Nursery Tour

Midway through 2014, Bedroom 3 as it was then known, looked like this.

We’d had the exciting news that our first baby was on the way, and in a few short months we had this room plastered and painted white in ancipation of becoming the nursery.

In fact, following this picture we replaced the skirting board and added a picture rail. It has been painted a beautiful blue. We’ve added a lovely neutral grey carpet. And now, we’ve added furniture, and a few finishing touches. By November, the room was ready, and at the end of that month I gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Luna.

The room isn’t the largest nursery you’ll find on the internet, and last year I wasn’t 100% convinced that it would be big enough.

But it is.

With clever storage and organisation, we’ve crammed a heck of a lot in there. Now that we’ve added a few personal touches and found homes for her gifts from very generous family and friends, I’m just so in love with the little space we’ve created for her.

Want to take a look around? Here it is.

(I’ll try and mention where most of the items are from, but please ask in the comments if I’ve missed anything!)

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Pink cabinet – Ikea.

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Can’t get over this teeny tiny dressing gown which matches mine. Hung on a coat rack from Ikea which I painted stripes on using leftover paint samples from other rooms (Craig & Rose in Chalk White and Valspar’s Bottlefly Wings if you’re curious).

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Wicker chair from Ikea. Moustache cushion from Not On The High Street. Teddies gifted from family.

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Grey storage baskets from Matalan. Fab for keeping toys and blankets organised.

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Ikea spice racks painted in white gloss to match the skirting board, perfect for displaying children’s books – the hack of all modern nurseries it seems! As Luna’s collection grows, we’ll keep her favourite bedtime stories on display here.

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Cotbed – John Lewis. Lampshade – handmade.

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Fitted sheets in chevron pink and white – Mamas and Papas. Blanket – gifted from Luna’s lovely great great auntie.

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Picture frames – Ikea. Dr. Seuss imagery handmade by me.

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Music boxes – both gifted.
(Reminder to self, add photos to the merry-go-round!)

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Stars & moon mobile – handmade by my lovely sister, Natasha. On the back of the owl, the name Luna is stitched.

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Changing dresser – John Lewis. Curved changing mat – Mothercare. Box shelves – B&Q. Blanket – hand knitted by Joe’s mum.

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Drawer organisers – Ikea.

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Money jar – gifted.This cork was also gifted. It was from a bottle, of which the toast was to Luna. We’ve been told that by adding a pound to the bottle’s cork, it will bring good luck. Such a thoughtful token from parents of our brother-in-law.

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Teeny little cactus plants – you guessed it, Ikea.

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Paddington Bear collectible teddy – gifted.

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Rainbow and name decoration – gifted.

HOW CUTE IS THIS ROOM? It’s bursting with colour and with love and personality. It’s most definitely a baby’s room, whilst – in my opinion – not being an unwelcome place for adults either. In fact, it’s my favourite room in the house and there is no place I’d rather be when it’s time for a night feed.

What do you think? Do you like it?

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  • Angela

    It’s stunning for a lucky little girl who is so loved xx

    • KarenAnita

      She sure is 🙂 xxxxx

  • Hi Karen,

    I can’t remember whether I congratulated you on your new arrival. So, congratulations! Luna looks adorable and you’ve created a suitably adorable nursery for her. I love the sky blue together with the pink accents, bravo!

    Claire x

    http://happylittleplaces.blogspot.co.uk

    • KarenAnita

      Thanks so much Claire 🙂 x

  • It is beautiful! Such a lovely room and you have done so well with storage solutions! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter 🙂 C x

  • Margaret

    Gorgeous!

    • KarenAnita

      Thank you Margaret 🙂 Cheers for stopping by

  • I love this post! I love nursery posts!! Funnily enough, I’m hoping to get mine up today – just taken a heap of photos. Yours is so full of love, character and personality; lucky Luna. I hope motherhood is treating you well. xx

    • KarenAnita

      Thank you Jude 🙂 So happy you like it. I’m exciting to get a sneaky peak at your nursery! Not long to go now I bet, eeeep. Got all my fingers and toes crossed for you x

  • Jo

    It’s absolutely beautiful – we’re in the middle of creating our nursery….it’s all very exciting!
    x

    • KarenAnita

      Thank you Jo! Aw how wonderful, congratulations 🙂 It really is exciting – enjoy the decorating! x

  • Hi Karen. Great blog you’ve got here. I’ve featured it as my Blog of the Month. Congrats on little Luna! http://byemould.com/2015/01/06/blog-month-welliguessthisisgrowingup-co-uk/

    • KarenAnita

      Thank you very much Marcel, that’s very flattering 🙂

  • Ah that is just beautiful, I love it. I love that you have a blue and pink colour scheme, as you can easily bring all the other colours of the rainbow too.

    • KarenAnita

      Thank you 🙂
      That’s the thing about kid’s toys – they’re so colourful and will brighten any room! Thanks for your lovely comments Steph x

  • Congratulations on the birth of Luna – her nursery is beautiful x

    • KarenAnita

      Thanks so much! 🙂 We’re really chuffed with the room, and hope she is too when she’s old enough to see it properly! x

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