When we moved into our new abode, we had to strip the most ghastly wallpaper off the walls in every single room in the house (barring our bedroom); an arduous task that lasted many days, so you’d think I’d be rather sick of the sight of it?!
Not quite yet!
Did you know that this week (5th – 11th October 2015) is National Wallpaper Week? Hurrah!
When I started designing Indy’s nursery I knew I wanted to create a statement wall as I did with Busby’s cloud wall (that I painstakingly stencilled by hand). Unfortunately, time is not of the essence at the moment with a newborn, a toddler and a very busy blog, so rather than hand-stencilling or painting a mural, I wondered whether wallpaper might be able to assist me in completing Indy’s nursery.
The theme for Indy’s nursery is “Dinosaurs and Robots and Bears, oh my!” I want his room to be a space that he feels inspired in. A space where he can grow and learn in. And most importantly, a space he loves to play in!
I have two Pinterest boards full of ideas and inspiration… Oh, how I love Pinterest!
Our house backs onto a beautiful green space with a lake and many trees – the windows in the children’s bedrooms frame the trees wonderfully, so for Indy’s room I took inspiration from the greenery and opted for off-white and mint green walls. I have been accessorising with yellows and deep browns, and Graham & Brown’s Forager wallpaper is going to be ideal for his statement wall. I’m also going to use the Forager wallstickers to decorate other walls – popping bears on top of light switches and frames!
I bought a fab lampshade from The Range last week, which has a forest print on the inside of the shade, and I intend to adorn the outside with hand-cut fabric bear silhouettes. All of the pictures for his picture wall have been framed now – I’ve got lots of gorgeous prints from various UK makers and crafters.
Of course, his bed is the awesome Cosatto robot cotbed which I gave my first impressions of here, and a full review is to follow in the next couple of weeks. I’m also on the search for a teepee for his reading corner!
I can’t wait to share his finished room with you! I just need to beg my Father-in-Law to help me wallpaper Indy’s statement wall now, as I’m not known for my ability to do things in straight lines!