As much as I love co sleeping with Amelia she is reaching the stage where she wants her own room at times. Somewhere to stomp off to in a huff as ‘threenagers’ do, somewhere to set up as her own little place so she can go in there to play with her own toys and just chill out.
Mummys bedroom doubles as an office so its not exactly the best place to get out all the toys and there are some nights where she has asked for her own bed. I feel that now might be the time to make the move to get Amelias bedroom ready for her to make that inevitable shift into her Big Girls Room!
If you follow me regularly you will know Amelia isn’t the typical girly girl that I am use to with Evie, who loves everything pink and glitter and unicorn! Amelia is more a car, dirt and mess kind of girl so I know her bedroom is going to be a complete contrast to Evies Unicorn heaven.
We both love the idea of having one focal wall covered with a childrens mural that will feature something she loves and the rest of the walls will be quite neutral so that we can hang pictures and drawings she creates. She is a huge art fan so she will love having her own work on the walls – I may even create a wipe clean section of wall where she can paint direct and also a chalkboard and drawing section too!
We have found some great murals on Wallsauce which includes a colourful cars one which has cartoon type animals driving towards us in brightly coloured cars with a building skyline in the background! This would be great for her love of cars and mean that we could paint her wardrobe etc with bright colours to match, making them stand out against the neutral walls yet tie in with the feature wall. Amelia keeps asking for one of those road style carpets so it all seems to be falling into place and inline with what she wants from her own room. She may only be 3 but she is headstrong and I would rather encourage her to go with what she wants than do something I know she will not absolutely love!
Having had nothing but pink with Evie for the past 8 years I am ready to go with a primary colour based room and my mind is working overdrive on what we could include.
This is a collaborative post with Wallsauce