Tigerlilly Quinn: For the Home

Saturday, 28 June 2014

For the Home


We haven't redecorated Wilf's room since he moved in there around a year ago. We knew when I was pregnant that he would be sleeping with us for at least a year or so weren't overly concerned about creating a 'nursery'. That being said I did still paint a tree on his wall and printed out leaves with extracts from letter's I had written in pregnancy. Now that Wilf is two and a half those letters seem a bit too young for him so we've decided to create a bit more of a 'little boy' room rather than a 'baby' room.

I'd been coveting this wallpaper from Ferm Living for the longest time although it's a little on the pricey side I realised I only actually wanted a tiny bit of it to cover the accent wall. Still going with the tree theme but one that now fits with other elements of the room also.

We have a lot of IKEA furniture in Wilf's room, including a dresser and a side table. I want to update these a little and as he has requested some elements of blue in there I'm looking for ideas on how to refresh them.

I love this idea from Poppytalk, especially all the geometric patterns. I also love the idea of an ombre effect going down the draws. I've bought a few tester pots to give me some idea of shades that will compliment the wallpaper too.


If I'm honest I would really love to just paint them canary yellow (I'm obsessed with that colour at the moment did you tell?) but I guess I should take into account that it's Wilfs room not mine ;)

What do you think? Have you seen any good IKEA dresser hacks lately? 

46 comments:

caro_mad said...

Love the geometric pattern of the chest of drawers. Very cool x

laura redburn said...

love the look of the second room in general!

Isabel O'Brien said...

The first room is so pretty and cute I just can't even!!!

dozymoo said...

the Ohio Chiminea

Emma H said...

I like the 10-Piece Chiminea & BBQ Set

Allan Tony said...

the Ohio Chiminea

Graham Ross said...

nice competition,have entered

Colin Gault said...

fantastic competition as usual

Victoria Easton said...

Keter Rattan-Effect Midi Shed - as I need it!

julia linsley said...

The Chiminea

brummymummyof2 said...

Oh I love the first room! I have a little boy, he's only 18mths but I am actually thinking of gulp getting him and his sister to share at Christmas? So they will be 2 and 4! I need to think of universal patterns! I'm a bit excited xxx

Claire Davies said...

I love the 4 Person Folding Table - superb for our caravan holidays and in our garden!

Caroline Blaza said...

lovely giveaway

Esther Hancock said...

Do I spy nail polish on his toe? My son has red on his toe nails at the mo! He thinks it looks fab! x

Bex @ The Mummy Adventure said...

The folding table

Peter Travers said...

Swinging chair for me

Pam Hubbard said...

fantastic prize xx

John Taggart said...

The Ohio Chiminea

Becky Shorting said...

this is a great idea! http://www.kleeneze.com/shop/outdoor-living/outdoor-dining-picnic/oudoor-tables-and-chairs/homedics-illumine-malibu-tabletop-flame-sculpture/

michele omalley said...

Brilliant prize x

Simon Grundy said...

The Ohio Chiminea

Emma Tustian said...

The 2 seater bench - we don't have any furniture in our garden yet

Emma Cantrell said...

definitely the swinging chair!

Christina Curtis said...

I love this. http://www.kleeneze.com/products/g/garden-bench/

susanseaman said...

fab prize, x

Jess McGuire said...

The swinging chair! Love love love

Helen said...

Cushion Storage Bag as it'll be handy when I get a rattan set

Stephen Holman said...

im loving the 10-Piece Chiminea & BBQ Set

http://www.kleeneze.com/shop/outdoor-living/outdoor-dining-picnic/bbqs/10-piece-chiminea-amp;-bbq-set/

Christina Jarrett said...

This bench is lovely http://www.kleeneze.com/shop/outdoor-living/outdoor-furniture/outdoor-tables-and-chairs/garden-bench/

fritha strickland said...

pooh how exciting! I used to love sharing with my big brother :) xx

Helen Booth said...

10-Piece Chiminea & BBQ Set, but the wine glass holders look fab too - just what I need!

fiona mcbride said...

The swinging chair would be a hit with my children

Kathy D said...

Thank you - great prize

Simon Harrington said...

The bench really does look superb

Katy said...

Chimnea bbq set

Gill Colling said...

http://www.kleeneze.com/shop/outdoor-living/outdoor-furniture/outdoor-tables-and-chairs/garden-bench/ lovely looking bench abd just right for enjoying the view from our allotment

Jo Glasspool said...

The Ohio Chiminea http://www.kleeneze.com/shop/outdoor-living/outdoor-dining-picnic/bbqs/ohio-chiminea/

Jayne K said...

10-Piece Chiminea & BBQ Set

Tracey Thompson said...

love the swinging chair

Suzie Wilkins said...

Another vote for the swinging chair I've always wanted one

Michelle Ashmore said...

The four person folding table

Alice Huskisson said...

Ooooh a swinging chair - that would be fabulous! :)

kathrynsharman said...

I've got a thing about pink and yellow as a colour combo and now that I've moved the two girls in together I'm re-doing their room. I think yellow is a great way to cut through all the girlie pink that Flo inevitably wants and there's no reason why it wouldn't look fab in a boy's room too :)

Adele Jarrett-Kerr said...

Little boys and blue, eh? I'm trying to find a compromise in resistance to the onslaught of pink!

Jen Walshaw said...

Yellow is my favorite and best colour!

City Coastal Lifestyle said...

love them both, I shall be sticking to pastels until mine can choose, which is imminent so interesting to see these patterns.

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