How To Create a Scandinavian Inspired Nursery For Baby
When you’re pregnant, one of the most exciting moments (aside from actually having your baby) is designing the nursery. The nursery is the perfect room to express your style while creating a cosy little space for your baby.
In this post, we’ve gathered our tips on how to create a gorgeous Scandinavian inspired nursery.
Designing a Scandinavian inspired nursery
Choose your nursery wall colour
The Scandinavian style is defined by clean lines, a pared back palette and use of space. When designing your nursery, start by choosing a primary shade for the walls, floor and furniture.
White walls are a common choice, but we also think can grey create a stunning backdrop to a Scandi inspired kids room. Wallpaper or wood panelling also helps to create texture and bring in some visual interest.
Mix in a theme
The best way to bring Scandinavian style into your nursery is to mix it in with another style or theme. Elements of bohemian, vintage, nautical or monochrome all work well with the Scandinavian look.
Select a highlight colour
Once you’ve chosen your primary shade and theme, choose a second colour or two to act as a highlight and pull your nursery together. Choose from classic baby room colours like dusky pink or blue, or choose something more neutral like mustard, brown or midnight blue.
We love this look from MissKyreeLoves for her baby Harvey’s nursery. The canopy tent makes a statement over the cot, and we love how she has used shades of mustard, cream and brown (including that gorgeous Maileg brown bunny) to create a gender-neutral yet still sweet space for their little one.
Add in furniture and decor
The first things you’ll want to shop for are your main pieces of Scandinavian baby furniture, like a cot, drawers, an armchair and change table. Remember, you’ll be using these pieces daily for at least the next two years, so consider them an investment. Choose furniture that’s functional, sturdy and, importantly, makes the room feel welcoming.
Also, consider storage – you may be surprised how much stuff a tiny baby comes with. Baskets, shelves, boxes and sacks are essential to hold all the clothes, books, nappies, blankets and toys your little bundle of joy will accumulate.
Once you’ve chosen your main furniture and style, it’s time to decorate. This is where you can really allow your style to come through, with a soft rug, some comfy pillows and, of course, a lamp for those night time feeds.
We’d love to see your Scandinavian inspired nursery and kids rooms. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @pipandsox.
Team Pip and Sox