Mums Reveal Their Best Nursery Decorating Tips


Posted on February 18, 2016

Mums Reveal Their Best Nursery Decorating Tips

We asked mum’s what stylish tips and tricks they used to decorate their little one’s nursery. Here are their super creative ideas…
"Because we were in a rental property I was a bit limited with decorating ideas. We had dark timber floors so I went for a white timber cot that would work with any scheme and for both genders. When I knew I was having a girl, I decorated the walls with some cute vintage-style woodland animal wall art, which aren't too girlie. The room was mainly pink, green and brown. I kept the rest of the furniture and change table white also, which is great now that my daughter is two because it works well with her pink bed and cream carpet! I hung a picture on the wall of a bunny that was painted for me when I was a baby which also has a vintage feel. We ended up with a lot of bunnies in the room - a bunny light, bunny themed bunting, bunny pictures and bunny soft toys! We also had birds, squirrels and a deer too. She still loves the wall art and animal theme. We bought white sheet sets for the cot, which is great because we’ve used them for our baby son, Owen too." Victoria, 36

“We had twins – a girl and a boy – so I wanted a gender neutral nursery. We chose dark wood for the main furniture items like the cot, change table and draws. The bedding, curtains and cushions on the breastfeeding chair are all white, which looks fresh against the dark wood. We haven’t really gone with a theme, but gifts from family and friends, like comforters, teddy bears and soft toys are mainly soft pinks and blues.” Evelyn, 38

“I’m having a girl but I really don’t want to go down the all pink road. So I’ve tried to keep things cute but not too girly. It’s hard. Instead, I’m going with an animal themed nursery with hints of pink.” Kristy, 38

“We were renting when we had our first son, Maxwell, so we couldn’t paint the walls, change the blinds or put nails in the walls to hang pictures. Instead, we decorated with soft furnishings in a range of blues and vibrant colours – which worked well with all the bright toys! We stored toys in storage cubes for easy access and put a floor rug down in a great print, which was good for tummy time and covering up the carpet. To liven up the walls, we hung wall canvases with fun prints on them using double 3M wall adhesives.” Graham, 38

“We had a pink nursery for our daughter, Ava, and lucky we did – she loves it! We hung pastel pink curtains and chose bedding in white and pink with cute prints on it, so it didn’t become too overwhelming in one colour. She loves her dolls and having tea parties, so we set up a little play corner with a toy box where all her ‘friends’ are kept together.” Naomi, 40



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