The Scandi Inspired Nursery

Hello! After being blessed three months ago with a baby boy, I've started exploring the world of nursery decor and accessories. Much to my own detriment, I am slightly more concerned with the aesthetics of products vs the usage. Quite honestly if I think it looks great, then my little one will just have to enjoy playing with it. Compared to the traditional all singing all dancing plastic toys we are so used to seeing, wooden toys just feel and look so much better to me. End of the day, nothing on the market for babies isn't going to be uninspiring for them... right?

As well as the toys and accessories, Scandinavians have inspired our homes too, for quite a while! We have to give them credit where it is due, their sense of style and simplicity is well sought after. Especially in minimalist homes such as apartments or townhouses.

Retailers such as Liewood, Little Dutch and Scandiborn have been inspiring the rusty pastel colour palette. They have encouraged me to explore these more within my own child's nursery. Adding warm tones such as Craig & Rose's French Ochre, Braze Blue & Ventian Red, which follow a subtle feel almost like a pastel colour, gives a really inviting but moody space, which I find a nice contrast to the typical bright and airy nursery we are more used to.

So, what's the detail in the design?

To grasp this idea, of wooden toys, rustic colours and Scandinavian accessories, I threw together this scheme. I feel incorporates it all, what do you think? The infamous SnuzKot, which comes in sooo many different colour ways for you to play with. It is not only strong and durable, but also converts into a Bed to grow with your special one.

Adding in a simply gorgeous Muslin fabric Canopy from Sebra, to either go above the bed, or to create a cute reading corner or den, gives some lovely soft lines to a more structured style. Place in some Rattan accessories, and a touch of monochrome for good measure and texture to bring some life to the plains.

Java Pendant from Made.com

The good thing with this style, is that it is so fun to add different accessories, as the foundation of your design isn't too overbearing. Animal prints, geometrics, eco-friendly or even metallics will all find a suitable place within this scheme and not tie you down too much.

Have fun with it!

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