Welcome Home, Baby

By August 27, 2013 March 8th, 2017 No Comments

Words: Kelle Howard-dean

Designing a nursery before you bring your newborn home can be one of the most enjoyable parts of pregnancy. As an interior designer specialising in children’s rooms and nurseries, I take it one step further and show you how the colours you choose to decorate your room can impact not only the feel of the room but also your mood.


While everyone has a different perception of colour, there are some colour effects that have a universal meaning. When you think of the colour yellow, happiness naturally springs to mind. Fresh stripes of yellow are an easy way to add some fresh dimension to the space – stimulating whilst still peaceful. Whilst vertical stripes with enhance the height of the room, horizontal stripes will make the room appear wider – a great tip for small spaces! Work the colour through the room with citrus coloured accents and bedlinen for a streamlined look.

Orange represents warmth, energy and exuberance, and whilst it may be too strong a colour for some to use as the main colour in a room, you can easily add pops of tangerine through the use of accessories, prints and bedding or you can make a statement with one feature piece!

If you prefer more of a calming, or tranquil vibe then blue could be the hue for you. From a soft blue on the walls to more vibrant shades in the cushions the depth of colour can instantly transform the space. Gender doesn’t need to play a role in this – you can easily team a pale blue with pink for a fresh, modern look.

A green patina is a fresh approach whether it be a soft mint coat of paint or zingy lime cushions this colour can exude anything from calmness to energy. If you’re not ready to take the plunge just get, decals are a great way to add some vibrancy and they peel off in an instant – great for renters too – you can find a multitude of designs on etsy.com




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