The Adventure of Parenthood: A Very Hungry Catepillar Nursery

Monday, 29 July 2013

A Very Hungry Catepillar Nursery

Archie's new nursery is finally finished and it has a beautiful The Very Hungry Caterpillar theme.  I love the simple white with pops of colour and it will last him through from his baby days to toddler.

Whilst we were in hospital, Archie was given a lovely big cot to sleep in, and despite the hospital noises and disturbances, he fell into a lovely little sleep pattern.  Coming home has been wonderful, but trying to get the little man back into his crib has been challenging and sleep is now a thing of the past.

All of this has spurred me on to finish Archie's Very Hungry Caterpillar nursery and tonight he is sleeping in his big cot for the very first time.  Dylan went into his own room at 11 weeks as he outgrew the crib but Archie still feels so little.  He is rolling around all over he place though so I think he needs the freedom and space of a proper cot now.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Nursery, hungry caterpillar kids room

When we found out we were pregnant for the second time, I went out to buy something for my new baby, and happened to choose a Very Hungry Caterpillar blanket.  It has become the theme which his bedroom has been designed round, so here is a tour of Archie's very own nursery.

Children's bedroom themes, The very hungry caterpillar, hungry caterpillar nursery


I like a baby's room to be calm and it will be a long time before he is playing in there so keeping it simple seemed the best option to help promote restful sleep.  We painted the walls white and got a dark blue carpet (which will hopefully hide the inevitable stains)

Hungry Caterpillar nursery, hungry caterpillar bedding, cot bedding, very hungry caterpillar, Eric carle

Two of my friends painted beautiful pictures for the walls, and I made some simple fabric canvases of my own.



We ordered a cot bumper and matching pillows for the nursing chair and found some great coordinating storage boxes too.

Hungry Caterpillar storage, very hungry caterpillar children's bedroom

I still have a lovely caterpillar to hang on the wall, to hang little coats and jackets from but this involves a drill so has taken a bit longer to get round too.  We also still need to buy some blackout curtains to finish off the room.
Hungry caterpillar nursery, mamas and papas nursery furniture

I love the simple theme, the handmade pieces and the calm feel of the room and I am  hopeful that my little man finds it comfy enough to sleep in.

14 comments:

  1. Awwww, I love it! What a lovely theme for a bedroom. I love the bright colours in the books, against the plain white background, and Archie's room is like that too; calm with little pops of colour. I love all the little touches. x

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  2. I really like the Very Hungry Caterpillar items, they are adorable!

    Alex
    www.Bump-to-Baby.com
    UK based Lifestyle & Parenting Blog

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  3. I love the hungry caterpillar details :) Love from, www.love-to-live.co.uk xx

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  4. Really love the theme, I agree its great to keep it simple and calm xx

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  5. Beautiful, very calm and uncluttered. Let's hope he sleeps! There does always seem to be something to keep them awake in the night - my little girl started waking up again when she went into her cot because she had the freedom to roll around and would end up sitting in a corner of her cot, crying forlornly because she didn't know how to lie back down. :(

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  6. What a lovely room. I love all the Hungry Caterpillar things especially the prints on the walls.

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  7. Very cute and a lovely theme. Wishing you all the best for a good night's sleep tonight! x

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  8. Fab theme. Love the canvas art, so clever! A's room is laid out exactly the same as Little Mr's and I find it all works perfectly x

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  9. Love the theme of the room and also that despite the bright colours of the theme, you have still made the room so calming x

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  10. It looks fab, I love the canvas, hope he slept well for Mummy xx

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  11. It looks a lovely room Bex and I love the theme you have picked! Good luck with Archie going into it! x

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  12. It looks lovely sweetie. I remember putting Paige in her room at around 12 weeks because like Dylan she outgrew her moses basket. She was so much happier with more space. I hope Archie settles in well xx

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