You can draw inspiration from their gender, their name, things you loved as a child or other nurseries you have seen. You could include their initials on the walls or soft furnishings. Or, find some wall art that is personal to you and include family air looms for accessories. Things that your parent’s kept from your childhood or old sentimental teddy bears. A nice way to personalise a nursery is with bunting, you can even personalise them yourself.
Thoughtful toy selection
Opting for open-ended toys
Open-ended toys mean the toy doesn’t have an end goal and that if you gave the same children the same toy they would play with it differently. This not only helps the child not to become bored of the toy after a handful of times. It also means they develop creativity, imagination and their own personal interests. Open-ended toys include building blocks, play kitchen sets and lego to name a few.
Introducing elements of nature
We all know when children are young the correlation between baby animals and woodland creatures. Their prominent in their bedtime stories, fluffy toys and in some of their first words. It’s nice to bring nature-inspired elements in with toys like plush animals, wooden rattles, and mobiles with natural motifs. There are some adorable ones in the Fiona Walker collection, from the jungle to safari animals.
Scandi-inspired toys and decor
This is often the sour point for us parents as kids’ toys can be such an eye sore. But not to worry, because here at The Hut there are so many amazing kids’ brands that now focus on sustainability and design but still are fun and allow your child to develop with play.
One of our best sellers is the Larisia and Pumpkin Ball Pit, which offers the perfect soft play for your toddler. These ball pits not only come in complimentary colour schemes that are soft and minimal, but they are also CE certified. This means that none of the balls or pits are made from toxic materials.
If you haven’t already checked out Kids Concept then their extensive range of play concepts is one to know. From a concept kitchen to a tool bench, these are large-scale toys that are perfect for a nursery. Furthermore, the mix of natural fabrics and Scandi-inspired design gives a softer feel. In comparison to the harsh brightly colour plastics you often see. They also have a range of kids’ tipi which are really cute for a nursery.
Most girls throughout their childhood have an obsession with babies and doll houses. If you are looking for a beautiful doll house that doesn’t compromise the minimalist style of your nursery but is one your little ones will love and cherish forever, then take a look at the Le Toy Van range. These are the crème de la crème of doll houses, a true work of art. With two and three-story houses, they have beautiful inside features, charming shutters and colour schemes to choose from. They also have shopping trolleys and train sets in the collection that is equally as charming.
There’s always something nice about a rocking horse in the corner of the nursery. It takes you back to your childhood nursery and hours of endless fun. If you don’t want to compromise the style of your nursery then start with Scandivians kids brands. They have perfected sustainable, authentic kids’ toys and modern interpretations such as rocking scooters. Made from wood in plush colours, they will just complement your overall aesthetic of the nursery.
Finding the right balance between minimalism and playfulness in the nursery is key to enabling you to enjoy this room. It will also mean the room needs fewer updates over the years, allowing you to get the most out of your investment. Embracing a clutter-free environment will allow you to create a relaxed and calming environment where you want to spend time. Furthermore, it promotes creativity for your child. Lastly, be selective with your furniture and seek toys that align with your desired aesthetic, you don’t want them to end up in the bin a year down the line.