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decorating the nursery

(15 Posts)
madPit Thu 03-Mar-16 09:17:45

I will be a dad in may. I am in process of decorating the nursery for my little boy.
Any ideas of the colours ? I am thinking of white furniture , grey walls and some powder blue accessories.

It is our 1st baby and I want the furniture to be white as we may use them for second child as well.

brookeberry Thu 03-Mar-16 09:52:21

That sounds lovely and very stylish! My DH is right now decorating the nursery for our little boy - we already have dark furniture so are going for cream walls with splashes of colour here are there.

Grey walls will be perfect with white furniture - my only advice would be to find a grey with a warm rather than cool tone - it can make a big difference to the overall feel.

Good luck and enjoy!

mrsmonkey14 Thu 03-Mar-16 09:53:23

Grey is lovely for a nursery, as long as not too dark. Yellow goes very nicely with grey too if you want another accent colour to go with blue.

madPit Thu 03-Mar-16 10:04:48

I was thinking of something like on the photo as well.
But decided it would be a little bit to dark and to serious for newly born.

Also if you plan second child and you will have little princes then hard to covert such room to be more girly...

Littlef00t Thu 03-Mar-16 10:07:28

We have white furniture and went for a lovely green. Easliy styled blue or pint with accessories. Even managed to find some cot sheets that matched.

mrsmonkey14 Thu 03-Mar-16 10:13:31

Also, have a look on Pinterest for ideas if you haven't already... I think pale grey also lovely for a girl's room, goes nicely with pink. Those were our wedding colours! I would love to have grey walls for our second nursery but DH has vetoed painting so we're sticking with white walls and colourful stickers and accessories.

Murphyslaw21 Thu 03-Mar-16 10:16:48

I like it. Plus if second is girl you can throw dusky pink in and it will look beautiful

MythologicalPersonage Thu 03-Mar-16 10:21:14

It is well worth having a look on Pinterest as mentioned above. Also, have you thought about choosing VOC free paint from somewhere like Auro paints or The Nursery Paint Company?

madPit Thu 03-Mar-16 10:22:01

Pintrest is cool for inspirations.
Myself want to design the room similar to this picture.

I also bought huge LED Rabbit smile The one from the pic.

madPit Thu 03-Mar-16 10:23:34

MythologicalPersonage :

I hate painting and i probably go for some painting company.... smile

madPit Thu 03-Mar-16 10:24:44

This white is exactly the same as grey....Just white smile

Murphyslaw21 you could be right with grey and pink.

KayTee87 Thu 03-Mar-16 11:45:14

Congratulations! Your ideas sound fab. I'm due a baby in July (husband and I hopefully finding out sex tonight). Im thinking of white furniture, and then grey and either pink or blue too. Love pinterest for inspiration. My second choice of colours for a girl are pale green and pink - think they look lovely together. Oh another good idea for a boy is blue and white nautical/beach theme. Have fun!

KatharinaRosalie Thu 03-Mar-16 12:46:48

My boy has light blue room, white furniture and some grey accents, with star theme. We have this rug (it's machine washable, so very practical)
www.amazon.co.uk/Lorena-Canals-Estrellas-Washable-Blue/dp/B00ALR9NHS

And some bits and bobs from here, the blue and grey coloured ones
www.babysonly.nl/en/stijlen/star

madPit Thu 03-Mar-16 14:11:49

Couple pics of gadgets... My dog is not a part of nursery decor however he loves the baby things even more than we smile

madPit Thu 03-Mar-16 14:21:10

I bought this set :

funique.co.uk/childrens-furniture/nursery-furniture-sets/lily-nursery-furniture-set.html

I am thinking of cotton lights (grey and Blue). Just not sure if that is not too much.

All the stuff should be ready within 2-3 weeks.

KatharinaRosalie - thanks for the links - the star accessories are awesome and i may get some for my little boy.

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