With Rory’s second birthday approaching in April, along with an Ideal Home magazine shoot shortly after, I thought it was about time to turn his bedroom into a bit more of a grown up space complete with a big boy bed.
We haven’t actually moved him into the bed yet seeing as we’re off to Paris next week & who knows what will happen to bedtimes for a little while. Elsa was always so easy, but I have a feeling that boys are completely different & we may have a little monkey on our hands.
I’ve been a fan of mustard for a while now & love it in conjunction with grey however Mr The Home That Made Me couldn’t be more opposite & has made comments throughout this makeover about how disgusting it is. I’d like to think that now he’s seen the finishing look he’s going to apologise profusely & admit that I am always right when it comes to interiors so he shouldn’t attempt to get involved.
I still absolutely love the Great Little Trading Company star print so knew this room makeover wasn’t going to require complete upheaval & could be done with a few accessories, much to Mr THTMM’s relief. You can find the wallpaper here, stacking box here, curtains here, toy box here, lamp here & quilted bedspread here.
The main change in the room other than the pops of colour is the bed. This is an Ikea Hemnes day bed which we bought second hand off Gumtree & painted in Annie Sloan ‘Paris Grey‘…they do sell a grey version however it always seems out of stock in our local Ikea plus going second hand meant we saved £££.
I also bought a couple of tester pots of Homebase Home Of Colour ‘Yellow Submarine‘ which I used to paint the large RJV letters from @loupy_designs, the wooden barn star from The Range & the handles on the day bed & wardrobes.
Accessory wise I ordered some bespoke items from the lovely Dotty at The Dotty Design House with this name frame, some alternating mustard/grey wooden stars & my absolute favourite, ‘dream big little one’ dream catcher all to my colour scheme.
As a neutral at heart kind of girl, I actually absolutely love the colour that the mustard accessories have bought to the room – it really adds character as well as brightens it up a bit. Perfect for a growing little boy.
Hope you all love it as much as I do!
* This is a collaborative post whereby some of the items included may have been provided for this post.