So as it happens, we've only just gotten around to doing Andrew's bedroom. It isn't a terribly in-depth job - it just involves stripping back, plastering, painting, skirting boards and door trims and some carpet. That's pretty good by our standards (please see aforementioned beams). At least this room wasn't full of the dreaded artex (stucco) like so many others were. I'm pretty excited about decorating the baby's room as you can always have a bit more fun in a child's bedroom. We're sticking with a neutral wall colour, but I'm having fun picking out the little finishing touches like curtains and lampshades. We've gone with bright, light, yellow walls, and I'm thinking red for the little extras. Here are few ideas I found on Etsy which I hope to incorporate. Click on the picture to take you to the maker.
We're not spending loads of money buying new furniture,
but I hope to spruce up some existing cabinets with new handles.
I'm quite liking the idea of red chevrons.
More chevrons! On the curtains this time!
I love the idea of a chalk board on the wall, although I'm not convinced it won't encourage him to draw all over the walls. I did that loads as a kid! Hopefully having a framed one will make it obvious where he is supposed to stop. Never helped my parents though. My childhood speciality was painting radiators.
We'll need some pegs. I'll probably end up painting some wooden ones red,
but if I had infinite budget, how beautiful would this be?
And finally, some bunting, since I love a bit of bunting.
I've got plenty of ideas buzzing around my head now.
It remains to be seen what I actually end up doing!