10 Ways to create a stylish and functional nursery

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Nursery styling

There’s something extra fun about decorating a nursery — creating a space for your little bundle of joy — but how do you create a stylish AND functional nursery?

Kristy Withers, founder of Incy Interiors, is here to share her expert tips!

Incy Interiors is all about well designed, stylish children’s and baby furniture that’s not only beautiful but functional and affordable too. Later this month, they’re opening a store in Bathurst where they transformed a heritage listed building into the charming store. If you’re in the area, be sure to go to the opening event at 2A Piper Street, Bathurst on 23 and 24 July 2016!

1. Design fluency

If you want to style a fabulous nursery that will grow with your child, make sure you invest time into researching and investigating before throwing an assortment of styles together and hoping for the best! Take the time to look at your homes’ natural flow and consider what style best suits you.

Navy nursery
Image via Elise Raquel



2. Keep it simple

Keep it simple and add playful decadence! A neutral colour palette is the key to a great child’s room because you can subtly or dramatically change the room by adding cost-effective accessories.

For example, layer the bed with linen, cushions and throws to add a punch of personality to their room. Bed linen is now available in a variety of patterns, shapes, colours and fabrications that will be sure to add colour and interest to our darlings’ rooms.

White and timber nursery
Image via Little Look

3. Let’s get thrifty

Upcycle. Thrift Stores, ebay and markets are a great place to source unique pieces for your child’s room and provide a day out for parents and children to explore charming pieces that can be brought back to life. It’s the perfect way to also keep within a tight budget too!

4. Spacial awareness

There’s a lot of paraphernalia that comes with kids so good storage is essential. Invest in something that can adapt as your child grows with shelves, drawers and hanging space so you can hide the contents behind closed doors. Incy Interiors velvet ottomans provide a functional decadence to your bub’s room and come in three delectable shades — Sybilla (sorbet pink), Ashford (mint) and Hugo (regal purple).

Nursery
Image via Oh Eight Oh Nine



5. Feature walls

Instead of creating a feature wall with paint why not cluster a group of mismatched artworks, prints and photos together. This is a hot trend for 2016 and is easily adaptable as your bub grows.

6. Sorbet shades

Working perfectly with neutrals and natural materials alike, it’s no wonder monochrome has taken a backseat to vibrant sherbetty hues. Add a touch of pretty peach and dreamy blue to your bubs room to add an oh-so-sweet touch — we’re swooning for sorbet.

7. Shine on

A kid’s room is the perfect place to add a little metallic magic using bronze, silver and gold. Brass baskets are super stylish and the perfect accessory to help keep toys and craft tools organised.

Stylish bump nursery
Image via Stylish Bump

8. Space savers

Baskets provide the perfect alternative to traditional toy boxes and drawers. Not only are they space savers but also make toy tidy up much quicker and easier. Keep it neutral or make them a feature by using a pop of colour like the ‘low basket’ in yellow.

9. Show me a sign

Add positive statements, words of love and encouragement to the nursery with ‘scriptured’ prints. I love the ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ framed prints — positive and motivational it’s perfect for our little darlings to dote on.

10. Making memories

Whether it’s your baby’s booties, rattle or first story book — there’s no reason to put baby’s items away — frame it! Showcase their first ‘footprints’ of life by placing these in frames on a feature wall.

Thanks Kristy for those fab ideas! Hopefully her tips have given you inspiration to create a stylish and functional nursery for your little bub.

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