*This post has been written in collaboration with Homify.
If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know that I’m currently expecting our second baby. Of course, with a new baby comes the need for a nursery – a room of their own. After many house moves, we bought our second property in a lovely little village where we knew we wanted to raise our family. The 4 bedroom, detached house with gardens and integrated double garage was no longer a show-home, but our home. Possibly even our ‘forever home’.
O was 2 years old when we moved into this house a couple of years ago. He doesn’t remember his first home, located in a nearby town, and I suppose this house will be what he remembers as his family home. He’s been in the same bedroom since we moved, and transitioned from cot to cot-bed, from cot-bed to bed. His bedroom is essentially white walls, with blue curtains, blue floating shelves, blue wardrobe and drawers. He has a huge piece of art framed on his wall of the moon and stars, which was left by the developers when we moved in and so we decided to style his room around the solar system.
However, the baby’s room is pretty much a blank canvas and I’ve been looking at nursery ideas to re-decorate after our little one arrives. It’s the same as O’s room in that the walls are painted white, which I like. I like neutral shades that can be paired with bright colours or themes easily, so the white walls will remain.
As a show-home, originally styled in 2012, the room we’re using as the nursery was decorated as a single bedroom with the theme of the London 2012 Olympics. Medals, bunting and inspirational canvases adorned the walls, which have since been removed, but we’re still left with a Union Jack patterned Roman blind. It’s not exactly what I had in mind for a nursery, and so I’m looking for other options. It must be able to blackout all the light from the window, though! We strived for a dark room in O’s nursery at nap-time.
How did you decorate your nursery?