Gosh, I can’t believe I haven’t done a blog post about Locky’s nursery! I realised this recently as I plan and decorate Cooper’s very, very late nursery design. If you’re new here we relocated across the world to Belgium when my second baby Cooper was on six weeks old and now that he’s eleven months old I’m finally starting to sort everything out for our home and the boys rooms.
I started searching for photos of Locky’s Whimsical Forest Creatures Nursery only to realise that the good quality photos I took of his room have somehow all gone missing! This makes me so sad because I loved his nursery so much. Massive sad face!
There’s something so special about your baby’s nursery. The room you spend so much time planning and dreaming up and then decorating and bringing to life ready for your little bundle of joy. I miss his nursery.
Locky was already born when I decorated his nursery. We built the townhouse where he had his nursery but didn’t move into it until he was three months old. While I was impatiently and very frustratedly waiting for the keys to our new home I started the planning process. I decided on a Whimsical Forest Creatures Nursery Theme because I didn’t want anything too masculine and I also wanted to keep the room very light and airy. Unfortunately I never finished decorating his room for a few reasons. First one was I wanted some items for the nursery that were quite expensive and at the time couldn’t afford it. By the time I could afford to get them my mind was occupied with the fact I was almost 3 months pregnant with my second child and had no idea how I was going to cope with two children only fifteen months apart. So as you can probably appreciate Locky’s nursery decorating was kind of forgotten and then a few other things happened and it just didn’t end up been completed. Such a shame but I was so in love with what I had created because it felt so sort and warm and inviting.
I had good intentions of putting some nice little illustrations above this chest of draws but never quite found the right ones for that area. I just kept cute little stuffed toys there and books. We love reading books so I enjoy displaying books in the kids rooms. I chose against having a lamp but instead chose small light blue hanging lanterns that are battery operated. They looked so pretty lit up and he loved looking at them at night during milk and story time.
Some of the soft toys here are very special. The soft bunny was the first ever item I purchased. I didn’t know the baby’s gender and I wanted to wait until the all clear three months stage before purchasing anything and I tell you what, I was itching to buy something for my baby. I felt I didn’t want to jinx myself… I was a crazy, paranoid pregnant lady so I was very cautious about everything. The large bear on the chair was handmade by one of Locky’s grandmothers. Ryan’s mum (my husband) is very talented at sewing and she made this big bear so Locky could have him as a rag doll style toy and could drag it all around. I actually don’t want him to ruin it so I don’t usually give it to him because I want to preserve such a special gift. Call me boring but hey, I hope he can pass it on to his kids one day without it looking like a piece of gross junk. It now sits in the boys playroom with other cute stuffed toys.
What made this nursery so special by far was all the beautiful wall decals I purchased from an Australian designer called Love Mae. Do yourself a favour and check them out. They have some GORGEOUS wall decals for children’s rooms and for around the home, plus some really pretty stationary items, wrapping paper and super cute kids dinnerware.
I purchased the Earthy Woodlands Theme decals which are all the cute little animals and the tree. You can get a neutral or girl version. I chose the neutral version.
I love anything clouds, rain and hot air balloons so I also purchased the Up, Up & Away Decals to go above his cot.
I kept the cot very plain due to all the sleep recommendations. I do the same with Cooper, I like to take extra precaution when it comes to the whole SIDS thing.
I love white furniture (can you tell?) so I decided on all white furniture. I’m glad I did this, I loved the fresh feeling I got every time I entered the room. I just seem to always be drawn to white furniture and homewares.
How pretty are the wall decals?! LOVE them! I could honestly cover my entire house in wall decals but my husband may not be too impressed.
This little ‘nook’ was designed as a little quiet reading area. Locky loved laying there watching all the little birds and creatures. He could lay or sit there for over half an hour just watching them all. I always kept a basket of books that I would rotate on the ground for us to read together. This was like this until he discovered how to eat his books and I had to remove them from him. Lets say the books in these photos are no longer looking so nice and half of them are torn and needing replacing. I never found the ‘perfect’ rug for the reading nook. But we would always lay little blankets, pillows or his sheep skin rug on the floor for reading time. Amazing how much time you have for these things with only one baby.
It was such a fun little area and I loved how the morning sun hit that spot and we would sit there and read our books and sing nursery rhymes most days. Those where the days, the days that he didn’t throw 300 tantrums in one hour or destroy everything in sight! The terrible two’s really are terrible… haha.
I purchased the 3 Sprouts mouse caddy and the mountain goat laundry hamper to go with the theme. The pops of yellow went perfectly with the colour palette I chose.
The photo below you can see some little christmas stars above his curtain and some little angels that hung from the curtain rod. My mum made these little angels and gave them to him for his nursery for his first Christmas. I like adding a few little Christmas decorations to the boys rooms during the festive season. I get way too excited over Christmas so to me it’s a must.
That’s the end of my little Whimsical Forest Creatures Nursery room tour. Apologies for the low quality images but unfortunately they’re the only ones I have.
What do you think of Locky’s nursery? What themes have you done for your kids nurseries and bedrooms? Do share! 🙂