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Nursery Decor | An Arctic Themed, Scandi Inspired Nursery

17th October 2017
Nursery decor

Getting the baby’s nursery ready has been both fun and terrifying. On the one hand, I’ve loved scouring baby shops in search of Scandi inspired homeware. Monochrome decor and cute Arctic toys. But on the other, seeing it all there -in what was our spare room- really brought it home. Our baby is nearly there. And for someone so tiny, she requires a lot of stuff.

A lot of stuff, I have no idea how to use.

Whilst unpacking the baby items we had bought, I managed to get simultaneously trapped in a sling and utterly baffled by the baby monitor. All whilst side-eyeing our nappy bin, which was about 100x bigger than I imagined.

I eventually found myself sat on the floor. Tears dripping down my face as I clutched a tube of nipple cream and stared at the huge pile of nappies we had bought. Two packets of muslin squares had been the catalyst for my mini-breakdown. Everyone insists they’re important and that we’ll go through a lot, so I bought some. But I had literally no idea what they were for. They look like little napkins. Why did I need so many napkins?

I shut the door on the nursery and didn’t go back in for a week. At 7 and a half months pregnant the reality that I’m having a baby hit me all over again. As if I were seeing that positive test for the first time.

I did of course return. And continued setting things up and organising. It now feels exciting and whenever I pass the room I have a peak inside. Trying to imagine our little girl living here with us. I’ve been able to find a place for everything. And have to admit not having boxes of baby stuff everywhere is therapeutic in itself.

The Nursery


nursery wooden animals

The pom pom mobile was actually handmade by the lovely Emily of Eddy Zephyr. A creative school friend who has an affinity for tassels and pom poms. Check out her Etsy for more of her work. We’ve also got a beautiful white pom pom garland to hang up.

  • Yiotou_La

    I love the colours you chose Amy, so beautiful and romantic and the fairy lights and pom pom mobile are a beautiful touch. I remember I made a handmade mobile for my goddaughter when she was born, it was such a fun process.


    • Amy

      Thank you! Aw that sounds so lovely X

  • Having a child must be terrifying as well as exciting. I always wondered, if pregnant women are ever scared of the upcoming responsibility and change. I think you descibed it so well – there is so much you don’t know and you can’t know. You learn as you go. And it’s all about being able to let go of the feeling of always knowing what’s gonna happen.. When my friends got pregnant, I noticed they got super calm at the end of the pregnancy. Like they didn’t stress about making it to the next bus or being late. They were in the moment. 🙂 Anyway – I am still very excited for you and I bet you will do just fine <3 The nursery looks amazing!

    x Charlotta

    • Amy

      It really doesn’t feel like a baby is coming to live with us forever in a few short weeks. I don’t think I’ve got my head around it haha. I’m feeling uncharacteristically calm actually, a few things have come up which I can’t control and I would normally over think them and panic but I’m just like, what will be, will be! Thank you! 🙂 X

  • Aaw, I love the stars and the narwhal! Such a peaceful looking room for wee bub! xx

    • Amy

      Thank you! X

  • Do you realise how long I’ve been waiting for this post?!? SO LONG! Your decor posts are some of my faves, and I’ve been SO excited to see the nursery. Is that sad seeing as I’ve never even met you?! Hahah. Everything is so cute and so you (from what I know of you) and I might just cry.

    • Amy

      Haha I’m sorry! I wasn’t sure wether to post it or not. Thank you! ^_^ X

  • sheismelrose

    This is so different than what I see I love it.

    • Amy

      Thank you! X

  • Wow this is such a gorgeous nursery! I love it 😀



    • Amy

      Thanks Kate! X

  • Emerald Dove

    It looks so adorable! I love the theme and the colours are so peaceful and relaxing.

    • Amy

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Your nursery looks so peaceful

    Mel ★

    • Amy

      Thanks Mel X

  • Amy, I think the nursery looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the theme. It looks so tranquil & serene. Can I sleep there? Just kidding. Anticipation can lead to anxiety. I can be that way! No matter how much planning, I sometimes get overwhelmed. You did the best thing by taking a step back and regrouping. That’s what I do. Everything will be fine. You’re doing a great job. ((HUG))

    • Amy

      Ah thank you! Haha I’ve thought about swapping with my boring adult bedroom. Totally agree! Thank you X

  • Amy! It’s no surprise you’ve created the most stylish nursery ever. I love the rug and the wall hanging!

    T x

    • Amy

      Aw thanks T! I had fun finding all the bits and pieces, kids interior stuff is so much fun X

  • I love your style, it’s so stripped back and beautiful. Your wee dote is going to love their wee room 🙂 xox

    Rach |

    • Amy

      Thanks Rach! X

  • Lainey

    Where did you find the adorable wall hanging?