Hi! I’m Tiffany of Tiffany Leigh Interior Design. I’ll admit it, when I got an invite to be a style contributor here at Simply Baby, I was over the moon. While I am in no position to have a little one any time soon (I’m a 22 year old broke Interior Design student), my boyfriend has a new baby cousin who I just adore. On top of that, nurseries are one of my favorite rooms to design because they are adorable and SO much fun.At first when considering if I was Mixy-Matchy or Matchy-Matchy, I thought ‘MIXY ALL THE WAY’. If you’ve seen my studio apartment, you’ll know that I’m typically a mixer. When I started to create my board, however, I realized that it was all looking pretty cohesive. Of course, I didn’t just go out and pick a matching furniture set. I mixed pieces, but it all works because of a cohesive and feminine color palette, and a loosely related theme.
Therefore, I’m calling my creation ‘Moderate Matchy-Matchy':
Here are my 3 simple steps for creating a cohesive (but not over the top matching) look:
1. Pick a color palette and stick to it.
The color palette I chose here is pink, gold, white, and navy. For a little girl, I wanted to incorporate pink but not go over the top with it. I picked this gorgeous coral geometric area rug from Rugs USA, knowing that it would be able to transition perfectly into an older space later (heck, even I want this rug!). Pink and gold is one of my favorite combinations right now. A gold pouf for mom to rest her feet while rocking, some gold hardware, pillows and a gold picture frame add just the right amount of glamor. To ground the color scheme, I added some dark navy and black accents.
2. Do a Loose Interpretation of a Theme.
Nowadays, people seem to cringe from that word ‘theme’ when it comes to decorating. I agree that it can get cheesy extremely fast, but what better place to interpret a theme than in a kid’s room?!
You could say my theme is very loosely Floridian-Nautical. Think Miami Beach – baby edition. The Flamingo Print (from my fave source for kid room art The Animal Print Shop) evokes a cool tropical beach vibe, which is further enhanced with the wicker basket, and navy and white touches. This will help to tie all of the elements in the room together.
3. Be Bold
Matchy-matchy doesn’t have to mean boring. Fun light fixtures, quirky art, and bold prints all help to create an exciting, yet coordinated space. And how about that avant-garde doll? Swoon!
I hope you enjoyed this quick guide to creating a beautiful ‘moderately matching’ nursery! I invite you to stop by my blog for more great decor tips!
Be sure to check out these other Simply Baby style contributors in the following weeks:
Beth of Design Post Daily
Heather of Vivid Hue Home
Cindi and Emily of Scrappy Love
Katherine of Rhymes with Smile
Kelley of Forever’s Like a Dream
Elizabeth of The Little Black Door
Elisa of Fancy Free Me