In the lively city of Bristol, UK, resides a close-knit family of three, their days brimming with joy, affection, and the occasional shower of British rain. Today, we embark on a tour of the room inhabited by the youngest member of the family, a boy named Jesse. Designed by his mom Sarah, it’s a happy little space, full of all the things her son has loved throughout his childhood so far. With only two workdays per week, in a job that doesn’t always satisfy her creative cravings, she has found a means of expression through the design of her son’s space that she shares to her Instagram account @no_9designs. We were eager to delve deeper into the charm and allure of this delightful haven, extending our gratitude to Sarah for graciously offering her insights.

boys room mustard yellow terracotta greens teal blue

Can you tell us how the design process started for your son’s room?

We already owned a few things from his nursery but the first thing I bought for this room was the wooden peg rails that go around the bed. I knew I wanted to paint the ceiling and add the peg rails to style around the bed. It was my starting point and everything else was planned around it. I love how much they utilise the space and can be so versatile when it comes to styling.

boy's room styled by UK influencer mom

Did your son participate in the design process?

He’s had a little bit of input when it comes to colours but it was mainly planned around his interests. The room started off with a subtle space theme because that was what he was interested in, but it has gradually evolved quite a lot over the last couple of years. My sons favourite colour has always been yellow. I did consider painting the ceiling yellow originally but loved the green too much and chose to add a lot of yellow accessories instead.

painting ceiling in kid's room

Have you made anything yourself for the room?

No I’m more creative with making things for our role play set ups!

play kitchen for boys' rooms

blue shop stall for kid's room

toy shop front stall for children's room

Now that the room is complete, what was your favorite part of the process? And what do you love the most about the finished design?

My favourite part was buying all of the little accessories that just elevate the room. I loved searching and finding new small businesses that created the loveliest pieces that reflect my sons personality. All of these special pieces have made the room progress into something so much better than I expected it to be.

crocodile poster for boy's room

blue beanbag pouffe for kid's room

What is the one thing that you would tell other parents to consider when they’re starting their own kid’s room design projects?

I’d probably say plan ahead and think about adaptability when it comes to the design. I like to buy things that will last for years and I’d like to think this room won’t need a full makeover until my son is quite a lot older. At the moment it can easily be switched up to suit his personality and interests.

personalised cushion name in wool

Thank you, Sarah!


Dinosaur print, cool kiddo print and space print – Pretty in Print Art  I Rocket print – Kid of the Village I Felt pennants – Arnold and the Caterpillar I Life is wonderful wall flag- Kitty Makes I Bunting, gingham bedding and wooden peg rail – H&M home I Patchwork quilt – Fabelab I  Acrylic Jesse name sign -Letterly Uk I Rug and batboy cushion – Lorena Canals  I Crocodile cushion – John Lewis I Monkey, lion and giraffe cushion – OYOY living design I Yellow personalised cushion with name : MuusaShop on Etsy I Yellow wire hello word – Hey Kiddo Studio I Cloud light – A Little Lovely Company I Storage crates – Aykassa  I Pear and apple baskets and round wall shelf -Ferm living I Wooden wall stars and wooden peace sign – Bobo and the mouse  I Wooden adventure awaits sign – Fox and Bramble  I Wire kite – It’s A Haslam Thing I Fire truck, yellow bus and kitchen – kids Concept  I Wooden clock and blue hanging bear light – Liewood I Bean bag – Wigawamma I Work bench Petite Amelie  I Felt plant – Kids Depot  I Market stall (painted), coffee shop, wooden cake, truck (in window), tool belt, wooden camera and car on shelf – Little Dutch  I Height chart – Everly Rose Prints I Alphabet bag – eBay I Jesse puzzle – Child’s Universe  I Wooden play letters – Fox and Weave  I Space bunting, wooden letter J and small Jesse bunting – Rosie Meringue I Jesse wooden bunting on end of bed – Hope Rainbows  I Hard hat and high viz jacket – Etsy  I Jesse wooden train – from a market stall  I Cot bed – Silver Cross  I Green paint – Farrow and Ball, Mizzle

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