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

 

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

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.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

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!   

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Top Art Picks for Kid’s – April

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

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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My 1st Room – Nursery Trends

My 1st Room – Nursery Trends

My 1st Room – Nursery Trends

My 1st Room

Jo Riding Owner of Mini Maison shares the

lowdown on the latest nursery trends.

 

Decorating your baby’s nursery is one of the most special things you can do when you’re pregnant. Commonly referred to as nesting, the idea of creating a unique space for your precious baby allows for further bonding with your unborn child. Whether you’re decorating their very own nursery, redesigning what will be a shared bedroom or creating a special nook in the corner of your bedroom, this is something that you can really enjoy during your pregnancy. Plus, you need to make the most of being able to decorate your child’s bedroom in your own taste, before they get bigger and start demanding Paw Patrol!

Things have changed hugely in nursery interiors over the past few years – some trends come and go, while others remain massively popular, but just reimagined. We are long past the days of pink is for girls and blue is for boys with parents becoming more imaginative with their nursery colour… even the once popular and gender-neutral ‘grey’ being replaced with warmer tones of sand and beige.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

RAINBOWS REVISITED

Rainbows have had a revamp… no longer are they resigned to just being ‘brights’ (although the original is just as popular), pastel shades and muted tones have increased in popularity in recent years.

By using muted tones (think beige, peach and tan) you’re instantly creating a calm, warm and inviting space giving instant boho vibes to the room. Whether you choose to go for a bold rainbow mural or small touches such as wall stickers and other decorative items, a rainbow theme will last well into older childhood.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

NATURAL VIBES

You’ll notice that many of the trends that come up are very much interlinked and feed off one another. Bringing nature indoors is something we are seeing across all of the interiors world. From small, delicate botanical details to larger and bolder tropical prints we are seeing leaves and flowers on walls, bedding, changing mats and prints / stickers for the nursery wall. Pair all of that with some real or faux plants and you’ve got a fresh and vibrant space for your baby to develop. Of course, by natural we don’t just mean plants and flowers, even nursery furniture is upping its natural credentials, with cane cribs and rattan side tables becoming ever popular.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

DARK DÉCOR

Creating a dark and cosy space for your baby is an excellent idea if you want to create a restful and peaceful nursery and aren’t afraid of colour. If you think about it, it’s the perfect tone for a baby that’s just arrived Earthside. Keep the accessories simple and let the room envelope you and your baby in for those special moments.  We’ve seen dark blues or even black walls paired with stunning gold cots and gold stars above the crib for a contemporary look or with brass accessories, teak furniture and a Persian rug for a more mid-century feel finally you could pair your dark walls with oversize florals to add a feminine, softer touch to the space.

FIVE WALLS

A nursery is a brilliant space to try out some of the newer paint designs and decorating techniques we are seeing across social media. Colour blocking is the phrase ‘du jour’ and it basically just means using paint to create a pattern on your wall. What started off as trend for changing the colour of a room halfway across a wall, either vertically or horizontally has seen creative homeowners take things one step further with scalloped edges or semi circles behind the cot or even painting the ceiling (the fifth wall!). And the best thing about this trend is that it’s cheap to do and easy to change if you decide it’s not for you, because let’s be honest, having a baby is a pretty expensive time of your life (hello ‘travel system’ that cost more than my first car!). Another DIY trend that’s popular in nurseries is panelling, usually behind the cot, creating a bold feature to the room. Traditional squares of panels are most popular but we’re also seeing incredible designs using thinner strips of wood in more geometric patterns. Pair it with a large wooden or neon sign and you’ve got yourself a Pinterest sensation!

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

ANIMAL ASSEMBLY

Of course, imagery of animals never went out of style for a nursery; cute animal pictures that will delight your baby have always been in fashion but we aren’t just talking about a simple elephant art print on the wall anymore – we’ve got woodland animals displayed in elaborate painted murals and safari animals hidden amongst oversize jungle leaves. Creating a themed animal nursery is hugely popular at the moment and with more on trend products available from a whole range of retailers, it’s a fantastic opportunity to really use your imagination and think about every single aspect of the design, curating your baby’s nursery. Animal heads on the wall are popular, with a range of different designs – fun soft, fluffy and realistic looking or handmade from felt for a more childish feel or even from origami for a contemporary nursery.

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

I hope you’ve found this trend round-up useful. Follow us on @minimaisonuk on Instagram for more trend-led nursery interiors, specialising in contemporary baby changing mats.  

You can have a look round Jo’s wonderful online store right here

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Rainbow Wallpaper

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.

 

Wallpaper? Wall Decals? More Here

Top 5 Wall Decals

Top 5 Wall Decals

Top 5 Wall Decals

Wall Decals for Kid’s Bedrooms

 

Wall Decals are the perfect way to bring a special wow factor to your kid’s room.  They are particularly great if you don’t want to commit to wallpaper, one paint all over feels too boring and a feature wall colour is so last decade.  This is where wall stickers come into their own.  They vary in price mostly based on size.  Most decals are self adhesive, who doesn’t love the idea of no wallpaper paste?  They are removeable which takes all the stress out of where to place them, if you’re not happy you can switch things around.  Wall decals will be your best friend if you rent, or if you know you’re someone who loves to change things around every few years.  Starting small, here are my current Top 5!

Little Jagger

Swallow Decals 

Anything that brings nature inside is a win, especially on lock-down. Plus, it always works well in kid’s rooms at any age. These swallows in flight decals are perfect for creating a sense of movement in your child’s bedroom which is instantly magical and sparks creativity. Featuring swallows and stars, drawn by Ingrid Petrie For Little Jagger. They are so easy to arrange in any pattern and style of your choice. The pack includes 9 x black swallow birds, 11 x white swallow birds, 25 x large stars and 59 x small stars.

Decal Folk

Hand Drawn Love Hearts

Love hearts, simple and will always bring joy to a room. I love the free hand style of this design and they come in a great selection of colour options. There are 30 colours in total so you will definitely be able to find something to suit your kid’s bedroom colour palette. They come in sheets of 88 which is a fab amount to get going with. We’ve used these in Ava’s room and at the moment we haven’t used all of them. It was nice to feel that sense of just stop. When you’re not a designer and not sure what you’re doing it’s easy to make the mistake of over doing things. ‘Less is more’ is a great cliché for a reason. They could not possibly be easier to put on, just peel, stick and rub over with a couple of fingers. Ava put some on the ceiling above her bed (bunk-bed) as she wants to look at them to relax at bedtime and to start her day well in the mornings.

Bairn Designs

Rainbows Decals

Rainbows were popular before lockdown but now they mean so much more. They brighten up any room and these cute, hand drawn designs give you a lot of scope to mix and match. You can buy three or four different colours in one go, they offer three different sizes and you get the opportunity to get a little creative with the final look, what a great way to create your own bespoke wall in your kid’s bedroom. If you can’t quite make up the design you want, Bairn Designs are happy to hear your query and will work with you to create the perfect product for your special space.

 

Decals don’t have to be just little stickers dotted around the walls, whilst these have a great impact you can also make a huge statement with something like these from Ginger Monkey and Mini Wallers

 

Ginger Monkey 

Greenery Decal 

Coming back to the idea of bringing the outside into the inside. The large leaves in this greenery decal create a wonderful canopy feel, perfect for a reading nook, feeding corner or bed space. This extra large decal is available in 2 sizes. It can also be turned to use on either the left or right corner of your wall. It is easy to apply and remove and use again, perfect if you’re not committed to the final design of a room or if you’re renting. Please note that the image is printed on white stock and cut to the outside shape which means that behind the stems and leaves, will have a white background.

Mini Wallers

An Octopus called Derek

Mini Wallers are special to Rooomy as they featured on the cover of the first ever issue, the designer was stuck for cover inspiration and as luck would have it we met Mini Wallers during their launch back in 2018 and it was the perfect match. All their decals are created with one purpose, to inspire storytelling, the characters in each decal are clearly off on a crazy adventure and there is a penguin in every one, great to get kids thinking about what’s happening, where are they going, where have they come from? Helpful for parents too when they’re just too tiered for bedtime stories, get the kid’s to tell you one whilst gazing on one of these. Here we feature Derek who is of course a cloud hopping Octopus.

Decals are perfect for all homes, please make sure to read all installation instructions, most are self-adhesive and can be removed and reapplied with ease. Surfaces need to be smooth, flat and non-porous. If you have just given your walls a lick of paint, we recommend at least 2-3 weeks after the paint is applied to add decals. They may struggle to stick to textured walls and we strongly advise not to use them over wallpaper.

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