One of the most important aspects of a child’s development is the space you give them to grow their curious little minds and imaginations. If you’re a mum to be, or buying gifts for a mum to be, consider these interior design ideas to create the perfect space for a budding baby.
Long gone are the days of blue for boys and pink for girls. The top trend for today’s nursery wall is an even, neutral colour palette. Colour can come with cute accessories across the space.
This kind of nursery decoration is easier to convert into a child’s bedroom when the time comes, and the variety of colour allows them to explore their own colour preferences without being pigeonholed. To establish the initial tranquility, we love monochromatic wallpapers with an array of imagination-inspiring prints. The simple colour can help soothe them to sleep, while the images can keep stimulate their growing minds. Check out the awesome work of Kate Jordan on her daughter’s nursery for inspo:
Wallpaper can also be a great way to divide space in a shared bedroom, as you can see in these gorgeous girl’s bedroom:
If you’re preparing for your own child, or simply seeking Baby Shower gifts and Christmas presents for Mums, there are so many amazing accessories to bring life to a little one’s space.
A super easy way to bring colour and learning into a nursery is to pick books with great cover art, then display them with simple open shelves.
Rather than restricting their precious childhood objects by adhering to a pre-determined colour scheme, we reckon it’s better to first pick toys and pieces they’ll love and select furniture, art and lights which fit their look. Keep baby nursery furniture soft, with plenty of funky pillows and thick rugs to keep them safe in their rough-and-tumble play. Try and avoid anything made with furry or plush material, as these can be extra hard to clean little messes off.
Whether hung, framed, pinned or stuck, wall pieces are a perfect way to bring wonder to a little one. World maps, sketches and even blueprints can bring boys and girls closer to the world beyond their walls.
Also consider big, beautiful typography prints to stimulate reading from an early age. Cute quotes in delightful decals and fab frames foster a love of and ease for reading. Some of our faves come from the amazing Rachel Castle, whose awesome embroidery is the perfect match for a soft but vibrant child’s bedroom.
Of course, the most important aspect of a child’s bedroom is also the most basic: the bed! Cribs can be made cuter with draped fabrics and hanging decorations, as in this awesome nursery from Nate Berkus’ NYC penthouse
If you’re looking to create shared bedrooms, there are many options for creating rooms they’ll love while giving them lots of space to play. Check out this awesome sleeping nook no kid could resist.
We’re also seeing more and more designers place beds foot to foot, in order to create symmetry and space.
With all the options and ideas out there, it can be almost impossible to pick the perfect palette and pieces for your child. However, an hour or two with our accomplished interior designers could be just what you need to give your child the best space to grow. If you’re stuck on what to get for your expecting friends, a gift certificate for our services is the perfect way to take away the stress of their nursery decoration.