This post is sponsored by White Knight Paints.
I have a little confession to make. Something I have been feeling terrible about … you see, the truth is I never actually got AJ’s nursery finished. Where Immy’s room was totally ready weeks before she was due, AJ is nearly two and her room is as bland and boring as a cardboard box. Where I spent weeks scouring secondhand stores and collecting bit and bobs with a clear vision for Immy’s room, I had a vague idea about doing something with rainbows for AJ’s room but it never actually translated into reality. Even now, when she’s nearly two!
See what I mean…
As you come into the room you can see a wicker chair (where I have been spending way too many twilight hours recently, but that is a whole other blog post) and bedside table.
The cot is next, situated along the middle of that back wall. A chest of drawers that doubles as a nappy change table sits in the far corner of the room. The wall on the right hand side of the room is dominated by a large window.
As you move around the room, the final wall includes a door into the walk in robe, some display shelving with a small collection of keepsakes, a wicker toy basket and dollhouse inspired bookcase.
So, as you can see, the room is very much unadorned. Some might call it a bland blank canvas – neutral, warm white walls, grey carpet, silver grey curtains and white furniture. Whatever you call it, it’s well overdue for an injection of warmth, colour and personality!
I also think it’s time to make the room more of a fun, toddler friendly space for AJ by adding;
• A comfortable, independent reading spot
• A small table and chair for puzzles (AJ loves doing puzzles)
• More (kid friendly) storage
Needless to say, when White Knight invited us to get involved in their Reluctant Handyman campaign – choosing a home based project that we have been procrastinating about and getting it done – Dad 101 and I both instantly agreed that AJ’s toddler room was well overdue for a dose of love and attention.
As I started planning and preparing for this makeover, the combination of pinks, yellow (if you’ve seen our art space, you’ll know I love yellow) and mint green in this striped blanket that my Mum bought for AJ’s room have inspired me. If the room comes together as I hope it will, I am hoping these will form the basis of the decorating colour palette.
I have also had a good look around Pinterest for inspiration and just love the pops of colour against neutral backdrops within each of these gorgeous images.
So the challenge that lies ahead involves re-purposing and renovating a number of furniture and decorating pieces for the room to make it more functional and colourful, with the help of White Knight’s range of specialty paints.
Wish us luck and pop back in a fortnight when I will show you the results!
I would love to know, what colours feature in your nursery or toddler’s bedroom? And, do you have a decorating or renovation job that you’ve been procrastinating about?