For the second instalment of my favourite nursery design ideas, I'd like to share with you a Botanical Garden theme. This is a fun, colourful theme that revolves around plants, floral motives in the room, lots of birds and colour. Botanical Garden theme will create a very playful and exciting environment for your kids to grow up in.
Botanical Garden Theme
Draw your inspiration for this room from the intricate colours and shapes found in botanical gardens. Leaves, blossoms, stems and the warm mist hanging on the plants create magical environment for the dreams to grow.
I hope the ideas that I am sharing with you in this post will help you take this inspiration and translate it into simple DYI ideas to decorate the nursery in your home.
Start with the walls. If you want to create the atmosphere by dramatic wall painting or wall paper, make sure you leave some blank spaces in the room and focus on accent walls.
By leaving a couple of walls white or light pastel pink, for example, you will still maintain the theme and you will let more light into the room. This will keep the atmosphere spacious. You can also 'let the plants grow' on the chairs, bed or carpet. You can paint as well as sew or glue plants cut out of cardboard, felt or glossy green paper.
You can paint around the corners also leading to the corridor to expand the nursery space and botanical garden theme into other spaces in your home.
When it comes to accent walls, the selection of floral wallpaper is vast. I recommend choosing brighter colours. Wallpaper with plants and birds is always a winner!
To match your wallpapers and to carry the botanical theme to the furniture of the nursery, the easiest way is to have a selection of decorative pillows, which you can throw on the sofa, bed or armchairs. Here are some of my favourite decorative pillow covers from Pillowlink.
Those colourful Marimekko floral prints will look lovely with your bright floral wallpaper.
Another important element of botanical garden theme, at least for me, is the birds!
You can match wallpaper and hanging wall decorations. For example, if your accent wall is adorned with a wallpaper with chunky geometrical bright coloured birds, you can hang similar birds on a while wall on the other side of the room - this way you continue the theme across the room, while allowing walls to be less cluttered.
If you're keeping the colour scheme more focused on pastel pink and blue, you can complement flamingo wallpaper with origami paper cranes hanging from your ceiling. They are very easy and fun to make and this is something you can do with your kids, to get them involved in decorating their room.
For cleaner look (and if you want to ensure that the room has plenty of daylight and is bright), you can go for pastel colour or ivory wallpapers with bird prints. They are visually much lighter, and you can even glue them to the ceiling!
To complement your walls, you can place hand-painted decorative pillows with birds all over the floor or sofa. As they are natural linen pillow cases, they will keep the interior looking clean and calm, while the bright coloured birds hand-painted on the pillows, will stand out and contribute to the botanical garden theme. For those of you who want to keep the interior looking as clean as possible, these pillows are win-win items!
You should have some real plants in the nursery, too. Best to let them grow in animal shaped flower pots! You can water them together with your kids, to help them learn about nature and environment.
Bunting made from old botanical drawings looks amazing on white walls and is very easy to make. I enjoy making such bunting with my little girls, we always have tons of fun when we decorate their room together.
It's great for your little explorers to grow up in the environment that's colourful, exciting and educational. You can learn the names of plants together while you learn how to draw them. You can study the species of birds and collect their photographs in an album. Next step - learning all about growing those plants and having the actual botanical garden in your back yard! Dream big and let your dreams grow:)