Last month I wrote this post, sharing my ideas and inspirations as we started to get Florence’s nursery ready for her transition from SnuzPod to her very own cot, in her very own room (cue a few mummy tears!). Florence has now been sleeping in her nursery for nearly 8 weeks, and has settled in remarkably well, so I thought it was time to share with you some snippets from her room and a few little pieces that have made this room a really special space for our little girl. Most things we have ordered or have been kindly gifted but other items were presents so I might not know exactly where they came from but hopefully they might give you some inspirations if you are currently decorating your little one’s room.
Firstly I ordered her a personalised storage bag to house all her blankets and towels in from My 1st Years. I also couldn’t resist the pink ballerina rag doll as well which I hope she will enjoy playing with as she grows up. The pink blanket is from Joolz and will be perfect to snuggle Florence up in as the weather starts to get a bit chillier. The hanging heart and little wooden blocks were both presents from my lovely friends so I am not entirely sure where they came from but I love the fact they add a really personal touch to Florence’s room and will be treasured as keepsakes as she grows up. The fluffy sheepskin rug is from Dunelm and feels beautifully soft underfoot.
On Florence’s side table we chose this lovely owl lamp to illuminate her room and also have the Gro Egg next to this which is one of my favourite gadgets. It displays the temperature of the room, glowing red, orange, yellow or blue to show if it is too hot, tool cold or just right, and then this helps you dress your baby accordingly. The soft glow also acts as a gentle night light and you can customise your egg with cute little animal shells as well – we went for Orla the Owl, obviously.
The Peter Rabbit money box was a newborn present for Florence and every now and again we pop some money in there for her, so she can enjoy opening that when she’s older. We hung a mint green paper lantern from the ceiling to add a splash of colour above her cot. This lantern was one of the ones we used for our wedding to decorate our marquee and just came from eBay. I like the fact we have been able to reuse them in our baby’s room. Her pretty little wooden chair was a gift from our friends who beautifully painted and personalised it for Florence. Her fluffy grey bunny is from Jellycat and was one of the first things we bought for our baby after we found out I was pregnant.
I was really keen to hang some prints on the walls and both Rob and I grew up reading and loving Winnie the Pooh so it seemed like a nice touch to add some prints from the books in her nursery. I found these pictures on eBay and absolutely love the quotes and illustrations. I always read them to Florence when we are in her room.
Florence’s changing table is from Mothercare and is lovely, but was an absolute nightmare to put together. I loathe self-assembly furniture! But it fits beautifully in her room and is very sturdy and functional. Her changing mat is from MyBabiie and the white wicker baskets, which house all her nappies and creams, were from Homebase I believe. More Jellycat toys adorn her chest of drawers and we have used one of our personalised wooden crates from our wedding to put them in and add some more colour to the room.
The beautiful ‘Florence’ cushion was a gift and is one of my favourite items in her cot. The cloud cushion was from Ikea an the grey star cushion was from Mothercare. (We of course move all the cushions and toys away when she is sleeping in her cot). Her mattress sheet is also from Mothercare. Mr Whisbear sits on the side of Florence’s cot, watching over her and shushing her to sleep with his humming white noise. It is a great little device as if she stirs and makes a noise, it kicks in and starts playing the white noise again to try and soothe her back to sleep. Clever thing! Ever since Florence was a little tiny baby, a few weeks old, she has slept in her Sleepyhead and I genuinely believe it has aided her sleep so much. She feels cocooned, comfortable and secure and it really helped the transition for her from SnuzPod to cot. We shall definitely be upgrading it to the Grand one in a few months time.
To finish off Florence’s bedtime routine, I just love to pop her in her Grobag to avoid having any blankets in her cot and to keep her snug and safe all night long. They come in such a pretty array of designs and colours and have different togs to suit all temperatures.
And finally, the pièce de résistance of Florence’s room, is her gorgeous cot from Boori – the Provence Convertible Plus. Boori do such an exquisite range of nursery furniture and accessories I literally fell in love with everything from their site. This cot is so beautiful and elegant, sometimes I just stand at the door of Florence’s nursery and admire it! The best bit of all is that it converts from a cot to a toddler bed so it will last Florence years and years!
I hope you have enjoyed a little glimpse into little Florrie’s room and hope it may have given you some ideas or inspirations of your own. I would love to know which pieces you particularly like and if it has inspired you to purchase anything similar.
*this post contains samples gifted for review purposes