This bright nursery was created by Bethany from Tokyo Textiles for her daughter Poppy. It is inspired by Japanese children’s characters and fabrics and has a fun and eclectic feel. We asked Bethany the story behind her colourful & bright nursery:
What inspired your nursery style?
I was inspired by shabby chic style, vintage circus imagery, and cute Japanese children’s characters. Rather than picking a theme for the nursery, I went for fresh, bright rainbow colours which pulled all my ideas together and allowed me to combine lots of different influences. I think it all worked quite well together!
Can you share with us your nursery styling tips?
Our house is rented so I didn’t have the option of painting the room, but the warm cream walls and wooden floor make a wonderful neutral backdrop. I added bright splashes of colour with the fabric I chose for the bunting, curtains and quilts, and the brightly painted chest of drawers. The room is quite versatile and could work well for an older child as well as a baby with just a few changes.
Do you have any clever storage ideas?
The rail in the alcove made for a great place to hang all the cute clothes we were given, and having them out on display added more colour to the room. Poppy’s cute shoes, books & toys look great on the shelf, combining storage & display. Wicker baskets are great to fill up with socks, hats and other bits ‘n’ bobs!
What is your & Poppy’s favourite things in the room?
My favourite thing about Poppy’s room is the rainbow coloured bunting which goes right around the room. I raided my fabric stash and made the bunting on a few summer afternoons whilst I was pregnant. Poppy loves looking up at the bright colours, it makes me really happy!
Credits & Sources:
Bright Nursery Design: Bethany from Tokyo Textiles
Chest of Drawers: Found at an antiques yard & painted with Crown Vintage paint in the following colours: ‘Green Cross Code’, ‘Pin-Up Pink’, ‘Ra Ra Red’, ‘Bell Bottoms’, ‘Pedal Pushing Lemon’.
Drawer Handles: John Lewis & eBay
Curtains: Handmade from a selection of fabrics & trim from CallyCo
Dotty Lampshade: Sass & Belle