Navy and Mustard Interiors Inspiration

I am always planning revamps to the girls rooms. Even if I never actually get round to doing it…

Currently Alice is requesting I change her bedroom to pink and purple with a new light. Oh, but she would like to keep the grey mountain graphics I painted. I mean since when do four years olds become so decisive on colour schemes?! Needless to say we haven’t started that one yet.

Planning a nursery or bedroom for your little one is a lot of fun and there are so many gorgeous schemes out there. Our mint inspiration proved very popular, as did the blush but today I’m going a bit more dark and moody with hits of navy and mustard. It’s such a gorgeous combination and a bit of a different take on the ever popular grey and yellow.

It’s a great colour scheme for a nursery, toddler room or older kids as you can tailor it to the age group with relevant accessories and pictures. You can also mix it up with other colours too such as soft greys, whites and even blush.

I’ve been trawling Pinterest to find all manner of lovely pictures to show you how you can put this look together for yourself.


Personally I love this look with lots of wood for the furniture, especially a darker wood like mango. It brings in those natural textures which I think soften it slightly.

Equally you could switch it up and the main hits of colour could come from the furniture itself. This Skandi cot by Snuz is gorgeous or how about revamping a chest of drawers with some mustard paint?

Mokee wool nests are my absolute favourite and this one has just a touch of colour on the handles.


You could opt to go over to the dark side and paint all the walls a dark navy or just pick one to highlight. I would normally have said to steer away from mustard paint on the walls but seeing the picture in the gallery below has changed my mind! With this look, don’t be scared of dark walls, as we’ve seen it can actually make the space look AMAZING. I also like the half and half walls shown in the gallery below so you aren’t going full height with the dark blue.

You could go for lighter white walls and bring in hints of the colours via prints and textiles.

Obviously I still have a love affair with wallpaper so there has to be a few mentions here. This star paper from Cole & Son is pricey but one wall would look just as stunning or my favourite Ferm Living wallpaper is this mustard trees design. So gorgeous.


Cushions, throws and bedding are the perfect way to introduce the colours. Even for the littlest one’s you can layer up gorgeous sheets and blankets. Why were there not so many lovely patterned sheets around when my girls were babies?! This navy floral sheet or mustard dots sheet from La Redoute would look lovely and currently has 50% off. Bargain. I am also in love with this circus print bedding, also 50% off, with it’s sweet tightrope walker. Must try to stop myself from purchasing it.

I basically have the biggest love affair with Camomile London. Divine. Yes it is more expensive than most but they do have a sale on and there are some bargains to be had. To be honest my love of this colour scheme probably came from their instagram feed!

Now the girls are a bit older I always have some cushions lying around on their bed (or most likely the floor!). Perfect for story time or for them to curl up on whilst they play. This cloud cushion from Mamas & Papas is Alice’s favourite or how about going super fun with a mustard Llama?! Whilst on the animal theme this elephant cushion would look great in this scheme.

Blankets are an essential for little ones, whether it’s as extra layers on a cold night, a makeshift playmat or just snuggling up under. This mustard hedgehog design from John Lewis is super cute and would make a lovely baby gift.

Mamas & Papas is still one of my favourites for rugs and this mustard diamond rug is so good.


From storage to cute toys you can add in as many little bits of the colours as you like. If you are keeping a lighter base this works well. Equally if you have gone for dark walls then perhaps keep the majority of big items like bedding lighter and add in some hits of mustard in the smaller items.

I love the Mrs Mighetto prints and this one from The Modern Nursery has little touches of ochre in that would tie in beautifully with this scheme.

These baskets from Zara are currently in the sale and are perfect for hiding away nappies, cotton wool and the like. These padded navy star baskets from John Lewis are also great for toys and books.

I think a cute canopy looks stunning in a bedroom, especially for toddlers or older children to curl up in for hiding, make believe and reading stories. Hang one up in the corner of a room and fill full of cushions. I love the Numero 74 ones which come in mustard or navy.

For wall decor these wire stars and moon in blues and gold would be perfect.

Is anyone else in love with navy and mustard? Any lovely finds we should know about?

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navy and mustard childrens room and interiors

Header image by Camomile London | Mustard Canopy Image via MiMini.Me | Half Navy wall image via The Design Files | Tree Wallpaper Nursery via Apartment Therapy | Toy Basket image via Topknotmum | Navy and Mustard bedding via Camomile London | Pin Cupboard image via This Colourful Life | Blue high sleeper image via House and Home | Blue canopy image via Oheightohnine |

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Lovely inspiration here Lottie. With us being just a hairs breadth from planning approval for our extension I’ve already turned my thoughts to Fern’s new room. I’ve never got to decorate a room for her as we were first living in rented then this renovation project, so I’m really excited and pinning like mad!

I adore the mustard and navy but like Alice, Fern is dead set on deciding her own palette and has requested purple and white! This will in reality be more like F&B Calluna, chalked-off mauve and teal and I like the idea of adding in a few of your suggested mustard highlights, there are some gorgeous accessories in this roundup.

I can’t wait to hear more about Alice’s room makeover, and some purple inspirations to add to my Pinterest!


Exciting times. Seems purple is the colour of choice for 4 year olds right now! Loving that colour choice so I may possibly steal that from you 🙂 xx


Oh and not forgetting plenty of grey too!!!


Omg what is it with the purple? Do our children have a secret insight into the Pantone marketing strategy? E has been declaring purple as her favourite colour since Christmas. Although I think this is to do with “the purple choccy” being her favourite… Well played Cadburys.

Lottie I am loving these colours. Maybe I’ll steal them for our bedroom x


Maybe Pantone are secretly infiltrating the pre-school/nursery system? Although personally I prefer the chocolate theory. Excellent choice E x


What gorgeous rooms! I’d love to think that I could convince Amelie (4, going on 14…) that she should have her room like this but she’s requested purple, orange and pink. And we’re not talking pastel shades either. If you can come up with an inspiration board with that colour combo, I’ll be amazed!!


I’d like to say challenge accepted but that is some colour combo. I reckon you could actually do it with blush, peach and hints of a pale purple in the accessories so I might be able to get this sorted for you! These four year olds definitely have strong interiors opinions 🙂 xx


Our living room is navy and mustard! My boyfriend jokes that our whole house is grey and yellow 😂

Love it for a child’s room too! I love the canopies so much, I’d love one for my own bed let alone my child’s!


Oh gosh, so would I. They are gorgeous. Maybe we need to start a new trend of having them in the parent’s rooms! x


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