If there is one area of the house I love to get creative with it has to be the children’s rooms. There is nothing that gives me greater delight than making sure they are a space that the children want to spend time in.
As a lover of all things transport related it’s therefore no surprise that a transport themed nursery was an easy place to start for the Lion.
The room was built around this beautiful intarsia knitted blanket from The White Company, a gift from friends when the little man was in hospital.
Super soft, the perfect weight and with its contrasting grey and red colour scheme it provides the perfect centrepiece to the room. What’s more being crafted in cotton, this chunky knit keeps the little man lovely and warm on cold winter’s evenings.
The matching London print bed linen, featuring buses galore, was an easy choice.
Not only did we love the design, but the 200 thread-count cotton percale meant that it is soft to touch and perfect to snuggle under. His covers are probably the Lion’s favourite part of the room, he loves to point at the different pictures of them and tell them what they are. Though admittedly at five in the morning, this is somewhat less appealing….
His Daisy Stylish Cot Bed in grey matches perfectly, yet doesn’t tie us into the theme if we decide to change it later.
I bought it because I fell in love with its timeless design and I am so glad that I did. The deep drawer underneath is perfect for storing spare bedding and extra nappies. It really is my favourite piece of furniture in the room both in terms of its aesthetics and practicality. What’s more, I love knowing that it’s strong enough to hold my weight for those nights when nothing other than cuddling to sleep is going to work.
The matching Chest is equally high quality.
Its spacious drawers mean that even my hoarder like tendencies are well catered for. And when the Lion was small, especially after having a caesarean, I loved not having to bend whilst changing him. These days he’s a Houdini so we use the changing table less, but I still love having somewhere tidy to keep his changing mat.
Finding the perfect lampshade was quite a mission.
It was one of those things I had in my head and then really struggled to find. I was so glad therefore to stumble accross Funky Olive and their stunning range of bespoke designs. They could not have created a better shade to go with the rest of the room, and I was incredibly impressed by their very reasonable prices.
When it came to accessories the Early Learning Centre proved the perfect choice.
Their beautiful range of affordable wooden toys really do set the room off beautifully. Their wooden bus was and remains a huge hit. The Lion loves to take the people in and out and I love how it looks in the room. The trike, now sadly no longer in the range, makes not only the perfect toy but also the perfect toddler sized seat. The Lion loves to sit on it to drink his milk before bed and to get dressed.
Last but definitely not least is the transport filled rug.
Gifted to us by a family friend, it really is the perfect finishing touch. Lovely to sit on whilst playing and equally lovely to sit and admire.
How about you, what’s your favourite transport themed accessory?