ADDING A PERSONAL TOUCH TO YOUR CHILD'S ROOM

We moved into our house nearly four years ago, and in that time we have managed to decorate only one room properly. That room is the smallest room in the house, and is the nursery. We're going to be changing it into a toddler room over Christmas for Elise as we feel it is time for her to move into a toddler bed. Her room is quite basic when it comes to decoration, so I decided to seek some inspiration and see how we could jazz her room up a little bit.


ADD SOME PERSONAL TOUCHES

One thing that we have done with Elise's room is to add some of our own little treasures and memories. Elise has a little pot that holds her hair ties that was made by my husband whilst he was at school. It isn't the most amazing pot, and the face on the front is pretty scary looking, but it's something that is from his own childhood. I have also passed down my favourite rabbit toy from my childhood. It was one of the first toys I had as a child, and I've cherished it ever since. It now stays in Elise's room so that she can play with it. I was hoping she would take to it too, but she's decided on a different toy to be her special one.

CONSIDER USING WALL MURALS INSTEAD OF WALLPAPER

If you are living in a rented home, it isn't always possible to decorate the walls of your home with paint or even wallpaper. That's where self adhesive wallpaper can be an amazing option. If you are looking for Kids Wallpaper that will stand out and really give your child's room a talking point, a wall mural could be a great addition. I'd love for Elise to have a mural when she moves into a bigger bedroom, but at the moment I think her room is a little bit small. I am considering adding some other self adhesive stickers to her walls though when we add in a toddler bed to her room.

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

Using mirrors is a great trick for making a room look bigger. Even a small mirror on the wall can give the illusion that the space is a lot bigger than it actually is. We have a full length mirror in Elise's room and I honestly think that it makes the room seem bigger when you are facing it. I'd love to cover a wall with mirrors, but everyone knows how much storage you need with a baby or toddler so it isn't possible at the moment. If you want to make any room in your house appear bigger, add a large mirror to the wall. 

IT'S ALL IN THE SMALL DETAILS

Our new build doesn't have any coving, and it seems this is the norm now. We are not huge fans of the wall going all the way to the ceiling, so we've decided to add coving into our home. We have only added it to the nursery at the moment, but we plan to add it to all rooms in our house. This is an inexpensive way to add a bit of style to the room and make it look a little bit more put together. We've also made sure that there are is mood lighting in our home. In Elise's room we have a really lovely bear night light that has a very soft light. This is perfect to keep on in the night time as Elise doesn't like sleeping in a pitch black room. You could also add a neon sign to the room to add a little bit more character.

I thought that I would add in a video of Elise's nursery. This will be changing soon as we're converting it to her toddler room. I will be making another video once we have made the transition so make sure you subscribe to my channel!


I'm definitely not an expert when it comes to decorating, but these are little things that we have done to make Elise's room nice and cosy for her. We try to keep her room quite light with the decorations and use pastel tones and white furniture, but as she gets older I'm sure that she will want to brighten up her room a bit. I'm sure that she would love some fun wallpaper or a wall mural and we may just have to let her!

SARAH HUGHES
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