Top Tips For Decorating a Peter Rabbit Nursery
If you’re struggling to choose a nursery theme for your new bundle of joy, then it may interest you to know that Peter Rabbit has just been given the royal seal of approval. According to reports, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge have recently selected a Peter Rabbit nursery theme for their third baby, Prince Louis.
From choosing Peter Rabbit bedding to displaying Beatrix Potter figurines, adding a Peter Rabbit touch to your nursery is surprisingly easy. Here are our top tips for decorating your nursery and creating a room your baby will love spending time in. If it’s good enough for Kate, it’s good enough for you!
Because of his iconic blue coat, a Peter Rabbit nursery is the perfect choice if you’re expecting a baby boy. Match the colour of the paint you choose to the colour of Peter’s coat and your room will instantly feel like a wonderful tribute to Peter Rabbit. If you want to make a bolder statement then why not add a feature wall in a vibrant Peter Rabbit wallpaper or consider adding Peter Rabbit wall art to the space. We love this Peter Rabbit photo frame that would be great added to the wall to show off baby’s first portrait, and lend a personal touch to the space.
Add Ornamental Details
Beatrix Potter figurines are the perfect way to add Peter Rabbit touches to your nursery with very little effort required. We love these alphabet decorations, which would add a wonderful touch of whimsy to any nursery.
Why not spell out your baby’s name using the letters and then display them on a narrow floating shelf above their cot? This will make a great focal point for the room, and draw attention to your theme without being too overpowering. It is also a great way to personalise the room, making it unique to your baby.
Most interior decorators will tell you that the soft furnishings you choose are the most important element of any room, so it’s important to get them right. Why not add Peter Rabbit cushions to your nursing chair or, if you want to make the room look as welcoming and cosy as possible then don’t shy away from adding as many soft toys as possible. These can be used to compliment plain pillows in muted colours to ensure that Peter is a key feature of the room: his face should be everywhere you turn.
Other soft furnish options to consider include your curtains and the baby bedding you choose. Why not pick a plain beige shade (the same colour as Peter’s fur) to compliment your walls and lend a Peter Rabbit touch to the space without too many busy patterns fighting for space and attention?
Pick a Focal Point
Nurseries tend to be small spaces (and are a great way to use your box room for something useful) but even the smallest room should have a focal point to ensure that it flows cohesively. Pick a Peter Rabbit themed focal point for your room that will immediately let visitors know what the theme is: the key is to introduce guests (and your baby) to a world of calming whimsy, that is instantly reminiscent of a bygone age.
Windows can be great focal points, particularly if you have a box or bay window. Add a window seat, place carefully curated Peter Rabbit ornaments on the windowsill and let the light (and the outside world) in so that they become a part of your décor. Why not buy small Peter Rabbit soft toys and turn these into tie backs for your curtains? Clever touches like this will add a bespoke and expensive touch to your room.
Reuse and Think Outside the Box
Finally, decorating a nursery doesn’t have to be expensive, and you can still create a beautiful Peter Rabbit space if you’re on a tight budget. We appreciate that not everyone has the Royal family’s spending power! Simply pick one or two Peter Rabbit pieces to serve as your focal point, and keep the rest of the space clean and neutral. Most of us have neutral bedding and décor in our homes (such as white sheets and beige cushions). Repurpose these to suit your nursery and, with a little effort and imagination, you can create the perfect calming space for your new arrival.