Peter Rabbit Nursery Ideas

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Peter Rabbit Nursery Ideas
A Peter Rabbit-themed nursery should include plenty of stuffed bunnies. (Easter bunnies image by Canakris from Fotolia.com)

The children's book "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter, which presents the story of Peter and his sisters Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, has been a popular literary piece since its creation in the early 1900s. Over the years the gender-neutral tale has been brought to life in newborn nurseries all over the world through bedding, wall decor and furniture that showcase the book's characters. Ideas on how to incorporate this theme into a nursery are plentiful.

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Walls

Decorating the walls of the nursery with a large mural will help make it feel like you are stepping right into the pages of the Peter Rabbit storybook every time you walk into the nursery. While some parents-to-be might prefer to paint the mural themselves, companies like Murals Your Way will do most of the work for you. The company offers 24 Beatrix Potter-themed murals in various sizes and designs that range in price from £94 to £224. The murals are installed like wallpaper, using an adhesive to lock them into place. You can also create your own wall decor by using plain wallpaper in a light, neutral colour to match the illustrations in the book and hanging frames that contain pages from the actual storybook on all of the walls.

Crib

To bring the images of Peter and his friends even closer to baby, you can decorate the crib with bedding and toys that all carry the storybook theme. The World of Peter Rabbit's online store, for example, sells a unisex Peter Rabbit-themed cot bedding set that contains a quilt, bumper, blanket and sheet to fit cot or cot bed. The company also sells a companion Peter Rabbit mobile for the crib.

Accessories

Adding various accents to the nursery that carry the Peter Rabbit theme will complete the decor. For example, the actual book can be displayed someone in the room in it original form or in one of the more baby-friendly incarnations. Buy Buy Baby website offers the Peter Rabbit Snuggle:An Organic Rag Book, which is a soft cloth book that baby can literally curl up with for £9.70. Meanwhile, various furniture accents can be transformed by painting carrot designs on them and by adorning with rabbit figurines that can often be found for sale on the eBay auction website. Actual Peter Rabbit stuffed animals or various rabbit stuffed animals can also be displayed throughout the room.

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