I’ve got 10 weeks to go before Honey Nut should be here, so it’s time to get thinking about where she’ll sleep! She’ll be in our room for the first year, as we did with Tyler, so we’ll need to rearrange the bedroom slightly to fit a cot and storage in.
When we had Tyler, we lived in an open-plan bedroom and living-room, that had curtains separating the two rooms. We tucked Tyler’s space-saver cot in the corner between our bed and the wall of the living room, placed little storage units in front of the cot and then decorated that corner of the room in a seaside theme. Here’s how it looked:
Now 4 years later, even though we are in a bigger property and Tyler has his own bedroom for all his stuff, we are in the same situation of fitting the new baby’s furniture in small corners of our bedroom. The bunting and seaside teatowel are currently in Tyler’s bedroom, so we’ll have to think of something different for Honey Nut’s little corner.
Our bedroom is decorated with black and white prints on the wall, seaside photos, urban typography, and our furniture is mostly white. So with that in mind, I may go for some sort of monochrome look, with a pop of yellow. And they say that babies can see black and white the clearest in the early days.
So I’ve had a bit of fun creating a monochrome nursery moodboard, obviously pretending I have loads of money to spend 😉
1. Storm Cotbed Sheet – Tobias and the Bear – £30
2.Monochrome Bunting 5m – Wildfire Teepees – £20
3. Urbane Sleigh 3-Drawer Chest – Boori – £299
4.Black Cloud Changing Mat – This Modern Life – £38.50
5. Two-Pack Sheep/Star Baby Sleeping Bag – John Lewis – £32
6. Urbane Sleigh Cotbed – Boori – £349
There’s something so modern and fresh-looking about white furniture, and as this is a dream moodboard, I’ve gone for luxury brand Boori for nursery furniture. They are an Australian brand that have launched in the UK, and I just love the curves of the Urbane Sleigh range. The cot converts into a toddler bed and it’s 153cm x 78cm so would fit well into the corner of our bedroom by our bed – a good size for small spaces.
I’d love to have matching drawers too, as that’s something we didn’t have with Tyler. The Boori chest of drawers has a changing table on top, again saving on space. I think it would look really cool with the black and white cloud changing mat that I found for the moodboard.
I’m really loving the monochrome look, and it would fit perfectly with our current bedroom look. And of course Honey Nut would be dressed in bright colours, so she would be the pop of colour in the theme!
What do you think? How would you dress your dream nursery?
This is a collaborative post, but all words and opinions are my own as always.