Thursday, July 25, 2013
Baby Love :: Nursery Essentials
Hi Belle Maison readers - it's Kelle from Habitat + Beyond Kids here coming to you all the way from Australia! As an Interior Designer that specialises purely in spaces for children it's my job to help parents-to-be create a nursery that they will treasure. There are a few essentials that every nursery needs, and now more than ever parents are requesting items that stand out from the crowd. Colour is now becoming a staple for many modern nurseries and today I'm going to share a few of my favourite pieces to help your Little One's room be the talk of the town!
Comfort is a huge deciding factor when choosing a chair for nursing your baby or for story time, but good news - this doesn't have to mean an overstuffed glider! Modern armchairs are equally as comfy and you can easily add an ottoman or pouffe to rest your feet.
Whether you decide on a floor or table lamp, a kitsch design like this Jonathan Adler horse version is a great talking point - stick to plain white, gold or silver so it complements the decor without looking too 'themey' (my pet hate in nursery design!).
White and walnut cribs still have their place, and for those parents who are prepared to step out of their comfort zone there is now some amazing neon furniture available. Or you can simply update an old crib with some child-friendly paint - et viola, new and on-trend!
Whether you have carpet or wood floors a rug is a great way to add some vibrant colour to the space - I've been lusting after this Zebra Print number for a while now. Mexican kilim rugs also work really well and add a multitude of colours you can play around with.
A side table doesn't have to be a boring, plain nightstand - wooden stools are a great alternative like this raw tree stump available from Kalon studios, or for a cost effective option consider approaching a local tree lopper for a log off cut.
I've loved sharing some of my Nursery Essentials with you all! Don't be a stranger - I would love for you to pop over and say hi at my blog Habitat + Beyond Kids!