Since we’ve moved into our new house, decorating my girl’s bedrooms has been my number one priority. Our last house was a tiny two-bed and now, thankfully, we’ve got a lot more space to play around with and transform. Poppy’s room isn’t ready yet but the theme is going to be the weather. I have a lovely sunny yellow paint selected, rainbow cushions, cloud wall art, hot air balloons to dangle from the ceiling and raindrop bunting still to be hanged. It’s safe to say I’ve let my imagination go wild. Penny’s room is very much your stereotypical little girl’s room. When you’re two-years-old you know exactly what you like and dislike. Penny loves everything to be pink and covered in either unicorns, princesses and sparkles…
Let’s start with the fun bit. Penny loves her Nom Noms, Paw Patrol models and Peppa Pig playsets, but I try to purchase wooden toys whenever possible. Wooden toys are usually better quality, sturdy and timeless. Penny has lovely jigsaws and toy food from Orange Tree (they also have a gorgeous selection of Peter Rabbit toys) and Melissa and Doug; all of which I found on offer at Amazon during Black Friday last year. I also adore Lanka Kade’s handpainted animals and, of course, no little girl’s room is complete without her dream dolls house. I prefer wooden toys as not only are they a brilliant investment, they’re are simple and allow your child’s imagination to run wild without the need of flashing lights, garish colours and ear-piercing sounds.
Both my girls have white furniture in their rooms which sounds like a nightmare for grubby fingerprints but everything wipes clean easily enough, plus it also makes the rooms look bigger and brighter. When it comes to beds I bought Penny’s toddler bed at Aldis during their baby event and Poppy is still in the beautiful cot I bought years ago from Mamas & Papas for her big sister. I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but you can’t beat IKEA for stylish and practical storage solutions. The TROFAST collection is affordable, easy to build and comes with storages boxes that have several colour combinations to complement your decor. Another advantage is that there are no hinges, catches or doors to worry about being slammed on little fingers. The frame has several grooves, so you can place boxes and shelves where you want them – and change them any time. They are very low which has encouraged Penny to use them to tidy up her own room and sort things exactly how she wants them. Toy hammocks are also great for storing random soft toys as long as you hang them securely.
Canvas Storage Cubes £12, JoJo Maman Bebe HERE | Bedside Lamp £28, GLTC HERE | Bunny Apon £18, GLTC HERE | Unicorn Bedsheets £10, George HERE | Dolls House £29.99, Latest Deals HERE | Art Supply Caddy £12.50, GLTC HERE | Toy Organiser £108, GLTC HERE | Sass & Belle Cloud Rug £9.94, Amazon HERE
I’ve relied on a few online stores to fill Penny’s room with adorable accessories and Pinterest for general theme ideas and colour schemes. I bought her a cute art supply box from Great Little Trading Co which is now reduced from £35 to just £12.50, pink and white striped storage cubes from JoJo Maman Bebe that are available in a range of colours, unicorn and mermaid bedding from George at ASDA and, surprisingly, cushions, soft toys and bunting from H&M Home. For nursery wall art I purchased a number of prints from ColourRain Designs on Etsy. Etsy is an online market place full of unique and often handmade items that are that extra bit special. I’ve bought from a number of sellers on Etsy and have experienced nothing but professional and quick service. It’s especially handy if you are looking for personalised accessories.
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