Monday, February 1, 2010
Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dogs' tails
Many months after first realising that I needed to turn my son's lilac nursery into something more appropriate for his needs, I am still ploughing through metres of fabric for the curtains, and thinking about how best to fix the room.
There are many rooms out there which look like this:
But to me these rooms lack a little personality. Of course, children need lots of storage, which is partly why these rooms always have so much joinery. Oh and need I mention that it makes things very very expensive?
Whilst my son's possessions in no way amount to this:
He does have quite a lot of blue and brown cars and building blocks left on the floor at the end of the day.
It is also a small room, and I am thinking about how to maximise the floor space, rather than shoving a whole lot of cupboards and drawers onto that space.
Anyway, I am finding myself less attracted to the matchy-matchy style, and much more to a hodge podge of things thrown together in an oh so casual way:
And my dream room (if I lived in a warehouse) is this one, complete with around the wall train:
It is always an issue to change a plan half way through, and I have already done curtains and chair cover in slightly matching colours. I will now have to work on the rest of the room, including managing the challenge of storage without joinery.
(Images (1)(4)(5)(6) Cookie, (2)(3) Designing (7) Oh Dee Doh (8) (9) Jan Eleni)