Hello, and happy Sunday! After a mini post-Britmums blogging break to gather my thoughts and re-group, I feel re-energised, full of ideas, and ready to crack on with this little space of mine. A while ago I did a ‘Bedroom Tour’ post of Freddie’s room , so thought having done this I would do one for Sasha!
Sasha’ bedroom is the smallest room in the house by far, so we’ve really had to work at maximising space, especially since we probably won’t be moving, or having a loft-conversion done for a few years. I wanted to make the room bright, and relatively clutter-free to give the illusion of space, which meant investing in some decent storage. Sasha is lucky as she shares lots of toys with Freddie, and he has lots of them stored in his room, what with it being bigger, which frees up space here.
The look I was aiming for was pretty and girly without being overly sickly-pink. Don’t me wrong, I love me a bit of pink, but I personally hate rooms where it’s covered from head-to-toe in the colour! She has plenty of pink toys and accessories, so I kept most of the room fairly neutral, with white furniture and beige/white polka dot wallpaper, and a splash of other colours i.e. the bright blue storage boxes.
So here we go, come and have a look around! I have linked where possible to where items of note where bought.
^^^The personalised door plate was bought from ‘Not on The High Street’ and was made by a company called ‘Brambleberries’. Their signs are all hand-painted, and you can choose which colour and design you’d like to go with your chosen name.
^^^Above Sasha’s cot are some fabric letters, similar to the ones F has in his room. These are also from ‘Not on the High Street’ and are by a company called ‘BabyFace’.
^^^Sasha is still in a cot at the moment, although we are planning to get her a toddler bed this month. I am a lot more nervous about putting her in a bed than I was with Freddie, as I have a feeling that if she doesn’t want to stay put, she will be out of it like a shot! Freddie was very good at the transition, and was in his bed by the age Sasha is now, but I have a feeling this little madam might be a whole different kettle of fish and I’m reluctant to unleash the mini-beast just yet! The bedding is from Ikea, and I love the fact that it’s girly, yet the woodland print is a bit different from other usual themes aimed at little girls. The bedding and duvet will also work with any bed we do buy, which is great as will save us a bit of money. I think we’re going to buy THIS bed, also from Ikea.
^^^ Next to the cot on the chair is this rather cheerful family of owls…
^^^We bought some Ikea Expedit storage to house some of Sasha’s toys, and it’s also worked as changing table previously too. The boxes are easily accessible for her, and house her zoo, musical instruments, Duplo, MegaBloks and Ark among other things.
^^^Above the storage unit are some lovely pictures and accessories. I LOVE this ‘This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef’ print by Tinker Tailor. I met the owner/designer, Lydia, at a wedding, and she kindly sent me one of her fabulous, nursery rhyme-inspired prints. She’s a lawyer by day and an amazing designer on the side- one seriously talented woman!
^^^I bought the Babycham deer for £3 at a house-clearance warehouse whilst looking for stock for my business. They normally sell for a lot more on Ebay, and I’d wanted one for ages, so I was really chuffed to get it for that price! The cute-as vintage piggy bank and gorgeous personalised Christening picture were presents from my brother-in-law and his girlfriend- Marium, you have excellent taste! 😉
^^^Sasha’s wardrobe is in an alcove next to the bedroom door and facing the window. The top of it is used as storage for what feels like a million cuddly toys, plus her bigger HappyLand sets.
^^^Like Freddie, she too has one of these personalised hanging decorations on her wardrobe door from Housley & Co, also from ‘Not on the High Street’. I really can’t get enough of that shop, I’m such a sucker!
^^^This bedroom is north-facing, which means it gets all the glorious morning light. Lovely in many respects, but means that this is a room that DEFINITELY needs black-out blinds to stop ungodly 4am wake ups in the summer! Like F’s room we chose simple silver blinds that don’t dominate the room. The window is accessorised with a pretty ‘Sweet Dreams’ fabric banner (a present from friends of ours down in Dorset), a Hello Kitty soft toy, and a bunny night light, which was a bargain £4.95 from ‘Handpicked’!
^^^On the tall, skinny bookshelf are a selection of her favourite books, plus a few classics- Alice in Wonderland and Beatrix Potter anyone?!
^^^The wallpaper was a from an Ebay store and was about £6 a roll, which was a bargain, although annoyingly I can’t find the store, or any of the details.
^^^When we moved in there was no carpet in this room, and the boards were already sanded down, so we decided to paint the boards white like in Freddie’s bedroom. Again, we might not keep them like this forever, and will possibly add carpet, mainly due to practicality, but for now I’m enjoying how they look!
^^^Lastly the bunting was from Freddie’s nursery in our old flat, so we decided to recycle it and use it in Sasha’s room. Again, I can’t remember where it was from exactly, but I have a feeling it might be M&S?
So there you go, a little space for our little lady! What do think? Do you have a space in your home you want to share?
Oh, this room is gorgeous! 🙂 What a lucky little girl Sasha is! x
Thank you so much! Glad you like it 🙂
What a fantastic room. Perfect for a small space.
Thank you Emma! I think this was the best we could do with a tiny area to work with x
Wow! It looks beautiful. Love how fresh and clean it looks but still with bits of colour. I’m planning a bedroom makeover – I might get those Ikea drawers!
Thanks Alison! If you like the Ikea storage get yee to Croydon Ikea quickly- I heard a rumour that they’re soon going to discontinue Expedit after donkey’s years. Hoping it will be a design classic!
SO CUTE! And so much like my girls room!!!! I love fawns, and ikea furniture and the letters. Seriously it is so similar. Alas. Now as my girl is growing up more and more Disney Princess tat is being shoved in. Grrrrr xxx
Aaargh, I am not looking forward to the Disney princess tat, although I do love a bit of Disney in general! I figure that this is the only time i’ll get to have full control over how the whole house looks, including their bedrooms. It won’t last long!
Lovely room. I have made absolutely no effort with my children’s bedroom whatsoever, but after reading this I am getting a hankering for some decent toy storage! Just been having a gander through your blog, we must live quite close as we are south east London / Kent borders too in good old South Norwood.
Thank you so much! If you’re in South Norwood, get thee to Croydon Ikea! 😉 We’re quite near you, Beckenham way!
What a lovely little room, so clean and bright, I love having little retro finds in kids rooms, it makes them feel so special xx
Aah thank you so much! We’re having an extension done later this year, so she will be moving into our room then and I can scratch my decorating itch once more! x
Just having a bit of an interiors-perve on your blog while pinned under a 22 month old! I love this room. I like an all-white aesthetic! I have never managed to get great photos of Gwenn’s room because of the window, but you clearly have WAY better camera skills then me because in these pics the light is flooding in. Whenever I try the window is bright and the rest of the room comes out black. Any tips?! Also, Sasha was christened the day after Gwenn was born! How cute 🙂 x
Her room is stunning! One lucky girl!!
Aah, thank you so much!
Love the room!!! Do you have another link for the girl who made the little piggy picture? I cannot seem to open it 🙁
Absolutely lovely! May I ask the dimensions of the room?? Thank you very much