Little Mister H’s nursery is finally complete. And to celebrate I thought I would share a tour of the room.
At the moment, Little Mister H sleeps in a bednest in our bedroom. But I love knowing that his room is ready and waiting for him when he is old enough to go in his cot bed.
Before we began decorating, the room was a tip. Although it was our spare bedroom, it was where we hung our laundry out to dry. And it was filled with mismatched furniture, bags of old clothes and storage boxes that needed to go in either our loft or basement.
The walls were painted a dull brown colour and the window was covered with a heavy wooden blind. In such a small space this decor made the room dark and depressing.
The room needed to be completely transformed before it was ready for our baby boy. It needed to be tidied, cleaned and we needed to lighten the room and open it up so that it looked bigger.
Little Mister H’s rainbow themed nursery
I am thrilled with how the room looks now as Little Mister H’s nursery. It is exactly as I had imagined it to be and no longer feels small and dark. Instead, it is light, bright and spacious.
The white walls and furniture make the room look clean, fresh and modern. It may be boring but I love the effect of matching white walls with white furniture.
Little Mister H is our second rainbow baby and the symbolism of rainbows became hugely important to me during my pregnancy with him. I wanted this acknowledged in his room.
So we have added lots of bright and bold colours through the nursery’s accessories. Primary colours feature heavily too. The blackout blind is yellow, as are the drawers on the IKEA KALLAX and under the bed we have a bright blue storage box.
The cot bed
It was tough to choose one of the cot beds but in the end I picked the Sunshine in white*. I like the simplicity and elegance of this cot. And I felt that an elaborate design would look out of place in a small room.
Not only is this cot bed stylish and modern. But it is also sturdy and well made. And according to Mr H, it was very easy to put together. All the parts were clearly labelled and all smaller parts were packaged in individual bags.
I love the fact that it will last us until Little Mister H is five as it turns into a toddler bed. Yet, because it is from the Urbane Collection is it designed for smaller spaces and does not take up much room.
Little Mister H is lucky enough to have two gorgeous mobiles above his cot bed. They are both brightly coloured and look perfect in his rainbow themed nursery.
This stunning handmade felt baby mobile* is from the online nursery shop Mini Maison. It is a fabulous store that has some beautiful and stylish nursery accessories. It is the perfect online shop for a fashionable mum who wants to fill their baby’s nursery with gorgeous decor.
The mobile is handmade and you can tell that a lot of love has gone into making this addition to Little Mister H’s nursery.
I fell for the colours and the design as soon as I saw it and I knew that it would look cute above Little Mister H’s cot bed. I was right. And friends and family agree as the mobile has already received many compliments.
Little Mister H was given this cute wooden aeroplane mobile by one of our closest friends. She chose it especially because of the bright colours. She has excellent taste, as always, and I love the way it looks next to the hot air balloon mobile.
Little Miss H’s artwork
I wanted Little Mister H’s room to contain a personalised piece of artwork. And it was my intention to frame this and place it on the wall.
My original plan was to have a papercut. But then I struck upon the genius (and really quite lovely) idea of getting Little Miss H to paint a picture for her baby brother.
She loved this plan and this is what she produced. It is perfect!
My parents bought this table from Africa when they were newlyweds and my father was in the Merchant Navy. It was my bedside table in my room when I was a child. It travelled to university with me and it was part of the furniture in my first home with Mister H.
I knew it would be ideal for Little Mister H’s nursery, as it doesn’t take up much space and is a lovely shape. However, as it is made from walnut wood and had a number of scratches, I decided that it needed a makeover.
I had never upcycled a piece of furniture before and was quite nervous. But it was actually very easy. The hardest part was choosing a paint. I eventually settled on Rustoleum’s Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Antique White as it looked like it would be simple to use and the colour would match the other furniture in the room.
I am thrilled with how the table looks. It now matches the rest of the nursery and the paint has given this battered piece of furniture a whole new lease of life. (If anyone would be interested in me writing a post about this upcycling project then please let me know in the comments).
The table now houses Little Mister H’s Jellycat Bashful Bunnies and A Little Lovely Company’s Mini White Cloud Nightlight which was sent from the nursery decor shop Mini Maison. The nightlight is super cute and Little Miss H has already got her eye on it. I don’t think it will remain in her brother’s room for long.
The rest of the room is filled with colour. From bright bunting and crochet garlands made by friends and family to a rainbow blanket from Jojo Maman Bebe, I love everything in Little Mister H’s nursery.
I have produced a video that gives you a full tour of the room and more information about the nursery decor. The vlog also features the gorgeous Little Mister H and is worth watching for that alone. (If you like the video then please remember to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to my YouTube channel).
When I catch a glimpse of this room through the open door I always find myself smiling. Not only because I adore what we have done to this small space. But also because this light, colourful and cheerful nursery will soon be home to our sweet baby boy.
How did you decorate your little one’s nursery? What do you think of my rainbow theme?
Disclaimer: I was sent a number of products for the purpose of this post. These are marked with an *. As always all words, photographs and opinions are my own and I will only write about products that I love and I am happy to recommend.