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10 tips for creating a Pinterest-worthy baby's room.

Create a Pinterest-worthy nursery.

 

 

By LISA MITCHELL

Pinterest is full of inspiration and creative ideas. But turning those ideas into reality, can be near impossible. Some of us just don’t have a knack for clever and creative design, even when it’s staring us in the face.

I am more of a Pinterest window shopper myself. I gaze enviously at other people’s brilliant designs and then go back to my dreary house without the motivation or energy to spruce it up.

Until I became a mum.

My children deserved better than orange curtains, beige carpet and furniture that didn’t match. I wanted to create a nursery I could be proud of. I wanted it to be a calm, clever, cute space and possibly the best room in the house.

So I graduated from being a Pinterest window shopper to a Pinterest user, and the results have been so good I feel like creating a board myself.

 Just as an FYI, you should know that this post is sponsored by Mumgo. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in her own words.

Here are my top tips for creating a Pinterest-worthy nursery:

Choose unisex designs so you can use it for all your children.

1. Make sure all your furniture matches.

Once you have your floors and walls done you need to pick your furniture. Make sure it all matches. This is key. When the furniture matches it creates a blank canvas from which you can decorate. Choose unisex designs so you can use it for all your children.

Try and fit out your nursery from one location, because you’ll always find matching products and save time searching through lots of different retailers.

If you are using second-hand furniture or have furniture that doesn’t match, just paint it all a glossy white and it will look stunning. Nothing is cuter than white furniture in a nursery.

This change table is a perfect example of gorgeous white furniture that you can decorate however you like.

Buy it here.

A nursery can look amazing but it still has to work really well for you and your baby.

2. Looking after your baby never looked so good.

A nursery can look amazing but it still has to work really well for you and your baby.

With babies, the general rule to keeping them warm and healthy is to dress them in an extra layer than what you’re wearing. But that can be a bit hit and miss.

A nursery thermometer easily shows you what the temperature is in your child’s room so you can make sure it is optimal and minimise illness. Plus, they come in a range of colours that look amazing.

Buy it here.

Brighter choices will go really well in your new nursery.

3. Once you find out what you are having, don’t be afraid to decorate accordingly.

Once you bring home your baby boy or girl you may be tempted to give in to your blue and pink decorating urges, and you should go for it. Choose one or two blankets that they can use when they’re older.

Because your room, furniture and linen is simple in design, one or two brighter choices will go really well in your new nursery.

This pink striped throw is a perfect example because it can be used in your baby’s cot and then transfer to their bigger bed later.

Buy it here.

Choose one big toy as a decorative piece for your room.

4. One big toy in the nursery, and that’s all.

You don’t want to clutter up your nursery but you still want it to look fun and child-friendly. So once you’ve sorted your furniture and linen, choose one big toy as a decorative piece for your room.

When your children are older they will love playing with it but until then, it is for show only.

I love rocking horses. Who doesn’t? And this one is cute. Place it in the corner of your room ready for when your toddler starts waddling.

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Choosing clever canvas art is a must.

5. Canvas art is a must.

Choosing clever canvas art is a must for design purposes, because it really gives your nursery that Pinterest lift.

The great thing about canvas art is that it can really pop with colour and tie in the more decorative pieces in your room.

Like this canvas art lamb which is as pink as they come and will tie in nicely with the pink throw you just bought.

Purchase it here.

Choose something that isn’t overly-complicated in its design but is excellent quality.

6. Choose linen that isn’t too complicated in its design.

Baby linen can be expensive so consider it just as much of an investment as the baby furniture. If you take care of it, it will last for years.

Make sure you choose unisex designs and choose something that isn’t overly-complicated in its design but is excellent quality.

This cute cotton comforter is a perfect example.

Buy it here.

One play area only.

7. One play area only.

It’s a good idea to set up one little area in your child’s nursery where you can place them safely to play while you set up nappy changes or change the sheets in their cot. Because the rest of your nursery is neutral, this can be as colourful as you like.

A play mat or toy like the Tiny Love Flexi Play is a great idea because it is safe, colourful and so much fun for your baby.

Purchase yours here.

A lamp is an easy way to check on your baby without flooding the room with light.

8. You need a lamp.

When I first set up my baby’s nursery I remembered everything. I even remembered too many things, things I didn’t need at all.

But I forgot one important item.

I needed a lamp. A lamp is an easy way to check on your baby without flooding the room with light and is useful at night when you are doing a quick feed or a nappy change. And these days’ lamps are just as decorative as canvas art so choose a cute one that matches your design choices so far.

Buy one here.

Pillows are one of the simplest and most affordable ways to decorate a nursery.

9. Make pillows fun.

Pillows are one of the simplest and most affordable ways to decorate a nursery and there are some brilliant choices. The great thing is they can join your baby as they get older and move to a bed.

Make sure the colour of your pillow matches your basic colour theme and animal pictures are a must.

Get yours here.

When I became a mum, my life revolved around muslin wraps!

10. Muslin wraps are your new best friend.

I hadn’t even heard of a Muslin wrap until I had my first child. Soon, my life revolved around them. Was it big enough? Was it clean? Did I have spares?

You’ll be so reliant on them for swaddling your baby and for discreet breastfeeding, for use in the pram to block out the sun or to signal nap time. You’ll grab whichever ones you can find. So make sure you choose cute ones that match your design.

You can buy some gorgeous Muslin wraps these days. It doesn’t matter that they will be regularly soiled. As long as they look good. It’s the Pinterest way.

Buy yours here.

What are your tips for creating the perfect room in your house? 

And for some inspiration check out these perfectly Pinterest worthy nurseries…

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