Today I wanted to share with you my ultimate tips for creating a Liberty print nursery.
Styling my children’s bedrooms has always been a wonderful experience for me, as I’ve loved creating unique and special spaces, for each of them.
When it came to decorating Posy’s room, my priority was to create a calming and relaxing environment for her to sleep in. Equally I wanted to add whimsical Liberty print touches, such as art prints, bespoke and personalised wall hangings and toys to spark her imagination.
Today I wanted to share my ultimate tips for helping you create your own perfect Liberty print inspired nursery:
Select a timeless furniture set you’ll use time and again
Whilst I could talk personalised art prints and pretty decor finishes all day, the key to Posy’s room is her cot and dresser. Thankfully alongside her wardrobe and rocking chair, these have proved to be timeless as they have served all three of my children.
Purchased from Mama’s and Papa’s, the three-piece furniture set has a minimalist design with a modern clean contemporary feel. What’s more the cot can later transform into a junior bed, which like her brothers, can grow alongside Posy into her toddler years. We have just switched up the mattresses each time and this year it came from Mama’s and Papa’s, however; I also fully recommend this from John Lewis which we purchased twice previously for the boys.
Allow your nursery to evolve over time
Posy’s room is very much an extension of the house, therefore her walls are predominately painted white with the addition of a wallpapered feature wall. The simple motif of the fan print is something that I felt would still feel stylish in a few years time due to its fresh mint and white colour palette.
The simplicity of Posy’s decor created an almost blank canvas, that could house sentimental keepsake pieces, ensuring her space continues to evolve and feel personal to her.
Something old and something new
Before Posy moved into her new nursery, it was home to Georgie and his nordic themed room. His pom-pom fringe curtains and quilted bedspread felt gender neutral, therefore we decided to keep and reuse them. Additionally; a patchwork blanket from Henry’s room, the rocking chair that had served many night feeds and a star pillow were lovingly passed down to Posy. Therefore there is something beautifully nostalgic about her space that tells the story of our three little ones.
It’s all in the Liberty Print
I’ve been obsessed with Liberty prints for as long as I can remember, fuelled by watching Little House on the Prairie, a weekly floral print delight of Peterpan collars and ditsy print dresses. Therefore when I knew we were having a little girl I knew instantly that I wanted an eclectic mix of my favourite florals from the iconic archives. Prints such as Betsy Ann Blue, Michelle Tana Lawn and Katie and Millie in Pink. All beautifully feminine and evoke the pages of the book The Secret Garden, a childhood playground of delicate English blooms.
To add this iconic print to her room I went to Instagram to shop some of my favourite independent designers to create a simple gallery wall. Here are my favourites from some incredibly gifted mamas:
Home to the most beautiful designs with impeccable craftsmanship, Velveteen Babies is renowned for their Droplet Garlands that can be made bespoke with a choice of colours and prints. Coral the designer, is at the heart of the childrens interior brand and was incredibly helpful in helping me select the right mix of prints for Posy’s gallery wall. This little raindrop wall hanging has been an integral piece in pulling all the Liberty elements together.
Another little shop I discovered via Instagram, was Little Cloud, a collection of handmade and everlasting pieces, created my Mum and designer Claire. I instantly fell in love with Claire’s Name Hoops designs as I loved the idea of displaying my little girls name on the wall. I went with the print Betsy Rose with a copper wire name sign spelling Posy.
When it comes to Liberty print nursery decor, you have to visit The Charming Press to view the collection of pastel-coloured prints, children’s illustrations with the right amount of Liberty print touches. Posy’s initials by chance spell out PEAR, so I was instantly drawn to Printed Pear print to represent our daughter’s name. Alongside that I went for the Rainbow Print motif, to again incorporate another element of print. Yes I’m obsessed.
& lastly; Etsy has served me well for bespoke toys and wall decor. From Little Red Foxy I picked up a Pretty Floral wand with a P initial with multi ribbons cascading down the handle.
Another niche buy was a Liberty Print Glitter Monogram Hoop for Posy’s room door. As with all the stores listed you can select your desired print from a library of popular and iconic Liberty prints. For me; I knew I wanted to mix and match the prints to create texture on Posy’s walls, but in all honesty, there are just too many pretty florals to leave behind.
Since decorating Posy’s Liberty print inspired nursery we have since added some soft furnishings, such as pillows to the rocking chair, rose pink fairy lights to her curtains and dolls and toys that look like her. It is now my favourite room in the house for taking a moment to collect myself amongst the prints, in the bright morning light, amongst the nostalgic memories.
I’d love to hear how you have decorated your nursery or share with me your favourite Instagram decor accounts?
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