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Help me decorate a nursery using this wallpaper

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IfAtFirstUDontSucceed Mon 16-Jan-17 09:37:58

DD is due in a couple of weeks and I still haven't decorated the nursery shock

We have chosen this wallpaper http://www.wallpaperdirect.com/products/albany/birdhouses/130718
But am struggling visualising the whole room.

It's quite a small room, about 8ft x 8ft, and I don't know if using the wallpaper on all walls will make it look too busy. If so, should we just do one wall and paint the rest? What colour?

We have dark mahogany type nursery furniture and pale laminate flooring (can't afford a new carpet at the moment)

I've seen these curtains which I think will work quite well http://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-cotton-rib-lined-eyelet-curtains/p1537570?colour=Powder%20Pink but that's it!

I haven't thought about anything to bring the room together (rug, bedding, pictures/nick naks).

Millipedewithherfeetup Mon 16-Jan-17 22:55:48

One wall only or even in panels ? Rest of the walls a nice rich cream, magnolia ? Curtains are nice but you may want to match them to bedding ?

NorfolkingTime Wed 18-Jan-17 07:34:29

Could you post a picture of the room? It's hard to visualise how it would work otherwise.

IfAtFirstUDontSucceed Wed 18-Jan-17 08:51:35

Thanks for replying.

Unfortunately the room is completely upside down at the moment (wardrobes and other furniture dragged to the centre of the room so DH could gloss the skirting boards) so it wouldn't be a very clear idea of what the room looks like.

IfAtFirstUDontSucceed Wed 18-Jan-17 08:52:14

Actually, I'll see if I can dig out a photo of the room we took when we first decorated fir DC1

Soditall Wed 18-Jan-17 08:57:02

The wallpaper is lovely.

Some walls I'd paint(use the wallpaper as a feature)I'd go for a warm cream colour and if you have any wallpaper spare you could put some into a nice frame and stick onto one of the painted walls.

The link for the curtains didn't work for me.

Congratulations on your pregnancy flowers

IfAtFirstUDontSucceed Wed 18-Jan-17 09:02:44

Oh, wallpaper in a frame is a really good idea!

NoCapes Wed 18-Jan-17 09:05:20

The wallpaper is lovely but I really don't think it would go with dark mahogany furniture at all

steppemum Wed 18-Jan-17 09:08:34

My friend has this, but not as wallpaper, hers is one of those giant stickers to go on the wall. It is basically a tree with all the little birds and bird houses etc. It looks really lovely. She did it with one pale green wall with the sticker on it, and then the other walls are cream with little parts of the pattern (I think there was a branch with one bird, and then a row of flowers) It loks really nice, reading back what I have written it sounds a bit twee, but it isn't in real life.

thenewaveragebear1983 Wed 18-Jan-17 09:12:06

I'd say a very pale green too, it looks so fresh with white skirting and also would go well with your dark furniture? It's beautiful paper btw.
We did our nursery in pale green and it is quite easy to update when they get a bit older- we had boys, but went from green and animals to green and dinosaurs in a day!

NorfolkingTime Wed 18-Jan-17 09:14:26

I like the green idea too. Although I wonder if it's going to be a bit busy with dark furniture as well, so maybe a green and pink room (even F&B French Gray would look nice) with the wallpaper used just as framed photos as a PP suggested? That would be a lot easier to change with age, too.

SkimbleshanksTheRailwayCat Wed 18-Jan-17 09:23:13

The house we bought came with what we used as the nursery already decorated. Three walls have some flowery wallpaper on, sort of like this. The fourth wall (the one with the window in) is painted plain blue to tie in with the wallpaper and I added cream curtains.

I think for the wallpaper you have chosen I would either:
decorate three walls with it, then paint the final wall cream with the pink curtains you linked to.
Or paint three walls a colour to match the curtains you linked, and use the wallpaper on the window wall.
I think the furniture will be fine, it will offset in the light room.

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