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!