New Neutrals... just for boys

We show you how to design a room for a toddler with confidence

Color and pattern have the unique ability to define a space and create a little bit of magic, so adopt a playful approach to designing your new nursery and embrace this seasons ‘new neutrals’. Soft pastels are über chic, easy to use, creating a sense of calm relaxation. Layer gently colourful shades like delicate tea rose, pale mint, warm grey and soft peach and define with tones of teal, deep blue and mustard. Add pattern into the mix with an ever popular Paisley wallpaper and Liberty inspired ditsy floral fabrics. Don’t be afraid to include dazzling colour in the room as babies respond first to colour (and then shape), but limit it to eye-catching mobiles suspended above the cot, or pattern on storage bags and tassels on accessories. Keeping key pieces of furniture white ensures they remain timeless but adding touches of metallics will add gorgeous glam appeal... after all, you’ll be spending a lot of time in there too!

1. Woods Wallpaper, pale blue, £76.00 / 2. Monkey Hanging Wall Light, £240.00 / 3. Eames House Bird, £126.004. Box Wall Shelf, grey blue, £75.00 / 5. Pale Grey Drum Shade, gold lined, from £45.00 / 6. Faux Zebra Animal Head, £525.00 7. Spot Chest of Drawers, white, £415.00 / 8. Mouse Sitting Light #2, £60.00 / 9. Theo Print Liberty Bed Linen, from £100.00 / 10. R Toddler Bed, whitewash, £694.00 / 11. Star Cushion, £49.00 / 12. Cross and Stripe Storagey Bags, yellow trim, £55.00 each / 13. Zig Zag Rug, from £59.00 / 14. Circus Tiger Art Print, A3 £19.00 / 15. Born To Be Rad Art Print, A2, £29.00