EBONIE’S “BIG GIRL” BEDROOM

My not so little baby is growing before my eyes. Although I’m very much in denial about this, her nursery was in need of an uplift. She’s just turned two, so my main objective was to edge away from “nursery”, yet not make the room look too old either. In collaboration with Laura Ashley I have been able to create a fresh, girlie bedroom of dreams.

The Hastings Ivory Day Bed really is the feature of the room. It’s pretty, girlie, and most of all versatile. I can already envisage girlie sleepovers in the future that will make use of the trundle bed. I’ve always been a big fan of Laura Ashley bedding, and the Hearts Bed in a Bag bedding is super cosy and soft. The coordinating throw and heart cushion add the finishing touch, along with the Bexley Pink Stripe Wool Rug, adding contrast to the otherwise plain, cream carpet.

The soft, simple pink and white tones allow for lots of accessorising without looking too busy. The room has sloping ceilings, which leaves only the one wall suitable for hanging shelves, frames and decorative features. Adding shelves surrounding the round window, allows me to easily accessorise and make the room look “finished”.

[The frames here are from Ikea, crochet pears and teddy from Bee Kraft Tee, bows from my favoutite shop Sprinkle of Bows, Unicorn bow holder is from – now all I need to do is get Ebonie to leave her bows in!]

[Wool wall hanging is from Wool Wood Love, Butterfly frame from Laura Ashley, Winnie the Pooh print and Flamingo print from Freddie The Kid, Flamingo soft toy from Laura Ashley, Flamingo hanger from Ciao Bambino & finally, dress is from Stripes Spots and Polka Dots Boutique]

A room would not be complete without some framed prints. I always try to find prints that are relevant to the room, and when Millie was younger I ordered the ‘Though she be but little, she is fierce’ print from Vivi And The Bears for her nursery. Little did I know how placid and calm my little Millie Moo actually was. Ebonie has most definitely lived up to this quote; she is fiercely determined, fiercely strong willed, fiercely independent … you get the gist.

I styled the ‘Be a Flamingo in a flock of Pigeons’ print from the lovely Freddie The Kid, along side the Laura Ashley Flamingo soft toy.

The beautiful wool wall hanging is from Wool Wood Love and has been made to coordinate with the hearts range and it looks so pretty hung above the shelf and frames.

[Canopy is from eBay, Faux Fur rug is from Laura Ashley, Watermelon cushion is from Laura Ashley, Mini Moses Basket is from Tilly & Cub, Battery Rose string lights from the Range]

It’s all in the detail! Little girls’ rooms are so easy to accessorise, and I revel in the details. I added a canopy in the one corner, and the girls love to cosy up on the soft, delicate Mila Pink Faux Fur Rug, and get comfy amongst the cushions to tell stories to their teddies.

I’ve really loved refreshing Ebonie’s nursery into her now “grown up” toddler bedroom. It’s very much a girlie girl bedroom of dreams and a space that will grow with her over the next few years.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *