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.

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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

 

Are you creating a nursery right now or know someone who is?  We hope you enjoyed these ideas and highly recommend you check out our latest issue of Rooomy Magazine.  It’s full of nursery inspiration, advice and tips from pros and mums and completely free, simply subscribe here.

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Top 5 Art Pick’s for Kid’s Rooms – June

Top 5 Art Pick’s for Kid’s Rooms – June

June Art for Kid’s Rooms

 

Art is a truly wonderful way to bring character to our homes and this should be no different in our kid’s bedrooms. Pick images that you hope will inspire them, that can set a certain mood and also allow them to choose pieces that represent different aspects of their personality and finally just find images they like to look at. Each month we offer a helping hand with our monthly top five suggestions – Here’s June, sorry we missed May, bit distracted by Issue 10 and Covid.

 

Bloom & Bear – Let Love Bloom

Kicking off with the top art pick from the latest issue of Rooomy Magazine (The Nursery Edition)

There have been rainbows everywhere during lockdown, the perfect visual antidote to all that has been going on around us. This beautiful illustration from Bear and Bloom is perfect for any home right now. It will spread joy, positivity, hope and dreaminess throughout.

Most rainbows have been big bold and beautiful, do not get me wrong I love all things bold, however there is always room for other styles and also I like to meet other peoples art needs not just my own. What I love about this piece is the details of the flowers, stars and leaves. Manifesting the thoughts of summer, growth and blooming, just what we need right now.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

Pretty In Print – Mermaids

Who misses swimming? I do! Mermaids are wonderful mythical creatures, Disney has made them cute and adorable but traditionally they are dangerous, even murderous.

These ladies here simply look like they are having a wonderful time being free in the water among the reeds and either exploring or playing together but most important of all, they are together, I miss my friends do you?

Available unframed, framed or on canvas.

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

 

Squidgearoo – Rainbow Whale

You know where to go to find out how much a whale weigh don’t you? A Whale Weigh Station. Sorry that was my husband in my ear and then of course I couldn’t resist adding it, we all need the humour right now, however dad esq it is.

Anyway, continuing along the much-loved rainbow theme, here’s a beauty from the deep. But maybe you’re a bit rainbow arched out, maybe your child actually isn’t a fan, then this friendly creature from the deep could be a welcome addition for them, with a touch of rainbow magic, just the right amount in fact.

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Dear Prudence – Blackbird

“Blackbird singing in the dead of night, Take these broken wings and learn to fly, All your life, You were only waiting for this moment to arise”

Did you know this song before you saw Boss Baby? Have you even seen Boss Baby? Love that film, love this song, and have always loved The Beatles.

Don’t get caught up in art for kids having to be bright and bold and jolly, if sweet shop aesthetics are not to your liking then don’t force it, shop around for lovely little pieces like this, a touch of nature and a little chirpy chappy brings a different kind of joy into a kids space. The detail of the feathers makes him look soft and his little eye makes him look kind and innocent. Perfect for a child’s environment.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

Little Letter Studio – Awesome Alphabet Wallhanging

If you’ve seen the latest issue of Rooomy or the wallpaper post from two weeks ago you’ll know that I am a fan the Awesome Alphabet by Little Letter Studio, mostly because I like the Golfing Gorilla, whom I have now named Gerald after my dad, weird really as my dad doesn’t like golf, but I like the name Gerald.

I was thrilled when I saw the wallpaper design had been transformed into a wall hanging, wallpaper is a big commitment, being able to pop this up in your child’s bedroom is of course helpful for this early years, learning to grasp the alphabet but also playful enough for then they are older and thinking about how creative.

It is also available with the option to personalise, perfect for your kid or as a gift.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

I hope you enjoyed this months picks, if you have a favourite artist that your kids love, we’d love to hear from you so we can share with our readers.  And of course if you’re an artist and would like to feature, simply get in touch!   

More Arty Ideas….

Top Art Picks for Kid’s – April

Top Art Picks for Kid's Bedrooms   Art is a truly wonderful way to bring character to our homes and this should be no different in our kid’s bedrooms. Pick images that you hope will inspire them, that can set a certain mood and also allow them to choose pieces that...

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.

More Nursery Ideas….

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 freelance 5 years ago and her rainbow and tiger adorning empire has grown from there, with recent product launches in John Lewis and Partners! With the arrival of baby Teddy and the Nursery Edition coming up I had to take this great opportunity to pick Eleanor’s brain about the Nursery and how she pulled it all together. 

“My dreams and goals are getting bigger all the time. I’ve always been a very ambitious person,

sometimes it doesn’t pay off but when it does the feeling is amazing!”

RB – When/How did you get into art and design?

EB – I studied art and design at college followed by a foundation course in Art and a degree in Textile Design. My dad was an artist in his 20’s and taught Art at degree level so it’s in the family.

RB – When you began designing is this where you imagined yourself?

EB – That’s a hard question to answer actually. I dreamt of it, but I didn’t ever think it would happen. I didn’t know how to make it happen. My dreams and goals are getting bigger all the time. I’ve always been a very ambitious person, sometimes it doesn’t pay off but when it does the feeling is amazing!

RB – What have the last few years has been like going from designing cards and prints with Frank on your lap, to having your own studio and seeing your first mug collection being displayed on the shelves of John Lewis and Partner?

EB – The last year in particular has been a whirlwind mixture of excitement and being terrified. Until I saw them on the shelves in JL myself I wouldn’t believe it. It’s been a big year of decision making and risk taking, so far it seems to have paid off. It really has been incredible.

RB – Last year you launched your first wallpaper collection for kids. Had this always been a plan of yours or did this come from customer demand?

EB – No, nobody was asking me for wallpaper. I wanted some cool wallpaper for my daughter’s room so I thought I’d design some.  Thankfully it’s been a big hit! I’m a trained wallpaper designer which is where I started, it hasn’t come from nowhere!

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

RB – When you designed Teddy’s nursery where did you begin? What led the design?

EB – My own head! I had my wallpaper in mind and then went with colours I love. I like an eclectic mix but thoughtfully put together. It isn’t quite there yet but almost!

RB – Do you mood board or do you start with the first piece of inspiration and take it from there?

EB – I always have a bank of images and artists I love as inspiration.

RB – You have a second kids wallpaper collection out now, was this always the plan or did it simply happen because you needed a design for Teddy’s room?

EB – A bit of both!

RB – As Teddy’s was your second nursery to create, did you learn anything from the first one that you did differently?

EB – Well they’re both different gender which is great so I really got the chance to explore different colours with both. I was really happy with Norie’s room, so I just went with gut this time too!

RB – What are your three must haves for a New-born?

EB – Patience, routine and faith that it will pass, or do you mean products? haha. Top 3 products would be a Ewan the dream sheep, a cosy blanket and plenty of muslins.

“Go with what you love and it will all come together perfectly.

If in doubt, don’t be too fussy with prints – keep it simple and bold” 

RB – What advice would you give first time parents when it comes to sorting out their nursery?

EB – Start with a colour palette and build on it. Go with what you love and it will all come together perfectly. If in doubt, don’t be too fussy with prints – keep it simple and bold.

RB – For your stunning nature and animal inspired designs – who or what inspires you most?

EB – I love botanical art, which I know is quite a stark contrast to my designs, but I honestly love the detail and am so in awe of the realism!

RB – Apart from your wallpaper, what is your favourite thing about Ted’s room?

EB – His cot! It was Norie’s and was from Cottage Toys. Expensive but worth it!

RB – If money was no object what would you buy for your nursery?

EB – A machine/robot of some sort to do the night feeds!

RB – Yes, good idea!

 

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

To check out Eleanor’s wonderful products, take a look at her site here, currently only open on the weekends. Her wonderful mugs can be found here at John Lewis & Partners and if you want to check out her hilarious daily updates why not follow her on Instagram, she makes me smile every day.

Wallpaper Inspiration Station….

Nursery Wallpaper – Top 5

Nursery Wallpaper – Top 5

5 Best Wallpapers for Nurseries

 

Rooomy Nursery Edition is out now,

showcasing some of the best products for nurseries including wallpaper

 

If you want to wallpaper your nursery please know that you can put ANYTHING in there, just like you would in a kids room, it does not have to be cute or babyish, simply you need to love it! I whole heartedly believe this, you only need to check out the interviews in this issue to know how true this is. However, with that in mind it made choosing wallpaper pics for the nursery issue pretty much impossible. There are a lot of designs available that made my teeth itch so I have avoided them and have selected 5 designs that I think will create a wonderful atmosphere for you to get to know your new baby. You have no idea what they’ll be into so just choose what you like, you’re doing all the work right?!

 

Little Letter Studio

Awesome Alphabet

I like this design because it is clean and playful. The illustrations are smart and the animal and item choices to match the letters of the alphabet are not always obvious which I love. Children will love to discover all the details in this fun and quirky wallpaper. Designed with gender-neutral colours. You will find a Golf playing Gorilla, a Frog sitting on a Fox (Cat would not be happy, if you haven’t read ‘Oi Frog’ then please do), a UFO and lots more.

Jungle Themed Wallpaper, Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas, Leaf Print Wallpaper

 

 

Jungle Themed Wallpaper, Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas, Leaf Print Wallpaper
Jungle Themed Wallpaper, Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas, Leaf Print Wallpaper

 

 

 

 

Nobodinoz

Gold Stella

 If you can be brave and go dark on your nursery walls, this wallpaper will look incredible and create a really cosy soothing atmosphere for you and babe, just imagine sitting under these night sky stars with some low mood lighting while you manage the night feeds, enchanting. The designers have selected the perfect colour tones making sure they are warm darks not cold, very important for a nursey or kid’s room.

However, fear not, if dark is not for you Nobodinoz offer the same great design sign in white and blush.

 

Wild Hearts Wonder

1-10

There are several alphabet wallpaper designs on the market but people don’t often think about numbers! Thankfully the ladies at Wild Hearts Wonder have and they have brought their unique art work of animals to the table here. The numbers themselves are not too obvious so you never feel like you’re a play school setting, but I think most parents will love being in a room with such beautiful illustrations surrounding them and when your babe becomes a toddler they will love counting the animals and getting to know what they are and probably naming them. I’m already wondering what those cheeky masked racoons are up too. And the Mumma bears doing different activities with their cubs, wonderful.

Leaf Print Wallpaper, Jungle Themed Nursery, Gender Neutral Nursery Design
Leaf Print Wallpaper, Jungle Themed Nursery, Gender Neutral Nursery Design

Hibou Home

Stars

Babies love large shapes, they will gaze on these big stars and feel in awe of the world around them. Colour contrasts are very soothing for babies, whilst also stimulating them, but not too much, we don’t want that. This design will also last a long time, great for future proofing your nursery to last for several years, if you can keep them from picking the wallpaper, or was that just me as a kid? This design is Star gazing at it’s most stylish! It is available in three gorgeous shades: Blush, Silver and Stellar Blue. The Silver and Stellar Blue colourways have a subtle metallic finish on the Stars.

Leaf Print Wallpaper, Jungle Themed Nursery, Gender Neutral Nursery Design
Leaf Print Wallpaper, Jungle Themed Nursery, Gender Neutral Nursery Design

Galerie Home

Circus

If you do want a traditional feel for your nursery but not too cute then this circus design has wonderful, vintage style illustrations and comes in three different colour ways. The design has lovely little details for young eyes to explore, from the balancing, umbrella carrying mice to the saxophone playing meerkats. All the characters are going somewhere and have something to do, another great way to be chatting nonsense to the latest addition to your family, they will love the sound of your voice, they will stare at you as you natter away and a visual prompt like this is always helpful for a tiered parent.

Leaf Print Wallpaper, Jungle Themed Nursery, Gender Neutral Nursery Design
Leaf Print Wallpaper, Jungle Themed Nursery, Gender Neutral Nursery Design

 

If you love one of these and go for it, please let us know, we love to see your pics, tag us in a social post or email them to us hello@rooomy.co.uk happy decorating!  If you have any questions about your nursery design please get in touch as we’ll get our professionals onto it.

For more nursery inspiration check out our latest edition of Rooomy Magazine, the Nursery Edition.  You can subscribe here for free and it will be sent straight to your inbox.

Walls, Walls, Walls

Rainbow Wallpaper

Rainbow Wallpaper

Rainbows for Kid’s Bedrooms

 

Rainbows are inspiring us across the nation, we are showing our thanks and love for the NHS, as all staff are doing all they can to look after the sick whilst putting themselves and their loved ones at risk.  If your children have loved all the joy spotting of then they might be thinking about bringing some of that into their bedroom.  If rainbow walls are on the cards then check these out.  Great for girls bedrooms, boys rooms, nursery’s and teens!

 

Anamoly

Large Rainbows for the NHS

If busy wallpaper patterns are too busy for your personal style, then this layout by Esme is perfect. It almost looks like lots of large decals! Great simple looking designs are often underappreciated, anyone with an Art A Level like me will think, “I could do that, I should start designing wallpaper!”  But, to get the proportion distance and colour tones all spot on like this takes a true to designer to make it work. It is warm, playful and perfect.

Esme has created this in a smaller version too. And to top it all off ALL PROFITS, that’s right ALL, will be donated to the NHS. Thank you Esme!

 

 

Murals Wallpaper

Eliza

Well you know what they say, go big or go home. This Large Rainbow on a faux painted brick wall certainly ticks that box. Mural Wallpaper have several great rainbow designs which you should check out, most of them large like this one. But I selected this for the top 5 for its backdrop. I’ve always liked the idea of an American loft, exposed brick look, very cool, it will never go out of fashion which is certainly what you want when it comes to your interiors, too costly to be changing with the times. This will work in a nursery, kid or teen room, don’t be fooled by the pastel shades, the exposed brick element will win over any pink loving teen.

 

Lime Lace

Pastel Blue Rainbows

As I was researching rainbow designs, understandably they mostly featured orange and red in varying shades. After all the colours started to blue into each other before my eyes, my mind turned to Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers “The Day the Crayons Quit”. I love the crayons desires to colour other objects, a black beachball, a pink elephant an orange whale. Yes, of course, we need other kinds of rainbows too, which is why this pastel blue, teal and grey rainbow with silver flecks design is perfect for rainbow loving fans who are not so keen on bold reds and yellows.

Eleanor Bowmer

Rainbows and Spots

Joy, Pure Joy, that is what’s created by this design. The design of black dalmatian dots covered in colourful rainbows is uplifting and the perfect addition to any bedroom for any age. There is so much to love about this design but one key factor for me is that as a wallpaper it is so busy you can’t possibly notice the pattern repeat, your eye will never catch up which makes it feel like there’s a wonderful explosion of colour and happiness. It looks like an adult has painted most of the rainbows very intentionally and then a child has come along and decided to dot on a few smaller ones of their own. Creative and as I said at the start, JOYFUL!

 

NB Eleanor Bowmer’s site is only open on the weekend during lockdown, so links won’t work until Saturday morning.  And you need to get your order in quick!  LAst weekend she was clsoed by midday!  But you can also check her out on Not On The High Street.

 

 

Loomwell 

Glinda

Rainbows Galore with every colour under the rainbow and more, all in different orders, different number of arches and sizes, it is all go in this design. It will certainly brighten up any room and inspire your children to pick up their art materials and get creative. It makes me want to do some doodling or colouring in. A great back drop to their role playing, they have climbed out of the top of the Faraway Tree and find themselves in Rainbow Land, what will happen next on their journey? Let them tell you the rest of the story, but I’m sure with this backdrop there will be some bouncing from rainbow to rainbow, enjoy.

 

If rainbows are not for you do not worry, we have your covered with loads of other wallpaper and stickers/decals that will bring style and character to your kid’s room, check out the features below.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for drop us an email, we’re here to help, always.

 

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