Does anyone else spend far too long looking at ideas for home decoration on Pinterest, especially the Nursery Decor pins? There are some amazing ideas on there, and the top tips for trends this year are just so much fun! I get a bit carried away when it comes to any sort of themed event or project; I want to try to cram as many coordinating items into whatever it is as is humanly possible. I’m not sure what it says about me but it makes me really happy when everything matches and fits together well! I’ve made a short list of my favourites here and have included links to Pinterest boards that I have made for each one, so that you can look at all sorts of cool things with only one click!
#1 Mountain Wall Murals
I absolutely love this theme! So much so in fact, that I am trying to look for subtle versions, hints and gestures in that general direction for our own grown-up master bedroom which is the next room in our house on the decorating ‘to do’ list. The dreamy misty whole wall murals are ethereal and romantic whilst also being soothing, calm and strong. Along with the idea of mountains come connotations of freedom, fresh air, exploration and challenge which I think are great values to aspire to whether you are a toddler or a grown up.
As for the wall mural itself you can choose from minimalist graphic designs which are barely more than a few grey and white triangles, to detailed snowcapped craggy rocks with a line of spiky dark fir trees in front. I think my personal favourite lies somewhere in the middle with a graduated series of rough edged mountains fading from dark to light grey as they get higher up the wall (and figuratively further away).
If all the black, white and grey sounds too clinical, it can be softened and warmed with some natural wooden elements and textured fabrics. I particularly like really chunky knitted throws and cushion covers at the moment.
These prickly items are everywhere I look at the moment: my favourite florist has all sorts of amazing cacti themed goodies in stock; three wonderful random stationary shops that I visited today were all selling cactus rubbers, pens, notepads and stickers; wedding blogs are full of them too; and as for Pinterest – well!
I love how this image seems to combine the characteristics of a cactus – resillient, tough, hardy, independent and able to survive against the odds, whilst still being able to be feminine and beautiful. What more could you want for a little girl’s room?
#3 Sweet Treats
Who wouldn’t love to play in a room like this?! This theme is just full of fun, all about indulgence and a certain amount of nostalgia (I’m sure ice cream tasted better when I was small!) There is an abundance of amazing creations available on etsy and other sites to fit with this theme, the only problem you might find is knowing when to stop – be careful not to get cavities!
#4 Giant Flowers
I have had a go at making a few giant paper flowers in the last few years and they are trickier than they look, but as a big cascade, wall hanging or spray pinned around a window or door frame, they can be absolutely stunning. I think this trend has drifted over from party decor; people loved it so much that they want to make these giant flower displays a permanent feature of their homes.
The only think I worry about with these is that after a little while they may fade, or get a bit tatty (depending on how much day light your room gets, what paper you use, and perhaps more importantly what kind of toddler you have) so if I was going to go down this route I think I would look into felt and fabric flowers rather than paper ones.
So there you have my four favourite nursery trends for 2017. What do you think? Have you been inspired? Are you, like me, seeing cacti EVERYWHERE? I’d love to know what themes your little one’s rooms have and how you chose them! I’m off to paint some more bespoke Valentines cards (more on them next time perhaps) and hopefully to get cracking on some new products that tie in with these awesome themes.
Until next time!