I love grey walls as they always look fresh in the daytime but cosy at night – just what you want in a nursery. We opted for Farrow & Ball Pavilion Gray and used artwork and accessories to inject colour into the room. This is a particularly useful approach if you want to prepare your nursery but aren’t finding out whether you’re having a boy or girl. Grey makes the fun things POP.
I’d also recommend investing in a changing table that has a detachable changing area – so once your baby has outgrown it, it becomes a regular chest of drawers.
We also mixed up our nursery shelving to keep things fun, rather than too matchy matchy. We upcycled a scaffold board to store precious items up high, apple crates to display toys and books, ‘secret’ shelves behind the door to store spare nappies etc and an IKEA picture rail near the changing station for easy-to-grab essentials e.g. nappy cream, hand foam and tissues.