I think that I have a very mature 6 year old. Not in one of those ‘my boy is so talented’ mother ways. He just is, he chooses to sit and do maths over playing with toys. Its very endearing but not what I expected having a 6 year old to be like. Anyway this gave me the slightly unusual task of finding a way to decorate his room that reflected his personality. I also, as with all of my house, wanted it be be in keeping with the style that I love. I have this motto that I only buy things that I would happily have in any room. It means that there is always going to be a Minion ban. Unless Graham & Green come up with a way of making them cool that is. It also gives me the freedom of moving things from room to room which I often do.
I stumbled upon this Badger bedding by Anorak and it all started from there really. A badger’s den, a gentleman’s den and so a theme was born. Loosely speaking. I started searching badgers and found this animal head wall decoration from Sew Heart Felt. It had a little green bow on it which I removed as I felt it clashed with the bedding and now I love its simplicity. It won’t take a genius to see my train of thought from the wall decoration to this Bowler hat light. It is such a statement light and I’m in complete awe of it.
Harbor used to have a tiny white wardrobe from when he was little but it just didn’t sit right in the room as we have no straight lines in this house! So I replaced it with these drawers that I found on eBay. Which I kinda want to steal and put in the dining room but I’m resisting the urge as they look so sweet in here. As Harbor loves reading I indulged a little bit and found this amazing chair in Homesense. I love the idea of him having a place to do things. A place to read in this chair and a place for his drawing on his desk.
This Milan hanging rail from Tutti Bambini is being used as a little dress up station while we are in the summer holidays. However I intend to make this for his next days school uniform once he is back to school as I always hang it out for him overnight. This little rail is perfect for small spaces and its a lovely child friendly height too.
If you have been following me on Instagram for a while then you will know I have been struggling to source blinds for this room. All our windows are slightly odd shapes and after trying to work out whether some larger companies actually do velcro back blinds I contacted The old Goose House through Instagram. Jo came to my house and measured and made these pom pom blinds for me. A bespoke service that actually worked out cheaper than blinds2go and other big companies.
I saw this penguin framed print on Made.com but felt it was too expensive. Thankfully eBay had the same one for half the price!
Harbor has seen the room come together slowly over the last few weeks. I would have loved for him to go away and do a 60 minute makeover style reveal to him but that just isn’t real life is it. He absolutely loves his new space and keeps grabbing and hugging me to say thank you. Although he would have been happy with anything as he is so easy going, I do feel that this room suits him and will grow with him too.
Where Is it All From
Bedding by Anorak
Bowler Hat Light by Mr J designs
Red Throw on Bed by Made.com
Bedside table Ebay and painted in Annie Sloan Paris Grey
Peg Board by Lakeland
‘Harbor’ bunting by Not On The High Street
Reading Chair by Homesense
Milan hanging rail by Tutti Bamini
‘OH’ letters by The Modern Nursery
Penguin print eBay
Badger Wall decoration and rug by Sew Heart Felt
Tin Car by The White Company
Let me know what you think!