Scandinavian Style Series – Creating a cosy nursery
Once you’ve given your nursery a fresh coat of paint and got all the main pieces of furniture, it’s time to add in the elements that will create a cosy space for your new baby. This is where you get to express your personal style and bring in all those gorgeous Scandinavian touches.
A nursery is really about creating a space where your baby can sleep, so avoid bright colours and dramatic features in favour of calming shades and soft textures. Start by gathering swatches of colours that feel serene and inviting. Soft pink or muted blue combined with grey is a classic Nordic nursery combination, but also consider forest green or mustard shades for something that feels grounded and sophisticated.
Create a mood boarding using Pinterest or a free graphic design tool like Canva and start pulling in inspiration and specific products you want to add to your nursery. To get you started, we’ve pulled together a Pinterest board of nursery and bedroom ideas.
Scandinavian baby bedding
When it comes to baby bedding, look for natural fibres that are going to stand up to constant washing; organic if possible to avoid irritating your baby’s sensitive skin. Lots of light layers work best as you can easily add or remove to find the right temperature.
However many sets of sheets you think you’ll need, buy one extra. There’s nothing fun about doing a midnight load of washing because your baby has blown through all the clean sheets, and while good quality sheets and blankets can be more expensive, they will give you years of use.
Also stock up on plenty of baby blankets and throws for use in the pram when you venture out (and to keep you warm during midnight feeds).
Soft textures and snuggly throws
Your baby will be on the floor a lot, so bring in plush, low-allergy rugs and quilts for somewhere soft to play. In the nursery below you can see how the oversized, layered sheepskin rugs give a sense of luxuriousness and comfort, while the fluffy cushion and crochet owl on the armchair create visual interest.
You can also get rugs that will do double-duty as a fun play area as your baby grows into a toddler. The Ooh Noo Little Village Baby Playmat is super soft and features a fun little village street pattern.
In the next post we’re sharing how to bring in all those tiny details that will make your nursery feel fun and inviting for you and your little one.