Impressive Ideas for Nursery Decorating

Everywhere I look right now I see posts about pregnancy, about new babies and I love it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not broody at all but I can’t help remembering fondly those early stages and firsts such as setting up / decorating a nursery and the first ultrasound where “baby looks rather like a large prawn (Kieran was called “Shrimp” for some time).

I read so many books, browsed so many sites and spent a lot of time changing my mind about nursery decor especially. For those of my friends and readers in the same position, these top decorating ideas, contributed by Funique, could be very useful!

5 Impressive Ideas for Decorating Nursery

When it comes to nursery and baby rooms, you have to be choosy and very observant as babies have delicate sensibilities and their surroundings (we are told) may make an impression on their upbringing. A nursery or baby room cannot be decorated and the interior cannot be designed without consideration for the delicacy involved in it. From the arrangement of furniture to creating ample floor space to decorating the interior with beautiful and spirited colours, you need to keep an eye on many things. Let us offer here some effective tips and ideas for decorating the nursery. Each of the ideas mentioned here are practical and verified with experience.

Grey is a great colour

Let me be frank about one thing. Baby furniture is often the most important consideration when it comes to decorating the nursery. However great the wall colours and lights are, it is the baby furniture that creates the ultimate impact and of course needs to serve a practical purpose. If you have chosen bright and vibrant colours for the baby room interior, the furniture colours might be better not following the same principles (too much of a good thing). Often creating a good contrast and balance with different colours for walls and furniture needs you to go for little drab colours in furniture. Grey is a nice option for furniture to create a sense of balance with the walls splattered with bright hues.

Often when creating a good contrast and balance with different colours for walls and furniture, you tend to lean towards more “drab” colours when it comes to furniture. Grey is a nice option for furniture as it creates a sense of balance with the walls splattered with bright hues. Grey baby furniture offers the right kind of balance and contrast that makes the room a really calm and soothing environment.

Mind the floor space

When it comes to decorating baby rooms, you must give attention to floor space. In fact, creating a sense of space is one of the most important considerations. Many consider a minimalist interior. There are some important considerations in this respect. First of all, baby rooms may not be very big in size but nevertheless creating a sense of space with effective positioning of furniture and choosing sleek and minimalist furniture design is essential. Secondly, you can leave out a few furniture pieces if they are not absolutely necessary. Thirdly always place the furniture in a way so that no part of the room looks cluttered. Lastly, a few smart pieces like wall hangers, wall pockets, hidden storage, etc. are effective to save space and make the room feel light and airy.

Choose furniture after seeing them in an original room setting

Not every piece of nursery furniture suits all baby rooms. It depends on a variety of factors. Often after seeing a piece of furniture in an original setting we just fall in love with it. One piece does not make a whole nursery though so consider how the other pieces within the set will work in your room and ask to see these pieces arranged together where possible.

Make decor transitional


Sometimes a few touches here and are enough to transform the interior of a home. In this respect we can suggest transitional decoration in order to create a timeless effect which will appeal to children (and grown-ups) of all ages. These much sought after yet aesthetically demanding elements can make baby rooms a beautiful space for the little ones.

Buy nursery furniture online

With the stunning range of options available for every kind of preference and choice we recommend you consider buying nursery furniture online. This offers you the widest range of choice for every furniture piece needed in your baby room. Moreover, when buying baby furniture sets including baby cot and other must-have pieces, online stores offer customer reviews, enable you to take a deeper look at the furniture pieces with full blown images to and see them in original room settings. Another plus point for buying nursery furniture online is that you often have access to better savings and deals online.

Vileda Easy Wring and Clean Turbo Review

There’s something magical about a squeaky clean home. You feel more relaxed, more comfortable and just right in yourself. Now trust me when I say that squeaky clean is not easily maintained when you have a husband and two sons (the two sons especially!) as so every little bit of help I can get is fine by me.

When Vileda asked me to test and review their new Vileda Easy Wrong and Clean Turbo mop and bucket set I jumped at the chance. Yes, I know, who gets excited about a mop and bucket? Thankfully I can save myself blushes as this is much more than just a mop and bucket.

To explain further up until my new mop system (because it feels like a special mop system rather than a bog-standard mop) I was using a two mop set-up. I mopped downstairs (kitchen and hall) with one mop and the bathroom with another. I know that in theory dunking the mop heads in bleach and what not should reduce / avoid cross contamination between kitchen and bathroom but you know what, I just don’t like to spread the mop love so far.

The Vileda Easy Wring  &  Clean Turbo has a removable mop head that after use may then be machine washed at sixty degrees. To say that this makes me really happy would be a huge understatement. No damp mops sat around, steeped in disinfectant, waiting for its next use or until I deem it ready for replacement. It’s mop, wash, replace and go in my house!

I realise that this might not sound overly exciting to some but for someone who doesn’t like to store or carrying around multiple mops it’s a winner (and it looks shiny and nice in utility room). I’m easily pleased!

So, to sum up:

  • The “bucket” features an easy-to-pour mouth so no splashes / mess.
  • The handle is horizontal, again making spillage less likely and the mop easier to carry (plus it has a built-in handle holder).
  • The mop is triangular shaped which makes getting into stubborn corners easier.
  • The mop head is machine washable.
  • AND… you decide how damp the mop is simply by altering the pressure on the squeeze pedal (my not-so technical name for it).
  • It’s perfect for laminate flooring, wood and tiles (and the stone in my kitchen).

I was already a firm fan of Vileda’s product (see a previous review here), and having tried out the Vileda Easy Wring and Clean Turbo I’m happy to give it a solid 5/5 rating for ease of use, design and for getting the job done!


*I was sent this product to test and keen in order to write an informed review. Vileda have no input into review content and all thoughts are my own, based on my own experience of the product.