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Little Mister H’s rainbow themed nursery – a tour and vlog

A faded photography of a rainbow themed nursery. The room includes white walls and furniture and many rainbow coloured accessories _ the post includes the title "Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour" - Mrs H's favourite things

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

A faded photography of a rainbow themed nursery. The room includes white walls and furniture and many rainbow coloured accessories _ the post includes the title "Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour" - Mrs H's favourite things

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 black out blind is yellow, as are the drawers on the IKEA KALLAX and under the bed we have a bright blue storage box.

A photograph of a rainbow themed nursery. The room includes white walls and furniture and many rainbow coloured accessories _ Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour and vlog - Mrs H's favourite things

The cot bed

I was lucky enough to win a cot bed from the Urbane collection by Boori with a blog post that I wrote about our plans for Little Mister H’s nursery.

A photograph of a white cot bed - the Sunshine cot bed from the Urbane collection by Boori - covered in a white sheet and accessorised with two rainbow blankets and a number of colourful elephant toys - Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - A tour and a vlog - Mrs H's favourite things

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.

A photograph of the Urbane by Boori label on our Sunshine cot bed from this collection - Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour and a vlog - Mrs H's favourite things

Beautiful mobiles

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.

A photograph of two mobiles hanging in a nursery - one is made of felt and is hot air balloons and clouds - the other is wooden and features aeroplanes in bright primary colours - Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour and a vlog - Mrs H's favourite things

A close-up photograph of a hot air balloon felt baby mobile in a baby's nursery _ Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour and a vlog - Mrs H's favourite things

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 mumma 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.

A close-up photograph of a brightly coloured wooden mobile of some very cute aeroplanes and clouds _ Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour and vlog - Mrs H's favourite things

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

A photograph of a framed painting of handprints in rainbow colours _ Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour and vlog - Mrs H's favourite things

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!

Upcycled table

A photograph of an upcycled kidney shaped table that has a little cloud nightlight and two Jellycat Bashful Bunnies on top _ Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour and a vlog - Mrs H's favourite things

My parents bought this table from Africa when they were newly weds 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.

Rainbow bright

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.

A faded photography of a rainbow themed nursery. The room includes white walls and furniture and many rainbow coloured accessories _ the post includes the title "Little Mister H's rainbow themed nursery - a tour" - Mrs H's favourite things

How did you decorate your little one’s nursery? What do you think of my rainbow theme?

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

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. 

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35 Comments

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    Bee
    September 20, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    It’s so lovely! I just love how bright the room looks and the white makes the rainbow colors really shine. Great job!

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    Sian QuiteFranklySheSaid
    September 11, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Lucy it is gorgeous! I love the mobiles and Little Miss H’s painting is so sweet. Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

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    Kaye
    September 10, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    It’s totally gorgeous! Amazing job. I’m a huge fan of white and absolutely in love with the mobiles. Beautiful nursery for a beautiful boy. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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    Carla S
    September 8, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    The room is gorgeous!! I love all the different colours.

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      Mrs H
      September 9, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      Thanks so much Carla. I am really happy with the way that the room has come together. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Chantal Milk&Nappies
    September 8, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Oh it is so beautiful – I absolutely love the mobiles! The framed handprints are such a lovely touch to the room too xx #MarvMondays
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      Mrs H
      September 9, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you for your comment. The mobiles are gorgeous, aren’t they?! And I think Little Miss H’s hand print picture just finishes the room off perfectly. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    yvonne
    September 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Very cool that you up cycled the table. I love the bunting and the mobile. Such a lovely room, you have done a brilliant job xx

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      Mrs H
      September 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Awwww, thank you. I was thrilled with how the table looks. I now have the upcycling bug and I am trying to decide which piece of furniture to tackle next. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Lilinha
    September 5, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    What a gorgeous nursery. I love how bright and colourful it is! 🙂
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      Mrs H
      September 9, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you. The rainbow colours are such an important part of the nursery and I really think they make it. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kerry Norris
    September 5, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    The room is goregous! I love how colourful it is. The mobiles are amazing. Will pop over as I’m looking for one for Eva’s room x

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    Tooting Mama
    September 5, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I love the colours so sunny and bright. You’ve been great at combining those wonderful colours. Little Mr H is one lucky little man!

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    Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
    September 5, 2016 at 10:02 am

    What a beautiful nursery room! And an extra bonus that you won your cot bed, it’s beautiful. It looks so open and airy which is lovely, you have made good use of the space.

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    Elizabeth
    September 5, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Wow! What a bright and spacious transformation of a small space. Well done! 🙂
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    Hannah
    September 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I just love anything rainbow themed! His room is so lovely. That balloon mobile is amazing too! x

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    Julia @ Rainbeaubelle
    September 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

    It looks lovely Lucy! Such a nice bright room that will be able to grow with him xx

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      Mrs H
      September 4, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Thank you so much Julia. I don’t really know what I am doing with interior decoration. But I am so pleased with how the room looks. I adore it. And the transformation from dark and dingy to light and bright is amazing. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Rhian Westbury
    September 4, 2016 at 8:54 am

    What a beautiful colourful nursey, absolutely perfect for kids. Love the bunting it’s so cute x

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      Mrs H
      September 4, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Thank you for your kind comment. I love it. And the bunting is gorgeous and was made by Little Mister H’s Nanna. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    RachelSwirl
    September 3, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    oh my goodness its adorable!

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      Mrs H
      September 4, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Thanks lovely. I love it and I hope Little Mister H does too. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Helen
    September 3, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Have loved watching this Lucy, the room is beautiful and little mr h is absolutely gorgeous. He has a very clever mummy. Well done xxx

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      Mrs H
      September 4, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Thank you so much Helen. You are so kind. Little Mister H is a cutie pie. We are so lucky. And I hope that he loves his room as much as we do. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Lauren Belle du Brighton
    September 3, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    It’s gorgeous! I love the balloon mobile especially, but the big sister hand prints are special too!
    Such a lucky boy to have this gorgeous room waiting for him!
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      Mrs H
      September 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks so much lovely. The hot air balloon mobile is gorgeous. The whole thing room has come together really nicely. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Tanita
    September 3, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I absolutely love his nursery theme. It’s so bright and I love the mobiles above his cot. So special to have a picture from little miss h in there too. We have recently finished the children’s room it is such a relief when it’s done and always so much fun putting all the final bits to pull the room together. I am still waiting on a few bits to arrive. I love his room it is beautiful xx
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    Rebecca | AAUBlog
    September 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    this looks lovely; those mobiles are just gorgeous. What a special idea for a rainbow theme too – such a special little baby you now have 🙂 x
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    Vikki Holness
    September 3, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Oh my, i absolutely love EVERYTHING about this nursery. White with rainbow accents is just perfect…and how gorgeous is that handmade felt mobile? xx

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    Amy
    September 3, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    This is lovely, and really love the handprint painting – what a great idea! xx
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    Amber
    September 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Oh it is GORGEOUS! I love the mobiles and the bunnies and the bunting..! What a lucky boy he is.

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    Lyndsey O'Halloran
    September 3, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Oh I love it! Although the walls are plain it is still so bright and colourful in there.

    Erin has a Jellycat bunny – they’re so soft aren’t they?

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      Mrs H
      September 3, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I love it too. I think that the white walls help the bright colours stand out. It is the contrast that works so well. And we are a massive fan of Jellycat soft toys in our house. They are gorgeous. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Nikki
    September 3, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    What a beautiful room and I love the framed handprints. What a unique and special idea!

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      Mrs H
      September 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      Thanks for your comment Nikki. I love it. And I adore Little Miss H’s handprint painting. I couldn’t ask for a more personalised painting for the nursery. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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