A few weekends ago Alfie ad I set upon the task of turning our much-loved guest room into Aiden’s nursery. It was something that we always said that we would do when he turned 6-months old and one Sunday we packed away our guest bed and set about putting together our little man’s cotbed.
The advantages that we’ve found in waiting to decorate his nursery now is that we can inject some of his personality into it. Originally I thought that I wanted a traditional sleigh cot in a dark wood to run with a nautical theme that I had in mind. Now that he’s here, my nautical theme went straight out the window and I’ve discovered that muted tones with pops of colour and patterns are just perfect for Aiden’s chilled out but cheeky character and I just love it.
In place of the traditional cot that I had once imagined, we have a beautiful duck egg cotbed that will grow with Aiden as he gets bigger because it turns into a single bed and a sofa. I really like the fact that it will grow with him and it will be a feature in his room for years to come. There’s a sweet owl painted on the either side of the headboard too and I think the current woodland theme is adorable.
Not only is it gorgeous, it’s also very functional as it comes with a changer top and massive drawer underneath, which is perfect for storing my little ones mountain of clothes. Thankfully it was pretty straightforward to put together, well so I’ve been told, I just kind of held things in place whilst Alfie did all the hard work.
It’s been so much fun getting the nursery ready and it’s not complete yet as there is still much more I want to buy. We picked up some gorgeous bedding for the cot the other week and never set out to have a grey and yellow colour scheme, but we both liked the design on the comforter and ended up buying the rest of the range for ease and it goes well with the blue of the cotbed. Incidentally, the bedding range that we picked out revolves around stripes, stars and clouds which is what I had dreamed up a few months back, so it was meant to be. I’m a bit in love with the cloud mobile hanging above his cot.
Did you stick to your original ideas when it came to decorating you baby’s nursery or did you do something completely different?
Do you prefer traditional nursery furniture or something with a twist?
*COSATTO Owlet Storytime 3-in-1 Cotbed was provided for the purpose of a review, but all opinions are my own.