One of the upsides of living in a new build house is that it’s a complete blank canvas. One of the downsides of living in a new build house is that it’s a complete blank canvas…! Where do you begin? The world, or at least the B&Q paint aisle, is your oyster.
So far we’ve held back on any actual painting whilst the walls have been drying out – but with the baby’s arrival getting pretty imminent we wanted to make the nursery a bit more baby friendly.
I’m a huge fan of greys and neutrals with little pops of colour so wanted to keep this theme for the nursery. But keeping it too neutral felt a little sombre so I wanted to add some colour. Not that there’s anything wrong with gender colours (we know we’re having a little boy) but I wanted something that would be adaptable, so we opted for a soft ‘Sunshine Yellow’ from Valspar paint.
With the help of a trusty assistant (thanks mum) we created a triangle paint effect on the wall using Frog Tape. Really not as intimidating as I was expecting, it took just a quick sketch and two coats of paint to get the job done.
Once the yellow backdrop was in place the rest of the room started to take shape, sticking to a theme of yellows and greys. The room was missing something, which I found in the shape of this H&M black and white chevron rug (£19.99) which is machine washable, so great for a nursery.
I added artwork to the walls including a couple of brush lettered posters I’d created myself and I was over the moon with these Matalan picture frames with mount – absolute bargain (£5 each). We also love this black and white camel Picasso print from art.co.uk
The rest of the nursery is mainly Ikea (as is the rest of our house) including this great value Gulliver changing table (£65), Poang chair in Finnsta Grey (£75) which I hope will be a good feeding chair and a small Kallax storage unit (£20).