If like me, you are starting to think about doing up a room in your home to eventually become your baby’s nursery, then keep reading 🙂 Obviously, baby with be sleeping with us for the beginning, but I still really want to have a little nursery for him or her.
Meet the Professional
Like almost all baby related stuff, I am feeling a little overwhelmed and unsure where to even begin when it comes to the nursery (Although I have started Pinterest board which you can follow here) so when award winning interior designer and fellow blogger Moya Farrell got in touch to guest blog with us, I was thrilled. You can check out Moya’s blog here.
We are so delighted to have Moya on board guest blogging with us at The Style Fairy, so if you have any interiors requests, questions or areas you would like covered, do get in touch! Enjoy, N x
Nursery Decor Inspiration
Although pregnancy can come with its ups and downs, decorating a nursery is most definitely a high point of preparing for a new arrival. I love working with parents-to-be and seeing the excitement build, as we create a snug space where they and their baby can cherish those precious early days together. Although there’s variety of colour schemes that will work for a nursery design, I particularly like starting with a neutral base and adding accent colours through accessories and fabrics throughout the space. Grey is an excellent neutral base to start with because it compliments traditional nursery colours like blue or pink.
For couples that plan to keep the gender a surprise I find it particularly practical to start with a neutral like grey and then add some soft blue or pink accessories once the baby is born.
One major advantage of using this method is that once the baby arrives and the gifts start flooding in, these gifted items can be used to add colour to the space. Things like soft toys, blankets and even sweet artwork can be used to add hints of soft colour to the room. This means a bulk of the work is done prior to the baby’s arrival and there is minimal effort once the fun begins.
Here I’ve created a sample scheme with a mood board and product list for a beautiful, neutral nursery. Happy decorating!
WHAT TO BUY
SHOP THE NURSERY
- Cot – Mia Cot/ Toddler Bed in Ivory, €524.99 from Eurobaby (It’s by Mama’s & Papas)
- Paint – Little and Greene paint in Dark Gauze from €37 from Little Greene (Also check out Crown Paints; their website is so easy to navigate)
- Artwork – Pastel Blue Animals on Parade nursery illustration (available in a range of colours, $44.14 from Etsy
- Light shade – Smarty Lamps Cosmo Shade, €42.91 from Not On The Highstreet
- Blankets – Woven Check Blankets, £20 each from The White Company
- Rug – Grey Striped Rug, £70 from The White Company
- Armchair – Eva Arm Chair – £910 from Neptune (several stockists nationwide). Cheaper options also available from Tony Kealys
- Fabric – Emmie Rand fabric available in blue and pink, €8.00/metre from Ikea
- Pouff – Cream Knitted Pouff, €95 from Harvey Norman
- Laundry Basket, €35.99 – €45.99 from Zara Home
- Ladder, €95 from Sung.ie
- Set of two bear face knit blankets, €30 from Next
- Mobile – Pastel Baby Air Balloon Mobile, available in a range of colours, $45 from Etsy
Moya is award winning Interior Designer and Blogger. Moya range of design services bring professional ideas and expertise to a variety of creative projects, catering for any style or budget. Moya has recently launched a design blog, designology.ie where you can find helpful tips and inspiration for home design or get in touch with any design dilemmas you may have.