Written by Rebecca Raynham.
As Freya is only 3 months old, she is still in our bedroom (and bed) with us. However, it has been lovely to have this space ready for her and to be able to use it as a nice hang out place in the meantime.
Since I last posted about this room, we have added a few extra pieces of decor and furniture - the main piece of furniture that has transformed this room into a restful and cosy place is the Baby Grey nursing rocker.
I am so in love with this chair! It is super comfortable, with arm rests that are a little higher than usual, so you can support yourself whilst holding the baby. The back is nice and high, so you feel well positioned in the seat. The bonus is that it looks really stylish too, so you can use it anywhere in your home, after the baby has grown up.
At the moment, I use it when I want five minutes peace and quiet whilst feeding Freya, but I can imagine I will use it even more when she moves into this room, for the night feeds and first morning feed of the day.
The are a few designs available at Baby Grey, in a variety of colours and fabrics, the newest addition being a gorgeous modern/Scandinavian style rocker. Ours is the "Bertie" rocker and I adore it's Chesterfield-style details.
See more about Baby Grey here.
As you can see from the photo above, a few little bits of extra decor have crept into the room. The wall decal was sent to us by Blossom & Bear and I put it up when Freya was 2 days old. It felt very apt for how I was feeling about her arrival!
The stuffed bear head is from Ella And The Roo and it's such a sweet addition. Alfred has a fawn version in his room too. The raindrop garland is from Velveteen Babies and adds some warmth to the room. I love collecting lots of special, handmade items, that I know we will all treasure for years to come.
With the wall art, such as the poster in the photo above, we wanted something a bit more neutral and grown up, so it could be moved around the house in the future, if necessary. Next to the Flensted swallow mobile, I hung a musical balloon, so it could play lullabies to Freya to help her settle at night.
My dad and step-mum dropped off the chest of drawers a few weeks ago. It used to be in my bedroom when I was a teenager, so its nice to have something in Freya's room that was once mine. It's very good quality and solid oak and fits perfectly in the corner next to the cot. As it's so heavy, we have attached it to the wall with metal brackets, for extra safety. We badly needed the storage, so this piece of furniture was a very welcome addition to the room!
The hooks create some more storage, as well as a place to display things. The animal designs of the hooks add a playful element to the room.
There is currently a big ottoman next to the cot, for even more storage (you may have guessed that our house isn't very big and storage is at a premium). It will probably be moved out of here when Freya starts using the room and becomes more mobile, but for now, it is very much needed here.
So, there you go! I had a lot of fun doing this room and no doubt I will get the urge to redo it again next year (don't kill me Dan).
If you want to fun Baby Grey on Instagram, their handle is @babygrey.co.uk and their hashtag is #babygreyrocks
The chair featured in this post was gifted by Baby Grey.