A Guide To Nursery Decorating Ideas
A Guide To Nursery Decorating Ideas
Adrienne Chin teaches how to choose decoration for a nursery
Hi I'm Adrienne Chinn. I'm an interior designer based in London, England. Today we're going to talk to you about an aspect of interior design.
Today we're going to look at how to decorate a nursery. Now sometimes we don't know whether we're going to have a boy or a girl when we are about to have a baby. So there's always a bit of a question, what color, what scheme do you going to put on the nursery.
So I've come up of something that I think works for either boy or a girl or if you have twins for instance a boy and a girl we'd work for that as well. So let's have a look at the scheme we put together. Now in this room what I've found, I found this really nice children's fabric of birds, so birds are quite gender neutral theme so I've chosen this and that would be really pretty on some curtains or running blind or something of that in the room.
When you're doing a children's room particularly a nursery, it's very very important to have black lining on the blind or the curtain so that the baby can sleep well and the baby sleeps as you sleep well as well so that's quite important. So here we have this nice bird fabric, the nice thing about that too is it has a lot of white background so it will keep the room nice and bright as far as the interior scheme goes. And it has a lot of colors in it you can pick them out as absence in the room what I though I would do is pick this nice turquoise-y tone, the lighter turquoise perhaps.
And paint the walls in a light turquoise color so I would go to my local hardware store, DIY store, wherever they have paint chips, look at the different paint chips in the turquoise range and pick out a wall color that I think tones quite well with that color here in the fabric and what I would do is get a few sample pots and try them on card which I would then hold around the room to see how the colors work in that particular room If the room is south facing or north facing, east or west, all of that will have an effect on how your colors will look in the room. So we've got our turquoise walls and our curtain fabric and then you might want to have a, a wood floor in here for practicality purposes, you could always put a little rug on that if you wanted to. And what I did here is bound this white washed oak floor which is nice, light, it keeps the light tone going and it is a wide planked.
So if you have a small room and nurseries are generally quite small, this will help the room feel larger. What I've done then is, I've picked out some of these colors in different types of fabric. Little stripes and little checks always work well in a room.
They're kind of, although they have a pattern they're kind of kind of neutral in a way, and they work well with florals and vibrant print fabrics as little neutral accents that you can put around. So you might have a little seat cover on a rocking chair, something like that, you might want to do a nice lively check that cools out the warm yellows in the fabric. And perhaps, you have a cushion you want to do for your, a chair for the nursery, bed, there's another little fun fabric there that you can use on cushions something like that.
And then, here, this, this is a good woven fabric that if you have a, a little chair or something like that a little ocum a little, a bench, things that you store inside and the top of it perhaps is upholstered. That's a good sturdy fabric for that. And again, it has that turquoise story going on with it.
And then these are some other little fabrics that pick out tones in the story that you might want to bring out in the room depending how big it is. This can be used as accent piping on things or they can be other little cushions or things like that around the room. This gives you a very nice scheme that will work for your little girl or your little boy until such time as they get old enough that they will demand their own rooms, and then you're getting into the whole ring of girl's rooms and boy's rooms.
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