Decorating a travel themed child’s bedroom
One of my favourite rooms in our whole house to decorate has been George’s room. It made me weirdly sad that I wasn’t able to decorate a nursery while I was pregnant as we were living with my parents while we renovated our own house. I guess it was that nesting instinct kicking in but I had nowhere to direct those nesting instincts.
Now that it’s done, I’m actually glad I had to wait. I would have chosen cute, neutral and babyish decor and already George seems like he’d be too old for that. He’s nearly 10 months and is quickly starting to feel more like a little boy than a baby.
Before I begin, here’s a little remind of what George’s room looked like this time last year!
The window to the left is George’s room and to the right is the bathroom
George was 6 months old by the time we moved into our new house so we went straight for a little boy’s travel themed bedroom.
The star of the show is obviously this wallpaper from Murals Wallpaper. Isn’t it amazing!? It’s the Explorer Kids World Map Mural and I’m not sure who loves it more, us or George.
The furniture is all Mammas and Pappas but I found this set secondhand from eBay.
This part of the room is a bit of a random shape because there was originally an airing cupboard here. My dad created this space the perfect size for a child’s bed by stealing a bit of space from the staircase – one of the perks of knocking all your walls down before you move in! As soon as George is big enough for ‘a big boy bed’ my dad will make one with draws beneath it to fit in this space. Very clever!
This photo was displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in London on Father’s Day. It was an awesome project by Photobox and Sam and I were both so proud to have been involved. This photo now takes pride of place in George’s room.
We’ve had this gorgeous sheepskin rug since George was born and it’s so soft and fluffy – I think every baby bedroom needs one of these! It was lovely when he was rolling and learning to crawl and it also makes a nice backdrop for photos. It’s the Baby Sheepskin from SnugRugs.
My mum made this blind using material we found at Abakahn.
Ideas for a travel themed kid’s bedroom
My next plan is to create a mini gallery on the wall above George’s cot. I found these 30 free printables on Little Gold Pixels so I’d just need to get some cheap frames from somewhere like Ikea or the supermarket. There are also loads of cheap printables on Etsy such as this one.