FIVES WAYS TO WARM UP A MONOCHROME NURSERY

Monochrome nurseries can often appear a little cold and aloof… he’s how to warm it up.

 

If you’re looking for a chic gender neutral nursery, then a monochrome aesthetic is just for you. Trouble is, black and white can often look stark and uninviting so read my five top tips on how to inject a little warmth into the space…

Colour Break: Solid white wall can look a little bland, but the easiest way to combat that is to add some sort of pattern to them. I adore wall decals which are the perfect solution – choose polka dots, stripes, stars or lightning bolts to liven up the space. Although it may be tempting to do four walls, stick to just one for maximum effect.
Try: Irregular Dots, Your Decal Shop, from $39.

Furniture: Like we mentioned, a monochromatic nursery can often appear a little cold. To maximise the monochrome affect it is wise to go for white furniture, however don’t be afraid to add a few blonde wood items too. Shelves or chairs are a great way to do this and will not only create a little warmth, but add a point of difference.
Try: Pueri House Shape Wooden Wall Storage Shelf, Fishpond, $99.

Lighten up: A cute novelty-style lamp is just the thing to add some soft lighting into your nursery. I’m rather partial to the cloud with a little face painted on it like this, but I’m also particularly liking this Miffy lamp at the moment too.
Try: Miffy Lamp, Little Lights Co, $350.

Accent colour: The best monochrome nurseries actual often have an accent colour that weaves its way through the space in a subtle way. An easy way to do this is through interchangeable things like an ornament, cushion or a throw. Go for the customary dusty pinks and soft blue, or be a bit bolder with a mustard hue.
Try: Muslin Maxi Star Cushion in Dusty Blue, $56.50.

Artwork: If you’ve gone for white walls then you will definitely need to find some art work to hang. While a black and white print will match your colour scheme, it’s best to find something that brings a bit of softness to the walls. Greys bunny animal prints will always look great, or alternatively, weave your chosen accent colour through the art work. Just make sure it’s not overwhelming and still sticks with your monochrome theme.
Try: Whale Dreams, $39, and Whale Watching, $38, prints, both from Little Whimsy.

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Sarah Murray

SARAH MURRAY IS A JOURNALIST AND A MUM WHO FOUNDED DAY DOT ON MATERNITY LEAVE WITH HER SON RAFFERTY. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME SHE REALISED THAT ALTHOUGH SHE WAS A MUM AND WAS SUDDENLY INTERESTED IN SLEEP SCHEDULES AND MUSLIN WRAPS, SHE ALSO STILL WANTED TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST TRENDS. THUS, DAY DOT WAS BORN IN A BID TO INSPIRE AND CONNECT WITH OTHER MODERN MUMS AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH FASHION, BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE AND, OF COURSE, BABIES.

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