A guide to decorating a nursery

Chelsea Llewell
Written by Chelsea Llewell
Russells Consultant
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For expectant parents decorating the nursery is a very exciting part of nesting. There are some amazing Pinterest finds to be had but deciding on a theme can be tricky and don’t even start on the different types of window treatments.


When you are keeping the babies gender a surprise Scandi is a popular choice, which still allows you to have some fun. Once the baby arrives you can easily dress the room up with some blush, mint or duck egg blue accents.

For curtains there are many natural linen floor to ceiling option like Charles Parsons Capri with blockout lining, or for a more minimalist look a simple blockout thermal roller blind with fascia will make sure your baby has a good sleep.

Modern Monochrome

It is hard to go past black and white as a colour combo. Take a simple white room and add black and grey accessories to create a modern monochrome nursery that will impress. Check out the Sleep Stores classic cot in cool grey for the perfect coloured cot.

Team it up with a simple black and white stripe roman blind in the James Dunlop fabric, Long Beach in the colour Obsidian. Or for a softer look try floor length curtains in the Pegasus fabric, Bubbles in Onyx.

Fantasy Fun

Have fun and add some colour to the nursery with a whimsical story book inspired design. Everyone loves the fantastic stories from Roald Dahl and with the range of Fantabulous Fabrics from Ashley Wilde, Russells can help you create a fun gender neutral nursery.

Featuring imagery from the BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Enormous Crocodile and many more. This fabric looks great made up as curtains or roman blinds and we can create a great range of accessories such as cushions and duvets.

Villa Nova Flutter


It is hard to go past an animal theme when it comes to decorating a nursery and a Safari theme has endless possibilities. You can make it super bright and colourful or incorporate more subtle muted tones.

Pegasus have the perfect fabric for curtains in your safari themed nursery; Everglade from the Zoology collection. This timeless fabric with muted colours incorporates lions, flamingos, zebras and giraffes.

For a brighter safari theme, Jungle Jive by Unique have a colourful print with lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, monkeys and birds all hidden within a tropical forest.

Pirate Life

Imaginative Treasure Island adventures are all part of growing up. Embrace the pirate life and create a nautical themed nursery with ships, anchors, treasure and world maps.

I Liv have created a cheerful pirate collection of fabrics called Pirate Life for Me, these fabrics can be layered with stripes and anchors to create a coordinated nautical look.

Villa Nova Amazon River

Flower Power

Embrace all things feminine and create a floral nursery any little girl would love, layer florals with pastel polka dots and stripes. Team it up with white or grey walls so that the florals really pop.

The Sanderson collection Abracazoo has beautiful patterns including Fairyland with fairies flitting through a meadow of flowers, Posy Floral a small scale all over floral print and Pretty Ponies with silhouettes of prancing ponies. There is even the option of coordinated wallpaper.

We can help

If you would like to talk about decorating a nursery and getting new curtains or blinds fitted, Russells can help. Our free in-home consultation is the best way to determine exactly what the best solution is for you and your home. Get in touch with us today and ensure your nursery is all ready for your latest addition to the family.

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