In hindsight it was a bit silly to try to restrict this post to just ten prints because there are so many awesome and amazing prints out there that it’s nigh on impossible to narrow them all down. AND I probably should admit that there’s actually eleven prints included in this post and not ten…eeek!
Forgive me. I couldn’t help myself and in the name of research I may have accidentally purchased a couple more nursery prints whilst researching this post. Don’t tell Ste…
Moving on….What better than to get you through the middle of this bank holiday week with a style post that hopefully should inspire you if you’re feeling a bit lacklustre in the decor department. Perhaps you’re preparing for a new arrival or looking for ideas on what to buy a new baby family member. Hopefully something below will catch your eye…
You can’t go wrong with an animal or two or even twenty…
Hector is lucky enough to have a special bespoke print created by my sister hanging in pride of place on his walls as well as a hand-drawn animal alphabet bought for him by my other sister on a trip to Brighton when he was about 6 months old.
I’m having a bit of a moment with Flamingos so when I spied this illustration by Rifle Paper Co. I just had to include it in today’s roundup. I can see it being right at home in a perfectly pink nursery or a grey bedroom with blush accents.
If animal alphabets are your thing then the same company have also produced this chart complete with vampire bats and urchins! Alternatively I’m liking these individual design templates from Ketchup on Everything and these black and white beauties from Emu & Owl Prints on Etsy.
Ok so this zodiac print is probably a bit random but I love it! Designed by Letterfest and available from Not On The High Street, the design is inspired by a vintage map of the stars complete with your chosen name and zodiac sign picked out in the constellations.
I love the idea of welcoming a new baby with this as a gift; the shape of the child’s name is picked out in stars underneath their sign and underneath the illustration you can have a message or their full names printed with a date if required. Cute!
As Hector’s room is currently 50 shades of grey (you can see more of it here) you can guess that the majority of his prints also fall within this colour spectrum. Grey doesn’t have to mean boring though…anything but.
If your little is enamoured with Mickey Mouse but you can’t help but feel at odds with the sometimes garish Disney colour tones then this mouse poster available at Violet & Percy may be the perfect compromise. Featuring two sets of mouse ears in the recognisable style, the print from swedish designer Cooee Design, is limited to a run of just 400 so if you like it then nab one now.
I’ve had my eye on this Mr Jack art print by Mrs Mighetto from their ‘Les Petites’ collection for a little while now but haven’t quite gotten round to actually biting the bullet and purchasing it. The illustration reminds me of Hector with his floppy mop of brown hair and puppy dog eyes so I’m more than a bit smitten and I know the subdued hues will complement the existing nursery decor perfectly. However it’s not cheap which is probably why I’ve delayed purchasing up until now. It is part of a limited print run so I need to get my skates on before they sell out!
I really love browsing the pages of Etsy for decorative accessories and it’s safe to say that I buy the majority of my prints and cards from the site. Hector’s current bedroom prints are from here including this More Than My Own Heart print and this ‘Wild & Pretty‘ design which I had framed up as a pair and which are safely propped out of the way of pesky toddler fingers on his top shelves. They look so good that I’m inclined to half inch them for myself.
For those of you looking to inject a bit of colour into your kiddie’s nursery or bedroom then you won’t go far wrong with Ketchup on Everything. Their products are cute enough to suit even the tiniest of babes’ rooms and kitsch enough to please older children too. I recently purchased my two week old niece the unicycling unicorn print complete with her name and birthdate having purchased Hector the ‘miming monkey‘ version in the past and was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the product. Hector is also lucky enough to own the Animal Alphabet book too – a present from Lottie for his first birthday – and it’s most definitely a firm favourite.
The ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy‘ print is always a good motto to live by so start them early with positivity on their walls with this beautiful yellow number by Rifle Paper Co. at Tea & Kate. I love the exotic looking florals contrasted with the simplistic font of the quote; since there’s so many different hues in the picture it’s bound to complement the majority of nurseries regardless of the colour scheme chosen.
You might also recognise this print in the slider above from Miss Mabel’s nursery which is particularly gorgeous and frankly would look quite at home in my imaginary walk-in wardrobe (complete with chaise longue of course). Perfect for all the peaches in your life.
It was only about a month ago I discovered Your Type Print with their chunky masculine fonts and super cool quotes. I’ve since ordered their dates product for our new house complete with all the relevant and special days that make up our family history and I can’t wait to receive it. I can’t help but think this would be a lovely addition to a kids bedroom or playroom especially if you have more than one. The brand can help you frame your favourite quote or saying too – just head to the ‘bespoke‘ part of their site to see what else they have on offer.
Alternatively if beautiful scripts are your thing instead then Paperfelt might be the shop for you. Each name is hand lettered and then printed using archival inks on high quality paper measuring 8″ by 10″. Names are available in black, grey or blush; would it be too extravagant to order my own name in blush?!
If you’re looking for something a bit different to the more conventional rectangular print then why not check out Modo Creative at NOTHS. Or rather more specifically their baby birth embroidery hoops. This sweet little personalised fabric print can include all the relevant baby birth details, including place of birth, weight, date and baby name, all framed in a wooden embroidery hoop ready to hang wherever you please. I like to think that in years to come that these precious mementos will be included in memory boxes the length and breadth of the UK.
So there we have it. I’ve tried to keep it brief but there are so many gorgeous prints out there that I just know that you lot will have a mountain of recommendations of shops we need to check out. Please feel free to tell us all about your favourite artwork in the comments box below…any excuse for a bit of dirty enabling eh?!