Creating a Nursery

Creating a Nursery

Being an interior designer one of the first thoughts after finding out we were expecting was to think about the nursery, how I was going to design it and what it was going to look like. Some Pinterest browsing and looking at brands such as Wayfair and Ikea ensued.

I then created a long to do list and started clearing out the room, which is attached to our bedroom. Once the room was clear we removed the horrid plastic casing around the window and had that wall re plastered. Followed by lots of rubbing down of the skirting boards and several coats of Eggshell paint. The ceiling also receive a new coat of matt emulsion and the walls were washed ready for painting.

After some deliberation I chose Hollyhock by Little Greene for 3 walls with wallpaper for the 4th wall. Hollyhock it is a warm colour which is gender neutral. The walls got 2 coats of paint and then we were ready for new pale grey carpet. It really was beginning to come along now. As we knew we were having a girl I went all out on the wallpaper and opted for a floral Laura Ashley wallpaper in a discontinued print which I had kept a few rolls of.

We then went to Ikea for the wardrobe, chest of drawers, light shade and rocking poang. The cot bed was from Wayfair and will work for years with the cot turning into a bed. My friend made a lovely dark grey velvet blind and my work made 2 lovely wooden shelves and I had them painted in Little Greene, Dolphin. We were then pretty much ready to go with a little styling, getting some cot sheets and filling the drawers.

The finished touch came recently with the frames behind the cot put up and prints chosen, we chose 3 animal prints from Etsy that remind us of our cats characters.

We absolutely love the nursery, it is nearly the most favourite room in our house. Always warm and inviting, it is a cosy little room and I hope my daughter will love it as she grows up.