A bigger space for Munchkin…

Making a space more spacious….

Now Munchkin is one it seemed an appropriate time to do what I had always expected I would eventually have to do, make some more space in her nursery. The neat little ex-dressing room we turned into a nursery served fine when she was smaller, but now she needs more room to roam about and I want to make it a space she likes playing in.

Pysslingar Storage Boxes, £8, Ikea; Fairy Toadstool Lamp, £55, White Rabbit England

For her birthday we didn’t buy her many toys – there are grandparents and lots of lovely friends for that – but instead bought her things to enhance and improve her nursery instead. Little touches that make the place feel personal and cosy for her, created more space, less clutter and a more girly space than before.

Hand-blocked Baby Red Duckling Quilt, £48, Cologne and Cotton; Vintage Style Butterfly Vinyl Wall Stickers, £13, and Mini Fairy Wall Stickers, £12.50, both Notonthehighstreet.com; Drona Storage Boxes, £3.50, Ikea

These butterfly and fairy transfers go onto the wall so easily – and peel off easily too – and make a really cute splash as a main feature, or intriguing little details around pictures, mirrors, clocks and shelves…


We also bought her a gorgeous new quilt to replace her baby one. This lovely Indian cotton cot quilt has little red ducklings on it, and is so soft and cosy. I can’t wait for autumn when we can start using it.


Outside the nursery in an alcove on the landing is now a more spacious place for changing and getting dressed in the morning. In lieu of an actual wardrobe, this antique set of hooks and these clever hangers made for a perfect way to display her sweet girly dresses.

White Layette Baby Hangers with Hook, £4.99 for six, Mothercare

The bigger chest of drawers means more space for her things, and the handy drawer dividers means everything inside is neat and tidy….


By moving out some of her things to the landing space and creating a little mini dressing-room corner for her….


…. there was scope to create a little play area in the actual nursery. Two baskets provided space for her toys, along with her little pink chair, (bought insightfully for me when I was pregnant), a growth chart and her amazing book shelves…

White Star Book Shelf, £22, Great Little Trading Company

It’s such an easy space to be in now. Everything fits better and the whole space has cute, quirky girly feel. Plus Munchkin loves it…


One Comment Add yours

  1. Lilian says:

    I had a toadstool lamp like Munchkin’s when I was little and would love to get one for B (if I can’t find my old one!), so thanks for sharing your source! Her room looks lovely.

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