We have a two bedroom flat, but we use our second bedroom as an office so we’ve decided that our little one is going to be sleeping in a corner of our room for the first year-ish. I think it’s recommended to keep them with you for at least the first 6 months anyway, so I’m hoping that this isn’t a crazy decision. Fortunately, our bedroom is a pretty decent size, and I think we should be able to comfortably fit him in without too much shifting around. I think we’ll take down our copper clothing rack and set him up in that area.
Just because he’s sharing with us doesn’t mean I don’t want him to have his own little style, so I’ve been digging around to find a look that I like for him that will also work in our room. I love the look of the rooms above, and I instantly fell in love with a blanket covered in trees, so I’ve decided to go for a slight forest theme.
I’ve purchased most of this already, but I’m still in the planning stages to complete the look. I’d like to get a bit more colour going, but it’s tricky because it’s recommended that you don’t put any pillows in with baby for a while. I’m thinking the best way to inject more colour will be to hang something interesting next to the print. I was thinking that a paper mache animal head from The Stealthy Rabbit could be nice, but my husband thinks that could be scary for the baby. I’d like something a little more 3-dimensional, so I’ll have to hunt around to see what I can come up with.
For now I think it’s a solid start. it takes into account little things that I think will help keep me organised and save space. I hate using drawers, which is why I opted for a bookcase to store clothes, toiletries, etc. I also don’t think it’s necessary for us to take up space with a changing table, so I’ve gone for a cot-top changer that I can tuck away when it’s out of use. I probably wont start setting things up until Aug/Sept, but I’ll keep you posted as the look develops!