and pictures on the wall.

Here are some snaps of my changes so far.  I hope you like my mix of old and new, homemade and store bought stuff!  Things still to be done include repainting the walls and ceiling, finding a fun floor-standing lamp, and eventually replacing the carpet, but those things can wait!


Toy box/chest and drawers – IKEA
Change mat – John Lewis
Wall shelf – Great Little Trading Company
Pillow – made by me using Wildwood fabric by Bethan Janine (available from Lady Sew and Sew)
Lampshade – This Modern Life


Wall display – made by me using recycled wood and stationery
Images – upcycled from book found in charity shop


Curtains – Mamas and Papas, now discontinued
Bunting – from Antique Rose, Wokingham
Bird wall stickers – IKEA


Cot bed – John Lewis, now discontinued
Sleeping bag – The Gro Company
Comforter – Mamas and Papas, now discontinued
Wall decoration – The Early Learning Centre


Art – upcycled Christmas card!


2 thoughts on “Nursery to big-boys room

  1. It looks really nice and cosy, 😀
    I love the idea of using old xmas cards!
    We co-sleep, so I’ve never had a nursery, but our all most 4 yo changed rooms and is now sharing with her older brother, and I did get to decorate there! 😀


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