Expecting a bundle of joy anytime soon? Not sure where to start for creating the nursery of your dreams? Want a seamless outline while you rest those feet and eat some ice cream? Well, sit back and enjoy this how-to from local designer Ettie Seymour.
1. Pick a statement piece (wallpaper, rug, light fixture) that you will build everything around. This will also help your decide the theme (no, not which animals, but the feel of the room.) In Clementine’s nursery, we started with that beautiful wallpaper from Anthropologie. Everything else in the room is muted to really let the star steal the show. This wallpaper determined that our theme was going to be feminine and classic.
2. Decide on wall color. Choose a neutral wall color and get that color with a matte finish in its lowest pigment. Colors always look brighter than they do on the samples.
3. Pick bright, light colored, furniture (even if you’re having a boy). There’s nothing more depressing than dark wood in a nursery. Save it for the man cave people. This is the sanctuary of your precious sweet angel baby! Also, don’t feel the need to buy a set for a crib, dresser and side table. Just make sure they either match (color, material, look) or distinctively contrast.
4. Pick out accessories (hardware, light fixture, pillows, throws, books, wall art, etc.) This is a really great time to get fun with your accessories and make it your own. Just be sure to go back to your statement piece and theme of the nursery. Are you looking to create a modern nursery? Boho? Feminine? Classic? Eclectic? Try avoiding big box stores for accessories and find more unique pieces on places like Etsy, in Goodwill or antique stores.
Looking for more design tips and tricks for your home? Follow Ettie on Instagram @ettieandco or check out her website ettieandco.com for design services available.