We moved into our house just days before Lottie was born. I love it here, but the decor leaves rather a lot to be desired. Mr M managed to makeover our living room between the Tuesday we moved and the Saturday I went into labour! He painted, put laminate floor down, and put up new shelves and curtain poles.
Over Christmas, he gave the kitchen a face lift, with new white doors and a lick of paint in the dining area, and gorgeous new lights to boot. He’s turned out to be quite the handyman since we moved in!
So downstairs is getting there, but upstairs is a different story. We made a start on Lottie’s nursery with some star stickers on one wall. The room was very pink when we moved, but had white walls, so we ripped out shelves, curtains and wall stickers, but haven’t really got any further.
I’ve found a fabulous source of inspiration over at Homify. It’s a gorgeous website, with so many images to get those creative juices flowing. The girls bedroom ideas are stunning and I love how contemporary and varied they are. It’s kind of a pinboard for interiors and has 800,000 images to browse. Heaven.
Lottie spent her first six months sleeping in our room. Although I’d have loved to have her nursery ready before she arrived, that wasn’t possible with the late move. And it was used for changing and night feeds for so long that it slipped down the priority list.
But she’s in there now and getting bigger and more aware of her surroundings, so I want to make a lovely space for her. Something she won’t grow out of too quickly, but not so grown up it’s not suitable for now. I don’t want it to be too pink. Although it’s my favourite colour, I don’t think it’s right for her somehow. However, I sometimes see a pink room that very nearly changes my mind about that. How beautiful is this one?
Her room is a small space, so decor is a case of being impactful, but not overpowering. I’ve decided to stick with the grey of the stars, as I love how calm and peaceful grey rooms can be.
And I’d like to add in some yellow. She looks gorgeous in yellow and I think it’s such a happy colour. I love this bold design.
I’m also swaying towards a gallery wall or shelving for books to make a feature, like this.
This post has been written in collaboration with Homify.