Eliza’s room is probably my favourite place in the house. We wanted to make it bright, eclectic, colourful and as fun as possible for her.
You can see her Ikea spice-rack shelves and painted cupboard and doors, but here’s her cosy reading corner and blackboard wall. It’s in a recessed area by the chimney breast which wouldn’t have been used for anything, but was a perfect-sized toddler space.
The cloud mobile and rainbow cushion were from a shop in Crystal Palace, and were the first things I bought when I found out I was pregnant. The other cushions are Ikea and the lining is a cot quilt we never used. Guppo the Gruffalo was a present from the new house.
We also painted the wall with blackboard paint, so she can sit and draw. This was a fairly quick job with two layers of paint. We all use it a lot, for scribbles and interesting ‘interpretations’ of Peppa and the like.
In terms of the rest of the house, we’re currently minus a kitchen, but we’re also rid of the awful wallpaper. So there’s just everything else to finish (we can do it before October…right?!)