The Tot Spring Nursery Edit
Interior Stylist Magdalene Liacopoulos from The Bebe Style Co. talks updating your children’s space for spring, without losing any of the room’s personality
I don’t know about you, but for me, winter calls to mind an array of luxurious textures, like a silky soft sheepskin throw or a plush, 100 percent wool rug—and nothing offers a much-needed dose of comfort and coziness than a chunky-knit throw draped over a nursing chair. The good news is that after months of dreary temperatures, we are more than ready for a room refresh.
Here’s what you need to know for a spring nursery or playroom edit—what to store, what to keep, and what to consider bringing in.
OUT WITH THE COLD: As the warmer weather approaches, it’s time to start storing away your winter bedding, blankets and accessories, and my favorite way to maximize storage space is to use vacuum storage bags. It’s also the perfect time to set aside any items that have had their day and need to be thrown out, or, better still, donated.
Then, once all of your winter wares are stowed away, it’s time to introduce some lighter materials into your space—consider replacing a heavy rug with one made from 100 percent cotton, which is not only lighter, it’s also more seasonally appropriate. Lorena Canals offers a gorgeous selection of 100% cotton rugs that are not only stylish but are also machine washable. Similarly your bed linen needs to be swapped over to sheets in a cotton muslin fabric, which are both lightweight and breathable. Little Unicorn has a beautiful range in fresh and fun designs. Be inspired by the season and opt for something bold and bright, and floral and fruity in style.
GET REARRANGING: In a perfect world the change of season would bring a completely new look but that’s hardly realistic, which is why I love to rearrange furniture to gain a fresh perspective and to keep things exciting. I find that it’s a particularly great task for the kid’s playroom, which is usually inundated with stuff! This new perspective will help determine if anything new needs to be introduced to the space—if you need to be practical, consider a Babyletto Spruce Tree bookcase. Or you could need to keep it playful, and a Maison Deux rainbow pouf might be exactly what the room needs.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG: There is no better time to have fun with color than during the warmer months—it’s the time to go bold with accessories, however if this isn’t to your taste, then look no further than subtle pastel tones. Consider summery, sorbet hues like blush pink or violet, and my personal favourite hue at the moment, sage! It’s the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside with hints of this luscious green tone—it didn’t earn the crown of Pantone Colour of the Year in 2017 for no reason. Shades of green shine paired against natural elements, like birch plywood furniture and woven baskets. STYLIST TIP: Like with any color trend it’s important to take a measured approach. Too much of one colour can be overkill, which is why I always like to have a palette that consists of at least two or three colours to help balance the look. I particularly love sage with shades of pink for the girls, or a great color combination for the boys is pairing it with grey and mustard.
My favourite products for spring:
Inspired by Spanish weavings, the colorful pattern of this work shouts spring and summertime, but can easily work during all seasons, too.
If you’re looking to replace that woolly sheep rocker in the playroom, look no further than this fresh watermelon design.
Babyletto Dotti Bookcase
A beautiful furniture piece in pine and poplar wood that would look pair perfectly with tones of green.
This table and chair set comes in a range of eclectic, summer-appropriate shades, from cool mint to flamingo!
Lorena Canals English Garden Pouf
A children’s room is meant to be fun and interesting, and this floral pouf certainly ticks all the boxes!
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