We painted this room shortly after we moved in, and I then almost immediately began having second thoughts about the colour. I’m still not 100% about it, I like the way it looks in the light but it’s possibly a bit too strong/grreney in the shade. That’s kind of the issue with this room, even when the sun is shining properly, as it was on that day, because it’s in the roof there are still bits of the room that don’t get any of that light. Though that’s more of a photographing it issue than a living in it one really.
Anyway, I made peace with the colour after we started moving more furniture in once Milo started actually sleeping in there. It’s still not the most heavily used room, it’s up the stairs and most of the toys are in the (downstairs) living room, so mainly he just sleeps in there and sometimes at the weekend or we play in there for a bit, but it’s not used daily. It also has a wee bit of a tendency to become a storage room where we dump all the too small clothes and other outgrown baby detritus before packing them up and putting them away properly in the eaves storage (which is behind that door with the sunflower growth chart on). You can see all the crap stored underneath the bed anyway, and the stairgate there against the wall.
The furniture is mainly random bits as well. We bought the bed and the chest of drawers, but the small table and next to the bed were both found in the street, and the bookcase we moved in from the living room to make space for a giant vintage trunk for Milo’s toys. The blinds were left behind by the previous owners. Most of the toys and the decoration were gifts. The white train was made by Dave’s grandad for him and his sister. It needs a bit of a paintjob hence no closeups, but it’s really cool. The chimney at the front is a sewing thread spool! The steamroller toy in the detail photo is also old, it was Dave’s uncles when he was wee. Milo loves it, it’s one of the things he will usually ask for to be got down from the shelves when we hang out in there.
Some online shout outs as well: the cat plushy and the flower textile art were both pressies from Julia of materialised, and the panda is from And Smile Studio, who also did our family portrait. The Findus cardboard cutouts are from my mum, they’re one of my favourite things! I made the Milo embroidery (close up here).