At two and a half years old, Harry is still in our bedroom, something which causes our friends and family great amusement. “You do realise he’s not a baby anymore?” my friends always tell me, “You can’t keep him in your room forever!” And whilst I am guilty of refusing to believe that he is no longer a baby, and with him being the last I have definitely held onto the baby days for as long as possible, the main reason he hasn’t moved into his own room yet is because we simply haven’t got round to decorating it! The last two and a half years have been so manic, so stressful, so impossibly hard, that we just haven’t found the time to do it, until now.
And given the fact that it has taken us this long to decorate in the first place, it’s safe to say that we probably won’t get round to re-decorating any time soon, so it was important for us that his bedroom was decorated in a way that can be adapted as he grows.
After some thought we settled on plain coloured walls and a neutral carpet, and decided to simply accessorise the room with as many space rockets as possible, something which Harry is very much obsessed with at the moment!
1. Stickerscape Blast off space rocket wall sticker.
Wall stickers are a great way to decorate a bedroom, brightening up a plain décor and even better, can be removed over time without damaging the paint work. This rocket ship wall sticker starts at just £16, comes in a choice of colours, with the option of personalisation to incorporate your child’s name or date of birth onto the rocket. Additional glow in the dark stars are available to continue the space theme across throughout the bedroom, and I know that Harry is going to love this!
2. Debenhams Blue Zoo Space bedding set.
Perfect for our little spaceman, this space print bedding set comes in the most gorgeous, bright colours and at £23 is a real bargain for the quality of the set.
3. Fair Trade Astronaut Book Ends.
Harry loves books and so these astronaut bookends are such a useful addition to his new room. At £19 they are a sturdy, heavy weight book end which means that unlike other bookends we have used previously, his books will actually stay on the shelf and not topple onto the floor!
4. Le Toy Van Space Rockets.
Sold individually, each rocket measures 16.5cm high and they are a real bargain at just £3.72. I am a huge fan of Le Toy Van, they produce such gorgeous, traditional wooden toys, that really do stand the test of time. I’m sure that these will look fabulous lined up on Harry’s shelves, although with his imagination, they will be blasting off in no time!
5. Aloka Sleepy Light.
As soon as I saw this Aloka Rocket Night Light I knew I had to have it! We have tried a whole host of night lights over the years but none anywhere near as good as this. With twelve different shades to choose from, the night light changes colour using the child friendly remote control, or simply choose the rainbow function to cycle through all twelve colours – what could be more perfect for our little rainbow?
There are so many amazing features to the light – four brightness levels, a timer that will turn off after one hour, a sleep function that allows the light to be left on all night on a low level that will not disturb your child’s sleep and a pure white light for older children who wish to read in bed without straining their eyes.
With Harry having been in our room for such a long time I am nervous about how he will feel when he wakes in the night and we are not there beside him, so a good night light was really important to me and at £39.95, available from KiddiesKingdom.com,this was a really good investment.
6. I love you to the moon and back
Measuring 8 x 10 this space themed wall art will look fantastic in Harry’s new room. “I love you to the moon and back” is a phrase that we use quite often, and at £13.51 it’s a really lovely addition to his room.
We are hoping to have Harry in his own room by the end of the month and I will be sure to share the end results with you all. I’m hopeful that Harry will love having his own space, even though I will miss waking to his snuffly little murmurs, and that his room will be out of this world.