Several of you are possibly not mindful of this as I haven’t actually publicised it until finally extremely lately but I believed is was about time I shared some fantastic news with you. My husband and I are new dad and mom! Little one Matylda arrived on the 11th December 2013, bang on her due date, which is quite uncommon for 1st infants, so I’m informed. So we’ve had a great deal of large changes take place for us in 2013 we purchased our very first flat together in October and now we are mothers and fathers. It is been a fairly occupied handful of months and that is why I’ve been blogging a little much less than usual. We’ve had decorating to do, despite the fact that to be trus2rthy we really do not truly have the money just now to get the flat precisely how we’d like it so this will be on ongoing task for us. We did manage to do the livingroom however and I’m really extremely satisfied with that. Probably I’ll do a separate post on that in the new 12 months. But for now I wished to share a quite unique undertaking with you and one particular that I am really proud of…our woodland nursery.
When we moved into our new flat the entire area was floor to ceiling magnolia in every area so not extremely inspiring and undoubtedly not really stimulating for a new infant as you can see from the prior to pictures I took above (sorry about the poor good quality of the images, the winter lighting proved a actual challenge). We had been just beginning to believe about if and how we could redecorate on a extremely tight budget when I was contacted by Dulux about a new project it was launching to celebrate the Let’s Colour Guarantee and the Let’s Colour Weekends. Following a recent review that reveals how embarrassed Brits are with their residences and how it’s affecting their lives, Dulux made a decision to launch a challenge to interior bloggers to help Brits get a lot more daring with colour in their homes.
In accordance to research more than 2 thirds of Brits are ashamed of their property and a shocking 47 percent avoid having close friends or family members above as a outcome. Additionally, the regular Brit is embarrassed of at least 1 room in their residence and a single in 10 Brits do not like a single area in their existing residence, stating dated or marked carpets, faded pain2rk and a bad colour schemes as the primary reasons. Bedrooms, bathrooms and livingrooms were found to be the rooms we are most embarrassed of and colourful décor was discovered to be the essential ingredient to obtaining a residence that we Brits are satisfied with. An astounding 97 percent stated that vivid colors on their walls uplifted their mood, created them happy and developed a room they needed to be in.
Dulux innovative director, Marianne Shillingford explained:
“The examine reveals what we at Dulux have believed for a prolonged time the residence is far more than someplace you dwell, it is a central component of your daily life! We firmly feel in the electrical power of colour and how it can be used to create a stunning living area that helps make people truly feel excellent when they are in it and want to share that feeling with other individuals. We’re hoping our Let’s Colour Ensure will give Brits the chance to enhance their home with self confidence and reassurance.”
And I have to say I agree completely with Marianne. It’s so important to feel excellent in your very own residence and possessing the appropriate colour scheme is an integral part of the way you feel about your home. So the Dulux Blogger Challenge couldn’t have come at a greater time for us. But what did the challenge involve? Well, I was asked to select a Dulux colour that is daring, bright and a shade I’ve always considered making use of but have hesitated to apply, and to use it to redecorate a area in my residence. Dulux then kindly provided me with 2.5 litres of paint, free of charge of charge, to use for the venture. And the excellent thing was, that due to the Dulux Let’s Colour Ensure, if I did not like the ultimate consequence, Dulux would provide me with an option paint shade so that I could change it to some thing I would be happier with – just like they are offering customers. This took all the fear and fear out of redecorating so I was pleased to dive straight in.
I decided I wanted to use 2 colours in the nursery and at the second I’m genuinely loving shades of green. I had just painted my residing area in Dulux’s Moss Blanket and I find it ever so calming so I considered maybe green would be a fantastic colour for a gender neutral nursery (we did not know whether we had been getting a woman or a boy!). I opted for Jungle Fever in shades 3 and 5 and I consider they are the perfect colors for our woodland theme. I made the decision to paint 2 walls in every single colour so the room wasn’t too dark as 4 walls in Jungle Fever 3 might have been a bit considerably. We also determined that it would be a wonderful idea to paint some trees on the walls and for this we choose 2 shades of brown in Velvet Truffle 2 and 3. Right after drawing a rough sketch of what the trees would look like we basically dug straight in and marked them out on the wall with Frog Tape (if you really don’;t know what Frog Tape is, then I undoubtedly suggest you pay out a pay a visit to to the internet site as it’s a must have painting instrument).
After all 4 walls had been painted and the trees were finished, it was just the finishing touches that we required to do. We put some shelves over the modifying table which we have employed to display an array of tiny stuffed woodland animals. We purchased a set of 4 side plates from Magpie and mounted them on the wall over the cotbed. The Beasties assortment is Magpie’s first collaboration with Carola Van Dyke and will take 4 of Carola’s wonderful applique textile animals – Mr. Badger, Mr. Fox, Mr. Hare and Mr. Stag – and spots them on ceramic plates. We bought some really cute repositionable woodland animal stickers by RoomMates and dotted these around the space. And last but not least we moved a few things from other rooms in the house as they appeared to fit a lot far better in the nursery. We place up 2 hangers – 1 butterfly hanger and 1 of 2 enjoy birds – from Muslavi Gallery that have been previously hanging up in our bedroom and we also determined that our ceramic house lamp that we received from Following as element of my styling challenge was a ideal addition to the nursery.
I’d adore to know what you guys think of our small one’s nursery and also I’d be genuinely interested to study your remarks on the investigation that inspired Dulux’s blogger challenge in the initial location. What result does colourful décor have on the way that you feel about your property?
I would like to thank Dulux for inviting me to take part in the Blogger Challenge and kindly delivering the paint. I would also like to thank my mum who created me the beautiful quilt and cot bumper for the cotbed (she’s so talented!).