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Themed Nursery Ideas

Thinking of a themed nursery? Here’s some of our favourites to get your creative juices flowing.

  1. A woodland theme can be a beautiful way to teach bubs about animals. There are plenty of accessories to make it easy to do – choose beautiful art, animal lamps, wall stickers and toys.  Bring it life with colours that match the theme – nature is mighty colourful so you have a lot to choose from.
  2.  Take inspiration from the sea and create a brilliant nursery with star fish, the blue of the ocean, playful seals and dolphins, the waves and sand.  Surf culture is another way to go and equally fun.
  3. Africa never ceases to amaze me.  How amazing it would be to go on a safari.  One day….  In the meantime, it makes a beautiful theme for a baby’s room.  Vivid colours and earthy tones both work; amazing animals in the room through decals, toys and lights bring the theme to life.
  4. Carnival theme?  Where do I start????  For something different bring the big top to life with an amazing ceiling and add some smaller cues throughout the room, like toys. Colour is bold and bright.
  5. Bring the world to your baby – use your own travel photos, wall stickers, travel inspired toys and books to bring your World Traveller nursery theme to life.
Carnival

Carnival

Carnival

Carnival

Ocean / Nautical

Ocean / Nautical

Ocean / Nautical

Ocean / Nautical

Safari

Safari

World Traveller

World Traveller

Ocean / Surf

Ocean / Surf

Woodland

Woodland

Safari

Safari

World Traveller

World Traveller

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Setting up a baby nursery. Great ideas for a simple nursery

Simple is not boring.  Far from it.  For me simple means very serene, uncluttered, considered and frankly quite difficult to achieve.

But when you get it right, it is magic!

Here are the basics to keep in mind:

  1. Generally a simple nursery will be light in colour with a few pops of colour
  2. The furniture is interesting. It is the focal point of the room.
  3. Accessories are kept to a minimum but provide an accent or a little story for the room.  A few interesting pieces of art or wall decoration and a rug is all you need.
  4. A simple room will not be afraid of lots of empty spaces.

Below are some of our favourites.

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Transient
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Transient

Setting up a vintage inspired nursery

Do you love the retro look but not sure how to do it successfully in a nursery?

As with anything in the nursery, you don't want to overdo it.  

Filling the room with a few key pieces will give you a look that is unique, charming and hopefully  serene. (Remember serene is always the number 1 priority.)

Here is our top 10 tips for a vintage inspired nursery.

 

1. Can you really go past an Incy Interiors cot?


2.A few accessories go a long way - check out the mirror and the ottoman


3. Wall colour helps bring the look together

4. Wallpaper screams vintage

5. Using old furniture in a new way - this cabinet becomes a change table with great storage

6. A signature piece in a bold colour

7. An old classic piece that is the centrepiece of the room needs only simple accessories to create a spectacular room

8. Attention to detail - linens and bedding can really bring the look together

9. Simple and streamlined - every piece is so carefully selected to both tie in seamlessly abut also not overpower. You have to be very committed to getting this right - or it could go very wrong.

10. One watch out - if you are planning on using real "old" furniture, make sure that it meets today's stringent guidelines. They exist for a reason. 

Need help setting up your ideal nursery?

Give The Nursery Bird a call.