Simple & Stylish Scandinavian Nursery Decorating Ideas
As you might have seen earlier this week we shared an image of one of our HomeEnvy member’s homes, where we were able to help her create a stunning bedroom scheme for her little girl.
This got us thinking about nursery ideas – Scandinavian nursery décor ideas to be exact. Scandinavian interior design took a sudden turn in popularity around five years ago across the globe; although if we’re going to be honest, Scandinavian fashion, interiors and general style has always been the epitome of cool.
It’s like the rest of the world just caught on.
So today we’re taking this simple, clean style and seeing how well it translates into a nursery design. Designing a nursery can be an overwhelming task but the beauty of Scandi-style is that you’re not taking a huge amount of risks. With that said, here are seven Scandinavian nursery decorating ideas to inspire you to get the paint brushes out.
Image credit: The Design Chaser
There couldn’t be anything more simple about this room but my goodness, it makes an impact. By painting the floorboards to the ceiling in the same bright white, you’re able to create the perfect blank canvas for pops of colour in soft furnishings such as the rug and cushions – both of which are still muted tones to retain a calm atmosphere.
Image credit: Decorist
Scandinavians are renowned for their stylish and modern take on furniture design, and this space from Decorist shows that you don’t have to compromise on your own style by buying a standard crib silhouette. Why not go for something a little bit more unusual?
Image credit: ALT
Although most Scandinavian nursery interiors stick to a white or grey palette on the wall, colour can be added in interesting oversized pieces of artwork – this lion print, for example, ties in the theme of animals but in a contemporary way still.
Image credit: The Lovely Drawer
If you’re looking for a simple but effective DIY project to add to your Scandi style nursery, why not try your hand at this baby mobile, created by one of our favourite bloggers, Teri of The Lovely Drawer. Although we’re not very crafty, this mobile is making us want to get the needle and thread out of all of sudden.
Image credit: Cutting Edge Stencils
An easy way to add colour and interest to your walls, especially if you’re in a rental property, is to add wall decals that can be removed, either when you move out or want to change the style of the room. The triangle decals in black are super simple but make a great impact, especially as babies can only see in black and white to start with.
Image credit: Johanna Sdagar
Let’s face it, children’s clothing is too cute to keep hidden away so with this hanging shelf idea creates the perfect open wardrobe. Buy matching coat hangers in a light ash to keep it looking complete Insta-worthy and plan your outfits ahead of time by having them out hanging near your changing mat.
Image credit: Anneli Bush
We love how cosy this corner is, with the nursing chair, side table and mini dinosaur. As you can see choosing a light ash wood on both the chair and table legs works incredibly well with the white and grey colour palette, but still manages to add a touch of warmth to the room.
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