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03 Feb

Boy’s bedroom – a Spring refresh – A Room in the House.


Little M's room Another instalment of my series ‘A room in the house’. This time it’s a little makeover of my son’s room.

He has had a monochrome themed room since last Autumn-Winter. The dreary, wet weather in London has prompted me to do a Spring refresh.


I didn’t want to spend a huge budget on redecoration, yet wanted the flexibility of reverting back to the original look.

I decided on a new colour palette of mint green, blues and yellows. Here’s what I did:


I changed the duvet cover to a neutral shade, with accent colours from my chosen palette. The result is a lighter and brighter look. The duvet cover is from Hay .

I picked a soft and beautiful teal ombre throw  from West Elm London. This has pulled together the blue tones in the vicinity.

The white Casalino chair is a vintage find from Ebay. It is immediately brought to life by the colourful Lucky Boy Sunday cushion I bought from from the Conran shop.

The mint Lego storage box was bought from Copenhagen. I believe it’s due to hit shops in London soon, part of the new season collection.

Luckyboysunday-Fancy-Nulle-Little-big-bell In his reading and chess playing corner, I have replaced an existing monochrome print with the above yellow Apple Papple print by Fine Little Day.

His black and white chess board got a Spring refresh too. The above yellow portable set is by Les Jouets Libres.


Gone are the Lisa Bengtsson dog prints in the second image, replaced by a display of my son’s favourite books, all in a unifying colour of blue.


Ikea has just released a new limited edition furniture range called Brakig,  a collaboration with a designers ArtRebels.

My favourite piece from the Brakig collection is this mint stool, which I have used as a side table for display.


The fibrepot above in blue and greens by Serax Maison D’etre, will house fresh floral blooms of yellow in his room.

The wooden bunny is by Kay Bojesen.


Here are a few more home accessories that I have spotted out and about.

They would be perfect for my son’s room.

I’m liking the geometric cushions in mint and smiling storage boxes by Ferm Living. That canary yellow pendant from Finnsdottir would also be sweet addition.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my Spring refresh to my son’s room. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. x

  1. Louisa

    Hi Geraldine, what a lovely spring makeover! Love the colours you picked it – it looks wonderful and very spring like. Shame the weather outside is not! X x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Louisa 🙂 I had to do something to bring a spring cheer in. Have a great week my friend! 😉 xx

  2. Great refresh with vivifying colors, perfect to lift the mood during the winter season, really! What was you son’s reaction to the new look?

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you so much Holly! I’m well 🙂 By the way, enjoying watching your house makeover too. Great year for you lovely with the wedding and all. xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Will, means a lot to me coming from you 🙂 M is liking his room very much. We love the black and white room before too, something to revert to in Winter. Have a great day my friend! xx

  3. I’ve always loved the monochrome theme in little M’s room, and and I like your latest makeover too! The colour scheme is just perfect for spring and summer. Toni xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Toni, I love the monochrome too, something we can revert back to and update come autumn/Winter. Have a lovely week and speak soon! xx

  4. Geraldine, you have such great taste! The monochrome theme was lovely but this update is just fabulous! The blue and green tones work so well together but I love that you have incorporated the touches of yellow to zest the scheme up. What a luck boy little M is! xD

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Awww, thank you for those lovely words Doris! M likes the new scheme although to be honest he loves his By nord duvet cover as it is so soft. Good thing both looks can still be easily interchangeable. x

  5. I love the Spring makeover and the soft and light colors you picked are perfect for the upcoming season. I agree with you for the need to change from time to time and next winter you’ll both be very happy to take out the black and white palette again. have a lovely evening Geraldine xxi.

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thanks Ilaria! Yes, I think that palette is perfect for a cheer at the moment. I still also love the black and white scheme but that can easily be put back for winter. Although come to think of it, we’re still officially winter aren’t we? 😉 xx

  6. Wonderful post, Geraldine! I love the way you combined the colors and textures to create a wonderful and bright space for Mr. M! You are quite talented my friend! I especially love the dog print 🙂 very sweet! Thank you for sharing this makeover with us! Bring on Spring! Jocelyn xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Jocelyn! That’s such a sweet comment, made me smile 🙂 I agree! Bring on Spring. xx

  7. Geraldine the new colour scheme looks great. Little M must be so happy with the result. That mint green stool from Ikea is a nice touch as are the books and I can see some of my little man’s favourite books there too! Hugs from Auckland. Mel xx

  8. This truly looks like spring hit off, Geraldine! I particularly love the Hay bedding and happy Ferm Living boxes that you have your eyes on. And so cool that Mr M even has a fancy chess board! It looks so much better than the classic ones. Have a lovely week! xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you, I love his chess board too, took me a while to find something different yet stylish. Have a lovely week too xx

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