I was asked to collaborate on a post about children’s rooms and it seemed a fun and unemotive place to start to explore some interiors ideas for the Alexander Residence, now that we are absolutely, definitely, completely not moving (I am too emotionally exhausted by the whole saga to manage more than a Charlie and Lolaesque statement on the matter today, more may follow). Mr A suggested I got over my grumps at not moving by thinking about what to do to the house.
Hanging out with local bloggers who blog about interiors, like Jen at Love Chic Living, and Amanda at The Ana Mum Diary has really inspired me, Whilst I can’t get as excited about cushions as they can, I do want my house to feel like a lovely home.
Mr G’s bedroom makeover
It’s tough being the youngest, by the time you’ve arrived the best bedroom has been snapped up and your parents have exhausted all their DIY energies. Mr G has completely outgrown his ‘baby’ room, he has even started taking down the bear and animal pictures and bringing them to me to give to his baby cousin. His room is becoming a huge fail on our part.
In our defence, it isn’t like we didn’t attempt storage solutions, they just don’t seem to work for us like they do in Ikea catalogues?
And the carpet in this room is especially thick, although not particularly soft under foot:
Okay…you’ve gone quiet, I have to start somewhere right? Well the room is small, and the windows are unusually high.
He is 4, and because he is pretty agile I think he is old enough for a cabin bed. I love the idea of him having more space on the ground and being able to actually see the pretty impressive view over Nottingham and our garden. One of my earliest memories is of staring out the skylight with my mum at the stars, I’d love him to be able to do that. He is really jealous of his sister’s desk too, so it seems like a perfect solution to so many issues.
This one seems pretty good value at £200. Plus a mattress.
Then I think I need to reduce what he has in his room by half, get him some new wall stickers, quickly place them over the current wall art before he learns to sign his own ‘tag’, and teach him to tidy up. This interior design stuff is sooooo easy.