And so finally you are becoming parents, how lovely! The most exciting nine months of your life are ahead... waiting and imaging how that little one will look like. I do not have any kids (and not planning for now) but I know the emotions and those feelings through some close friends whom became extraordinary moms last year. While waiting for their babies, I have noticed a pretty common pattern...preparing the nest! Oh yes mama! Like a good mama bird, they all started organising everything they thought the baby would need. I think it is kinda of a common impuls to help us calm down from the excitement and to realise that it is actually happening! Here below, I have some tips to prepare your nest in the best way, without spending a fortune and with some considerations.
Minimalist nursery room
Girl's nursery room
As your kids will grow, they will need a different kind of furniture and decor style in their room. If you are not keen to make thousands makeover, I have some tips for you.
Maybe your girl will not really like the "princess" look kind of room, with baby pink and neon everywhere. Instead, think about a timeless wall paint that will work even later when they grow up. An example is the gorgeous Peignoir paint from Farrow&Ball which I totally love! In the picture below you can see how fantastic it looks in a bedroom (FYI, this is no affiliate link).
This paint colour has a hue of grey in it which I think, it works really well to calm down the vibrant pink colour, giving to it a timeless fresh appeal. The same can be done for boys with blue colours.
White & black nursery room
I think a rug is really important for when your baby will start playing in its room. If you like you can get a full carpet wall-to-wall or just an area rug. Make sure you choose a nice quality when opting for a carpet because sometimes they tend to attract lots of dust. I think I need to write another blog post about carpets because it is such a huge topic!
Here below, you can see a project we did in central London for a sisters bedroom. We opted for a white/silver carpet with a neon pink rug on top, which was more comfortable for the girls to play. We completed the scheme with matching bed throws, armchair and the lights on the canopy's vail. The client, a family living in the countryside who had bought and refurbished a flat in Victoria district, was very pleased the final look.
Double rugs for girls room
Finally, I would decorate the room with a cozy nursery cabinet/dresser where you can change your baby and it can be used as chest of drawers. You can find this at one of the leading Swedish supplier, BabyShop, which delivers worldwide. I also really like their baby chairs and tables, and their lighting (this no affiliate link).
Playful nursery room by BabyShop
If you liked this post, stay tuned for more as I am preparing a blog post with inspirations and tips on how to get those beautiful looks with different suppliers (all with worldwide deliveries). You can also let me know in the comments if there is a particular topic or recommendation you wish to read about.