STYLING YOUR LITTLE ONE'S NURSERY: CREATING AN INSPIRATIONAL PLACE FOR PLAY & A SOOTHING PLACE FOR SLEEP.
Breathing life into a vacant room that will soon sleep the most precious being in your world is something many of us love to get involved in. It's a chance to recreate precious memories of your own childhood and adapt your style with emotions and dreams to create a wonder filled environment, evoking themes of play, inspiration, imagination, growth and of course the all important sleep.
For me, the key is not to buy into trends but rather explore your imagination for what you feel will be right for you and your child. Have fun, there are no boundaries! Remember, less is generally more and the great rooms are always the authentic ones.
COLOUR OF LIFE
Remember to use a toxin free paint that emits zero fumes. Colour is the canvas for your room so try something unique. Stay away from traditional light blues and pinks and remember that white is a great base colour that can easily be enhanced by adding a beautiful rug or artwork to the wall. If you're feeling daring, wall paper can be a beautiful addition but do your homework. Selecting a print can be tricky to when you think of the longevity it may have in the room. Seek out your inspiration and keep it clean and concise.
FOCAL POINT FLOORS
Beautiful rugs can add depth and warmth to the nursery. I like to stay on path with a classic style using Moroccan shag rugs like a Beni Ourain. Look for great texture and interesting splatters of colour, something your little one would like to reach for, move about and explore.
I admit it's tricky to hold back when the ideas start flowing. To keep on track, remember you only need a couple but it's your key items that will make the impact, so start there. Build a list and research a source for your favourites. You actually don't need to spend too much on this room. As a wall feature, try to hunt down beautiful pictures of your mother when she was pregnant, or 'baby you' and your mother in black and white. A beautiful frame may be all you need. Hand make where possible. I made little felt animals that hung in a vertical row from the ceiling and curtain rail. Treasures from your local seconds store should never be overlooked either. Tie it all in simply and cleanly, as it needs to be manageable. If you do splurge, try the Beni Ourain rug, a beautiful armchair and perhaps a vibrant, green indoor pot and plant to entice the pallet.
Have fun, find what inspires you and keep it simple! xx