How to create a botanical theme nursery for baby

When I have birth to our beautiful baby boy I knew that I wanted his nursery to be a calming and restful space that would grow with him over the early years. 

I also wanted it to have a nature theme, as we love the outdoors and wanted to pass this onto him. Of course the furniture would be for his current age, like the Mokee cot passed down from his big sister, but everything else would be able to adapt as he gets bigger.

I chose a botanical rustic theme for his nursery, as I love the earthy tones like dark green, nut brown, rust and mustard, and knew that I could introduce accessories over time.

The wallpaper is from Arthouse and quite bold, so I kept it just to one feature wall. As it's quite a a statement I chose one of the smaller walls and not one that can be seen from the hallway, where all the paint colours are farrow and ball and flow into each other.

I came across Mini Maison's range of botanical themed and leaf print accessories and knew I had to order the changing mat for his room. It goes so perfectly in here. I also used a Panda print bamboo muslin as a sheet, as although I don't normally put a busy print with another print, I quite like the monochrome paired back print with the bold wallpaper.

Having this little peg shelf in here provides endless faffing opportunities and somewhere to have a few cute little outfits on show. The rest are in his wardrobe which has drawers and hanging space, plus baskets for nappies, and other accessories. It was from Ikea but eventually I would like to get a nice antique piece to upcycle for him,

The rest of the room has been kept neutral in a calming pistachio coloured paint by Farrow and Ball. The day bed was in here before it was a nursery and we kept it in as it will grow with him and also because one of us is generally in his room with him for at least a bit of the night. During the crazy every two hours feeds, I could be close to him without disturbing him. Plus it got him settled in his own room after he moved out of the baby bay in our room.

The room is still a bit of a work in progress as life has been so busy that we didn't get chance to finish the flooring and change the blinds. Plus he is growing so fast now it won't be long before we convert the Mokee cot into a cot bed or even give him a floor bed like our Little Inspiration now has. 

What do you like to see in a nursery? Do you like to go for a baby theme given they aren't little for long or try to design something to grow with them?

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