The Nursery Reveal has been something I’ve been SO excited to share. I have shared snippets of it in my vlogs here and there and a few bits on my Instagram. BUT today you get to see it all. As you may have seen from my Nursery Inspiration post, I wanted to keep this room fairly simple. At the time of writing that post, we were unaware that we were having a baby girl! At first, I was adamant that I wanted to keep the room fairly neutral, I wanted the room to be greys and white, but that all changed when I went looking for paint colours. I came across this Valspa Paint called White Rabbit and immediately fell in love with it! It was a very subtle pink which actually had a slight grey and lilac feel to it. I felt like it was a lovely fresh colour but it also gave the room a warm feel. I did however want to keep the grey and white touches to the bedroom, so we opted for a grey carpet (which is the most squish carpet ever by the way) and ivory furniture.
I love this furniture from Mothercare* which is part of the Bloomsberry range. We opted for the wardrobe, changing table and the Cot bed but there are additional pieces from the range that you can add should you have the room. I had measured out the furniture for it to be arranged in a slightly different way to what we have it now. However, once it was in we felt that this was the best use of space for the room. We could’ve gone for smaller pieces, but this furniture feels really solid and well made. It will certainly last a long time! Especially because the top can come off the changing table to make it a stand alone set of draws and the cot bed can adapt and last the little one well into her toddler years. I also loved the fact that the cot bed has a draw underneath. The extra storage will always come in handy.
I wanted to create a little feature spot above the changing table. A place to display a few decorative pieces. As the colour scheme is soft shades of pink, I wanted to add some natural tones and textures such as the hyacinth baskets and the natural wood of the shelves. The frame under the shelves which features the Cinderella quote “Have courage and be kind” also features natural wood elements. You may notice a blank spot on the wall next to that frame? That spot is reserved for her gold acrylic name plate which ties in beautifully with the gold frame on the upper shelf. Do we have a name I hear you ask?! Well, yes we do….but we shall share it with you once she’s here!
The changing table has a simple white changing mat with high sides and a handy white hyacinth basket with a natural wood handle to keep changing supplies in. This basket will be perfect for grabbing and moving into different rooms should we need it.
Next to the changing table, we added these pretty coat hooks in order to hang her clothes while getting her dressed. We also hung them low enough for her to hang her own things on when she gets a little bigger.
When it came to the curtains and bedding, I knew that I didn’t want themed items. As much as rabbit and teddy characters can be cute, I wanted something a little different. I came across the Laura Ashley curtains by chance in their sale. I had originally hung basic sheer white floor length curtains but these give the room much more of a warm and slightly luxurious feel. The sheets on the bed are simple and white. I had swapped and changed the blanket on the bed so many times before finally settling with the soft pink knitted blanket from Next.
Above the cot I made an artificial floral wreath. You can find a tutorial for it here. In the wreath, I used the flowers that we had at our UK wedding reception as well as adding a few additional ones. I feel like this added a unique and personal touch to the space. You may also notice that the cot doesn’t have a mobile! Again, as much as the rabbit and teddy ones you can buy from generic ranges are lovely, I just don’t feel like they are a good fit for the room. I did spot a beautiful bespoke one on Etsy which I fell in love with, but the £300 price tag put me off for the time being. I figured that she won’t actually be in the room for a while….so it gives me time to save up!
As there wasn’t a great deal of room to have a lamp anywhere, we opted to change the lighting to make it dimmable. This means that night feeds or changes can be done without having to put the main light on fully.
All in all we are really pleased with how it’s turned out. We feel that the room is very adaptable so that it can carry her through from her newborn days to her toddler years.
Furniture*: Mothercare Bloomsberry Range
Paint: Valspa White Rabbit
Curtains: Laura Ashley
Wall print: Etsy
Wall Frame: The Range
Gold Frame: TKMaxx
Flower Crown: Innocent Chaos
Changing mat: Mothercare
Changing basket: TKMaxx
Coat Hooks: Laura Ashely
Demin Dress: Mothercare UK
Floral Wreath: Handmade
Bedding: Mothercare (sheets) Blanket (Next)
Crochet Stool: The Range