If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or my YouTube channel, then you’ll know our little Henners has upgraded to his new toddler boy bedroom – and he’s done it in style! I have absolutely loved working on this project, it’s one of my favourite rooms in the house and it’s lovely for him to have his own bedroom now with lots of his toys and plenty of space to play in – as well as an upgrade to the toddler bed!
I blogged here designing a mood board for what I wanted to create him in his new toddler boy bedroom, and I am pretty happy with how it’s turned out – as is he (luckily!)
Whilst on our travels around America we have collected lots of superhero inspired memorabilia from different states and each piece is a special memory for us, so it’s lovely to have these up in Henry’s room, particularly the actual comics from each of our month and year of birth tracked down in America’s iconic comic book shops.
The basic style of the room, was a stars and stripes theme – enabling easy change-up of theme if he wants to change it. I wanted to add pops of colour and with Stuart’s influence of incorporating superheroes it felt like the obvious choice for our little superhero in training.
I searched high and low for a wallpaper to suit the vision I had in my head and although I couldn’t actually find what I wanted, I’m happy with how this Homebase wallpaper has worked out. I coloured matched the paint for the remaining 3 walls and went with a dark wood floor – (wipe clean!) finishing off with a striped Ikea rug – a bargain at just £9!! Curtains and black out blind from Dunlem.
How cute are these “Tutti Frutti” lights from The Little Life?! I could spend a ages looking at everything on their website, there’s so many lovely things available and I will definitely be revisiting when it comes to re-designing the nursery for George.
I love these Batman decals from Sweet Sienna Prints – available on Etsy for only £15. As soon as I saw them I knew they would make a perfect final touch for this wall. They were super easy to fit and can be taken down and moved around without marking the walls.
The Superhero In Training letter banner was also from The Little Life which is reusable and comes with heaps of letters so you can make up lots of different creations and a total bargain at just £10!
The good old Kallax unit from Ikea – a staple in most family homes due to being an incredible storage solution with interchangeable boxes to suit any theme. Plus they hide all manner of sins! Currently very organised by activity (puzzles, paints, trains & cars etc) I have no doubt as Henry gets bigger these will be all over the place – but no one need know once they are closed!
The selection of LED star lights are from Home Bargains and the little gnome & friends are also from Ikea!
Henry absolutely loves books and especially choosing a bedtime story. His favourites are the Gruffalo and Room On The Broom – both of which he knows off by heart and once he’s put to bed can be heard reciting to himself with all the different voices – cute!!
The bunting is homemade; crafted whilst in labour no less might I add! Yup, day 1 of contractions was spent frustratedly trying to muddle together each painstakingly cut out flag (don’t look too close, I did a terrible job of it!)
Another Ikea purchase, this 5 drawer solid chest has plenty of room for his growing clothing collection! The middle print is a canvas from Next which was the first thing I bought for the room, while I was still pregnant! Flanked by 2 more comic books which are Henry’s birthday print and my own from November ’83 and hanging in good old Ikea Ribba frames.
I found this cool LED Hulk nightlight from Wicked Uncle and Henry is really fascinated by it! They have so many alternative presents on there, it’s perfect for finding gifts for all ages of children I will definitely be checking them out again for Christmas presents!
So there we have it!! You can watch the room tour VIDEO on my YouTube channel!