Beatrix Potter Nursery Ideas

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Beatrix Potter Nursery Ideas
A white wood rocking chair is a good choice for a Beatrix Potter nursery. (rocking chair image by Photoeyes from Fotolia.com)

Beatrix Potter was a British writer and illustrator of books for children. Her iconic works include The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Piggling Bland and the Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. A Beatrix Potter-themed nursery provides parent and baby with a restful, calming location in which to spend time with each other. Images of Jemima Puddleduck, Benjamin Bunny and Tom Kitten will quietly look on.

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Furniture Choices

Beatrix Potter's books make good use of white space between the colourful illustrations to create a sense of wide open spaces. You can do the same with the furniture that you choose. Choose wooden furniture that has been painted white, like rocking chairs, cribs and dressers. This gives the nursery a charmingly rustic, clean look.

Prints

Adorn the walls of a Beatrix Potter nursery with small framed prints taken from the books. If you keep the prints small, you will be able to use many of them on the walls. Scatter them at various heights and levels for a cheerful, casual look or arrange them at regular intervals in a straight line to create a border that goes around the room.

Stickers

Find stickers that feature the animal heroes from Beatrix Potter's stories. They can decorate a plain dresser or changing table. Give an extra layer of protection by sealing the stickers with an acrylic spray. You can découpage illustrations cut from the books onto wooden furniture using the same process.

Stuffed Toys

Beatrix Potter books have produced a wide range of toys. While some are suited to very young children others are not due to the detailed costumes they wear. Such decorative elements can be choking hazards so check the age appropriateness of toys before giving them to the child. Place more elaborate toys on high shelves as nursery decorations until the child is older.

Wallpaper Border

A wallpaper border is a slender strip of wallpaper applied to the wall near the ceiling or at waist high. It features a repeating motif and adds a visual element to a wall that is otherwise bare. Using a Beatrix Potter wallpaper border is much more practical than applying wallpaper on the same theme. You can take a border down and remove it when the child outgrows a nursery and needs a room that is more suited to his interests.

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