Prepping your nursery is an exciting time, albeit a little overwhelming (we’re looking at you, Pinterest). Our tip is to identify something you really love and build the room from that. It could be a cushion, blanket, soft toy or, if you’re like us, a colour. And one we’re currently crushing on is mint. Here’s our tips for creating a cool and calm nursery using this fresh shade.

Pick a shade

Paint your nursery in mint tones

Not all mints are created equal and you can be as adventurous or as subtle as you like (we used Meadow Matt Emulsion Paint from Homebase). There’s great wallpaper options too, this Bear one from Rachel Powell provides a base to build from and adds subtle fun.

Add complimentary colour

OYOY Giraffe and Fabelab Storage Bag

Adding mustard to mint makes it pop. Modern and bold, it brings calming warmth - just what you need in a nursery. It’s also unisex, so perfect if you don’t yet know what you’re having.

Keep it simple

Wooden KIDLY two tone cot with OYOY animal cushions

Keeping your furniture neutral stops everything getting too busy. A minimal wooden cot is a great option here. Pick white or wooden shelving too. IKEA's picture ledges are hugely popular in nurseries because they're great for displaying books and toys, but space-saving too.

Soft layers

KIDLY two tone cot and a range of blankets

Paint isn’t the only way to add colour. Bring things together with cushions and blankets. We especially love these Knitted Blankets by Avery Row and their lovely Nordic forest Stay & Play mat in rich mustard and teal tones.

Add accessories

Wee Gallery Flippy Friend OYOY Rainbow Mobile

Nightlights, mobiles and toys all add to the overall look. Add these in at the end to provide the finishing touches and top up on any areas of the room lacking in colour. The Noodoll Silicone nightlight in mustard yellow is a great choice and looks great against mint or grey-toned mobiles.

Ferm Living Cloud Musical Mobile

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