I would be lying if I’d say that I didn’t enjoy spending hours in puzzling together the in my eyes, perfect nursery for our baby girl. Honestly, I loved it and I could directly hop onto the next project – any preggo mama-to-be around who needs some help in styling her baby’s nursery? I’m up for it. If you follow me on instagram, you probably have already seen the “pastel monochrome geometric shapes madness” that I’m currently into.
Since there have been a lot of questions from you and other mamas about how I came up with the styling and where I bought the products, I thought I sum it all up in a post. I’m adding some useful tips for your own baby room decoration and of course I’m giving you a nursery tour. Just keep on reading.
Actually, I can’t really tell what made me pick ochre yellow, black and pastel pink as the dominating shades. I think I remember searching for trend colors of the past years and I came across the 2016 trend color ochre gold by Flexa. Don’t get me wrong, I usually don’t follow trends. I’m more of a fish swimming against the stream.
However, in this case I really loved the warmth of the shade and how it combined with pastel pink. So I started creating a moodboard on Pinterest. Besides, my love for pastels, I also started to adore the monochrome style, which is all over social media. It’s nothing new, but as I said I don’t follow trends, so it might be only now that I realise that black and white is something I fall for, yet I haven’t in the past when it was upcoming. The monochrome style is something you often see in Scandinavian homes. When I was living in Sweden I came across it many times. The nordic people just know what’s right – black and white with minimal color and yet their homes are still “hygge” (cozy). Scandinavian simplicity. But don’t shy away from bold colors.
Actually you will notice that I used a lot of Scandinavian brands for the decoration. I really like the style. However, smaller labels from the Netherlands or Spain are also incorporated. I’m fan of mixing it up a little.
Below some tips how I crafted my moodboard:
- I made sure that I focus on the three main colors
- I mixed patterns and textures
- I searched for nurseries that I adore and tried to find out where to shop the look
- I created a list of interesting brands and nursery online shops
- I collected the baby furniture and interior styling pieces from the various shops and pinned them. While doing this, I again carefully selected only those products that fit my color palette
After my color palette and product moodboards were ready the fun part started.
S H O P P I N G
During the nursery tour you’ll get an overview what brands I used to decorate our nursery. The baby mobile and wooden chains I made myself. DIY is a great and cheap alternative to buying everything new.
Next time, I’ll share my most favorite online shops where you can find not only interior styling products, but also clothes or small furniture pieces, as well as gifts for the new mum. Enjoy!