A baby’s bedroom shouldn’t just be somewhere they sleep. It should be somewhere they play and learn too.
My absolute favourite room in our house is our son’s bedroom. It’s bright, colourful, fun and relatively organised so most of the things we need for our little one are in there too.
I don’t know about your little one, but Oliver loves bright colours and so we painted each wall in the nursery a different colour. We opted for blue, yellow, green and white, which works wonderfully.
We decided on white furniture, but instead of everything looking brand new we wanted it to look slightly rustic. For me having a slight rustic feel makes everything seem much more homely and personalised. To achieve what we envisioned we took lots of mismatch furniture and attacked it with a loaded paintbrush. We even upcycled Mr. C’s cot, which his parents weren’t overjoyed about.
Once the walls were painted and the furniture was in, there was a lot of empty wall space, which looked a bit bland. I don’t like hanging anything above the cot and so wall stickers seemed like a good option. Wall stickers are really easy to apply, look really good on coloured walls and if you don’t like them, are really easy to take off again.
As our little one is growing bigger and is becoming a bit more sure on his feet, we decided to buy a height chart. We went with an animal theme to match the cot mobile and his Noah Ark set.
One of my favourite items in the nursery is the lampshade. It’s a hot air balloon with a teddy in the basket. It makes the nursery feel a lot more cosy and is great for a newborn’s room as well as a toddler’s. There are a selection of these on Ebay from the seller hotairballoonfunshades.
We only have a few toys in the nursery because most of them live in the toy box downstairs. However, the ones we have in the nursery are all on Oliver’s level so he can reach all of them and decide for himself what to play with.
We attached a child safe mirror to the wall just above the skirting board, this again means it is the right height for Oliver to access it by himself. Oliver also has a lot of his sensory toys in his bedroom, however we keep these out of reach as supervision is always required when playing with these.
We found these Beatrix Potter prints on the official Beatrix Potter website and then bought some frames from The Frame Company to go with them. This was a lot cheaper than buying the finished product from High Street stores.
Finding a rug was one of the most difficult items to find on the nursery wish list. Nothing seemed to be quite what we were looking for. We found this one on Amazon, but take a look in IKEA as well, as they have a couple of fantastic baby and children’s rugs.