Laia doll by Lass and Daliasdeana
Decorating nurseries are so much fun but can quickly turn into an overwhelming experience, especially for a first time mum or dad. Trust me I’ve been there. That is why I wanted to share with you my tips on how to go about creating a stunning nursery.
1. Start by thinking about how the nursery will be used and make a list of the essential items you will need in the room. For example you will need somewhere for baby to sleep (the cot), somewhere for her stuff (chest of draws) and somewhere to feed and change her. Keep in mind it’s not essential to get a separate change table as you can always put a change pad on the chest of draws. With regards to feeding will you do it in this room? If so you will need a feeding chair. I didn’t have a feeding chair in my daughter Helaina’s room as I fed her either in our bed at night (she stayed in our room until 6 months) or on the lounge during the day.
2. Decide on the style for the nursery. This can be easier said than done. Start by figuring
Our baby girl is six months old and have moved into her own room. Up until this point she’s been sleeping in our room in a bassinet, so for the past three months mummy has been busy getting her room ready.
I know three months seems like a long time but putting together a stylish nursery takes time and I wanted it to be perfect for her. As crazy as this sounds I didn’t want the room to be too babyish. I was after a contemporary nursery that was elegant and cosy. It was also important to me to have a few meaningful pieces in the room.
I really struggled in the beginning, I had the cot, the rug, the chest of draws and lots of inspiration pictures on my Pintrest board but nothing was coming together in my head. I didn’t panic instead I allowed myself to take the time. I had enough experience (as a result of my day job) to know how the creative process worked and I didn’t force it. Then I came across the soft pink and white Trelis wallpaper and everything fell into place.
Overall I’m really happy with the result and am excited to be able to finally show you. I hope you like it too. The pics below (all except the one where the lighting is not great) are by the lovely Andrew Campbell.
This was the very first item I bought for Helaina’s room but I am sad to say that I am extremely disappointed with it. This is a good example of where the designer has only thought about the form and not the function.
It’s very pretty and looks fantastic in the nursery but I hate using it and pretty much curse at it everyday.
Let’s have a look at the pros and cons.
I got this cute upholstered toy box for my baby girl’s room from Hip Kids. It’s simple but very clever.
Let’s have a look at the pros and cons.
My Fatboy Edison Petite arrived last week and it is absolutely stunning. Leonardo da Vinci said simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication and the Edison Petite is a perfect example of this.
A girlfriend came over a couple of nights ago and we decided to hang out on the back deck but the LED down lights were way too bright. Not a problem! I just grabbed my Petite, switched it onto the brightest setting and helloooo ambiance. She’s fallen in love with it and plan on buying one for herself.
My god I sound like Fatboy is paying me to rave on. I can assure you this is not a sponsored post. I’m usually a bit OCD and hard to please (just ask hubby) so I get really excited when I find something that is the perfect balance of beauty and brains.
Ok let’s get down to the pros and cons.
When I was pregnant I was so confused about what pram stroller to buy. I got so much conflicting advice from people I was pulling my hair out. I read about how people changed prams five or six times and my god I didn’t want that to be me. I was looking for something with the perfect balance of form and function and I didn’t want to pay thousands.
After hours upon hours of research I went with the Mamas and Papas Mylo stroller in black. Let’s have a look at the pros and cons.