Decorating the nursery ahead of a new baby’s arrival is just TOO exciting. Not only are you creating a special space for that child, but you get to live out all your own childhood fantasies too. Me? I was always desperate for a pink room. But between the ages of four and eighteen, my bedroom had a burnt orange carpet, which let’s be honest, if paired with anything pink would have been a decor disaster worthy of the ‘before’ shots on 60 Minute Makeover. My mum did the best she could, painting my walls a delicate peach colour (very on-trend in 2012) but when it came to
me my husband decorating Junior’s room before she arrived, it was pink all the way.
If you hate the stereotypical pink for girls (what is wrong with you?) or blue for boys, there are so many fantastic things you can do with a child’s room to make it special.
Caroline Rose Art over on Folksy is the place to shop for gorgeous artwork for nursery walls. This print of a handmade collage of Noah’s Ark is beautiful – I’ve just bought it as a first birthday present for a friend and fellow blogger‘s little girl. (Hope she doesn’t read this.)
This (above) is another of Caroline Rose Art’s pictures, Song For The Moon. Isn’t it fab?
I’m a big fan of Tiny Me, and their canvas prints (above) are ace. The website is one of the most user-friendly I’ve come across and lets you personalise your prints, showing you lots of different colourways and actually shows you a preview of the product with your child’s name on it. Clever stuff.
Olive and Moss are best known for their clothing, but these postcards are a cheap way of decorating a child’s room. I’ve bought a couple (Bella the Bird and Betty the Bunny) and framed them for the wall. Buy all eight pictured above for £12. Bargain.