Monday, March 30, 2015

Pink, grey and white nursery theme... with a heap of cushions for good measure (because I'm addicted to buying cute cushions)

So bub is 20 months old and I've just finished her room. Well actually, technically its not 100% finished because I'm waiting on some photos to arrive to fill her collage photo frame. But other than that we've finally got around to finishing her nursery, almost 2 years after she was born, better late than never right? Although I'm not sure I'd still call it a nursery because she's definitely a little girl now and not a baby any more, even though she still sleeps in a cot {thankgod - I'm so not ready for the bedtime shenanigans a toddler bed will bring}.

The main reason why it took so long was because I was so indecisive. Shock horror there, not. Before I had her I had the nursery all planned out, I even got it mock ready for a pregnancy photo shoot at 25 weeks with only a weeks notice. Not bad hey {and yes I hear you saying well if you can do that in a week why has it taken 20 months....}. I say mock ready because I basically borrowed everything in the room from a friend and once I gave it back I was back to a bare boned room again. 


And then I got bigger and lazier and tired, and a dislocated pelvis and well then I had a baby so all my spare time went fair and square out the window. As it does. Newborns have an uncanny ability to siphon all energy out of you.

I also was dead set on a Winnie the Pooh theme for her nursery before she was born. I loved Winnie the Pooh as a child so I was adamant my child would too. I even had a Winnie the Pooh themed baby shower {thrown by the same lovely friend who allowed me to steal all her daughters stuff to use as props}. The problem I found was that unless I was willing to pay a ridiculous amount of money to order "girl Winnie the Pooh" nursery sets from America, there really were only typical boy options available here - lots of blues and greens. I would've thought there'd be lots of yellow versions, but apparently not. So I kind of changed the nursery theme to pink + Winnie the Pooh bits and bobs thrown in.

Then life got in the way and she slept in our room until she was nine months, so I kind of forgot about the whole needing to finish the nursery situation...

During the first twelve months as she was starting to develop and show her personality more and more it became glaringly obvious that she had a natural love of owls. It all started with Giggle and Hoot. It was the first show that she actually stopped and paid attention to on the ABC and she used to point at Hoot and Hootabelle non stop. Her face would light up the entire time Giggle and Hoot was on and then after she'd go back to ignoring the tv and playing with toys. Then she started pointing out owls whenever we saw them - in books, on tv, toys and even on clothes in shops. It soon became clear her nursery needed to revolve around owls and not Winnie the Pooh {at first I was sad, but now I've very much embraced the owl love}.

So her room is now a pink, grey and white theme with owls thrown in here and there for good measure. And incase the title didn't give you a hint, I'm somewhat obsessed with buying cute cushions for her room. I apologise that some of the photos are a little grainy because her room doesn't have the best light {which is great for her sleeping, but not good for taking photos}.


Letters - Spotlight | Cloud pillow - Mama & Cub | Owl & Watermelon cushions - Cotton On Kids

Rocking horse - Kmart

Print - Kmart

Clock - Target | Figurine - Willow Tree | Cloud light - Cotton On Kids | Basket - Ikea

Cloud light - Cotton On Kids

Love word - Masters | Litecup | Hootabelle - ABC Shop | Ice cream light - Myer

Shadow box - Typo

Teepee - Kmart | Shelves - Ikea | Love sign - Cotton On Kids



Cloud cushion - Target | Heart cushion - Kmart

Owl night light - Pretty Little Closest


Did you do a theme for your kids nursery/room? 

Toni x

22 comments:

  1. I love it Toni and that owl light is absolutely gorgeous. Where did you get that one?

    I did a Winnie the Pooh cross-stitch for Matilda so I definitely get your Winnie the Pooh love. Despite living in this place for 18 months now we still haven't put up the pink canopies we bought for each of our daughter's beds. I predict Nathan will finally put them up when the girls are ready to leave home...!

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    1. Haha Trent only just put up all the artwork for me in the last few days!

      I got the owl nightlight from Pretty Little Closet {I did a MMH review of them here}, his name's Charlie lol even though he's pink in the photo. Mum actually got us a matching owl mobile that has 3 led lights the same as him so we call them Charlie's babies {not sure where she got the mobile from though, think it was one of those home party planning type things}.

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  2. What a great room! I am very jealous of the style. I want to get my boys' room in to some sort of theme, but I'm just not sure which one!

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    1. Yea that was my problem, too indecisive! That's why I ended up using the colours as more of a theme and then finding bits and bobs that fitted with the colours. I also kept the walls neutral so I can change it pretty easy later.

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  3. Well the wait was worth it.. the room looks great. I want that OWL, where is it from?

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  4. Bub's room is absolutely gorgeous! I didn't have a theme for D's room and even now that he is older the them tends to be more bombsite than room lol!

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    1. Her theme before was half baby room/half storage room lol

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  5. You've done a great job, Toni. We have the cloud light and piglet too :)

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    1. I'm in love with the cloud light. Every time I went to buy it they were sold out so I'm glad I finally got one.

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  6. I think it's adorable! I didn't realise Cotton On Kids does more than just kids clothing ... our nursery (which we used for both our boy and girl) was mint green and white, with a wallpaper border (and theme) of teddies.

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    1. Oh yes Cotton On Kids have kids room which is all bedding and decorator items, its one of my favourite places to get stuff for her {as you can probably tell}.

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  7. So lovely. Dora has an owl theme bedroom. Moo is still in with us but I can't wait to design something nice for her when she makes the big move. Love your colours :)

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    1. I so wanted to get a tree & owl decal for her room too but its so tiny I think it'd be too much so we have a little less owls than originally planned, but I do love the colour theme. It's so exciting buying all the stuff and planning the rooms :)

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  8. Very cute and I am sure the room will grow and change with her. Love the teepee.

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    1. I'm loving the teepee too! I wish I had one as a kid.

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  9. That tepee is the cutest. I need to have a GOOD look around Kmart! I've seen some great stuff coming from there on social media.
    Just a heads up, my three year old in her big bed goes to sleep better than my five year old who needs the most convincing to GTFTS!

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    1. Oh god don't tell me it gets worse the older they get! Kmart is the bomb dot com, but every time I go in there I come out with bags of stuff {but I totally need all of it}.

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  10. How gorgeous!!! I love the colour scheme of grey, pink and white! and owls are gorgeous!
    I know you know I don't have children so no colour scheme here but I have a secret board on Pinterest with lots of ideas on it should the day ever come! (shhh don't tell anyone! lol)

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    1. Haha that's an awesome idea Zita! Pinterest is so good.

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  11. What a sweet room Toni! Glad it's finished!

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