Decorating a Nursery Using Grey
When I was pregnant, one of the things that excited me a lot was decorating B’s bedroom. We didn’t know what we were having so I went with something neutral that I could then accessorize later – depending on if we had a boy or a girl! I was convinced we were having a girl and planned crochet projects and cushion covers accordingly 😉 All in pink!
If you’re not sure if you’re having blue or pink then grey can make a great base colour to work from. Take a look at b’s toddler room using the same grey below. And also our bathroom. Grey goes so well with yellow!
Light Grey Tones!
I chose a light grey for three of the walls and a darker grey to compliment this. The dark grey is a Dulux colour called Chic Shadow. The light grey…I cannot remember at all. I’m annoyed as well because there are scuffs and marks on the walls and I’d like to touch them up. Oh well, moving soon, so I don’t overly care now.
The photos aren’t amazing because I wasn’t blogging at the time and didn’t really put much effort in to trying to take nice pics. You can see the colour contrast though behind the wardrobe. And you can see my crochet baby blanket. I love this blanket and even though we had a boy, I still wrapped him in it. I wasn’t letting that go to waste!
White furniture works well with all colours!
Furniture-wise, I loved the “Taunton” range from Mothercare. My mother-in-law kindly treated us to this set and I wasn’t disappointed. It was easy
to put together for hubby to put together(!), sturdy and looked great. We still use the wardrobe and cot bed now.
A chair is fab for night feeds!
My favourite purchase was this chair from IKEA. The grey matched my colour scheme perfectly and the chair is super comfy. It worked so well for night feeds once b was in his own room. It still works really well now for stories before bedtime. The cover can be taken off and washed too. Basically ideal, in my opinion! And the cushions went really well – with a bit of blue and mostly pink. Oops! I also love the curtains in grey pinstripe. We got those in B&Q for around fifteen quid. Bargain.
And the obligatory change table and free stuff from Emma’s Diary and Bounty! My sister told me not to bother with a change table as she never used hers and found a cot-top changer better. Since this was part of the set, we just got it. I’m so pleased we did though as we used it soooo much. It’s funny how one mum finds something useful and another not so! My top FIVE most useful baby items are listed here. And my top five not so useful can be found here!
Do you agree or disagree with my bests and worsts?!
So there, nursery inspiration for a grey, neutral colour scheme. Once b arrived, I put up a blue, spotty, black out blind from Dunelm Mill. Other than that. I didn’t do as much as I thought I would decoration-wise. I was too bloody shattered being a new mum!