With baby number two scheduled in for his June arrival, we’ve had to have a rejig of our living space, which has involved moving Reuben from the ‘nursery’ to a ‘big boy’s room’.
This has meant losing a spare bedroom (sob), but Reuben has had much fun choosing artwork and bits and pieces for his new bedroom; and I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out so I thought I’d share. Sharing is caring, or something.
We’ve kept the walls white, although there’s been a fresh lick of paint, and we’ve decided to accessorise with colour. I figure that he will become more vocal about wanting some hideous Marvel wallpaper at some point in the near future so I have tried to keep it neutral but still fun and colourful, because he’s only two.
The current fixation is with all things space so this is the ‘theme’, with a baby on the way the theme has also been ‘budget’ but there are the odd nice pieces too. The artwork is all from notonthehighstreet.com my go-to place for nice pieces for the house. Aside from the superhero style name plaque, Reuben chose all the prints himself, and all are presented in trusty IKEA picture frames.
I absolutely love this star book ledge from the Great Little Trading Company, originally I was toying with the idea of using the BEKVAM IKEA spice rack hack however, the GLTC shelf is bigger, doesn’t need painting and holds more books in addition to sippy cups etc. So it actually works as a nice little bedside shelving unit. Plus I’ve lusted after one for ages.
When dressing the window we’ve learnt from the nursery room that a blackout blind and blackout curtain combination works best, especially for the sunny mornings in the summer months. We opted for a white rollerblind from Web-Blinds – choosing the cord-free option for reassurance. Alongside some star print blackout curtains from Next. Keeping with the star theme, lovely IKEA came up trumps with a star light shade that complements the colours nicely, bish bash bosh.
Storage-wise, and keeping to a modest budget IKEA was also the chosen provider for a wardrobe and the KALLAX unit, which is being used to store (hide) soft toys (they’re probably breeding in there), night nappies, wipes, hideous plastic toys that offend my eyes etc. It’s also great for using as a side for the Gro Clock and monitor. Plus I believe it’s actually a legal requirement to have a KALLAX unit in a house with children in the UK.
I’ve accessorised with some non-essentials, a metal house from Tiger, which is housing an IKEA succulent that has been alive for nearly two weeks (I’m basically Titchmarsh), some small IKEA frames that are ace for Instagram prints, a moon nightlight from notonthehighstreet.com and a completely non-essential bean bag that I found on Amazon of all places.