It has been just over 2 months since we left our little house in Swansea behind and moved to our new home in Hampshire. Although everything has been unpacked for weeks and the place is starting to look a bit more homey, it still doesn’t really feel like home. The fact that we haven’t decorated a single room yet may be the culprit, without putting your own personal touch on a place it is hard to feel like it is really yours.
Most of the rooms in the house I am quite happy with, I would like to get some new carpets in and maybe brighten the place up with some fresh, bright paint but apart from that it’s not too bad. The one room I would really love to completely transform is Leo’s. When we lived in Swansea we weren’t allowed to decorate and pretty much all of his furniture is second hand. Leo has never really had a proper little boys room before and with the new year just around the corner, I think now is the perfect time to start planning a big bedroom make over.
So, here is my toddler bedroom wishlist. Maybe you will find something you like here too…
Last week we took the sides off Leo’s cot and he is now sleeping in his cot bed. Once he gets settled in to being in a big boy bed, I would love to get him a new one. The cot bed he is in now was my nephews and it has definitely seen better days. Leo is obsessed with Thomas the Tank at the minute and I know he would just love this Thomas toddler bed from Mothercare. I love the extra storage underneath, you can never have too much storage space.
Currently, all of Leo’s clothes are being stored in big, pine chest of drawers that used to belong in mine and Oli’s bedroom. I would love to get him a wardrobe where all his clothes could be stored as this would free up a bit of space in his small room. I love this one door midi wardrobe from Room to Grow, I like the shelf storage down the one side where I could fold all Leo’s trousers, pyjamas and other clothes, as well as displaying some photographs (on the highest shelf of course!). There is a rail on the other side where I could hang all his cute little tops.
Leo loves to just sit and look at books, he has a bean bag in his bedroom now but I don’t think it will be long before he out grows it. This mini armchair from George at Asda is so cute, the red would bring a burst of colour to any room and the little sail boats are just adorable. I can picture Leo snuggled up in it now with his nose in a book, looking like he can actually read.
Something Leo really needs (and me if I’m honest), is a good set of blackout blinds. Nap times are always a struggle, with light coming in through the window it is difficult to convince a 2 year old it is time for sleep, this is also a problem at night time in the summer. I am tempted to move Leo to the attic bedroom just so I can get him these cute Disney blackout blinds from VELUX. There is a great Disney range available at VELUX, Leo loves Mickey and I am sure he would be delighted to see him peeping at his window. To go with the navy on his new chair, I would get him these lovely, navy curtains from Amazon, they are thermal as well which is great as we don’t have double glazing (!).
As this is a wishlist, I thought I would add a few other items that I would add to Leo’s bedroom if I had a bottomless pit of cash, or if it grew on trees.
Personalised jungle clock from Zazzle £24.85
Jumbo teddy hammock from Amazon £4.92
I think that is probably more than enough stuff for a 2 year old’s bedroom, don’t you? What do you think of these products, would you buy any for your little ones bedroom? If you could give your child’s bedroom a make over, what would you do? Let me know 🙂
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