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To not want an All pink nursery for my baby girl?!

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Natnat29 Sat 20-Oct-12 09:11:44

Any advice where I can find a feminine but not all pink nursery interior set? Don't want room to be overly pink but that said don't want it to be just neutral either (yes I know I'm a fussy sod)
Best I've seen and liked so far is Prickles and Twoo set from lollipop lane http://www.lollipoplane.co.uk/uk/prickles-and-twoo-bedding-bale.htm
Am I some sort of crazy lady to not one an all pink room I'm thinking I must be?

JeezyOrangePips Sat 20-Oct-12 09:13:55

I'm confused.

You don't want pink and you don't want neutral.

What do you want? Bits of pink? Bits of other colours?

TheDetective Sat 20-Oct-12 09:18:50

No, YANBU! When I didn't know the gender of my baby, I didn't want the traditional pink or blue for girl or boy. We are having a boy, and have gone with bright bold colours and white mixed in.

I did like the Prickles and Twoo set also for a girl, and may well have gone for that option if it had been a girl! I also thought about doing a silver and lilac theme which would have been girly, but not the pink fest that you usually see! I wanted girly, but just not pink (very pale pink would be acceptable though!)

We didn't go for a 'set' in the end, but bought individual pieces that matched with the colours etc.

PessimisticMissPiggy Sat 20-Oct-12 09:21:38

No, you're not crazy at all. We have this Laura Ashley theme for our DD room. We papered two walls and painted two pale green and picked up the peach, green and lilac in bedding and accessories.

MikeLitorisBites Sat 20-Oct-12 09:22:47

Dd2 has a cream and turquoise room with little bit's of pink (rug, throw and pillows etc)

Natnat29 Sat 20-Oct-12 09:24:06

Thanks might looking into other options aside from a 'set'.
I know I'm being fussy just think that an all pink nursery for a girl is a bit boring thought there would be more options out there besides pink, blue or beige but my hunting so far has been fruitless besides the twoo set mentioned above

Natnat29 Sat 20-Oct-12 09:25:22

Love that Laura Ashley wallpaper smile

Natnat29 Sat 20-Oct-12 09:26:36

And just noticed the name of wallpaper is the middle name we have picked for dd- spooky it must be a sign ;)

apprenticeboy Sat 20-Oct-12 09:30:57

When you say nursery do you mean the baby's bedroom?

SoftSheen Sat 20-Oct-12 09:32:15

Gro-store have some nice nursery sets (sorry can't do proper links).

http://www.gro-store.co.uk/co-ordinated-nursery-range.html

Natnat29 Sat 20-Oct-12 10:08:39

Thanks- yep the babie's room

MrsWolowitz Sat 20-Oct-12 10:13:59

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DontmindifIdo Sat 20-Oct-12 10:15:28

go with animals theme? there's lots of animal wall stickers, bedding etc that's neither pink or blue, but also not completely plain.

DontmindifIdo Sat 20-Oct-12 10:17:44

Also, pink and pale blue go well together, a friend of mine has a little girl and she's painted the walls pale blue (sort of that posh egg colour) and then put pale pink curtains and bedding, and hten when all the pink toys and accessories she's been bought are added, it looks really nice without being too 'barbie princess' - remember, you will get a lot of pink stuff, whether you want it or not...

newmum001 Sat 20-Oct-12 10:19:49

That Laura Ashley wallpaper is beautiful.

jojane Sat 20-Oct-12 10:20:18

Dd has curtains from ikea which are white with red and green and pink on, little flowers and hearts etc, she has a canappy over bed with leaves on, a lampshade with leaves and flowers on, some flower wall stickers and a green rug, went for a garden type feel, she has fairies stuck to her wardrobe, she does have a pink dressing table and pink bed covers (she's 4 so hard to get away from pink now!)

TwinkleReturns Sat 20-Oct-12 10:22:39

I did my DDs room out as a forest - you can get giant wall stickers and I found a load with giant mushrooms, flowers, bees, butterflies and fairies. There was also a huge tree. So her room looks like walking into a fairy world. I picked up bits and pieces that matched and as shes got older have added Peppa Pig wall stickers. Shes now 18mo and loves telling me all about the different stickers.

Passmethecrisps Sat 20-Oct-12 10:24:42

We also went for a mix of bright colours with off-white walls. No set just lots of pieces in bright colours. We don't know the sex but even if we d's we wouldn't be going down the gendered route anyway.

We have found it hard finding things which aren't 'for boys' or 'for girls'.

2beornot Sat 20-Oct-12 10:27:29

Please don't waste your money on a set! Honestly, babies don't use duvets or covers (my dd is 21m and had only just starting using a blanket rather than gro bag). Bumpers aren't safe once they can sit up.

Also unless your planning on leaving it there until they are much older, then the only time they will be in it is when they are asleep!

We painted the walls v v v pale pink and put a nice border round. Plain white black out blind with fabric draped in front. Oh and a rug I made while I was pregnant.

TheDetective Sat 20-Oct-12 10:27:34

Have you looked on Vertbaudet, or Jojo maman bebe? I like a lot of the things on there!

TheDetective Sat 20-Oct-12 10:29:22

Brightly coloured stuff! You can easily get things to match those, Ikea have a lot of bits to match!

Himalaya Sat 20-Oct-12 10:31:20

What is a nursery? What is a nursery set?
You really don't need any of this stuff.

ladymuckbeth Sat 20-Oct-12 10:36:48

I realise I may be in a minority, but use of the word 'nursery' for 'baby's bedroom' makes my head want to explode.

TheDetective Sat 20-Oct-12 10:42:37

It is just a word... I don't mind either nursery or babys bedroom, but since the babys bedroom is mine for the first 6 months years or so. It should really be called the babys storage room!

FolkGhoul Sat 20-Oct-12 10:45:31

You may be in a minority, lady, but I'm there with you!

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