Expert's Guide: How to Choose the Best Decor for your Child's Room

Expert's Guide: How to Choose the Best Decor for your Child's Room

Posted by The Baby Cot Shop Admin on 7th Mar 2020

Often, parents come to us not for a full nursery design service, but to help with choosing ideal decorative accessories for the room. Perhaps that's you. You have bought all of your furniture; the linens and window treatments are ready, but there is 'something missing' from the room.

Selecting the right nursery room decor can turn a room instantly from drab to desirable. Our expert guide will show you just how to do this.

1. Choose an Educational Theme

Choosing a design theme makes the process easier because your options become more manageable. Themes can be drawn from nature, fantasy, books or even places. For example a nursery or child's bedroom with an educational slant will feature safari wallpaper or art prints that are educational, like the Framed Alphabet Print. You may opt for a rug with numbers or a mural featuring a characters reading a book. 

2. Go for an Animal Theme

From safari to mythical creatures like unicorns, you can feature animals in your room. A safari Wall Mural creates a breathtaking effect in the nursery or child's bedroom and a less permanent option is to go for an animal wallpaper. Animal heads are also popular as they are playful, textured and they add a lighthearted depth to your nursery room. Yet another option is to go for hand painted furniture, a service we offer via our in-house artist. You may want a single item like an elephant, because they are special to your family. Start with one single item that you love, like this Elephant Nursery Rug.

3.How about Well-loved stories?

Perhaps you want a traditional fairytale reflected in your child's bedroom. Being selective about the decor prevents a tacky, overdone look. Avoid the temptation to cover every inch with your chosen theme, because story book characters are easily accessible. Instead, go for tasteful nursery furnishings like this Embroidered Winnie the Pooh or Beatrix Potter Fabric. It can be used as a window blind and cushions, while you choose a plain solid fabric for the outer curtains. Duvet covers for children as well as padded quilts for babies look really good in these fabrics. 

Decorative room accessories can be introduced through lighting, wall decor, soft furnishings and rugs.They are a great way to add colour to the room, especially if you have gone for a neutral colour palette.

Still need some help? 

Our nursery experts are always on hand to help you with your questions. Call us on 0203 371 7530, send an email or visit our showroom. You can also request our nursery or child's room design service here.