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When we moved last year I decided that we wouldn't rush in and decorate the boys rooms straight away. I'd done the whole nursery design thing when I was pregnant with Caleb, which I absolutely adored doing. It was such a fun process designing a room for a little person I'd not even met yet. I actually found it quite therapeutic and it helped me mentally prepare for the massive change that was about to happen in our lives.

Then while I was pregnant with Archie, as we knew the boys would be sharing we decided to decorate Caleb's room again. As that happened we prepared Caleb for the idea that he'd be sharing it with his little brother soon enough. We even put up the cot, which of course he didn't go into until months later. By the time we did put Archie in with Caleb it was a super smooth transition as Caleb had been waiting for the time to come.

Now here we were in a new house, and this meant Caleb and Archie would have a room each. We didn't rush to decorate, mainly because the boys had shared so well that we did wonder whether separate rooms might go down like a lead balloon. It didn't which was great, but with a whole house to decorate it dawned on me that it would be so nice to take our time with the boys rooms and have their input as much as possible.

Their rooms still aren't finished, but as growing and changing boys, I don't think they'll ever be. I like the idea of the rooms simply evolving around their personalities and current interests. One thing that is an absolute hit with both my boys right now, is anything personalised. They get a real kick out of seeing things with their names on, I think they find comfort in the fact there's no dispute over who it belongs too, ha! When it comes to beautifully made personalised goods I love, My 1st Years. They do clothing, toys, storage, furniture and more. Which brings me onto our latest finds for the boys rooms.

I've been wanting to get the boys each a desk and chair for their rooms. They're big colouring fans and with both Caleb starting school and Archie starting nursery this August I thought it would be a lovely addition to their rooms. I found the perfect one at My 1st Years for Archie.


To say he was thrilled when he saw it was an understatement. He now has his own little art corner in his room where he can hang up his masterpieces, I love that with just a simple bit of string and pegs he'll have a ever changing wall of his latest works. We picked the White Wooden Desk and Chair as it fitted best with Archie's room. However, they also do a lovely Wooden Desk and Chair with a chalkboard table top too, which I think is a great idea for mini artists. No soon to be nursery start is complete without a backpack, and to save me a job of having to label it too, I picked my car loving boy the Vintage Vehicle Backpack. The bag is currently home to as many cars as he could fit in it ;)


With Lego and train track obsessed boys good storage is always key in our house. Thanks to hand me downs from family we have a pretty impressive amount of train track which was starting to spill out of the storage trays we have. The Large Navy Star Storage Bag is ideal, and can even fit in the multiple bridges we have for the track. Thanks to it being well made and sturdy its take the weight of it all too.


My favourite new addition to Caleb's room is this really fun Cloud Coatstand in mint. For a boy who's becoming very particular about what he wears it is now home to his favourite jackets and hats.

There you have the whole thought process when it comes to the boys rooms. It's lovely watching the spaces take shape, a place that they love and can call their own. Please remind me of this when it's all smelly socks and week old cereal bowls hidden under the bed, because we all know that is going to happen!!

* This post was sponsored by My 1st Years, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. Can I ask where those lovely lamp covers are from? Dis you make it yourselves? Thanks!

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    1. Hi! Yes it just an paper lantern light from Ikea and then I stuck the triangles on to make it look like bunting. Super easy ;) xx

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  2. Claire I love that desk and chair! I absolutely need one for Hugo and love the idea of hanging their masterpieces too hehe. The cloud coat stand too- would look so good in Hugo's room. Keep the interior posts coming! xxxx

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    1. Aww thank you, darling! More interior posts coming your way! xxx

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  3. Love this post SO much!! Claire their rooms are gorgeous - and I absolutely love your picks from My 1st Years - especially Archie's personalised desk! So much so that I just went to nab a set for Oscar - but it's sold out!! Meh, I'll have to check back. Photos beautiful as ever too! xx

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    1. Oh no!! Yes definitely keep a look out if it comes back in stock. It's so cute in the flesh and Archie LOVES it. Thank you, lovely xx

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  4. Your boys rooms are so gorgeous! Love all the personalised details. I also love the rugs. Can I ask where from?

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    1. Thank you so much, Clare. Oh I'm a rug obsessive too!! Caleb's in from Ikea and Archie's was from TK Maxx but years ago. I always love checking in on them for rugs though as they get so many gems ;) xx

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