As you do for a first child, my husband and I had fun decorating our daughter’s nursery before she was born. As it turns out, it was a waste of time as she’s never slept in there. Not once. Nor do we play in there. Actually all we really use it for is to store her clothes in the chest of drawers. We’ve even moved her cot out into our room (not that we use that either). I can tell you, our second child will not be having a nursery!
I still love the room and so decided to take on Mumzilla’s challenge and tell you about some of my favourite things. If it won’t be used in real life I may as well show it off here instead!
So, without further ado, here are 5 of my favourite things in my daughter’s never-before-used nursery.
This wall is my favourite feature of the room. Turns out that I love it more than the polka-dot wall which took about one hundred times as long to create. (Seriously, who knew there was so much maths involved in decorating a room! My husband is a painter and decorator, but I take full credit for that wall! It’s all in the planning!)
The picture in the middle frame is actually a card I received from a friend after Lilly was born. I loved the words so decided to frame it.
The other images are free printables that I downloaded from Pinterest. The antlers are a Christmas decoration that I spray-painted gold to match the theme. My plan was to use them as a headband holder like this:
… but it turns out I don’t like headbands on babies.
I love the wall because it’s simple, but elegant. I didn’t want anything too babyish and I think this will grow with Lilly.
My Grandma started knitting as soon as she found out I was pregnant. She didn’t know the sex so started with gender-neutral colours. By the time Lilly was born she had knitted half a suitcase full of jumpers, cardigans and blankets. She brought them over when she visited from the UK. She also carried on knitting when she got home and we’d have regular deliveries of special knitted goods. I didn’t buy a single jumper for Lilly during her first winter and probably won’t need to next year either!
There are a lot of cardigans here, but they were made with so much love. My Grandma sent a little handwritten note with each one that she posted. “Getting bigger.” “Won’t be long till this one fits.”
I don’t like ‘stuff’, but I will keep the cardigans and I have kept the notes. My Grandma has SO much love for Lilly and I want to make sure Lilly knows that when she is older.
If you know me, you know I don’t like soft toys. I
banned politely asked my friends and family not to buy soft toys for Lilly. There are a few exceptions to this rule and these are one of them. These were all made for Lilly by my best friend’s nan. She also made us a white version as a wedding gift, so we have a little collection which is growing as our family grows. I love them because they were made with love and care, especially for Lilly. These are so much more special than a shop-bought soft toy.
Not only does she look good, I’m sure she’ll provide some entertainment for Lilly when she is bigger.
I bought this from Love Letters By Tillie. I can picture it hanging on Lilly’s door (
when she eventually if she ever moves into her own room). I just think it is adorable. I want her sister to have a matching one (If she has one. Let’s hope).
Thanks for the challenge, Sarah. It was fun! I might pick another room and go again!