Do your kids often spend the night at their grandparents’ places? This grandmother helped create a beautiful space for her granddaughters, so they feel extra special whenever they have a sleepover at Nan’s.
I absolutely love the idea of creating a gorgeous guest room at a grandparent’s place, so kids feel right at home, even when they’re not!
This beautiful space was put together by Joni from Lay Baby Lay, in conjunction with her mum and the brilliant folk at Land of Nod. The brief was to transform a guest bedroom at grandma’s into a pretty haven for her granddaughters. We consider this brief well and truly filled! Here are a couple of before and after shots:
The aim was to create a light and bright space, which held special meaning for the family, and could remain as is for a good length of time.
Here’s how Joni described the room’s inception:
“To start with, we went with a lighter paint colour to make the room feel more spacious. I think such a bright colour wasn’t something Nana would normally choose, but I’m glad she went out on a limb with me to try something different.”
The beds in the room were chosen specifically for their ability to transition nicely from little girls to teens, simply by changing the linen. And of course this is also handy when Nan has older guests staying.
The new pieces in the room have been paired with vintage finds, to ensure a timeless feel. There are also photos of Nan’s own children – her grandchildren’s parents – when they were growing up, to create a meaningful space. Their childhood toys have also found a special place in the guest room. You can see more photos of this beautiful room over at Lay Baby Lay.
We absolutely love this idea – is this something you’d love to create at your children’s grandparent’s homes?
(via Honest to Nod)