2020 Top Nursery Accessories

2020 Top Nursery Accessories

2020 Top Nursery Accessories

The Accessories -Nursery Edition

Rooomy shares the best of the best nursery accessories

 

Once your essential furniture items have been selected then you can start to have lots of fun bringing life and character to the room with lots of wonderful accessories, bedding, cushions, rugs, wall hangings will all make a difference. The list is truly endless with lighting and mobiles to be added, we’ll have some further features on the site coming soon to highlight some top picks for you. But for now, take a look at these great finds.

 

BEDDING AKA SHEETS

Bedding for babies, to be fair it’s not so much bedding as it is sheets. Your baby won’t sleep under a duvet for a while yet and sleeping bags are a great way to go, so have some fun with the sheets for your baby’s bed as you will see them, you might as well make them fun and pretty to look at, instead of plain white or cream. Check some of these out! 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

ALL THE CUSHIONS

Cushions galore, they really are the easiest way to bring colour and personality into your baby’s nursery, there are thousands out there to choose from but here is our pick of the colourful and fun ones.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

TIME TO CHANGE

Changing mats, you will need one maybe even two/three, can be good to have one for each floor of the house, you will use it a lot. Great to make them interesting for you and later your baby when they start to roll, it’s so much fun when they do that and you’re trying to change their nappy.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

WALLS TO GAZE ON

Once the obvious accessories have been taken care of then it is time to adorn your walls. There are plenty of pieces of artwork and prints to choose from, we always share our monthly top 5, woth checking out. But these wall hangings will bring great layering and textures to your Nursery walls, something for you to enjoy and for baby to gaze on. Perfect for you and of course make wonderful gifts for your friends who are also expecting.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

BRIGHTEN THE FLOOR AND PROTECT IT

If you have a hardwood floor, you will want to bring a soft layer to the floor for you to be laying on and later for babe to be crawling on. If you have carpet in your nursery, we highly recommend you protect it with a rug. They add another point of interest to the room and will keep hard floors warm and carpeted floors safe.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

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Nature Inspired Nursery

Nature Inspired Nursery

Nature Inspired Nursery

Nurture With Nature

Ursula of Room to Bloom shares her nature inspired

nursery design for baby Oona.

 

This is Oona’s room. When Oona’s family moved country, her mum asked me to design her and her sister’s bedroom, to help them settle into their new life abroad. We worked remotely via email, calls and facetime, proof that this can work just as well as being there in person.

Oona’s nursery was created in the smallest room in the house, leading off her sister’s bedroom. My main focus was to make the room feel as spacious and restful as possible.

I choose a peaceful, dusty green colour as the main theme for the room, to counteract and mellow the strongly coloured oak floor. The focal point is a pretty woodland wallpaper – it has echoes of the floor colour in it so it is the perfect connecting background. There’s lots of sweet detail in the design to hold Oona’s gaze.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

The simple natural wooden cot is livened up with bedding in the wallpaper’s accent colours. Because the bed blends in with the floor, the room feels as spacious as it can be – the cot’s open design also helps with this. To anchor the cot we painted a dusty green border alongside, creating a two tone wall. An oak framed pear print adds height and creates a cosy corner.

A there was not much space for lots of furniture, we prioritised clothes storage at this early stage. Using the height of the room, I found a vintage single wardrobe in just the right colour, so it blends in with the background – another trick to make a small space feel larger.

As most of Oona’s toys were stored elsewhere, we decided a simple play corner with cushions, book ledges and a house shelf on the wall would suffice for the early years. Oona just loves rearranging small toys in the house. Later down the line a compact toy or book cabinet could be added.

To style the room I used vintage elements, like the small chairs and the suitcase on top of the wardrobe, and continued a light woodland theme with a bunny lamp, a small fox head on the wall and other creatures. A grey bear shaped rug covers some of the floor’s surface, which helps keep it in check and provides a soft surface. Adding a playful touch, it tones with the grey curtains, keeping the mood calm.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

Despite the distance and having to work remotely, I think the design was really successful and my client did a great job at overseeing the installation. I just love how pretty and together the room has turned out!

If you would like to hear more about Ursula, what inspires her and why calm spaces are important to her, check out our interview, and to work with Ursula either directly or remotely contact her here and I highly recommend you check out her other projects o her site too, Room to Bloom.

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Room To Bloom Creator

Room To Bloom Creator

Room To Bloom Creator

Rooomy meets Ursula Wesselingh,

Kid’s Interior Designer

 

Rachel Burns speaks to Ursula about her signature style for kid’s interiors

and how Dutch design differs to British.

 

 

RB – Ursula, when did your love of interior design begin?

UW – I’ve always been intrigued by people’s homes, and as a child I had strong ideas about what my room should look like. Professionally, I entered interior design about 15 years ago or so. Following a redundancy, I enrolled in an interior design course and before the year was over, I was offered a job at an architectural practice. It felt like coming home and I’ve never looked back.

RB – We share the same view that children’s bedrooms are a huge part of their childhood/world. What was yours like? And how has this affected the work you do today?

UW – My bedroom was hugely important to me. It was located on the top floor of our farm, overlooking the garden. I have fond memories of a blue and white scheme that I created with the help of my mum. We found a “white” (cream) carpet offcut, some blue and white fabric that my mum made into curtains (I still have them), and blue and white wallpaper. We then also painted my bed and drawers blue. Finally, with some tractor paint that I’d found in one of our barns, I painted all my knick-knacks that didn’t fit the scheme blue… matchy-matchy.

I suspect that through my work, I recreate my childhood in some way. Style wise, my work has a modern rustic undertone, which probably goes back to growing up on a farm.

RB – How do children’s interiors in the UK differ compared to the Netherlands?

UW – In the Netherlands, kids’ rooms get quite a lot of attention – parents put a considerable amount of effort into making their children’s rooms look beautiful, and there is a wide choice of stylish and affordable furniture and decor available. To illustrate the point, Dutch interiors magazines always feature a few photos of the children’s rooms alongside the rest of the house – something you still see very little of in the UK, though now there’s Rooomy!

RB – Do you think there are some discernible differences when approaching the design of a kid’s room compared to the rest of the house?

UW – Hmm, “no” is the short answer. I mean, designing a kitchen or bathroom is very different to designing a child’s room from a technical point of view, but all the same elements are there: analysing the opportunities and limitations of a space in relation to the objectives, and coming up with solutions to achieve those – through the use of light, colour, finishes, space planning, etc.

RB – What’s been your favourite project to work on?

UW – Haha, that’s a tricky one to answer – I’ve enjoyed working on so many. I guess generally speaking my favourite projects are for clients who are fans of my signature style – the ones who phone up and say “I love what you do, please come and sort my children’s rooms out!” I really like the collaborative process and it’s just much easier and enjoyable when you are on the same wave length.

 

RB – Who or what are some of your design inspirations when thinking about kid’s rooms?

UW – I’m generally attracted by Scandinavian and French inspired styles, a mix of simplicity, period details, pretty pattern and subdued colours.

 

RB – Where are you continuously drawn to for its beautiful interior?

UW – Not one place really… I am very happy to stay in well-designed hotels, and can spend hours analysing why things were done in a certain way – to great amusement of my partner.

RB – Your style is calm, soft and comforting, what has influenced this most?

UW – It’s hard to say really, it’s just what I do. I think calm and comfort are a good base for kids to venture out from, and come back to.

RB – How do you feel about bold vibrant rooms? Do you ever have to turn down projects because clients taste is too different to your approach?

UW – I don’t dig bold and vibrant rooms at all, I just couldn’t handle staying in one myself. Luckily I tend to attract clients who love my style, so I don’t have to turn projects down on that basis.

RB – What is your dream project?

UW – I’ve seen this very small room in a church that is being used for a play group – a beautiful, tall space full of character that is wildly let down by the decor and furniture in there. I’m itching to turn that into a beautiful place to play.

RB – What mistakes do you think parents are regularly making when decorating their kids’ rooms?

UW – Playing it too safe. I think it pays off to do something special, to go out of your way to create something beautiful and memorable. That doesn’t have to cost lots of money – imagination and attention go a long way.

RB – What most excites you about your future?

UW – Continuing to attract clients who love my style, keep growing as a designer, and who knows, develop my own line of children’s décor.

If you love Ursula’s style as much as I do the go check out her site Room To Bloom.  She will also be sharing a glorious new nursery in the Nursery Edit out later this month, to make sure you receive your copy you can subscribe here for free.

For more interviews with other amazing creative minds take a look below.

Interviews

Eleanor Bowmer – Nursery

Eleanor Bowmer – Nursery

Teddy's Nursery And More Rooomy talks to Eleanor Bowmer about nursery planning and becoming a creative legend   Eleanor Bowmer is a Textile Design and Illustrator based in Manchester. Mum to Norie and baby Teddy and of course Frank her French Bulldog. Eleanor went...

OYOY Living – For Families

OYOY Living – For Families

OYOY Living – For Families

Rooomy talks to Lotte Fynboe,

Creator of OYOY Living

 

Rachel Burns speaks to Lotte and takes a peak behind the

Scandinavian brand she created straight out of college

Always thinking about children and the whole family home

 

Let’s meet Lotte who studied deign and college and went on to create the glorious brand that is OYOY Living.  She love all kind of music which makes Spotify her best friend right now, currently she’s enjoying listening to The Weekend, Phlake, The Minds of 99 and Coldplay.  She’s not a huge chocolate fan but once enjoyed a Rittersport in Berlin and when a favourite tipple is reached for it’s usually an Aperol Spritz or a Hugo, don’t worry I Googled it, it’s a cocktail made up of Prosecco, Elderflower syrup, Seltzer and mint leaves. 

RB – What happened in 2012 that lead you to starting OYOY?

LF – The tale began while I was studying to get a degree in product design. Many of the products developed during my design education were part of the first collection that was launched back in January 2012 and some are still running in the existing collection. I had known throughout the design study that I wanted to be independent and start my own company so the founding of OYOY Living Design came as a natural consequence and of course my passion for design.

RB – What three words would you use to describe OYOY?

LF – 1) Rooted in the Danish traditions of simplicity, functionality and playfulness. 2) Playful yet straight forward aesthetic approach to design and 3) OYOY is for modern families in the search of re-calling childhood memories and creating new ones

RB – What is your mission? Has this changed at all since your started?

LF – The mission has changed over time during new categories, new countries and a larger product. My vision is for OYOY to be one of the strongest Danish design brands, offering home accessories for children, adults and the homes they live in. We strive to be respectful and dedicated to the manufactured products, all involved people and our surrounding nature – always with a creative and playful approach in mind.

RB – After designing for 8 years, where do you go for inspiration?

LF – Everywhere. Wherever I am, ideas often arise from a need or something that can be made more simple or with a more playful expression. It could also be from museums, materials, colours, travelling, shopping, tiling pattern on a wall in Portugal when travelling, the list is endless…

RB – What are the biggest challenges of being a business owner?

LF – Keeping the business going, enough time and at the same time making it a nice place to be.

RB – What do you find the most rewarding?

LF – To feel the interest about the products from the customers. We design all products ourselves and are responsible for the process from sketch to finished product, which just makes it even more satisfactory when we get the positive response.

RB – What one piece of advice would you give parents, agonising over where to start in their nursery?

LF – Choose unique products and create a beautiful universe for the child, the parents and family.

RB – As an international brand what differences do you notice in kid’s interiors around the globe?

LF – Basically, all children are the same all over the world, but it is the parents who define the difference in the way they live. We are seeing a growing interest in creating a unique universe.

RB – Congrats on the launch of the UK site. What else can we expect from you in 2020?

LF – Thank you. We expect: New products, desire to expand and a wider range of products.

RB – What are your hopes for the future of OYOY?

LF – We hope that OYOY continues to healthily grow together with our current and new customers. More unique, quality, long lasting products for the children and adults – the whole family.

 

There are so many incredible products from OYOY Living, you need to go window shopping round the site, great for your kids, great for gifts and wonderful ideas for your family home.  Let us know what your find and love the most.

Love Scandi Design

Star Wars in a Boy’s Bedroom

Star Wars in a Boy’s Bedroom

Star Wars in a Boy’s Bedroom

Boy’s Bedroom for a Star Wars and Dinosaur Fan

 

When Tobias was ready to transition to a big boy bedroom Ursula Wesselingh was asked back by his parents to help transform his room making sure the space felt warm and welcomed his love of both Star Wars and Dinosaurs.

 

This is Tobias’ room – a bright, happy space that I designed when Tobias was ready to transition to a “big boy” room. It wasn’t the first time I had worked with the family: I had been asked to design his nursery a few years earlier, and when his little sister came along, I designed hers as well.

 

The brief was for a stylish, calm and happy bedroom, based on grey, in-line with the rest of the house. The carpet was already there (I specified this when I designed his little sister’s room), so we chose a warm grey for the walls to tone with this and repeated the colour with roman black-out blinds in vintage linen. In North-East facing rooms, grey can look a bit cold, to add warmth to the scheme, we accented with yellow, ochre and wood – which also worked well with the Victorian tiles in the fireplace.

“It’s a funny mix but it works, they stop the room from feeling too themed and above all it’s Tobias’s room and he loves it, and that’s what matters most.”

 

We re-used the lovely white house cupboards from Tobias’ nursery – these are perfect for clothes and toy storage – and off-set them with Whimsical Stars wallpaper. It set the scene for a light-touch star and sky theme, inspired by Tobias’ love of Star Wars. Some of the accessories, like cloud and star cushions and a raindrop throw, fit loosely with the theme, as well as his Star Wars books and figurines. But as Tobias’ also loved dinosaurs a lot, we added removable dinosaur stickers in unexpected places (on the skirting next to the bed and on the picture edges), as well as dinosaur bunting and his wooden dinosaur models. It’s a funny mix but I think it works, they stop the room from feeling too themed and above all it’s Tobias’s room and he loves it, that’s what matter most.

Tobias had outgrown his cot bed and was really excited for his next bed to be a bunk. As the room was relatively large, a perpendicular set-up worked well. It fills out the space nicely, avoiding the “furniture around the edges” look, whilst still leaving ample floor space for play – a highly prized commodity in kids’ rooms! We fitted stair protection to keep the top bunk off-limits until Tobias is old enough to use this safely. A little shelf under the top bed is filled with favourite possessions, and a bean bag creates a comfortable spot for his parents at story time.

 

As Tobias had started school, we further zoned the room with a corner for a desk. Beautiful books, prints and knick-knacks are displayed on picture ledges above. In the corner left of the fireplace, a metal toy trunk and bear bag make for great looking storage and quick tidy ups.

Tobias’ parents were over the moon with the resulting space, which can be easily adapted as Tobias grows. Tobias loves his beds to bits and can’t wait for the day he can sleep on the top!

If you have an enquiry about a product please get in touch here.

Tobias’ room was designed by Ursula Wesselingh of Room To Bloom, see more of her wonderful children’s interiors here.

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Blow It vs Budget Pink Girls Room

Blow It vs Budget Pink Girls Room

Blow It vs Budget Pink Girls Room

Pretty in Pink, Girls Room

Blow It vs Budget

 

Lisa Riddoch takes us on a tour of her daughter’s bedroom

and shows us how to recreate the look

 

I designed this room for my Evie. She is really into science and like most six year old girls she is fiercely independent so the inspiration for the room came from a black and white image I found of a female astronaut and I combined the theme with a Scandi feel, in keeping with the rest of our home. 

I chose a pink by Valspar Paint in a premium finish which is a scrubbable paint. Firstly I have to say I did not choose pink because it’s a girls room. In interiors pink has taken on a new meaning, it represents strong women/girls and Peekaboo by Valspar is the perfect shade of pink for this statement. I used colour blocking, only painting 2/3 of the walls to strike the right balance of colour for the size of the room. To add an element of fun I used moon and stars wall stickers around the cabin bed and we made our own wall statements using black letter banners.

The cabin bed was from Ikea and came with the desk which I’ve used on the opposite wall. I replaced the desk under the bed with a sofa bed which makes a cosy reading nook and is perfect for sleepovers.

My daughters favourite pieces have to be the personal touches, her name in the pink neon light and the Polaroid style family photos attached with glitter washi tape.

 

Blow It

Oro Light, made.com, £29

Masako Light, made.com, £79

Neon Light, Not on the HIgh Street £84.99

Scallop Shelf, Bobby Rabbit, £30

Girls Rule, Mini Learners, £14.95

Artex Stool, Connox, £190

Instax Polaroid Camera, £64.99

Rafa Bed, Scandiborn, £1,479

Budget

Haine Lampshade, B&Q, £12

Fado Light, Ikea, £12

Neon Light, Satzuma, £12.50

Mosslander, Ikea, £9

Girls Rule, Etsy, £1.74

Kyrre Stool, Ikea, £11

LaLaLab, Vintage Prints, 34p/pic

Stuva Bed, Ikea, £277

And there you have it, a pink bedroom for a girl to grow up in, there won’t be any expensive updates for several years, unless they massively go off the colour pink, but bedding and painted walls are easy to update at little cost, the investment in the bed and a few other accessories will last for many years to come.

These fab looks can be achieved for £347 or £1,972 and of course the great part is, if you can save on a few items then you might be able to splash out on a luxury piece that can either become part of the family home or it can be re-sold, this is the biggest bonus when investing in good furniture. 

For more Blow It vs Budget ideas see below.  If you’d like to see more of Lisa’s work check out her site here www.mumdoesdesign.com

Please note that retailers change their stock and therefore we cannot guarantee these items will always be available.  If any of the above items have been discontinued (or a link doesn’t work) do let us know and we will work hard to find you a great alternative.  You can email us here

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