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A wish list for Little Mister H's small nursery filled with white furniture and yellow and rainbow accessories - featuring products from Urbane by Boori, Not on the High Street, Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks, IKEA and Great Little Trading Company. Includes the blog post title "Nursery inspiration for small rooms: Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery" _ Mrs H's favourite things

Little Mister H is due in July. And when he arrives his nursery will occupy the smallest room in the house.

At the moment, this room is a glorified dumping ground. It is filled with storage boxes and is where we dry all our clothes.

It houses our double sofa bed and so can be transformed into a guest room. But when the sofa bed is open there isn’t enough room to close the bedroom door.

We are going to have to use the space very carefully, to make sure that the room doesn’t look cramped and is as gorgeous as I have envisioned.

Nursery inspiration for small rooms

The other week Mr H took a number of measurements. And created this little room plan of Little Mister H’s future nursery. The room is a rectangle and is roughly 240cm by 188cm.

A hand drawn room plan for Little Mister H's nursery including pieces of paper representing the furniture_Nursery inspiration for small rooms_Mrs H's favourite things


It is large enough to fit a cot bed, a chest of drawers and another form of storage for toys. But it would be ideal if this nursery furniture could be designed for compact spaces so that we use the room we have wisely.

After a lot of research, we have decided that we want to buy our nursery furniture from the Urbane Collection by Boori.

Boori are an Australian nursery furniture brand who have recently launched their high-end product range in the UK. Their new Urbane Collection features smaller more contemporary furniture designs that are perfect for smaller rooms like Little Mister H’s nursery.

I particularly like the Sunshine Urbane collection. The rounded shapes of the furniture look stylish and I really like the storage shelf on the Two Drawer Chest Changer. I can fill that shelf with storage boxes which can hold everything that I’ll need to change nappies.

The Sunshine Urbane collection of nursery furniture by Boori in white - including a cot bed, 2 Drawer Chest Changer and a wardrobe _ Nursery inspiration for small rooms _ Mrs H's favourite things

The dimensions of the Cot Bed (L 139cm x W 78cm x H 97cm) and the 2 Drawer Chest Changer (L 46cm x W 95cm x H 95cm) mean that they will fit into the room and still leave space for toy storage and any other bits and bobs that we would like to add.

The Cot Bed is a fantastic investment as it will last until our baby boy is five years old.  And with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty I know that we will be buying the best. Which is so important when you are buying for your newborn baby.

I would love to be able to include the wardrobe from this range too. But I don’t think there is the room. So Little Miss H will have to share some space in her wardrobe with her baby brother.

We plan to make the nursery look bigger and brighter by covering over the current dull beigey brown walls with a few coats of white paint. This will open up the room and make it look cleaner and fresher.

We’ll replace the current wooden blind with a yellow blackout roller blind. Not only will this let more light into the room but it will also block out the light evenings and mornings and help Little Mister H sleep. Plus, I think that the yellow will look gorgeous next to the white furniture and walls.

The rest of the nursery will be decorated in bright rainbow colours with motifs of rainbows, sunshine and puffy white clouds. The only possible nursery theme for our second rainbow baby.

I have created a little wish list of the furniture and accessories that I would love to include in Little Mister H’s nursery:

A wish list for Little Mister H's small nursery filled with white furniture and yellow and rainbow accessories - featuring products from Urbane by Boori, Not on the High Street, Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks, IKEA and Great Little Trading Company. Nursery inspiration for small rooms _ Mrs H's favourite things

 

 1. Sunshine nursery collection from URBANE by Boori, includes Cot bed, £269.00; 2 Drawer Chest Changer, £249.00 and wardrobe, £299.00.

2. Cloud shelf by Pink Biscuits, £43.95 from Not on the High Street.

3. Grimm’s 6 piece rainbow, £19.00 from Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks.

4. Rainbow stripe shelf baskets, £18.00 (currently £13.00) from Jojo Maman Bébé.

5. Rainbow fabric bunting, £15.00 (currently £12.00) from Great Little Trading Co.

6. KALLAX shelving unit with doors, white/yellow, £38.00 from IKEA.

 

A wish list for Little Mister H's small nursery filled with white furniture and yellow and rainbow accessories - featuring products from Mini Maison, Not on the High Street, Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks, Jojo Maman Bebe and Great Little Trading Company. Nursery inspiration for small rooms _ Mrs H's favourite things

7. Striped cotton rug – rainbow, £60.00 (currently £30.00) from Great Little Trading Co.

8. Grimm’s 23cm conical tower, £20.00 from Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks.

9. A Little Lovely Company white mini cloud light, £10.00 from Mini Maison.

10. Hot air balloon felt baby mobile, £25.00 from Mini Maison.

11. Alphabet Letter Papercut by Mook Designs, £40.00 from Not on the High Street.

12. Rainbow stripe basket set, £45.00 from Jojo Maman Bébé.

All these products plus more can be found in my Pinterest board, filled with ideas and inspiration for our rainbow baby’s nursery:

 

I have also produced a little video about our plans to transform this small room into a beautiful nursery. But be warned this video does show the unpleasant current state of the room.

This is the before video. Then once the nursery is decorated in June I will produce an after video. I hope that the transformation will be huge.

 

Do you have any tips for how to use this small space wisely? Or maybe you have some ideas on how we can make Little Mister H’s nursery amazing? I would love to hear in the comments.

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post and my entrance into the #UrbanebyBoori blogger competition but all thoughts and words are entirely my own. And this post represents our true plans for Little Mister H’s nursery.

A wish list for Little Mister H's small nursery filled with white furniture and yellow and rainbow accessories - featuring products from Urbane by Boori, Not on the High Street, Little Acorns to Mighty Oaks, IKEA and Great Little Trading Company. Includes the blog post title "Nursery inspiration for small rooms: Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery" _ Mrs H's favourite things

 

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  • Reply
    becca farrelly
    May 9, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Aww what lovely ideas for baby’s room! I love the cotbed and drawers, the curved design is stunning and I’m sure you make the room look lovely 🙂

    #SundaysStars

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      Mrs H
      May 9, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Awwww Becca, what a lovely comment. Thank you. I think that the design of the cotbed is stunning too. I am so eager to start decorating. It is going to look fabulous. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    RachelSwirl
    May 8, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    This post made me smile. My little girl has a tiny room and when it was a ‘nursery’ rather than a bedroom it was decorated with rainbows too! LOVE THESE IDEAS 🙂
    #Sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      May 9, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Rachel. I am so glad that this post made you smile. And I am sure that your little girl’s nursery looked beautiful decorated with rainbows. I think it is a gorgeous theme for a nursery and it works well for both boys and girls. I am so excited to see what it will look like in the end. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sarah
    May 8, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Gorgeous inspiration! My 2 little ones both share a tiny bedroom.
    Love the bright colours here. Thanks for sharing.
    Sarah xx
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      Mrs H
      May 9, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Thanks for your comment Sarah. I am totally obsessed with bright colours. And if we were having another little girl then I would totally have them sharing a room. It always looks so lovely when siblings share a room and especially if they get a bunkbed. I know that I would have loved that as a child. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Stephanie Robinson
    May 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Love the bright colours against the white furniture. Little Mr H is going to be a very lucky chap 🙂 #homeetc

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      Mrs H
      May 9, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment Stephanie. I never feel that I know what I am doing with interior design. But I do think that this room will look gorgeous. We just need to start decorating now. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kat
    May 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Oh I’ve always loved the look of white furniture and rainbow accessories for a nursery, it’s a really beautiful effect! #sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      May 9, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Kat. I totally agree. I think that white furniture and rainbow accessories look stunning together. I can’t wait to see it all come together. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Crummy Mummy
    May 8, 2016 at 6:38 am

    We had the tiniest room when BB was born and what worked really well was having a cot with a drawer under it and a changing board across the top #sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      May 9, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment Natalie. Those sound like such good ideas. I always struggle to know what to do about changing. I think we’ll probably just end up with a mat on the floor. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    May 3, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Good luck! We had similar furniture for our twins and oh my it was adorable and so practical too. I love the rainbow theme and all the colours so much. Thanks for sharing & linking up! Love Jess xx

    #HomeEtc

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      Mrs H
      May 6, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment Jess. I won the cot bed so that is very exciting. I just want to get on with decorating now. But unfortunately we have other bits and bobs that need doing in the house before then. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Silly Mummy
    April 30, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Lovely choices & I think it will look lovely – you can do so much with a small space, especially for a child! Funnily enough, our nursery furniture looks pretty much identical to that set. I love it & the shelf on the drawers/change table piece is very useful. We also have one of the rainbows. & kallaxs everywhere – they’re amazing! I love that cloud shelf – it’s so cute! #marvmondays

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      Mrs H
      May 1, 2016 at 5:39 am

      Thank you for your comment. I love the Boori nursery set. And as you say the shelf under the changing table looks so useful. And perfect for storing nappy changing bits in the rainbow shelf baskets. Also Kallaxs are amazing. We already have two. But they are the perfect storage. I am always shocked at how many toys I can tidy away in one. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    April 29, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Thanks so much for linking up with us lovely! — Fingers crossed you win xx Caro x #HomeEtc
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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks so much lovely and thank you for hosting #HomeEtc. I need to get my arse in gear and do some commenting. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Lilinha
    April 27, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    It’s so exciting transforming a room, I love the items that you picked for the nursery. Can’t wait to see the final result! 🙂
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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I am very excited about putting the room together and I can’t wait to see what it looks like once it is filled with Little Mister H’s bits and bobs. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    mamasvib
    April 27, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I love a rainbow! What a lovely post and am sure you will make the room look gorgeous – can’t wait to see the reveal. #homeetc

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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I am so obsessed with rainbows. And it seemed like the most logical theme for Little Mister H’s nursery. I really hope that it will look gorgeous and I can’t wait until it is finished. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Hayley Smith
    April 27, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Oh it will look fantastic Lucy, I bet you can’t wait to get started on transforming it. When we had to move Lucas into our little room it looked even worse than yours does now, we had so much stuff in it you could barely open the door, it’s hard to remember it like that now. You’ve picked some lovely things and the nursery furniture looks perfect, so nice and bright for a smaller room xx #HomeEtc
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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Hayley, thanks so much for your lovely comment. I really can’t wait until the spare bedroom is cleared, painted and all prepared for our baby boy. And I am actually quite pleased to hear that we are not the only people who use their spare bedroom as a store room. But once cleared and once the room is filled with the lovely white Boori furniture then it should look gorgeous. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Laura Hyde
    April 27, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Love this theme 🙂 I’m sure your little man will be happy here x

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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I really hope that the room will look gorgeous and that Little Mister H will love it. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    April 27, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I love this look so much – it’s going to be fab! I very nearly went with a rainbow theme but veered away at the last minute, but I’ve not been able to stay away completely and lots of rainbow bits have crept in! Love that little stackable wooden rainbow – I’ve been eyeing it up for ages! I feel your teeny room pain too – my son’s room is also tiny!

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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I think that rainbow accessories are perfect to sneak into a room. And I also adore the stackable rainbow. There are so many ways it can be played with too. And why are all spare bedrooms so tiny? You have to be really clever with the space to make sure the room looks fab. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Jemma
    April 27, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Loving the rainbow theme, it’s gorgeous!

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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I am quite obsessed with rainbows and the theme just seemed to come naturally. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sabrina @ The Mummy Stylist
    April 26, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Ahh I love the rainbow theme, in fact I’ve got a rainbow theme in my old bedroom at my parents house – painted it like that as Tyler stays there a lot. It’s perfect for little ones! X

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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Oh, I am so glad that you have a rainbow themed bedroom too. I really hope that Little Mister H likes his rainbow themed room as much as Tyler. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Faye
    April 26, 2016 at 10:09 am

    All of those colours! Swooonnnn! Gorgeous ideas, especially love the to air balloon mobile 🙂

    Faye

    #MarvMondays

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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I just love rainbow colours. They are totally swoon-worthy. And that hot air balloon mobile is beautiful. Perfect for my little boy’s nursery. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    April 26, 2016 at 8:46 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Lucy!! You know me — I’m a sucker for white furniture with colour coming from accessories and childrens’ rooms are the perfect place to show this look off.

    Love everything you’ve chosen — especially the cloud shelf. Two or three of those on a sky blue wall would look amazing! Thanks so much for featuring my papercut too lovely — what a gorgeous surprise!! It made me smile when I scrolled down and saw it xx
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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Oh Caro, thank you so much for your lovely comment. You have such amazing taste that I am thrilled that you love my choices. The cloud shelf is perfect. It will be perfect with all the other accessories that I have chosen. I am so excited to see the room once it is finished. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Chloe
    April 25, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I love the theme!!! It’s so adorable. It’s be so bright and inviting. I love the furniture designed for the smaller room as well. It’s so perfect. You find a lot that new babies suit the smaller room of the house and it’s so hard to find furniture that fits. x

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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 8:03 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I adore this theme too. I can’t wait until it is all decorated. And the Boori Urbane collection is gorgeous. It is stylish but also perfect for a tiny box room. I can’t wait to get it in the room. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kaye
    April 25, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    Such a gorgeous colour scheme, may have to steal that as we don’t know the gender and rainbow can work for anything! Our house is quite small and lacks storage so I’m always looking for anything that can save space and love this nursery set. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Steal away lovely. The Boori Urbane Collection is a fabulous nursery set. And so perfect for smaller spaces. I am really excited to see what all these nurseries look like once they are finished. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Harriet from Toby & Roo
    April 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Ohhhh Lucy I love it! I love your rainbow theme it is so happy, bright and colourful, just what any little one will adore! H x
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      Mrs H
      April 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment Harriet. Hopefully the rainbow theme will look adorable and perfect for our little one’s small room. I just want to get it all decorated now. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Zoe Alicia
    April 25, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Really liking the rainbow theme! Really adds some colour into the simple decor x

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      Mrs H
      April 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I love the rainbow theme too and I think that it will look beautiful against the simple white walls and white furniture. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Lisa (mummascribbles)
    April 25, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Oh I absolutely adore the rainbow these – it is going to look beautiful. This little one will be sharing a room with his or her big brother when we move it out of our room but we had this in mind when we decorated it for Zach so it’s perfect just the way it is!

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      Mrs H
      April 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Oh, that sounds lovely. If this little one was a girl then she would have shared a room with Little Miss H eventually. But we moved into our new house in August last year and we haven’t decorated anywhere. Little Mister H’s room will be the first properly decorated room in the house and it will look gorgeous. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Rebecca | AAUBlog
    April 25, 2016 at 10:55 am

    planning it all out is key, especially when its a small room like my daughters. love the bunting xx

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      Mrs H
      April 25, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Planning is definitely essential with a tiny room. I feel like we have done quite a bit of planning but we have quite a lot more to do before we get round to decorating Little Mister H’s nursery. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Life as Mum
    April 25, 2016 at 10:28 am

    I am in love with your choices! I haven’t really started the nursery YET! But I will be in the next few weeks now. I am in love with that cloud shelf, how cute!

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      Mrs H
      May 1, 2016 at 5:48 am

      Thanks for your comment lovely. We haven’t started the nursery yet at all. We are having some work done in the house in the next few weeks and then we will start concentrating on the nursery. But it is good to get some ideas written down. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    mackenzie glanville
    April 25, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I used Boori for both my daughters. They had the cot which turned into a toddler bed, my 2nd daughter then used it as a sofa in her room until we sold our last house and she was 8! She would read on it and have all her teddies on there. If it would fit in our smaller home she would still have it. They also both still have the draws, toy box, and book shelves. They also had the change table, I loved all our Boori things, we had the white, I love white! #MarvellousMondays

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      Mrs H
      May 1, 2016 at 5:52 am

      Oh, thanks for your comment. And what wonderful recommendations of the Boori furniture. I love the idea of turning the toddler bed into a sofa/ day bed. That is genius. All their furniture is gorgeous. It is hard to pick only one range. But I do lovel all of the Urbane Collection. Especially as it is designed for smaller spaces and will look stunning in Little Mister H’s nursery. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Simi
    April 25, 2016 at 9:16 am

    There are some good pieces here, I also did a similar post on a minimalist (code for small and budget friendly) post on http://www.whiitelist.com
    x

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      Mrs H
      May 1, 2016 at 6:08 am

      Thanks so much. I love your post. Your son’s nursery is very stylish. I love the white and minimalist style. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Beth @ Twinderelmo
    April 25, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Love the rainbow theme – so beautiful and so very apt. Not long now until beautiful boy will be here! Good luck on the competition- after everything I think you deserve to win!!

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      Mrs H
      May 1, 2016 at 6:09 am

      Awwww, thanks so much lovely. It is such an apt nursery theme. And I know, July will come round before we know it. I need to get organised. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos
    April 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I love the white and rainbow colours together #MarvMondays

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      Mrs H
      May 1, 2016 at 6:11 am

      Thank you so much. I love the combination of white and rainbow colours too. Hopefully it will make the room appear a lot bigger and brighter. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Katy (What Katy Said)
    April 25, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I love the rainbow theme hun, it will be perfect. Our spare room is just teeny tiny and so we are facing the same problem. Good luck in the competition, love everything you have chosen! xx

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      Mrs H
      May 1, 2016 at 6:12 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment gorgeous. Trying to decorate a tiny room is hard, isn’t it? That is why I love Boori’s Urbane Collection. It is so stylish and yet fits perfectly into small spaces. And it will look perfect against the rainbow themed decor. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sarah Howe
    April 25, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I was drawn to your Pinterest as I am a magpie and love colour. The rainbow is lovely. The white furniture with the splashes of colour will look awesome. Can’t wait to see xx #marvmondays
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      Mrs H
      April 27, 2016 at 6:05 am

      Oh thank you so much lovely. I’m drawn to bright colours too. And I really hope it does look awesome. It will be nice to have one room ‘done’ in the house. Thanks for commenting. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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