Decorating a nursery fit for a royal arrival? Housetohome can dream...
With the second royal baby due imminently, all eyes have been firmly fixed on the Duchess of Cambridge’s immaculate maternity style. We at Housetohome have no doubt that Kate’s great taste extends to the royal nursery, but how do you create a baby-friendly bedroom worthy of a modern-day prince or princess?
Once we started thinking about it, we got quite carried away with royal baby design fever. The result? It’s time to herald the arrival of the Housetohome royal baby edit; nursery essentials fit for a mini royal…
1 Sleep tight
Think of the story of the Princess and the Pea, and you’ll know the importance of a comfortable bed. Many a royal baby has napped happily in classic Silver Cross prams, so choosing the heritage brand’s vintage-style sleigh cotbed makes perfect sense. Spacious yet cocooning, it should help baby drift off into a routine very quickly.
Silver Cross Nostalgia Cotbed, £500, John Lewis
2 Daydream believer
This gently-drifting fluffy cloud mobile from the Little White Company ought to capture baby’s eye (its lightness and simplicity caught ours, anyway). Sweet dreams, and an early appreciation of the very British need to be able to talk about the weather, guaranteed.
Cloud Paper Mobile, £25
3 Art reflects life
Nursery life needs a little colour, so wall art is an essential. We thought that, as Royal duties require global travel, this bright and playful world map from Olli Ella would make a great addition to Baby Windsor’s early years education!
World Map Poster, £25
4 Soft touch
Babies’ delicate skin craves the softest of layers, and you can’t get much smoother than a cashmere blanket. Brora’s baby-sized version, which comes in chic checks or jazzy stripes, is pure luxury. We’d like an adult-size one too, please.
Cashmere Baby Blanket, £159
5 Rock-a-bye baby
Windsor baby, meet Windsor Rocker. This beautiful design by Katie Walker is the epitome of demure, understated elegance and has the makings of a modern heirloom. The perfect throne for nighttime feeds and bedtime stories.
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Windsor Rocker, from £2,295, Heal’s