Poppy’s bedroom started out with this navy spotted wallpaper and dark painted cupboard doors. So we had the painter strip the wallpaper, which was an expensive and time consuming process. I think we would have been better just re-papering over it, because it was a huge hassle stripping it off, then they had to replaster a lot of places because there were big chunks missing and it was uneven. Lesson learned.
Once the cupboard doors were painted white it made a huge difference too. The room faces east so it gets plenty of lovely morning sunshine and then is protected from the westerly sun in the afternoon, but the light walls keep the room bright all day.
When I was 8 mths pregnant and trying to get the room finished before having the baby (yeah, right!) I decided the room needed a lift, and having been inspired by lots of DIYers on blogs who painted their own stripes, I thought I could save on the expense of wallpaper and do it myself. I found a pretty Taubmans pink which was like a pale shell pink which I matched to the softest pink in the fabric.
My husband went away for a week, and I got busy with the blue tape and paint brush. I thought I would just do one feature wall behind the bed, but it really needed the whole room done, and made such a difference.
These gorgeous prints I bought recently from Kerri at Driftwood Interiors. She has a store on Etsy and on Down That Little Lane (a fabulous online store selling beautiful, bespoke homewares), where you can buy her beautiful prints. I thought the colours in these interiors paintings were perfect for the room, and again not too childish or twee. I think it’s really hard to find nice artwork for kids’ bedrooms, that isn’t too themey or obvious.
There you have it. Hopefully it was worth the wait! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.