Showing posts with label #roomtour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #roomtour. Show all posts

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

A Big Boy Bed For Ru...

Last week we ordered a new bed for Ru.
We have been wanting one for a while, but kept holding off as we thought a single bed would take up most of his room.

Ru was no longer sleeping in his cot-bed and continued to co-sleep with me which I don't mind at all buuuuut Jon and his back don't really get on with it. 
Even though we have a super king sized bed, Ru will take up all of my side leaving me in the middle and Jon feeling like he's about to be kicked or poked in the back.
So we spent a while looking for different sorts of beds and going back and forth from his room with the tape measure and finally agreed on the MALM bed from Ikea.
The bed wasn't too pricey for a bed but we made sure we spent a bit on the mattress - as we're hoping it will last him a while!

The Ikea delivery turned up Thursday evening, so Friday I completely emptied out his room and took down the cot-bed, his little face had no idea what was going on and he kept asking for his bed back!
Eventually he got excited when we got his new big boy bed out of the box.

It didn't take too long to put together and then I was able to put everything back in its new place.

I thought it would be nice to show you his new bed and bedroom lay out along with where some of my favourite bits are from.


The bed is a great size, it fits both of us on it, so now when it comes to the time when he wants to get into bed with me, ill just get in with him.

It also doesn't take up too much room and he still has plenty of room to play in and it also doesn't look like we've just stuffed any old bed in there.
It looks well planned.


At the end of his bed and behind the door is his Ikea unit full of all his clothes and a basket full of all his soft toys.
Ghost light - alittlelovelycompany
The Rupert Bear teddies were presents bought for me when he was born!


Above his bed now is a shelf full of all my favourite things and favourite books that I bought him
Dream catcher - canny_little_clouds
Sonny Angels - the-pippa-and-ike-show.


On the other wall are more books and the start of a picture wall....


Dream Big & Adventure Awaits - blueberrybookids
Dino Ru - Nichola Cowdery
Hanging R - Next
Super Hero Rupert - Frame my name
The two Where The Wild Things Are prints are from a free printable site but I've completely forgotten which one.
If I remember I will update this with a link.


Ru's new bed covers have of his big Totoro but I still think he looks cute peeking out like this.
I got him off amazon.
Bedsheets - Argos


By his bed he now has his Peppa Pig toy box which is also from Amazon, which we were sent for a campaign we were working on.
It's full of rubbish but works well as a bedside table too.
Toadstool night light - theirishfairydoorcompany


Just above his head is my favourite poster ever ...

Moon für Neil print - Martin Krusche which I got from the-pippa-and-ike-show.

His moon night light is from Ikea and I also have his beloved amber necklaces hanging up as he's not allowed to wear them at nursery :(


Just be the door he has his Peppa pig book shelf which we were gifted for a campaign but you can find it over on amazon.
It holds the rest of his books which didn't quite make the shelves, but every now and then we have a change around.
His rainbow bunny was a gift from my mum who bought it for him when he was born.
The little ride along car was found at a carboot fair a couple of weeks ago for only £6, so a proper bargain!


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

House Tour // My Bedroom.


Now I've shown you the boys room, I thought it would be nice to add my room into the house tour blogs.

Our room was last room to be done, as we put most of the unpacked boxes in there until we had worked our way through them.
It's such a big room that it wasn't really an issue, but its sooo nice now all the boxes are gone.


As you walk into our room the first thing to really catch your eye, is the balcony.
Yes we have a balcony and yes I love it!
I often spy on the boys whilst they are playing in the garden.


Having a coffee in the morning sat here really is utter bliss!
We just need to add some plants and maybe a table and it will be perfect.


This is Jon's guitar corner, playing guitar helps him stop focusing on his back pain and slip away into something he really enjoys.
He's not great but he's learning.
The boys love sneaking into our room, just to have a strum on one of his many guitars.


Our view from our bed, we could'nt really decided on what sort of storage to have in our room. 
We wanted something fun but everything we looked at wouldn't fit the space.
So we decided on getting some more KALLAX shelving, as we have these in most of the rooms in the house and they really are great.

We centred them under our VELUX window and blinds, and I think they look rather smart.
They work really well and we can store a lot more than just our clothes in their!
Keeping the room tidy and semi clutter free.


Other than our balcony doors, we don't have any other windows in the room, so the VELUX window helps keep the room looking nice and airy.
We've hung some of our random dangly things off it, only as they have no where else to go at the moment, but we've grown to like them there. So they'll probably end up living their forever or until Rupert has successfully knocked them off.

Seeing the stars through this window at night is lovely, we hardly ever have the blind down.


My Side of the KALLAX unit.
I found these paper hearts in Sainsbury's over valentines and really loved them.
I couldn't find anywhere to hang them so they've just ended up here but it was looking rather bare on my side, so they just fill it up nicely.

I have a big thing for succulents at the moment and when I saw this one for just £1 I couldn't say no!
The pink bottom matches rather nicely with the pink paper heart.
Candle holders are a must in any room (minus children's)

My camera lives on my unit too, as its easy to get when I need it or when I'm running out to an event.
I probably should invest in a bag sooner rather than later, specially now I have a brand new lens.


Jon's side is pretty boring, so I added a few touches whilst he wasn't looking.
Again another plant, you can never have too many plants.
Apparent aloe vera plants are good for aiding sleep.

This red love light is from Sass & Belle.
The wicker basket is from Rice.
Both of which are sold from Island Homewares.


My side of the bed, you'll usually find a mountain of books and nail varnishes.
I had a little tidy up and this was the result.
Some empty Glossy Boxes a chevron basket filled with nail varnishes and nail files and just a teeny tiny selection of my newest books and my favourite perfumes.

My Totoro picture needs a new frame, as the one its in is falling to pieces.
Once I've gotten round to finding a new frame it will be going up on the landing!


This is my Gloomy Bear, I bought him from a toy shop in Tokyo when I visited Japan back when I was 19.
I adore all things Anime and manga and just had to have him.
He's 12 years old and I'm pretty impressed none of the boys have ruined him yet.


As our room is a ridiculous size Jon decided in the corner opposite his guitar corner he would have a Doctor Who corner.
Jon has been collecting Doctor Who bits and bobs since he was younger than Noah, so was over the moon when he could finally put it all out on display.
As you can see we have even more KALLAX units in our room!


He's very protective over his collection and the boys all know not to go near it.


In the corner on the other side of the guitar corner I have my desk.
It's not really being used yet but two of the shelves are done.
I prefer to do my work down stairs on the kitchen table, as the chairs are more comfy and I have a better view!


This is the view from outside of our balcony!

I love that our house isn't your typical house and that it stands out from all the others on the lane.



**In collaboration with VELUX