Friday, 29 April 2016

A Grey and Yellow Baby Nursery Room Tour


There's nothing I love reading about more than other people's homes and interiors posts so having re-done the attic bedroom in our home as a nursery space for Little L, I couldn't wait to share what we have done with it. For almost 5 years, our third bedroom sat lonely at the top of our three storey barn conversion, unloved, untidy and full of stuff which would normally go in a garage or loft space. Although Little L currently sleeps in our room, we wanted to create a space for him before he was born as we knew we wouldn't have time once he'd arrived. It's such a transformation and we have worked hard to make it a really comfortable, light space for him. I'm so proud of it and when we have viewers around to look at our house (which is currently for sale) this room along with the kitchen are by far people's favourites. 







As it's on the top floor of the house, it occupies the entire floor along with the bathroom, so it's a funny 'L' shape. We have sectioned off one part of the 'L' as storage and office space, using these elephant/yellow chevron curtains which I designed and made with my mother-in-law. 



The other part of the 'L' is a big open space where we come in through the door. There's a huge Velux window which lets in so much light. The chest of drawers is the IKEA Hemnes. When we decorated we also got a lovely new grey carpet and really thick underlay which is lovely to walk on. 


Baby Bookshelf

Next to the door we have three floating book ledges. These are the Knoppang picture ledges from IKEA and are £6 each. I really love this part of the room as it adds some colour to the wall and we enjoy switching up the books at different times of year. 



The bedding was made for me by a lady on ebay. Her shop is called Mummy Daddy UK. I love grey and yellow and the elephants on the bedding became the theme for the entire room. I then bought the exact same grey elephant fabric for the curtains along with yellow chevron fabric too. 



I didn't want to go too over the top with the elephants but I couldn't resist this laundry/toy container which is by Little Bambino Australia but which I picked up in TKMaxx for around £10. 



I don't tend to use the top of the chest of drawers as a change unit and as we only have Velux windows in this room, there's no window sills to put trinkets on, so I display Little L's treasures on here. 



This is one of Little L's and LO's favourite little things to carry out and about with them, and he often comes in our change bag with us. It's from a lovely toy shop in a town near us called Rainbow Wood, but they can be found at other places online.



I love these traditional wooden circus skittles by Orange Tree Toys. They actually belong to LO but we keep them in the nursery as we use it as a play room while Little L sleeps in our room. They are so beautifully decorated. 



Little L's growing collection of toys he can call his own- the giraffe was a present before he was born, the grey elephant was a birth present from me and Mr F when he was born and is from Jojo Maman Bebe, the fawn bunny is by Jellycat and was an Easter gift from my parents, and the white bunny soother is also Jellycat and from my middle sister. 



I love this part of the room- the chair is an old one and dark green velvet underneath, so we cover it with a white and grey throw from IKEA. It is ridiculously comfy to sit and feed Little L on. The letter cushion is from George @ Asda and costs £5. 




I haven't put much in the way of wall art in the room as we might be moving in the next 6 months. But a really affordable way to add some interest is by framing nice postcards. These are all from This Modern Life and cost around £1.50 each. I framed them in Fiskbo frames from IKEA. they were 80p each. My favourite postcard is the Magic is Something You Make one. 

The wall colour is chic shadow by Dulux. 




I love this elephant nappy caddy which I picked up in TKMaxx. The grey elephant chevron design fits the theme perfect. It was about £9. 



The most recent addition to Little L's bedroom is this lovely personalised cross stitch picture which was made for him by Mr F's sister. It's just adorable. 



The view of the room from the storage end of the 'L' shape. 




So that is our grey and yellow inspired baby nursery for Little L. I have done a little video too which shows some of my favourite bits and pieces around the room and a room tour too which I hope you like watching. 






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  1. This has to be one of the most beautiful nurseries I have ever seen. It's such a compact yet beautiful and functional room - it's so lovely! x

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  2. Aww thank you so much! What a lovely thing to say. You've really made my day as the whole room has been a real labour of love over a couple of months and it's nice to have it all finished and to be able to share it. The room itself is quite big but it's a really awkward shape- but perfect for a children's room as there's lots of corners to hide in! So pleased you like it x

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  3. I love this theme such a lovely nursery its gorgeous and I love elephant prints.

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    1. Elephant print in nurseries is so lovely isn't it? I think it suits boys and girls nicely and is quite easy to style. Thank you for stopping by x

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  4. Ah grey and yellow is my favourite colour combination! This looks gorgeous too :) x x

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    1. It really seems to be a popular colour combination at the moment doesn't it? Thank you! x

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  5. I love the theme for this room - looks so good together! The chevron elephant caddy is so lovely!

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    1. Ah thanks so much! Yes I saw similar chevron caddies online on etsy and they were so over priced and then spotted this in my fave shop ever TKMaxx and I had to get it! x

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  6. Beautiful, I love this colour scheme, so simple yet effective. Great choice.

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    1. Thanks so much :) I have tried to keep it quite simple as we are selling the house unfortunately and don't want it to be overtly 'nursery' as some house viewers can't see past baby stuff! x

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  7. This is beautiful. I love the colour scheme. Hello and grey, my fave colours. It has been put together beautifully. Simple with a huge an impact. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Ah yes they have become my favourite colours too :) I also dress my youngest in so much grey and yellow now- I think I'm addicted! Thank you for your lovely comments on the room. it means a lot :) x

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  8. It's absolutely gorgeous pet! I bet your little man sleeps well in there! :) I love the pops of colour — especially from the reading nook :) Thanks so much for linking up with us on #HomeEtc — Caro xx

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    1. Aah thank you Caro :) I'm so pleased you like it. It's been a real labour of love, and I'll be so sad to leave it if we move. The reading corner is also a favourite area x

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  9. Such a great neutral colour scheme - definitely something I'll be borrowing from if I don't know the gender of my baby :) x

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    1. Ah yey, please feel free to use it as inspiration! It's very gender neutral too :) x

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  10. Utterly stunning! It is so stylish but very homely and cute :) Love everything you have chosen. Gorgeous space. Thanks for sharing & linking up! Love Jess xx

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    1. Aah thank you Jess- I'm flattered that you like it as your interiors style is *magnifique*!! Thanks for hosting ;) xx

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  11. These two colours are so trendy at the moment. I don't think I'm brave enough though. I definitely want to get some framed slogans though

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    1. They're really on trend aren't they? Even in clothing, blankets, everything! You should try the grey for sure! I was nervous at first but it's so easy to style and looks good as a baby room, toddler room or for an adult's room too- very versatile. This Modern Life and Paperchase are great for slogan postcards x

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  12. That room is beautiful! I love the colours you have chosen. Similair to what I hope to do in my baby boys room x

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    1. Thank you so much :) Ah yes I'd love to see you baby boy's room- will you be posting about it? x

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  13. This has to be the most gorgeous nursery I have EVER SAW and of course my two favorite colors and brand theme to my blog has always been grey and color a combination I am totally obsessed over. I love this hunny. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny :) I really love grey and yellow together. Yes your blog theme colours are gorgeous! Thanks for hosting SWM x

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  14. Lovely nursry. we love grey, & mustard too. Love the natural lighting xx

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    1. Thanks lovely. It's by far my favourite room in the house and yes it is full of natural light- two huge velux windows make such a difference xx

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