Way back when Ewan was born, my Mum told me to enjoy my newborn baby because next thing I know, he'll be a teenager and asking for the car keys. I didn't listen and initially wished the weeks away. Don't get me wrong, I loved my new bundle but it was hard and literally everything hurt, my tired eyes, my cracked nipples and caesarian wound. In hindsight I wish I had sat back and enjoyed that newborn stage more like she so wisely suggested because I've blinked and oh my gosh, I have a 9 month old little boy. Where did my newborn baby go?
Ewan's room is currently set up exactly as it was when he was 1 day old and it's just the most gorgeous newborn baby room (if I say so myself) but problem is, he's not a newborn any more and I already feel like he's outgrown the decor.
So you're getting a look at his room before I start morphing it into a little boys room.
|Breastfeeding chair in the corner along with vintage ottoman, essential items in those early days because you spend so much time sitting with your new little bundle.|
|I brought the Stokke sleepi cot second hand for half it's retail price, bargain (Got to love Gumtree)! The quilt was made by Ewan's Nan (who we call Nambi) and it's impeccably made.|
I went with an owl theme with green as the main colour because I didn't know if I was having a boy or a girl and those things seemed pretty gender neutral. Everything in the room has some sort of owl reference. The paper garland lights over the windows have a little owl on them, the tree on the wall (which is just a cheap wall sticker) has a wooden owl in it and the bedding has owls on it. The dresser is my old one from when I was a girl but it now has a lick of white paint on it. Nothing in this room cost much, it was mostly furniture we had but we made it a bit more "baby" through the bedding and mobile and other small touches.
Brand new baby items cost so much, it's a bit like wedding prices, they're always double what they should be! I think if you can do some clever second hand buying and scour your family's house, you can get away with spending a minimal amount. Plus you've got 9 months to do it so it's not like you need to rush out and buy it all at once. My other big tip if you're doing a baby room is to keep the walls white and decorate through your furnishings, that way you don't have to re paint it every time you want to change the decor.
Sigh. Well, as sad as it is that my baby is now quite the little boy, I'm excited about what I can do to his room to update it so it's a bit more grown up...like him.
Don't forget to check out my home's other rooms, the kitchen/lounge and bathroom. Or if you want to look at the shack (our "church") go here.