As I mentioned last week, we have given Boo’s bedroom a full makeover. I shared a couple of pictures over on Instagram, and as people were telling me they liked it, I thought I’d share a bit more here for you, along with the details of where we got everything from (mainly good old Ikea!)
Boo’s had the same carpet in her room that we’d had from when we moved in ten years ago, along with furniture that we bought then, too. She helped us choose a new carpet last weekend, and her main specification was that it be soft! So we went for that, got it fitted with new underlay, too, and then I dropped the kids over to my mum’s for the night so that the Husband and I could make an evening trip to Ikea, as it’s so much quieter at night, and loaded up the van with a serious amount of new furniture!
Boo’s bed was the only thing we kept, and it’s one that she chose as a two year old when she was ready to move out of her cot. We love it, and it’s now extended from it’s toddler bed size to a full single anyway. It didn’t quite fit into her alcove with the skirting board getting in the way, so the Husband hammered the leg in a bit to squeeze it in – perfect!
We bought her the new raspberry duvet set, and then I got a bright pink ribbon and tied her new postbox (Kids Concept) to the foot of her bed. She is now expecting daily post..! We’d already got the pretty fairy-lights for around the bed stead, which I bought a little while back in a Paperchase sale.
We went for the same wardrobes that we bought for Little man last year, the STUVA ones. I like how versatile they are, and they’re quite slim, too, at just 60cm wide. In between them, we popped a BILLY bookcase as she desperately needed some shelves now that she’s into her chapter books, as well as to house her picture book collection.
We then wanted to create her a desk space. My daughter loves to write, just like me, and I wanted to give her an area for all of her stationery and a set up that means that she’ll enjoy doing her homework there for years to come (yes, my girl does enjoy homework…for now!). When I spotted the KALLAX desk combination, I knew it would be perfect and it fits brilliantly into her alcove, too. It gives her a lot of storage space and a nice big desk. We bought 4 pink cubes to store things in, as well as leaving some of the cubes open.
I enjoyed setting all of this up for her, and also chose her hot pink pen pots, a new clock and white lamp, bright enough for her to read by of an evening. We had looked at a pink adjustable height chair for her, but as it spins around, I could already envision the arguments and chaos that this would bring, so we went with a simple white seat- cheaper, too!
She’s now got so much more floor space than she had before, it feels bright and open, and yet, we have been able to fit loads more into the room. We’ve bought things that seem to make the best use of the space available, and it’s meant that many of her things that were in the playroom have now moved into her bedroom, making the playroom look tidier and bigger, too!
Unless I’ve specified otherwise, any items mentioned here were from Ikea. It’s not a sponsored post, we simply bought a lot in Ikea!
The verdict? Boo absolutely loves it. She is in there so much now, usually writing at her desk, and is so proud that she’s been inviting various people round to look at it! I’m so pleased that she likes it, and I think and hope that we’ve created a room that will grow with her, too.
What do you think?