Room Makeover- Silvia’s Bedroom

So this is it, the reveal… I have been working on my friend, Silvia’s bedroom makeover for the last few weeks, and it’s finally finished- yay! Silvia is having a baby boy, so the room needed to be suitable for both mother and baby until he is old enough to move into his own nursery. As Silvia’s house is rented all the changes we made are easy to remove if she decides to move, and the room can also be easily changed back into an adults room when her little one moves into his own room! So here it is… what do you think?


 And here is the room by night, cosy right? The walls are painted in my favourite shade of white- Dulux ‘Timeless’ and I added some colour by painting the bedroom door, and wardrobe door in a shade of Copper Orange which I mixed myself. I made the feather lampshade myself as well, here is the tutorial!

I am so in love with these copper string lights from notonthehighstreet They just look so cosy at night, and they cast lovely shadows on the linen curtains! I think they are the perfect night-lights 🙂

The cot bedding and baby mobile are from the ‘Loved so Much’ range from Mothercare and the copper accessories below are from the H&M homewares,default,pd.html range!
I thought the space above the cot needed something to brighten up the wall, as we were unable to use wallpaper or coloured paint. For the walls I decided to use these lovely wall stickers from Etsy, I was so impressed with the quality of them. They are made from a very thin vinyl that sticks very closely to the paint, so they actually look like they have been painted on to the wall!

I made the framed bear prints myself with watercolour paints. I couldn’t find the perfect frames, so I bought three plain frames from Sainsbury’s and used copper acrylic paint to customise them, I think they look so much better!

This garland was from Yellowbird Interiors. It was custom made from wood with Silvia’s babys’ chosen name, and hand painted in a custom colour of my choice! The service I received from Yellowbird was brilliant, I will definitely be using her products again!


Cushions | Baby Mobile | Rug | Bedding | Baby Blanket

Emily Brookes
Emily Brookes

Emily Brookes is an Interior Designer based in the UK. Since graduating from the National Design Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Emily started her successful blog, Emily May Designs, which shares ideas and inspiration on how to create a beautiful home.


  1. November 21, 2014 / 10:07 pm

    You've done such an amazing job, you should be proud 🙂 well done!

    Bethan | Thought from Beth x

    • November 22, 2014 / 10:59 am

      Thanks so much, Beth! That's so sweet of you to say 🙂 Glad you like it!

      Emily xxx

    • November 28, 2014 / 7:15 pm

      Aww thanks Christina! I definitely agree with you, decorating children room is so much fun! Thanks for commenting 🙂
      Emily xx

  2. January 28, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Ahhh cute, that works really well. I would have never though about making a little area of the room for the baby but it works really well. Nice choices of copper and orange together.

    • January 29, 2015 / 7:41 am

      Thanks so much, Stephi! I'm glad you like the colour choices 🙂
      Thanks for reading!
      Emily xxx

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