Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: A Big Boy Bedroom

Saturday, 3 October 2015

A Big Boy Bedroom

Today I thought I'd share a little tour of my eldest sons "Big boy bedroom" - I've recently been browsing new ideas for when Noah goes into a big boy bedroom, and I've been loving these great Thuka beds from Charlie's Bedrooms, and all of the planning has me reminiscing over Tyne's bedroom and how we chose to decorate.

Tyne's old bedroom was a much lighter shade of baby blue with cloud details, which I do miss a bit - but as his room now has his toddler bed instead of the white cot he used to sleep in, it made sense to go for darker shades of blue to bring everything together.

We have the three of the walls painted in a slightly lighter shade of blue, and the far wall in a darker shade - I like the contrast of colours and feel it makes things a bit more interesting!

We are pretty lucky that in this room, the bedrooms have large built in wardrobes - but as we LOVE Tyne's own wardrobe so much we didn't want to be without it - instead we use his blue wardrobe for storing his clothes, and the built in wardrobe to store extra toys and bits & pieces which is very handy as he has hundreds!

We also have a 3 drawer wicker unit which I use to store his socks, vests and pyjamas - and which still holds his Baby Blooms bouquet and baby elephant from when he was born!

Tyne has a LOT of toys and loads of cuddlies, so storing them can be an issue - I do like to have some out on display as I think all childrens rooms need cuddly toys out! - we have lots on top of his wardrobes but for extra ones we have his little suitcase-style storage chest from Ikea.

He also has to have his Ride On Thomas and Track out as this is his absolute favourite toy!

And his book corner had to stay too - he LOVES to read and has a ridiculous amount of books collected already - he loves to sit under his little canopy, snuggle on his cushion and just flick through his favourite stories.

I do love a bit of personalisation, and this is shown in the decor across the bedroom - two of my favourite things are his framed name print and the personalised sailboat sitting on his window ledge.

His curtains have been changed from the previous baby blue ones, to dark blue blackout curtains with some bunting as tie-backs.

My own personal favourite thing about Tyne's bedroom is the view from his bedroom window!

His old bedroom looked out on a row of back yards...his new one has a beautiful view of the sea and the pier!

I am pretty jealous of this as our own bedroom is facing the opposite way, and I have to admit - I was so tempted to keep this room for myself! I just hope he appreciates the view as he gets older!

One of the biggest changes to Tyne's bedroom when we moved was that we transitioned him from his cot into his Toddler bed!
We thought it made sense to do it all at once - new house, new bedroom and new bed!

We were of course a bit concerned about how Tyne would react to it - particularly as he had always slept in a baby sleeping bag and the concept of duvets was new to him - but he took it all completely in his stride!

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1 comment:

  1. My youngest would be over the moon with his bedroom! She loves Thomas! And how lovely is that reading corner! xxx


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