My bedroom has always been one of my favourite rooms of my house, but then Ada came along. Gone were my scented candles and stash of skincare on my bedside table, instead replaced with room thermometers, sudocrem and baby wipes. Basically the entire floor of my bedroom was taken up by her cot bed, with stashes of nappies hidden away in corners and a drawer filled with baby bedding sat underneath her cot. I spent hours of my day in that room; feeding a newborn baby, getting to grips with life as a mother. As she got older we spent less time in there, but we still took a couple hours a day in there to feed, get ready for bed and soothe her off to sleep. It wasn't really my room any more, but truth be told, I loved it.
That was, until we decided when Ada was six months old that she was ready to go into her own big girl room. And suddenly just like that, my bedroom was mine again, although not like I knew it. The floor space seemed so big and empty, I felt like the whole room had now lost it's identity. And I can deal with other rooms being inbetween styles and needing a bit of work, but not my bedroom. So I got to work; I pushed the bed more into the centre of the room to make space for a little chair in the corner. We bought new pillows, a new feather duvet, new bedding and a new cushion. After a little tidy up, rearrange and a new plant, it's feeling good again. Almost enough to make me not miss Ada sleeping next to me (but not really!)
Bedding is basically my favourite thing to buy, and I know, I know, it's cliche, but there really is nothing better than jumping into bed after a long day into fresh, clean sheets. Especially now that sleep doesn't really get to last so long these days, I want what I get to be really good quality thanks to some top bedding! I usually head straight to stores like H&M, or Sainsburys (not just good for fruit & veg!) but I recently discovered Yorkshire Linen who do some really lovely and seriously reasonable priced sets! They have some great childrens duvets too, so I'll be keeping them in mind once Ada has outgrown her baby sleeping bags in favour for a proper duvet.