I think it’s time for our first post. We were wondering for quite some time what to write about and we decided that since we just finished preparing our son’s nursery it would be a great idea to share with you what we have done.
At first it was hard to decide what theme we wanted to go with- there was so many beautiful designs out there. At the time we already knew we were having a baby boy so it helped us a lot to narrow down the options. We were looking at pictures of baby room designs online and we absolutely fell in love with a nautical theme. After further research we managed to find few inspiring nautical rooms on Pinterest and we immediately decided to get to work…
Here is the result of our hard work. 🙂
This is how it looked just before we started painting the walls.
And this is the end result.
For the walls we used Dulux Atlantic Surf no 2 (feature wall) and Atlantic Surf no 5 (the rest of the room). We are big fans of Dulux paints, they are not the cheapest ones, but the coverage is great. We tried so many other cheaper brands in the past only to find out later that we either needed to put 2 or more coats or the colour was not as vibrant as we expected. With Dulux you get what you pay for!
To create the feature wall lines I used Frog Masking Tape. It is quite pricey in comparison to budget masking tapes, but with Frog Tape you can be absolutely sure the paint won’t ‘bleed’. First of all I used a spirit level and a pencil to mark where the lines should go- this way I got two perfect straight lines. I strongly recommend that you do the same otherwise you might end up with two or three wonky lines. Once the tape was on the wall my husband painted over it. You will have to wait until the paint is dry to remove the tape. 🙂
It’s all about accessories when you decorate any room in your home. We all know that knick-knacks, pictures and personal items make your house feel like home. It was very important to us to select the accessories that would go well with the nautical theme. We also wanted our son’s bedroom to feel fun and welcoming.
We purchased accessories for our his bedroom in few different places. One of them was Range superstore. I only discovered that store few months ago and I must say It was a love at first sight. Range is great for buying mirrors, lamps, wall art, cushions and other household items on the budget. You name it- Range has it all. The selection of stuff is huge and the prices will definitely put a smile on my face every time I shop there. We didn’t limit ourselves to one place thought, we also bought few other items in stores like Ikea, Argos, Dunes, Hobby Craft and eBay.
Range: Fish lamp, Cushion, Laundry bin, Wooden boat, Anchor clock, Set of canvas
Ikea: Strandmon armchair, Ribba picture ledges & Ribba picture frames
Argos: Living Penton 3 Piece Wardrobe Package – White Wash
eBay: Nautical wooden mobile, Cot bed, Changing mat
Hobby Craft: Paper alphabet (I painted the letters myself) check my DIY Nautical Alphabet tutorial here.
Dunes: White storage baskets
Have you ever thought of a nautical theme for your child’s nursery? Please share your comments below. We are looking forward to hearing your feedback.