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    Default Please help with this nursery idea!

    Hi,
    I want to make curtains for the nursery (to suit boy and girl), but I also want the rest of the nursery to match, eg wall pictures, borders, quilt cover etc!

    How and where do I start!

    Has anyone done this idea before?

    I was thinking of buying the curtain fabric from spotlight, but them I am not sure if I will find the rest to match.

    Thanks!

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    if your making it all yourself it may be hard to find it all to match, maybe get the border and try and work around that, matching colours etc.

    best of luck it definately will keep u occupied if u have a looksy at the pattern section in spotlight they have patterns for nursery stuff, everything for the cot, bassinet, nappy stackers, window valances etc.

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    Spotlight are great for things like that.

    I'm not sure what kind of 'generic' theme your looking at, but disney seems to be quite popular these days. Something like winnie the pooh?
    They have tons of fabrics with winnie the pooh, they have wall stickers etc.
    You can probably print some pictures of the theme off (especially if you have a colour printer), and laminate them, or just frame them on the walls.

    Use a similar fabric for the curtains and the cot sheets.

    I saw a really nice nursery the other day where they printed off pictures of the design they wanted, cut them out and stuck them to the cot.

    Not sure of anything else. I'd hunt around, try and find bargains, and use a popular theme as your starting point, because if its currently popular, you'll find more small random items that match it (like the disney princesses are huge right now. but they're not that generic )

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    I wasn't to keen on Winnie, but I know that it would be the easiest option! I kind of like the African / Barn yard animal theme, but not too full on as to suit a girl.

    I am looking to just make the curtains with spotlight fabric, then buy the rest (quilt cover and frames).
    It is so hard to know where to begin!
    I'll have a look at spotlight this week, then at a baby shop when I buy the cot etc.

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    What about going for a plain cream curtain?

    Its all im doing as it needs to suit 2 girls & a boy, walls are a light latte colour & than we have cream bedding with pink, purple & blue accents on each bed.

    Could try yellow, its a 'nutral baby colour'

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    I bought curtains recently that are muslin material in pure white then with appliqués embroidered onto it. It is not overwhelming and looks very effective. You could buy some badges/appliques and either buy pre-made muslin curtains or make them yourself and sew the appliques on.

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    We are just going with noah's ark sort of theme, we also know we are having a boy though and have put a bit more blue around the room as well. You could try wall stickers instead of the border as well, easier to remove later.

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    If I were you I'd just go for neutral colours for the room, and then decorate with pictures/wall stickers later on once you know if it's a boy or girl.
    I've found that it's pretty hard to decorate a nursery for both sexs. The only way you can avoid anything even remotely gender-ised (lol) is to stick with the 'baby' theme... Ie. wall stickers of bottles, nappies etc. with borders in similar patterns. Obviously you can go with a neutral colour such as yellow or green.

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    i found a blanket i really liked. and then seemed to buy things that fitted with that.

    We werent big on the whole commercialised stuff - like winnie the pooh, so we sort of just went with a colour theme (a nice soft green).

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    Spotlight have great stuff & fabric. They have panels too that you can make into the baby bedding.

    Have you thought about a gingham check? You can get pale yellow/lemon or baby green/pink/blue/purple etc. They have sheet sets in the same gingham print too. Its different to plain fabric, yet not to hard to match in with whatever decorations you want.


 

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