Scandinavian Style Series – Finishing Touches for a Stylish + Welcoming Nursery
It’s the little things that make the biggest difference, especially when it comes to creating a cosy nursery for your little one.
Not only do the little touches help you capture your baby’s personality; filling the space with small pieces also makes it easy to change things out as your bubba grows. With a classic shade of paint for your walls and simple Scandinavian-inspired nursery furniture, you have a blank space that you can style as your mood changes.
Finishing touches for nursery
A dreamy canopy tent, a gorgeous print and cute wooden toys all add a touch of whimsy just perfect for a room meant for play. The small elements you bring in can also make your life with a new baby just a little bit easier: lighting will help you with those midnight feeds, while mobiles and music boxes will keep your little one amused.
We love a good canopy tent; not only are they an easy way to add style a room, they also convey a sense of cosiness and whimsy. When baby is small, hang your canopy above the cot for daytime naps. As they grow, move the canopy to a corner of the room, pile cushions and rugs beneath it, and you have a delightful hideaway for teddy bear picnics.
DIY clothes display
Tiny baby clothes make an adorably sweet display that’s as cute as it is practical – hang it near your change station and fresh clothes will always be conveniently within reach.
Light the night
Lighting is also really important for your nursery. Small babies are sensitive to harsh lighting so a number of soft lamps are preferable to a single bright overhead light. Consider where you’ll be doing fiddly things that will require lighting – place a floor lamp next to your change table and another one by the armchair to make nighttime feeds a little easier.
If you’d prefer to have something portable, choose something like the Follow Me Lamp which is wire-free and rechargeable. The oak veneer handle makes it easy to carry about with you (even hooked over an arm) and the dimmer lightbulb has three settings and will last for 20 hours on a single charge.
Frame a copy of your ultrasound photo as a memento before baby arrives, and as a reminder of this feeling of anticipation when you’re knee high in smelly nappies and running on four hours sleep.
You could also include images of your dearest friends and family – the ones you want to be a big part of your bubba’s life. Use the photos as a way to start telling stories; even if your little one is too young to understand, they’ll understand that these people are important and will help build those connections.