My husband and I decided not to find out the sex of our baby, so it was important that our nursery be suitable for both little boys and girls. We live in a victorian cottage, and I like to keep the decor vintage- style, but with a modern twist; restoring the original features where possible.
We enlisted the help of a brilliant interior designer, Trudy Cross (who owns online shop- Tin Design) to help us with some ideas. After listening to our brief, she came up with a mood board, packed full of creative ways in which we could style our nursery.
She suggested that we paint the ceiling blush pink and use a deep blue for the wardrobe. The walls were given a fresh coat of white paint. We already had a crushed velvet mint cocktail chair that I wanted to use and the colours worked well together.
We stripped back our old carpet and restored and painted the original floorboards white. As the floorboards are over 100 years old, they have a real rustic look to them, which I think adds character. My husband was concerned that it might feel 'cold' without carpet, but an oatmeal coloured rug added texture and made the room more cosy.
The showstopper is without doubt the wallpaper, which I discovered on Instagram. The woodland theme is so strikingly beautiful and quite magical, I'd be happy to have it in my own bedroom!
For storage I wanted natural looking baskets. These ones from Rocket St George are great as they come with lids, which keep the contents contained and tidy looking. We already had the wooden ottoman and I made the colourful crochet blanket on top myself.
My mother in law treated us to the wooden cot, which we bought online at and I bought the mustard canopy (at a fraction of the price of many others I've seen) from Amazon.
I'm an avid reader, and so for my baby shower, my friends and family bought their favourite childhood stories for the new baby. We decided to display the books facing outwards on picture ledges to add colour to the room.
All the room needs now is some colourful artwork to finish it off.