I must admit, I'm a bit of a sucker for a renovation TV show but I do think that asking the contestants to construct and decorate several rooms (and sometimes a whole house) in a week is ridiculous. If that were me, I'd be stuffed because even now, several months after we've moved into our new retro home, I'm only just starting to decorate.
Over Easter I started to do up the boys room. I didn't buy anything new, it's all the same stuff from the old house but re-arranged in a way that suited the new room.
The boys share the master room which originally when we moved in, was going to be our (Roge and my) room. When I last showed you a pic of this room it looked like this (yes, very empty!):
Because it is such a large room, I decided to use the bookshelves to break the room up a bit by having one sticking out and I guess acting like a wall in itself. I also bought a few hundred vinyl dots and arranged them over the walls to break up the white and make it a bit more "kiddie".
The kids do have a LOT of stuff but I've managed to tone it down and organise it into different plastic tubs which fit into the bookshelves. That way, there's not toys strewn from one end of the house to another and we always know where things are. For example there is a cars tub full of all the cars, there's a puzzle one etc.
The "Ewan zone"! I love his Orla Kiely bedspread which I've teamed with a mis mash of other linen from Kip and Co and Sheridan. The little fox screen printed cushion is from Etsy.