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Choosing a nursery soft furnishing scheme

Updated: Jan 4, 2021

There is nothing more exciting than expecting a baby, and as a Mummy of two girls who loves interior design, I know that preparing their nurseries was one of the most fun parts of the preparations. But what if you don't know if you are expecting a girl or a boy?

This was the case for a recent client who was saving the surprise of whether she was having a boy or a girl until the baby was born. I love the idea of the surprise, but it meant that she wasn't sure what colour scheme to go for with the nursery blind and she didn't want to make it too plain.

Grey is so often the go to colour for a gender neutral scheme which I absolutely love, but there are lots of other clever design details or colour combinations that work well too. After chatting through lots of fabric ideas, my client and I came up with a beautiful solution. Pairing a neutral ivory fabric with a sophisticated herringbone pattern from Warwick, with lovely sage green pom poms from Copperfox.

Sage green looks perfect for a boy or girl and we were delighted with how it looked in the nursery. The great thing about sage green is that it will combine with pinks or dark blues really well, so once the baby is born we are able to add accessories to the room to give it a little girl or boy twist. The same applies for grey, you can add soft furnishing accessories, for example a cushion for a nursery chair, after the baby is born.

Other colours to consider are pastel yellows or a muted shade of orange, and a great option if you want something bolder in the room is to go for a patterned nursery themed fabric. Woodland, insect and jungle themes all work for boys and girls, and bold print designs are very on trend at the moment.

If you do know what you are expecting, the challenge is narrowing down the options! Peony & Sage have produced a lovely collection of ideas combining their fabrics with wallpapers and accessories. I have the whole range of their fabric samples, or you can visit their website for more of their children room collections.

Aren't they beautiful?

Do get in touch if you are in the middle of preparing your nursery and would like some bespoke soft furnishings made for the room. I would love to help select some fabrics and make these to measure for you.

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