Aria has recently made the move from her cot to a big girls bed (aka, a single bed). We decided that a big girl’s bed needs to live in a big girl’s nursery, so, emotions ignored we decided to transform the nursery that we lovingly decorated while Aria was a bump in my bedroom into a bedroom fit for a little Princess. Peppa Pig accessories begrudgingly included.
The move to a single bed is quite a big one, so with that in mind we wanted to make the bedroom into a place that Aria would want to be in, hence begrudgingly adding a few Peppa Pig accessories. The bedroom isn’t yet 100% complete but I am really happy with the progress so far and wanted to share it. There isn’t much left to do to finish it off, I just need some kind of book storage on the back wall beneath the clouds, along with pretty accessories. I also have a hoop and a net to put above the bed but I need to find the perfect fairy lights before that goes up.
I will be posting about Aria’s bed in more detail in an upcoming post all about transitioning from cot to single bed. At £33.99 the pink single bed was a complete bargain from The Range. The reversible Peppa Pig bedding and Peppa Pig wall sticker were bought as a way to encourage Aria to sleep in the bed. The wall mounted unicorn head came from Home Bargains and is available with either a silver or gold glittery horn.
I decided to add these Peppa Pig cloud wall stickers to the back wall to break up the grey a little. The monochrome height chart came from H&M. I do have plans of adding some shelving to the back wall to house books and other pretty little things, but for now this will do have funds have run out.
When I saw the three light floral cluster shade on Litecraft* I had to have it, it is like a little girls mini version of the large cluster shade that we have in our bedroom. They add a perfectly girly charm to the bedroom.
I hope that you enjoyed Aria’s bedroom makeover, keep your eyes peeled for part two!
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Now that I’m a mum I seem to cherish my bedroom even more, my bedroom is mine (and Spencer’s, begrudgingly), it is my place to relax and be left alone. Aria will come into our bedroom occasionally but not very often, usually the only time it is used is for sleeping and relaxing. Now that I’m appreciating the ‘me time’ in my bedroom I would like to update it a little, I want to turn it into the ideal mummy retreat, somewhere calming for me to escape to at the end of a busy day.
I would like to introduce some quality items into my bedroom, don’t get me wrong IKEA bedding is cheap and pretty, but it never fits right and it just doesn’t have that same luxurious look or feel as the items from Julian Charles.
I’m finding myself drawn to blue and white, the colours are calming and it looks super stylish, making the bedroom the perfect place to escape after a busy day being mum. I’ve also added a Fresh Linen candle into my wishlsit, this is one of my favourite scents, the candles are currently on offer, not only are they reduced by 50% but there is also an offer on to buy one and get the second half price, meaning you can get two candles for just £16.
Spencer hates cushions on the bed, he says that they just get in the way, which I agree with, they do, but they also look very pretty when no one is in the bed. If I had my own way the bed would be neatly made out everyday with an array of beautiful cushions. We would also have a new bed, but one step at a time!
Which room is your favourite place to escape to? What colours do you like in the bedroom? Are you a fan of cushions or do they annoy you?
My dressing table
is looking pretty much how I want it to look nowadays, so as the sun was shining at the weekend I decided that it was about time I took some photos of it to share here.
Like most other bloggers I have the famous acrylic drawers
, though I have jazzed mine up a little with washi tape
, I think that the washi tape softens up the look and just makes it generally prettier. The Cath Kidston tin holds my bobbles and hair grips.
For make-up brush holders I use an old curry sauce jar wrapped in lace with a bit of jute string tied around the top and this pen holder
from Dunelm. I also keep my pretty vintage bottles in this section along with a fake flower from IKEA.
On top of the drawer on the right side I keep my memorabilia, aka, tat. I have the badges from mine and my friends hen parties, a badge from my Wedding, a glittery lamp that I bought on Honeymoon along with two lucky stones, one in the shape of a Scarab that was given to me as a gift and the other is literally a lump of stone that we were given on honeymoon, a special type of stone though, I’m not that random.
This Beauty Box
from Dunelm comes in very handy, if I didn’t have this my dressing table would be a constant mess with items left all over it, now I just throw them in here instead!
You may have noticed the pretty flowers around my mirror, the pink flower garland
, this always used to be wrapped around my headboard but our new bed
has a solid headboard so there is nothing to wrap them around, and when they are just placed there Bob steals them! The yellow and multi-coloured flower hairbands came from Rewind Festival
last year and the white crown from Prairie Charms.
My Helmer sits next to my dressing table and houses some of my prettier looking perfumes along with a message in a jar that I received from Spencer for our first Wedding anniversary, a decorative bottle and the tin from the Benefit Christmas gift set that I treated myself to in the January sales.
I am planning on decoupaging this Helmer soon like I did my other one
but this time with a chevron print. (my version of soon can be months so don’t expect any posts just yet!).
My dressing table is probably the part of my house that I am most proud of, which part of your house do you take the most pride in?
We’ve given our bedroom a mini makeover and I am really pleased with the new look. Simple things like a few sheets of wallpaper and a new bed really can make all the difference.
There was nothing really wrong with the bedroom before, I just fancied a change and thought that the writing on the wall was getting a little dated. As for the bed both Spencer and I like to read in bed which is a complete pain when you have gaping holes in the headboard, we also quite fancied upgrading to a king size.
Our new bed from Argos is perfect for us, it fits in well with the bedroom furniture, has lots of room and a solid headboard. Teamed with our new wallpaper from Next and light from Primark our bedroom has a whole different feel to it. I saw the wallpaper on Josie’s blog and fell in love. I’ve also made a few little changes to my dressing table which I just had to show you, my new Beauty Box from Dunelm really helps me keep it neat and tidy.
Natural Brick Wallpaper – Next
Living Olney Kingsize Bedframe – c/o Argos
Light up love sign & bedding – Primark
Dressing table – Dunelm Mill
Beauty Box – Dunelm Mill
Pen holder (used as make-up brush holder) – Dunelm Mill
Acrylic Storage – eBay
Post written in collaboration with Argos.
I say updated tour, looking back at my Through The Keyhole
posts it doesn’t look as if I ever made it to the bedroom! It has changed quite a bit over the years, I’m slowly but surely getting it to the room that I want, I have to do a little at a time so that Spencer doesn’t realise how girly its getting 🙂
Moustache and LOVE cushions – Primark
Owl cushion – Home Bargains
Washi tape shelf edging – eBay
My Little Pony – mine from my younger years
Reed diffuser – Primark
The Laduree box came from Laduree in London, along with some yummy Macaroons 🙂 I use this box to keep my pills in, it looks a lot tidier than pill packets.
Acrylic lipstick holder – eBay
Both decorated with Washi tape
The jar on the left is an old curry sauce jar, I stuck some lace on it and tied jute string
around the top. The vintage bottles are my a shop in Chepstow. The genie lamp & rock are souvenirs from my Egyptian Honeymoon and the badge is a souvenir from our Wedding.
You may have noticed that I’ve only really shown one side of the bedroom, that is because Spencer’s side is a mess. There isn’t anything exciting there, just a floordrobe.
You never know, one day I may actually finish my Through the Keyhole series!