As the world awaits news of the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton's first child
As we hear the news
that the #royalbaby is a boy, our thoughts also turn to what a nursery fit for a prince
might look like. Along with our hearty congratulations for the royal couple, here are a few selections for nursery decor ideas and inspirations along with some practical tips and advice...
We imagine the nursery is set up and ready to receive its royal occupant, but if not, here are a few Nursery Tours from our archives that could serve as inspiration, if they decide to go in a more contemporary style direction:
• Michael's Playful Room To Grow (shown above)
• Mila's Fun, Music Inspired Nursery
• Aiden's "Modern Preppy" Nursery
• Axel's Clean & Cozy Nursery
Choosing a color for the nursery is a big decision. The image above is a playful kids room design from Farrow & Ball, who have already released some color suggestions for the royals. For a girl, they like their Great White paint (with pink and purple undertones) for a not-too-sugary light and bright space or Borrowed Light if the royals are going to go blue for a boy. If they plan to go more gender neutral the picks are a soft green called Pale Powder or Ringwald Ground, a classic yellow.
We always like a soft buttercream for nurseries - warm, calm and sweet. Here is a roundup of good ones for the parents-to-be to consider:
• 8 Perfect Pale Buttercream Paint Colors
Finally, some helpful advice direct to Will and Kate from our readers on what's necessary for the nursery (and, maybe more importantly, what is not):
• Over 100 comments on the question, Is a Glider or Rocker a Nursery Necessity?
• Over 120 comments on the topic, Nursery Nevers: Products You'd Never Purchase Again
And, for the friends of the couple, some go-to gift suggestions:
• Over 50 comments answering the question, Do You Have a Go-To Baby Shower Gift?
(Editor's note: updated from a post originally published 12/3/2012.)
(Images: as linked above)