Sam’s Nursery Room Reveal

Sam moved into his own room at six months. I had hoped this move would have helped his sleep at that time (it didn’t). It just helped me leave him longer to settle himself if anything and I needed that!

The decor was very much neutral as we didn’t know what we were having. The room was bare (our house is a self build) and the upstairs was empty until last year when we carpeted the spare room and landing. Although it’s perhaps not very practical we went for the same carpet in Sam’s room as it’s pretty neutral.

We went for one ‘statement’ wall in grey (surprise surprise!) and the rest we had spray painted white when we first moved in.

A bit like the rest of the house we were given a few second hand bits (never one to turn down a bit of furniture).

The bed in this room was from my mum and dads house. It actually has a bed below it so will be great for sleepovers when he is a bit older. It was a great addition in the first few weeks when Sam initially moved in and I spent a lot of time in here (probably making a rod for my own back!).

The bedding is from Foxford Woollen Mills Stripe Collection and is available in all sizes and can be found HERE.

The nappy changer we were given, I upcycled this (a few weeks before Sam was due) using Rust-Oleum Chalk Paint in Winter Grey. 


I then bought the insert from Mamas and Papas in their Black Friday sale last year, similar can be found below from £9.95.

The baskets were from Matalan last year but similar can be found below from only £5!

The framed rabbit illustration was only £15 from Dunelm Mill. They have a range of prints and this includes the frame, such a bargain!

The floating shelves are from Ikea. I have a bit of a Tractor theme going on which all ties in nicely with the custom print that Love Love Prints designed for his room.

I just sent Alan & Vicki Sam’s details, date of birth, name, weight etc and an idea of the colours in his room and the Tractor/sheep accessories theme. They sent over a few mock ups and I got to choose. The framed print arrived in a few days and I think really completes the room.

I have since ordered a print for another friends newborn. I think it’s such a good gift idea. They come in three sizes and have designs for new homes, wedding, engagement, births and general prints and quotes. They already have some custom designs on their Esty Page here and have 10% off using our discount code LOVE10OFF. They are closed for Christmas but you can browse their collection on their Facebook page HERE.

The frames on the floating shelves are DIY ones I made with Sophie Allport wrapping paper. I did a separate blog post on where I bought everything for that HERE.
The little hand print and footprint was another DIY piece I did using blank ink and card.

This frame below is another DIY one I showed on stories recently. It was just a wee frame from the pound shop again with some Sophie Allport wrapping paper for the backing.

The feltball garlands in grey, charcoal and white really finish off the shelves I think. These were gifted by the lovely Lucy from Stone and Co she has a huge range of colours and designs and lovely nursery items in her shop HERE.

You can also receive 20% Off using our discount code: SANDS20 plus there is free delivery on orders over £30.
The vintage John Deere tractors are actually Chris’s but he hasn’t noticed I pinched them from his office yet. These were bought from a shop local to us a few years ago called The Crafty Fox.

By the window and nappy changer we also have a wee reading corner and nursing corner. The chair is second hand my friend upcycled and gave us (originally from Ikea HERE).  I use it every night and we read a story and I give Sam his bottle before bed. It bounces so is much easier to rock him over.

The curtains in Sam’s room are from Blenheim Fabrics (Lisburn, Portadown and Newcastle if you are local). I loved this denim colour fabric and could not decide between the star or the stripe so got the heading in the stripe on a 3″ tape. I think it’s a nice subtle blue and hopefully the curtains will last him and not be too offensive or childish as he gets older. The curtain pole is a wooden slate grey pole again from Blenheim Fabrics. 

The little library of books is made using Ikea picture shelves. Sam loves pulling himself up and pulling all the books down! Forever picking them up but I do love this wee corner and he loves books which I want to encourage.

Over the cot we have hung some garland lights, these are from Lidil but a year ago. Similar below. The cot we were bought by my aunt and uncle. It’s called Hensvik and can be found HERE for only £60.

The mobile on the cot is one a friend bought us before Sam was born. I am all for gift list’s before a baby is due. All of the outfit gifts are lovely but it is nice to be able to ask close friends and family for bits from your wish list. Check out our previous blog post on the essential newborn wishlist and gift ideas HERE.

Our sheep mobile can be found below with similar neutral designs.

The shelf above Sam’s cot is also ikea. I chose grey to contrast with the white wall and well you all know I love grey! The felt mobile hanging here was a gift from my friend when Sam was born and I absolutely LOVE it. It is handmade locally by Claire from @twineandgrace you can find her Etsy shop Here.  The felt sheep were a gift and are available locally from St.Geroges market in Belfast.

The grey basket with stars beside his cot is from B&M bargains as is his lampshade.

On the wall above Sam’s ‘big boy bed’ The frames are from The Range. I want to get more though and make this into a picture wall I think. The larger wooden frame is from The Range. Sam’s footprints were his first piece of art from Nursery so I couldn’t help myself and had to frame them!

The wall chart for measuring Sam’s height was a gift when  he was born. Perfect for a future farmer. I have found similar below.

Currently we have this wee stool/bedside table here but I think I will look for something more substantial for here. This Emma Beidgewater VQ clock and radio we were gifted and Sam loves when I put the music on in his room. We have a discount code SISTERS20 for 20% Off.

The S hook on the back of the door was £2 from Dunelm which matches well with our door furniture.

The star print hanger on the back of the door was from an Instagram independent. I can’t remember who so if you know let me know and I will update this!!

I think there are still a few bits I would like to add to the room, especially on that picture wall. Sam loves it anyway, he likes to play in here for a change of scenery when I am putting his washing away etc.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this if you are decorating a nursery. I love room reveal blogs so hope you liked this one.

Tara x


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