Decorating a Nursery

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If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know that I’m currently expecting our second baby.  Of course, with a new baby comes the need for a nursery – a room of their own.  After many house moves, we bought our second property in a lovely little village where we knew we wanted to raise our family.  The 4 bedroom, detached house with gardens and integrated double garage was no longer a show-home, but our home.  Possibly even our ‘forever home’.

Decorating a Nursery

O was 2 years old when we moved into this house a couple of years ago.  He doesn’t remember his first home, located in a nearby town, and I suppose this house will be what he remembers as his family home.  He’s been in the same bedroom since we moved, and transitioned from cot to cot-bed, from cot-bed to bed.  His bedroom is essentially white walls, with blue curtains, blue floating shelves, blue wardrobe and drawers.  He has a huge piece of art framed on his wall of the moon and stars, which was left by the developers when we moved in and so we decided to style his room around the solar system.

However, the baby’s room is pretty much a blank canvas and I’ve been looking at nursery ideas to re-decorate after our little one arrives.  It’s the same as O’s room in that the walls are painted white, which I like.  I like neutral shades that can be paired with bright colours or themes easily, so the white walls will remain.

Decorating a Nursery

As a show-home, originally styled in 2012, the room we’re using as the nursery was decorated as a single bedroom with the theme of the London 2012 Olympics.  Medals, bunting and inspirational canvases adorned the walls, which have since been removed, but we’re still left with a Union Jack patterned Roman blind.  It’s not exactly what I had in mind for a nursery, and so I’m looking for other options.  It must be able to blackout all the light from the window, though!  We strived for a dark room in O’s nursery at nap-time.

How did you decorate your nursery?

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23 thoughts on “Decorating a Nursery

  1. Blake’s room is pretty plain at the moment and am trying to get more color into it. I’ll be sharing a post of his room later this month as have got to only get a few more bits.

  2. It’s lovely to put your nursery together as you’re expecting your second baby. I love what you’ve done with the room!

    When we had our second, third and fourth, they didn’t have a room to call their own since we lived in our two-bedroom home, but they really enjoyed sharing their bedroom (especially when they were supposed to sleep, he he!), but for every new baby, I changed a few things, improved their space (it is a large bedroom) to make sure they each had their own little corner of happiness in there.

  3. When my daughter was born, she shared a room with us first. We only decorated like a part of our room where her cot was. She moved into her own room before she turned 2 and that’s when I really enjoyed decorating her room for her. We put up a feature wall with Cath Kidston wall paper (a circus print), she still loves it. I have a feeling though that she will be outgrowing it soon. Exciting times for you! x

  4. My first babogs nursery was out of this world and shamefully of no real photo’s. I’m now on babog number four and she won’t have a nursery lol. I’d love a bigger house and all the kids to have their own rooms but that won’t be happening anytime soon.

    Love the white walls, lovely and bright 🙂

  5. Oh yes….the Olympics! MM doesn’t have a blind yet…just a gro blind, which is suckered on and taped too…very fetching! I’m a big fan of made to measure places online. Pretty affordable and we opted for a graphite grey or Munch’s room, as it would go with any future decor changes. Thanks for linking up #bloggershomes x

  6. I won a black-out blind with a couple of cheeky giraffes on it which we used for the babies room. We painted it yellow and put animal stickers on it. Simple but it worked brilliantly!

  7. I love with walls with pops of colour. Rosalie’s is pastel colours but I like black, grey or blue for a boy. Enjoy your planning! I loved nursery decorating so much xx

  8. Our first babies nursery was decked out in a Mamas and Papas theme (I think it was hodge podge). Very cute but very expensive and not particularly original. We still have all the bits and bobs so I think I will use them again for Ernie’s room, I’m not sure though because he wont go into it until he’s 1ish probably so I might have changed my mind by then.

  9. I like the Union Jack blind, but I can understand why you want to get something different for your nursery. My son’s nursery was very small and we were given a lot of the stuff. I was grateful for that in terms of saving money, but it wasn’t what I wanted.

  10. Black out blinds are a huge must! Toby’s got a woodland theme nursery now and will have a space theme for his big boy room in the new house. We’ll probably keep the woodland stuff for baby’s nursery too because it’s gorgeous and my mum made the curtains xx

  11. I’ve just done a nursery tour over on my blog if you’d like to check it out although it’s for my daughter. You can get some lovely quality blinds from online shop Tuiss – new builds tend to have irregular sized Windows (mine does) so usually need custom made blinds/curtains. This is where I get all mine made.

  12. With my first we designed a jungle themed nursery. I did a huge mural on one wall. Two months later the landlord decided to sell up. The joys of renting. I am so jealous of people that own.

  13. Ben had a London/Olympics room it was fab. Bearing in mind Darcey was born in Jan we still haven’t finished her room off yet. She’s still in with us and it’s on our list of jobs to do! x

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