Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A Look Inside Our Baby's Nursery

We're just days away from meeting our little girl and everything is in readiness for her arrival.

The nursery was a great little project and although we didn't build on a particular theme, the overall look is neutral with pops of colour and hints of animals throughout. We didn't want to go with a solid colour scheme or theme so the end result of our nursery is versatile and can grow as our daughter grows.

Starting with our wall colour, we used Atwill Buff (Taubmans) which is a perfect 'muddy' grey. Using this colour as our base allowed us to incorporate sandy, neutral creams and taupes as well as light greys and whites. It also means we were able to add pops of colour without competing with the wall colour.

Ask any parent (in particular mums) and they will tell you the nursery chair is one of the most important pieces of furniture you will buy and own. From feeding to story time, the chair will provide the comfort needed for relaxing (and maybe even napping) with your bub. I found our nursery chair at a local Op Shop and instantly fell in love. I was looking for a neutral wingback that could work with our lounge room furniture once it's no longer required in the nursery and what I found was a stylish wingback in a stunning dusty blue. Now, I know blue isn't 'neutral' but the beauty of this little gem is that the shade of blue has enough grey in it to tie in seamlessly with our wall colour... and it's bloody comfy too!

To anchor the room together, I've used a jute and blue wool rug from Freedom. It's the perfect blend of neutral and colour and ensures our blue wingback fits in with the overall scheme.

Decorative accents are always my favourite part of any design as it's where you get to let loose and have some fun. I couldn't pass up the absolutely divine baby animal photos from The Crown Prints for the wall above the cot, as soon as I found them I fell in love. My hubby and I picked the animals together and then got them printed at our local Officeworks, it couldn't have been easier and the result is perfect.

The other main decorative item in the room is the mobile above the cot. It's one of the only pink/girly accents in the entire room and is also handmade with love by me, so it will hopefully be appreciated for years to come and can be adapted to a flat wall hanging once our little girl is a bit older. It's another pop of colour within the room, providing a hint of femininity and contrasts perfectly with the neutral backdrop.

It's such an exciting time and now that the nursery is ready to rock 'n' roll, we're patiently waiting for the day we get to meet our little girl.