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Decorating the Nursery - don't think pink!!!

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lindsayjane Sun 29-Jul-07 11:19:25

Hi everyone, I'm 22 weeks & expecting a girl. I've been looking at ranges to decorate the nursery but everything for a girl is either pink (I'm not really a pink person) or just beige (unimaginative??) - anyone got any ideas or know of any unique designs out there???

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 29-Jul-07 11:26:52

I'd pick calm bluey shades as I love blue, don't see why a girl shouldn't have a blue room - we did ds' room in yellow before we knew what he was goiing to be ..

Lazylou Sun 29-Jul-07 11:27:15

Green and yellow would have been my choice for DD if we had decorated her room. I was in love with the Humphrey's Corner stuff in Mothercare and wanted it all matching so would have gone for that. I still had all the Humphrey stuff but just not the beautiful nursery to match.

When we moved into our new place, the walls in her room were magnolia. We were skint so bought some Pooh Bear stick arounds and decorated it like that.

This thread is making me want to get the paint out and go over it though

LIZS Sun 29-Jul-07 11:28:33

Lilac or yellow ?

legalalien Sun 29-Jul-07 11:29:22

How about pale green, and then spend the decorating budget on some stikarounds - you could get farm animals or something? We had blue walls with farm animal stickers - great thing was that because we kept the rest of the furnishings simple (plain curtains, light shade etc.), it's easy to change the theme when they get a bit older (have gone from blue with farm animals to blue with fish, octopus etc).

The stikarounds genuinely don't damage the paint.

janeitebus Sun 29-Jul-07 11:34:58

I'd recommrnd cream walls and a neutral carpet and then maybe a lilac or pale green for fabrics and trimmings. That way it's easy to update later.

FunkyGlassSlipper Sun 29-Jul-07 15:16:11

My dds is mint green and lilac.

Neena28 Sun 29-Jul-07 15:24:07

My dd's room has just off white walls, wooden floor, white painted furniture and white curtains and blind.

But has pale blue, floral bits in such as Laura ashley chair in a duck egg colour, and white company bed linen called soemthing like ditzy floral in blue.

The effect is quite country cottagey and pretty iyswim. I love it as I'm far from a pink person too but it is restful and beautiful which I think a nursery should be. And I've had more compliments on it than any other room!

lindsayjane Sun 29-Jul-07 16:18:15

Thanks everyone - some really good ideas to give me lots to think about :-)

Lazylou - I have the exact same obsession with Humphrey's corner! In fact, before we had our 20 week scan I was convinced I was having a boy and was ready to go out and buy the whole collection as soon as it was confirmed. When we found out it was a girl, I just didn't think the theme was girly enough (blue & red check seaside theme) and now they've brought the new design out but hubby doesn't like it, says it's too clinically (white with peach & turqoise).

So instead I've bought Humphrey's Corner clothes and teddys to compensate!!

PutThatInYourPipeandSmokeIt Wed 01-Aug-07 12:52:22

These are the business - restickable stickers (that aren't sticky) - 80 in a pack, funky colours, from the US but they DO ship to the UK.

Tigana Wed 01-Aug-07 13:10:54

Avoid 'ranges' as they are often pinkforagirl, blueforaboy or beigeforasuprise OR lovely bright multicolurs but very expensive.
DS room is yellow/cream walls and a green carpet ( was there already). We painted his cot pillarbox red and I made the cutains from red/green/yellow tartan-like material.
No 'theme' just a room, with colours.

GooseyLoosey Wed 01-Aug-07 13:12:28

Yellow and the baby jungle stuff from mothercare are what dd (and ds before)has. Sadly she is just about to turn 3 and has announced that she now wants pink so it all has to go!

Wheelybug Wed 01-Aug-07 13:16:15

dd's was a palish green (f&b green ground) and we got some animal prints in quite bright colours to go on the walls and then cream sheets etc for cot.

We actually didn't know we were having a boy/girl and the room hadn't long been painted before I got pg and we couldn't face decorating it again. I think it worked though.

We have recently moved and dd is now 2.5 and had 'some' input into her room. She loves pink but isn't overtly girly so we did 3 white walls, 1 pink, pink gingham curtains and bright animal stuff on the wall because she still likes animals. So you can do pink without it being really pink (I detest pink myself).

MrsBadger Wed 01-Aug-07 18:11:20

Blik - bigegr range of wall sticker things.

Ours is, er, beige (I lie, it's 'Soft Sand' really) with carpet about the colour of a malted milk biscuit and furniture either pine or white (nothing new, all passed down). Cream curtains that were in there before, bedding etc all white so far, cream upholstered chair.
I'm of the opinion that none of the other rooms in the house have contrived colour schemes (all are cream / brown / neutral) and am not about to start now. Besides, give it a year and the shelves will be full of books, toys, miscellaneous plastic tat, christmas bedlinen, pictures given as gifts etc that will overwhelm any colour scheme you tried to impose.

[rant over, sorry ]

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