I’ve got another nursery project on the go and once again, I’m super excited to create a space that will inspire a new little human (and the parents, of course).
My clients want a space that is gender neutral, but struggled with what they wanted exactly.
Will it be a Harry Potter theme?
Maybe a superhero theme?
I try to avoid “themed” nurseries for the most part. And instead think about what will inspire the room. The thing with a nursery is that the parents will actually spend a great deal of time in the room for the first year or two, which means the space should also appeal to them, it should feel child-friendly and inspired, but still have style and feel like a space you, the parent, want to hang out in. You want to create comfortable and relaxed space, and if you’re surrounded by a space that is overly themed or too juvenile, you might just start going crazy at those 3 am feedings! Not to mention you’ll want a space that can easily grow with your child with minimal additional investment in the future.
Here’s a few inspiration ideas to help you do that.
Animal Inspired Nursery
Here’s what I know, these guys love cats. Now, I could go the obvious route and just have a cat-themed room, but themed rooms can quickly become kitschy if you’re not careful. Instead, why not draw inspire your babies love of animals with loveable, quirky animal prints that make a great conversation piece and add the right amount of cute without minimal cheese factor.
Ok, ok, this isn’t a gender neutral example, but I do like the unexpected painted ceiling. This gives your baby something colourful to look at as opposed to just a boring white ceiling. An alternative to this is a wallpapered ceiling. If budget is a priority, than painting your ceiling is much easier on the wallet.
Grey with pops of colour
This is a great solution that allows the room to grow with your child. You can easily change the feel of the room with changes in decor and colour.
Completely neutral with minimal colour
By using minimal colour, you keep the room relaxing, stylish and sophisticated. (Oh and look, our furry friends have made another appearance!)
A Bold Statement Wall
Sometimes you just want to wow factor. The statement wall can be any colour you want, by adding a saturated colour to one wall (preferably behind the crib) we create a focal point in the room that packs some punch!