Miss A is just about to turn 6, and her bedroom was starting to look a little tired. We thought it needed to be freshened up a little, and made a little more grown up. We will be redecorating soon, but there is no real rush for that, as we will do both of the girls rooms in the next month or so, as Nia’s bedroom is having a major (and very exciting) room revamp in a couple of months time.
Here’s a few images of what it did looked like :
Just out of shot was a small desk and chair in pine, that was passed down to her from Nia, it was definitely looking tired, and in fact she had gotten too tall for it really.
So over the last few weeks I’ve been spending some time decluttering, and looking for ideas that would give the room a bit of a refresh. I began my search on Pinterest, and started researching ideas on there. That’s the thing with pinterest, if you do spot something, you can pin it onto your board, and then its always there to refer back to.
Here’s my board, if you’d like to see some kids bedroom inspiration:
I love the monochrome trend for children’s bedrooms, but Miss A loves colour, so a black and white theme was out really. I found a great shop thanks to Pinterest that sold fabric wall stickers of clouds, to add some interest and colour to the wall, and was lucky enough to be offered a new chair and desk by the Great Little Trading Company – is it just me who always want to call it the Good Little trading company?
In white-painted solid wood frame with MDF panels. It’s just perfect, as it’s for age 5+, and it will definitely last a few years as both the quality is good, and its got growing room too.
The Great Little Trading desk, looks like a modern take on a traditional school desk, it costs £135 which is great value really for something that really feels like it will last. The chair you order separately and its called a Nelson Chair, priced at £75. Both items come boxed for self assembly, but this only takes around half an hour for the both of them, and was simple to complete, with well written instructions.
She was quick to fill up and begin accessorizing.
I’m really pleased with how the cloud turned out, they peel off really quickly ( I needed to do this a few times as I was readjusting the raindrops) and don’t take any paint off, so we can reapply them once we’ve redecorated.
Miss A’s stereo has unfortunately broken, as she loves listening to pop music, we decided to let her have the Roberts radio in her room for the time being.
The desk has plenty of space inside to fit lots of pads and pens as well as a cork board, perfect for leaving little messages, or adding Miss A’s favourite photographs. There is a main compartment, and two smaller sections. A big bonus, is that the desk lid keeps itself open, our old one didn’t and it was so annoying and made the desk a nightmare to use day-to-day.
We also went for some new bed linen from BHS. It’s this map printed bedding set, priced at £25 for a single set. In grey and white it added a different and definitely more grown up feel to the room, compared to her pink flowery bedlinen.
Have you spotted her new best friend Rosie? Rosie (named by Miss A) is a gorgeous mohair bear that’s been made especially for her by Canterbury Bears. It is beautifully made, a hard body of a traditional bear, but not too hard, so perfect to cuddle!
It really is LOVE!
She actually wears a red dress, but she’d gotten changed for bed (?!) when we took these photographs so I’ll post another one tomorrow of her fully dressed.
So that is our mini room makeover and freshen up, I think its really brightened up the room, and looks more modern now. Which is your favourite bit?