Transform a nursery with pretty murals and personalised letters.

In an extract from her book, Baby Rooms and Nurseries, Sam Scarborough – talented stylist, author, designer and mom – shares easy and effective ideas for making baby’s room extra special.

  • Hand-painted murals are easy if you first draw the image onto the wall in pencil. Alternatively, use a printed cutout as a template and trace your image onto the wall. A fine brush and steady hand to colour in your image is all you need.
  • Combine a wall mural with an alphabet letter and name. This one was painted freehand onto the wall. Have a bunny soft toy to tie in with the bunny theme. Mix and match cot linen and blankets and choose a plain mosquito net to soften the flat wall of pink.
  •  If you’re not brave enough to tackle a whole wall or cupboard, test your painting skills on something smaller, like a door knob or wooden toys and letters.
  • Mix and match personalised decorative letters to fit the colour theme in your room. Choose striped cushions, blankets and bed linen to complement the look

HERE’S A TIP:
Old cupboards are often dingy inside and a quick lick of paint can really transform them into something unique. Why not paint the inside of a cupboard door cheerful pink and cover the shelves and surface with a patterned fabric to soften the interior?


Watch Sam painting murals and get step-by-step video guidance on her website, www.kidsdecor.co.za.

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