The ‘Tallboy’ is from The White Company. It was the only narrow but tall chest of drawers we could find, plus it has safety hooks on the back. The bed is from John Lewis, the curtains are from a small shop in Switzerland, and the artwork above little L’s bed is from Easyart.com [Over on her blog there’s details of a discount offer for Met Mum readers where you can get 25% off till 30th November 09].
The peg rails and the book shelves are from B&Q – they cost near to nothing in their bare, neutral form and are easily painted in whatever colour you prefer. Two pieces that are less fun to buy but influence the atmosphere in the room to a great extent: the hospital radiator and dim-able halogen spotlights.
Deborah’s personal tips for decorating small nursery spaces:
If you are starting from scratch, make a plan. Not only does it help you to keep an eye on the cost, but it’s also fun to try and play around. Plus, never use overly colourful wallpaper. Toys, curtains, clothes and beddings can add colour and texture to a room without making it nervous. After all, you are trying to create a calm haven where your baby calms down and goes to sleep.
Thanks to Deborah for sharing her nursery space. You can read about her adventures on her blog Metropolitan Mum.
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