I was so inspired by what Gigi Brooks does for children’s interiors that we asked them to give us their top tips on creating that perfect nursery or bedroom for your child.
Transforming a child’s room into a haven of comfort and fun can be a huge task. For many, decorating a nursery feels like the inaugural act of parenthood, the very first gift bestowed upon a beloved baby. For obvious reasons, a great deal of thought and energy goes into getting the space just right.
The bespoke service from luxury nursery furniture and children’s lifestyle brand, Gigi Brooks, can help with all your children’s interior design needs. Founder Kimberley Green, a leading interior designer who has worked with many prestigious clients around the globe, has drawn upon her expert knowledge of high end interiors and her own experience as a mother of three to compile her top tips to help you plan your baby’s nursery…
1. Consider the longevity of the space – If you choose high quality classic pieces, a room, and the furniture within it, can grow with your child, taking them right through their teenage years and beyond. By adding different accessories, soft furnishings and other decorative flourishes, a room will feel age appropriate at every stage of your child’s development.
2. Take time to carefully plan furniture placement – a nursery should never feel cramped or crowded. It’s important to take practical needs into account too, for example Kim believes a comfortable feeding chair should always be a priority. If space is of a premium, taping off the areas taken up by furniture can help you get the layout just right. Visualising the room in this way before purchasing bulky items online or in store might reveal you have more space than you first thought.
3. Invest in clever lighting – the right lighting choices can completely change the feel of a room, but at the most basic level, you’ll be grateful for a simple dimmer switch when you’re getting up for those gruelling night feeds. A low wattage lamp next to your feeding chair can also make those precious newborn cuddles feel even cosier.
If you’re keen to hand the task over to professionals, Gigi Brooks Bespoke offers a complete design service that will take you from initial consultation right though to project management and build. Available anywhere in the world, in clients’ homes, on private yachts or in hotels, projects undertaken range from one-off bespoke furniture pieces or imaginative wall murals to complete room designs, from concept through to full installation.
If you can imagine it, Gigi Brooks Bespoke can create it, down to the smallest detail and the most intricate idea, nothing is beyond the capabilities of the expert design team. Whether looking for something classic and timeless, or mischievous and playful, whatever your style and whatever your personality, Gigi Brooks can deliver the dream.
Be inspired at www.gigibrooks.com