With just 7 weeks to go until the babe arrives, I thought it was time I shared our nursery plans.
We found out at our 20-week scan that we were expecting a little boy, so with that in mind I decided to have a bit of a think of what the little man’s nursery could look like.
I didn’t want to go for anything too childlike (I know that sounds ridiculous), but I knew I wanted it to be colourful and stimulating, mainly so the colourful plastic will go in the long run.
As much as I want to be one of those wooden toy mothers, I know the inevitable will happen, so just best to not be defeated in the end and embrace the colour. Or otherwise that stuff would just mess with my Feng shiu. So, colour was a priority above anything else.
I took inspiration from the usual Pinterest (link to my nursery moodboard), instagram and my love of indoor foliage, but also our little trip to Graceland last year. Did you know that Elvis had a jungle room? Yep a grown man had a room full of soft animal toys (and guitars).
We decided on a gorgeous jungle palm print wallpaper from Milton and King to be the backdrop of the room which is very Beverly Hills hotel. If you don’t know of Milton and King, then be sure you check them out as I found it so difficult to find something fun like this that wasn’t a full wall mural and that delivers to the UK. They have an exciting range of wallpapers which are all easy to install too by pasting straight onto the wall!
As the room has lovely panelling and a dado rail already, we're keeping this and just adding the wallpaper to the top. Below is a before a pic of the room, when it was a boring grown up bedroom.
I've also added a video of the wallpaper going up. I'll keep you posted with the progress. But for now, here's my moodboard. I hope it inspires you if your currently decorating a nursery, or preparing for a baby room.
1. Jungle palm wallpaper £198 per roll, Milton and King
2. Stokke sleepi bed in Grey £575, Stokke
3. Numero 91 Mustard canopy £91, Smallable
4. Grey ball pit £114, Scandiborn
5. Fox and cactus mobile £75.99, Etsy
6. Afaw berber style rug £269, La Redoute
7. Pirate bunny £19.50, Scandiborn
8. Riceberry luxe toy £25, Kidly
9. Lazy bear soft toy £19.50, Scandiborn
10. Noah the giraffe £45, Scandiborn
11. Melissa and Doug Large giraffe soft toy £79.99, Argos
12. Sleepy head of sweden £170 euro, Sleepy head
13. Grey cotton ball lights £32, Cotton ball lights
14. Toy storage sack with personalised letter £32 Clouds and currents
15. Stokke changing table in grey £349 for unit plus £169 for changing unit Stokke