Numerous of you are probably not aware of this as I haven’t truly publicised it until extremely recently but I imagined is was about time I shared some fantastic news with you. My husband and I are new dad and mom! Infant Matylda arrived on the 11th December 2013, bang on her due date, which is really unusual for first infants, so I’m advised. So we’ve had a good deal of huge changes occur for us in 2013 we bought our initial flat collectively in October and now we are mothers and fathers. It is been a pretty hectic number of months and that is why I’ve been blogging a minor much less than normal. We’ve had decorating to do, even though to be sincere we really don’;t really have the cash just now to get the flat precisely how we’d like it so this will be on ongoing venture for us. We did deal with to do the livingroom although and I’m actually really happy with that. Maybe I’ll do a separate submit on that in the new year. But for now I wished to share a very special task with you and one that I am very proud of…our woodland nursery.
When we moved into our new flat the total spot was floor to ceiling magnolia in every area so not very inspiring and certainly not quite stimulating for a new infant as you can see from the ahead of images I took above (sorry about the bad good quality of the photographs, the winter lighting proved a actual challenge). We had been just commencing to think about if and how we could redecorate on a very tight price range when I was contacted by Dulux about a new task it was launching to celebrate the Let’s Colour Guarantee and the Let’s Colour Weekends. Following a current study that reveals how embarrassed Brits are with their houses and how it is affecting their lives, Dulux decided to launch a challenge to interior bloggers to help Brits get much more daring with colour in their houses.
According to research more than 2 thirds of Brits are ashamed of their home and a shocking 47 percent keep away from possessing close friends or loved ones in excess of as a end result. In addition, the typical Brit is embarrassed of at least a single room in their house and a single in 10 Brits really don’;t like a single area in their existing property, stating dated or marked carpets, faded pain2rk and a poor colour schemes as the main factors. Bedrooms, bathrooms and livingrooms have been identified to be the rooms we are most embarrassed of and colourful décor was located to be the key ingredient to attaining a residence that we Brits are pleased with. An astounding 97 % stated that vibrant colors on their walls uplifted their mood, created them content and developed a room they needed to be in.
Dulux innovative director, Marianne Shillingford stated:
“The research reveals what we at Dulux have believed for a lengthy time the house is much more than someplace you dwell, it is a central portion of your daily life! We firmly feel in the electrical power of colour and how it can be utilized to generate a beautiful residing area that can make men and women really feel great when they’re in it and want to share that feeling with other folks. We’re hoping our Let’s Colour Assure will give Brits the chance to enhance their house with self confidence and reassurance.”
And I have to say I agree completely with Marianne. It is so critical to really feel good in your own house and having the correct colour scheme is an integral element of the way you really feel about your house. So the Dulux Blogger Challenge couldn’t have come at a greater time for us. But what did the challenge involve? Effectively, I was asked to pick a Dulux colour that’s bold, bright and a shade I’ve constantly considered using but have hesitated to apply, and to use it to redecorate a room in my property. Dulux then kindly provided me with 2.5 litres of paint, cost-free of charge, to use for the task. And the fantastic point was, that due to the Dulux Let’s Colour Ensure, if I didn’t like the last end result, Dulux would provide me with an substitute paint shade so that I could change it to one thing I would be happier with – just like they are providing consumers. This took all the dread and worry out of redecorating so I was content to dive straight in.
I decided I wished to use 2 colours in the nursery and at the moment I’m truly loving shades of green. I had just painted my residing area in Dulux’s Moss Blanket and I locate it ever so calming so I imagined possibly green would be a great colour for a gender neutral nursery (we didn’t know regardless of whether we have been getting a woman or a boy!). I opted for Jungle Fever in shades 3 and 5 and I believe they are the best colors for our woodland theme. I determined to paint 2 walls in every colour so the space wasn’t as well dark as 4 walls in Jungle Fever 3 might have been a bit considerably. We also determined that it would be a good concept to paint some trees on the walls and for this we select 2 shades of brown in Velvet Truffle 2 and 3. Right after drawing a rough sketch of what the trees would search like we just dug straight in and marked them out on the wall with Frog Tape (if you do not know what Frog Tape is, then I absolutely suggest you spend a pay a visit to to the site as it is a need to have painting tool).
Once 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 above the shifting table which we have utilized to display an array of small stuffed woodland animals. We bought 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 great applique textile animals – Mr. Badger, Mr. Fox, Mr. Hare and Mr. Stag – and areas them on ceramic plates. We bought some truly cute repositionable woodland animal stickers by RoomMates and dotted these about the room. And lastly we moved a few factors from other rooms in the house as they seemed to match much better in the nursery. We place up 2 hangers – one butterfly hanger and one of 2 enjoy birds – from Muslavi Gallery that had been previously hanging up in our bedroom and we also decided that our ceramic residence lamp that we got from Up coming as element of my styling challenge was a excellent addition to the nursery.
I’d enjoy to know what you guys think of our minor one’s nursery and also I’d be truly interested to go through your comments on the research that inspired Dulux’s blogger challenge in the very first spot. What impact 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 supplying the paint. I would also like to thank my mum who created me the pretty quilt and cot bumper for the cotbed (she’s so talented!).