Without a doubt my daughters room is my favourite in our whole house. It’s light and airy, fresh and pretty – but still very functional. I popped a photo of her room and new big girl bed up on Instagram a few weeks back and had so many comments, I thought I’d give you a little tour.
Ava’s white bed is called ‘Chloe’ and is from Bedshed, I love her name above the bed with the gorgeous swallows flying overhead. I found them online at Stix and Stones. The beautiful pink and white tulle pom poms are from Miss Bunting and are SO much better than tissue paper pom poms, which can be very fiddly and time consuming to assemble – plus they look much prettier. They would be perfect for decorations for birthdays and other special occasions. Ava’s pink and white ‘Je t’aime’ bed linen and cushions are from Vintage Baby and her dolls house and adorable cupcakes are from Early Learning Centre toys which has very sadly gone into administration. You can’t make purchases online anymore, but you can head into your local store and take advantage of 30-50% off everything in stock.
This Ikea Expedit bookshelf is genius for storing toys, books, puzzles and even clothes. We originally had it placed horizontally but then had to shift it vertically when we moved Ava’s big girls bed in. I found the white wicker baskets with pink gingham lining at Bed Bath N’ Table, they are a great way of storing anything and everything from nappies, wipes, tissues, hair bows, toys etc. They worked just as well when Ava was a baby as they do now – I can’t get enough of them! Bed Bath N’ Table doesn’t have an online store, but you can find your nearest store here.
This is Ava’s reading corner which used to be my feeding corner. This big white Ikea armchair is comfy and practical and and goes perfectly with the pink and white ‘Je t’aime’ bed linen. I found this beautiful ‘La Vie en Rose’ letterpress print from Sycamore Street Press, but they don’t seem to have them in stock anymore. You can find loads of other gorgeous prints on Etsy.
Ava’s room is also filled with lots of special, sentimental items including my Holly Hobby musical ornament from when I was little, matroyshka dolls I bought in Red Square in Moscow, a Royal Selangor musical jewellery box from a special Uncle, a Vera Wang jewellery box from a close friend, a Tiffany silver spoon she received when she was only a few days old (lucky girl!) and a birth certificate holder and silver rattle, amongst lots of other treasures from my childhood, including my ‘What Katie Did’ and ‘The Story Girl’ book series.
Of course, a little girls room wouldn’t be complete without a tutu or two! They are such an easy and effective way of making a little girls room pretty. The cute monkey hangers were a gift from Ava’s lovely Aunty, I can’t find them online – but let me know if you do as I’d love to get some more for our next baby.
I hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour. It won’t be long before I start decorating baby number twos room – so hit me with your best baby room decorating ideas!
A x x x
What are your favourite stores and blogs to find baby room inspiration?
What’s the most clever idea or item you’ve seen in a little persons room?0