If you read my post on broodiness, babies and whether it’s ever the right time, this post may not come as a surprise to you. It did to me though! The glorious wealth of pictures that is Pinterest puts beautiful stylish inspiration in front of my nose every day but I was completely shocked to find that there is something other than alphabet borders and lemon walls for stylish nurseries. I guess one of the biggest fears I have about having babies is losing my sense of self and that is so strongly linked to having lovely things around me, whether in my home or in my wardrobe, that the thought of a bland nursery was totally uninspiring.
However, something changed my mind and I’m now the proud owner of a Pinterest board named Pitter Patter… baby stuff. I’ve had it for a while now and now just seems like a good time to share my ‘finds’. all because of this cot…
So there is style to be found in nurseries. You can be individual and extend the taste you have throughout the rest of your home. Just look at some of these examples!
And if you have an explosion of little feet and need to combine 2 cots, what better way to do it than with a cornucopia of colour?
Of course, don’t get me wrong, if you’ve been dreaming of the picture perfect traditional nursery, there is plenty out there to inspire you too. I love how grey has made its way into this chic but soothing example and the more ‘lived in’ (read: achievable and realistic!) look in the bottom image.
It seems there are so many options now and clever creative mothers and/or designers (or fathers!) who have combined all their usual style with sweet touches, colour and pattern. It must be a better economy too as you won’t need to make a more grown up room when your child outgrows their cot. Whether you just want to inject some colour or go completely modern with rustic touches and salvage chic, it feels like anything is possible.
The problem with all this kids’ stuff though is that it makes you want it for yourself. If I bought my kids a teepee that was this stylish, you can bet you’d find me curled up with a book and glass of wine as soon as they were tucked up in bed!
So although I’m not quite there yet, there’s nothing like being prepared and I hope this inspires some of you who might be in need of some stylish nursery ideas to take the plunge and get nesting.
PS Please please please, send in your new nursery make-overs or in fact any other rooms in your house that you have revamped – I’d love to share them