Decorating A Nursery? Read This First

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.

Noah's Ark picture, children's pictures, nursery decorCaroline 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.)

Song For the Moon, Caroline Rose Art, children's art, nursery decor

This (above) is another of Caroline Rose Art’s pictures, Song For The Moon. Isn’t it fab?

Tiny Me canvas, nursery decor

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 postcards, nursery decor

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.



  1. Bod for tea
    May 27, 2012 / 8:50 am

    Ooo I love that song for the moon print – wonder if I an build a theme around that….

  2. Honest Mum
    May 28, 2012 / 4:32 pm

    Gorgeous style tips here. We are about to sort number 2’s nursery out and love the Olive and Moss portraits-gorgeous. Noah’s Ark beautiful too. Awesome finds.

  3. Jake and Jill
    April 19, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    The canvas prints are great – we have them in our 3 year olds room. 4littleart is also an amazing place to shop far canvas art, and they supply one of our websites. Great looking blog I have to say, and very colourful.

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