If you’re searching for a nursery look that’s relaxing, but with a hint of fun, then we’ve got just the thing. This is our own, modern take on the traditional ‘woodland’ theme, using neutral grey tones, subtle pops of colour and playful animal additions.

Decorate it

Start by picking grey shades that work in your space, but be conscious of how much light there is in the room. We used Dulux Easycare Chic Shadow and added texture to walls with a fun wallpaper - we got this subtle bear paper from LivettesKIDS on Etsy.

A pop of colour

Olli Ella Vintage Suitcase

Create some woodland warmth with an accent colour. We’re loving warm rust and orange tones, like the colour of this retro Olli Ella Suitcase. Used as storage, it makes a great feature in a neutral room.

Add the animals

bear light and various items on mantlepiece

You can’t have a woodland without the animals. We love subtle options like this stylish Rose in April Joseph Bunny Nightlight and House of Disaster's great Origami Dinosaur LED Lamps.

Warming wood

Add wood to create a woodland theme

Create texture with wood. A neutral cot is a great centrepiece of the nursery. Playfulness can be added with durable wooden toys that look great as decorative features in the room too. A rocking horse, elephant or woolly mammouth is a perfect modern nursery classic, while the Holdie House from Olli Ella will grow with them and provide years of play.

Soft layers

Introduce blankets & cushions

Finish the look with complementary blankets and cushions. We love the rust trimmed Mama Designs Cellular Blanket and clever multi-tog Cloud Sleeping Bag. Don't be afraid to add soft geometrics and playful pom-poms into the mix too.

Enjoyed this collection? If you’re looking for more room inspiration then we’ve curated each room in the house to help and inspire. Take a look at our tips for putting together a light and bright nursery, a creative play space and a family living room to create the perfect space that suits you and them.