5 Top Tips On Nursery Products
  • October 2, 2015
  • Leticia Maciel Co-founder, The Inside Edit



    1. Create a mood board

    Have a brainstorm exploring themes and products. Pinterest is great for this and you can very quickly collect a dozen images which will excite you and stir the emotions in preparation for the little one.

    2. Plan

    Whichever furniture pieces you choose will mainly depend on the size of your nursery. Consider all your practical challenges along with any limitations on budget and space. Think about the long term plans for the room as well, which will impact on how adaptable you want the room to be. Take measurements and create a floorplan to take with you on any trips to retailers.

    3. Key pieces

    You might like the idea of co-ordinating all your furniture, or choosing two or three key pieces such as drawers, a wardrobe, and a changing unit. Concentrating on key pieces first is good idea as there will be options and flexibility with paints and wallpaper for example.

    4. Space to move around

    Seems like an obvious point but make sure you have enough space in the nursery to walk around otherwise you will be constantly bumping into things and the sneaking into the room quietly won’t be an option.

    5. Don’t underestimate the importance of storage areas

    You’ll be surprised how many things are needed at the beginning, and with constant changing of clothes, you will want to have everything stashed away nicely to keep sense of it all.

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    23 OCTOBER 2015


    OKAY I'M ANGRY! If this is not a platform to share your opinions then where else right?! So here it goes, you may have seen Mattel are doing a Barbie version of FRIDA KAHLO, the profoundly inspirational Mexican Artist. Well on the surface it sounds positive – celebrating female cultural icons etc, but it’s in fact not at all what it seems. . . Zac and I adore this woman and are huge fans. Frida Kahlo represented not just a fearless and boundless expression of individuality, but she stood firmly on the side of those in society that were forgotten about. In her art she explored questions of identity, post-colonialism, gender, class, and race in Mexican society. She was simply brilliant, and an inspiration to all us mothers raising daughters. . . Salma Hayek portrayed her brilliantly in the 2002 Bipoic (please watch it if you haven’t already!) and said Frida was “one of the forces that gave me the determination to pursue my career”. . . On to what Mattel are doing. Firstly – despite what some bloggers like to shill on social media, the Barbie doll is not something positive for any child in my view. It does not represent uniqueness, and when Frida becomes SLIM and more LIGHT SKINNED with LIGHT EYES, that’s when lines are being crossed. This is not just cultural appropriation for commercial gain, but the very colonial re-shaping of identity she stood against. . . LEAVE FRIDA ALONE. Rant over. . #fridakahlo #mattel #leaveheralone #views #latin #mexicanculture #salmahayeck #womensday #strongwomen #womenofculture #mummyviews #londonblogger #unique #art #ethnic #celebratinguniqueness #inspirationalwomen #thisisbullshit #barbieisnotunique #notobarbie #femalerolemodels #ithastobesaid
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