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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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….

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

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…. 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…

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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…

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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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