If you are a mother or a mother-to-be for that matter you will know exactly what I am talking about. The mighty ‘Nesting Instinct’ kicks in at around 30 weeks pregnant and you are hooked!
Jaffa cakes and copious amount of caffeine-free tea get put aside and we are on a mission to create the most jaw dropping, eye-popping nursery ever created. From that moment onward, evenings become filled with Pinterest Boards named after our children who have not yet been born, but sure have a lot to look forward to once they see neatly arranged toys, playmats, tepees, cloud shaped cushions and whatever their mummies’ hearts desire.
Oh fun times… Daddies get dragged along this exciting journeys as John Lewis becomes a permanent destination on Google Maps for the six weeks ahead. Car boots become synonymous with ‘delivery vans’
and ‘yes’… it all has to fit! TODAY
Ladies, make a list as I am breaking it down for you so you can put your feet up, grab that long overdue Jaffa Cake and let’s get going with Baby Decor ‘must-haves’!
Hot and Trendy Murals
These babies took over 2018 by storm. From girly pinks to bold geometrics, wall murals have become ultra popular for their ease of use and a wide range to choose from. This glorified wallpaper comes with a hefty price tag but worth every penny for an instant make-over!
Metallics continue to thrive in interior design only this time anything goes. Rose Gold, brass, copper, stainless steel even wrought iron won’t do any harm. 2019 is all about mixing reflective surfaces BIG and BOLD.
Think princesses and knights in shining armour and you have something to go by.
This one can be a tricky one as one can easily get carried away on the ‘Geometrics Adventure!’
Think a statement wall or simply pattern bedding before you turn the little one’s room into a Rubik’s Cube. And even though babies at birth can only see 25 in front of their face, they do catch up pretty fast with their vision and your eye-catching scheme can have diabolical knock-on effects on that afternoon nap!
Think NO Jaffa Cakes ever eaten in peace again…
Let The Power of Unicorn be with You!
Unicorns are viral! Whether you are five or 35, unicorns never come out of fashion! Just like Marilyn Monroe’s red lips, Unicorn are here to stay for generations to come.
With staggering 7.5 million Instagram hashtags #unicorn, the trend is more popular than The Royal Wedding of Kate and William + Harry and Meghan put together… add Unicorn slime and Unicorn snot and you have your room scheme sorted!
Use it sparingly by furnishing with neutral accessories and different textures. Whatever you do, stop right there with adding any more colour to this overwhelming but super cool horse head…
Next time when you see a grown woman wearing a unicorn T-shirt, have some respect…
With 2019 just around the corner, we compiled the ultimate guide of jaw dropping shades and colours which will be dominating the whole globe sooner than you may realise.
From delicate pinks to earthy greens, 2019 is bound to satisfy every nieche of DYIers and Interior Designers out there.
So get cracking with that Christmas List, add masking tape, rollers and brushes so you are Colour-Ready when January knocks on your freezing door!
Say ‘Hello’ to new, more sophisticated child of MUSTARD - the mighty ‘TUMERIC’. Foodies love it for its anti-inflammatory properties, interior lovers adore it for its boldness!
Colour which may seem ‘hard to swallow’ but for the right consumer with a taste for pop of colour here and there, it’s a fantastic combination. Adds a visual interest to more toned interiors. Use it wisely, accenting a feature wall, fireplace or find an empty space and just go for it! Guaranteed Interior Design Overhaul!!!
If you are not a fan of yellow, TUMERIC is the right colour for you.
You gotta love it or hate it.
Deep, earthy tones of Mushroom, reminiscence of long gone 70’s, are now on trend!
Having done a full circle of creams, tans, browns and around a thousand of beige versions FINALLY we have a worthy contender!
Not only its name is appetizing but the colour if full of depth and meaning. Go bold, use in large spaces and accessorise with statement furniture for a jaw dropping effect.
Oh yes, you heard right!
Lilacs! But not any odd Lilacs….. This time it is a much more subtle and sophisticated version of Lilacs than we remember back from 2000’s.
Muted tones of Peach Orange, Celery Green and Primrose Pink. Look wonderful on wood giving it that country twist. Use in small doses to keep it current and visually appealing.
Think front doors or window frame… Or maybe not… Think Grand Pastel Kitchen full of people who love to come around for tea.
Now this colour puts smiles on our faces!
Deep, rich and moody green. Brother of all Botanical Patterns which took 2017 by storm paired with 2018’s love for BLACK.
This velvety dark green will lend itself to luscious pinks, neutrals or monochromes.
Colour of all things postive, Wimbledon, Matcha Latte, colour of nature and health! you can’t go wrong with this number unless your interior lacks a good dose of sunshine in which case rethink the strategy and stick with a brighter palette. Anyhow, we love it!
Make NO MISTAKE!
This is NO coral, which in the last couple of years seems to have emerged as a NAIL VARNISH colour of choice. Times have changed and its Latino partner has come to play. Fiesta is as fiery and vibrant as expected.
Perfect for adding a pop of colour in areas where you expect it the least. This shade will be popular with people who love warm and exotic places.