Aidan’s great grandma made the quilt hanging over the window, it has circus animals on it and it’s so beautiful. His bookshelf is almost exploding. I go a little crazy buying second hand and new books for him. The portable air conditioner has also been necessary during summer.
Not only do I try and refrain from buying new clothes for Aidan, I also hold off on buying toys which is lucky because we’ve been given SO MANY. The kid isn’t even 6 months old and I’ve had to do 2 donation runs already! We were given that silver trunk which is full to the brim with Fisher Price Little People and lots of Peek-a-blocks. We also got a lot of musical instruments. I love that you can see all his toys and they’re on display, rather than shoved under the bed or in a cupboard. It also forces us to keep it minimal.
The change table has been one of the best things about his room. When I was pregnant we had lots of people tell us not to bother with one but I couldn’t function without it, especially after having a c-section. Eventually he’ll get to big and we’ll have to change him on the chaise ottoman but right now it’s the heart of the room. The chest of draws has also been great, I only use the top 4 draws everyday and keep the bottom three as storage. It forces me to clean out clothes that don’t fit and keep everything rotating.
I’m really glad I didn’t create a babyish nursery and kept true to my playful theme. I think I’ve used colour well and made the most out of accessories and investing in custom made curtains, a cot skirt and an ottoman cover (made by mum). Part of me wants to shuffle things around but to be honest I love it the way it is and so does Aidan.