As many of you know one of the Anchor & Arrow girls is expecting a baby, that would be myself, Jess!!
Time has flown so far and with 3 1/2 months left I am starting to get that nesting feeling on... its time to start getting organised.
I know this because I have started having "those" disorganised dreams where the baby is here but nothing is ready.
So as well as waking up 3 times per night for bathroom breaks I am also waking up in a panic after these dreams only to tell myself its ok.. you have time!!
I have chatted with other pregnant friends and mums and some have admitted they had the baby room and shopping all done by week 18 for this very reason!!
Yay I feel normal now.
Anyhow anyone who knows me knows I do love to plan!
Although I am a qualified interior designer it doesn't make the decision much easier. There are simply so many options out there to choose from. Do we go all white with a scandinavian feel? Go a pastel jungle vibe with lots of cute elephants and giraffes? Or perhaps nautical feel with navy and grey and white.
I found this guide on the "style Curator" blog. This woman like me has a passion for gorgeous interiors and also loves a little DIY project. I have popped a link to her website below. But do check out these tips she has and share with any mummas to be who like me are having anxiety dreams or planning their nursery!
There’s something extra fun about decorating a nursery — creating a space for your little bundle of joy — but how do you create a stylish AND functional nursery?
Kristy Withers, founder of Incy Interiors, is here to share her expert tips!
Incy Interiors is all about well designed, stylish children’s and baby furniture that’s not only beautiful but functional and affordable too. Later this month, they’re opening a store in Bathurst where they transformed a heritage listed building into the charming store. If you’re in the area, be sure to go to the opening event at 2A Piper Street, Bathurst on 23 and 24 July 2016!
1. Design fluency
If you want to style a fabulous nursery that will grow with your child, make sure you invest time into researching and investigating before throwing an assortment of styles together and hoping for the best! Take the time to look at your homes’ natural flow and consider what style best suits you.
2. Keep it simple
Keep it simple and add playful decadence! A neutral colour palette is the key to a great child’s room because you can subtly or dramatically change the room by adding cost-effective accessories.
For example, layer the bed with linen, cushions and throws to add a punch of personality to their room. Bed linen is now available in a variety of patterns, shapes, colours and fabrications that will be sure to add colour and interest to our darlings’ rooms.
3. Let’s get thrifty
Upcycle. Thrift Stores, ebay and markets are a great place to source unique pieces for your child’s room and provide a day out for parents and children to explore charming pieces that can be brought back to life. It’s the perfect way to also keep within a tight budget too!
4. Spacial awareness
There’s a lot of paraphernalia that comes with kids so good storage is essential. Invest in something that can adapt as your child grows with shelves, drawers and hanging space so you can hide the contents behind closed doors. Incy Interiors velvet ottomans provide a functional decadence to your bub’s room and come in three delectable shades — Sybilla (sorbet pink), Ashford (mint) and Hugo (regal purple).
5. Feature walls
Instead of creating a feature wall with paint why not cluster a group of mismatched artworks, prints and photos together. This is a hot trend for 2016 and is easily adaptable as your bub grows.
6. Sorbet shades
Working perfectly with neutrals and natural materials alike, it’s no wonder monochrome has taken a backseat to vibrant sherbetty hues. Add a touch of pretty peach and dreamy blue to your bubs room to add an oh-so-sweet touch — we’re swooning for sorbet.
7. Shine on
A kid’s room is the perfect place to add a little metallic magic using bronze, silver and gold. Brass baskets are super stylish and the perfect accessory to help keep toys and craft tools organised.
8. Space savers
Baskets provide the perfect alternative to traditional toy boxes and drawers. Not only are they space savers but also make toy tidy up much quicker and easier. Keep it neutral or make them a feature by using a pop of colour like the ‘low basket’ in yellow.
9. Show me a sign
Add positive statements, words of love and encouragement to the nursery with ‘scriptured’ prints. I love the ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ framed prints — positive and motivational it’s perfect for our little darlings to dote on.
10. Making memories
Whether it’s your baby’s booties, rattle or first story book — there’s no reason to put baby’s items away — frame it! Showcase their first ‘footprints’ of life by placing these in frames on a feature wall.
Thanks Kristy for those fab ideas! Hopefully her tips have given you inspiration to create a stylish and functional nursery for your little bub.
I hope you enjoyed these tips from Gina the Style Curator.
I will keep you all posted on how my nursery comes along.. although I don't expect it to be ready till April sometime!!!
If you have any inspiration or cute nursery tips please post or comment below, I would love to see them!
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