Our flat is rented, but we are lucky enough to have great landlords who have let us completely do our own thing for the 3 years we’ve been here and are absolutely fine with us decorating, as long as it’s left in neutral tones when we leave! Our contract runs out shortly, but we’ll be renewing it for another year before moving into our own / rented house (with a garden! Outside space! Hooray! Although perhaps not that necessary, given this year’s excuse for a summer.)
With all of that in mind, we’re going to turn the second bedroom (currently my husband’s unused beat lab!) into Byron’s nursery, with furniture that can move with us and grow with him for a while and something that’s also easy to put back in a year or so. It’s always been our plan to get Byron into his own room by around the age of 6 months. And with that being mid-September, time is fast approaching!
His cot is white and we’ve been lucky enough to inherit some other furniture from friends and family that we’re going to upcycle, by rubbing down and painting white too. (I have a thing about white furniture! I love it.) At the moment we have plans for the walls to be painted a soft yellow, so it’s easy to cover-up and it’ll also ensure the room doesn’t feel too cramped. I want lots of bright other bits and pieces though, a lot of which I’m hoping to create myself. If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll have realised I’ve been pinning a lot of nursery ideas and not much else— it’s the main reason I succumbed to the charms of Pinterest! There’s so much to be inspired by. These are a couple of my favourite rooms and ideas:
Source: goo.gl via Aimee on Pinterest
I’m beyond excited to go foraging in charity shops and eBay for items to upcycle, as well as buying cute pieces from Not On The High Street and all the other many, many places on the www to buy nursery bric-a-brac. I will, of course, be blogging about any DIY projects I undertake and the finished product!
Being the nosey person I am, I’d love to see photos of your child’s nursery too!