Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
I’m writing this after I spent the entire day stripping my bedroom of wallpaper. It was definitely one of the more boring days of my life! And in the days ahead of me I have to put up lining paper, then wallpaper, and only then do I get to paint (because I have rubbish walls and need to mask them with anaglypta)!
So anyway, I’m hating wallpaper a little right now, and any ideas that are simple and solely paint-focused are awesome in my eyes!
Like the following round-up of dots and spots for a child’s nursery, bedroom or play room.
Fun, playful and way easier than wallpapering I can assure you!
1. How about a random pattern in random colours? From The Boo and the Boy.
2. Feeling fancy? Go metallic like these spots seen on Chic Cheap Nursery.
3. For a more unique take on polka dots I love just a few being differently coloured, like these on Cutting Edge Stencils.
4. Popsugar shows you how to do uniform, colourful spots superbly well.
5. These black smaller dots via Maureen Stevens are contemporary and cool.
The stencil solution
And if you want to try something like this yourself but aren’t sure where to start, a polka dot stencil such as this from Henry Donovan Motif will make the job even easier for you!
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
I love themed nurseries. And I think certain themes can grow with the child for many years too. Such as this ‘Forest Friends’ theme. I think my firstborn will have a mini forest for a nursery as I love how many creative touches you can add to a room like this. Here are just a few ideas to get you dreaming of a woodland wonderland…
- These toy hooks would be amazing using woodland animals and for hanging clothes! Idea via The Daily Telecraft.
- Every woodland inspired room needs a toadstool of some sort. Available from Little Fashion Gallery
- I love this retro cot from De Oude Speelkamer so much!
- There are so many beautiful wooden products from Decoy Lab that would be perfect in a forest-themed room.
- Sara Carr makes the cutest fox toy; fit for snuggles.
- A wooden floor would be ideal for a nursery and then, to add a cosy feel, throw in this wood grain rug from Overstock.
- A fab idea via Barbara Groen is to take a tree stump and add wheels for a portable bedside table.
- There are tons of woodland prints out there. I like this one by Small Adventure
- Why not get a few little knick knacks for the shelves such as these felted acorns from Felt Jar?
- And to really set the scene a wall of trees is ideal. This wall decal’s from In An Instant Art and comes in lots of different colours.
Do you have a forest-themed room in your house? Send us pictures if so please, we want to see!
Monday, February 25th, 2013
With writing a wedding blog as well as this baby blog, I’ve seen rather a lot of bunting over the past couple of years. It’s a trend I can’t imagine is ever going to go away as it’s always going to look adorable! With different fabrics, colours, shapes and so on, there are so many ways to make bunting work in baby’s room. Here are 5 ideas that are all using that classic triangle shape we all know and love…
1. Painted pennants
I love this rainbow of flags painted onto a wooden headboard. A DIY project that will become a feature of your little one’s bedroom.
Goodwins Custom Crafts
2. Cute quilt
For something a little bit different how about stringing your bunting along a crib quilt? Cute!
3. Bright bunting
Click the link below this one and you’ll be directed to an awesome, easy tutorial to recreate the look yourself. Simple, but looks fantastic.
4. Cushion bunting
Whether you choose to buy a cushion such as this or have a go at DIYing a version, stitching across a cushion is a playful cute way to include bunting in baby’s room. The fabrics you choose can match with the duvet set and curtains too!
5. Ceiling strings
Bunting going across a room is a great way to add decoration to an otherwise undecorated room. Rather than paint a fancy mural or stick on a decal, bunting does the trick of adding colour. You could even go for several strings in varying patterns as in the room below…
Light Locations via The Design File