Creating a stylish and affordable nursery for twins is not always easy! That is why we are thrilled to feature Rayna from @livinglifeand_style this week as she has created this amazing twins' nursery for her little ones.
Enjoy picking up on some top tips in the interview and shopping the look below.
Where did your interest and love for interior design begin?
As a young girl I used to tell people I wanted to be an interior designer, I thought it seemed like such a creative, fun job!
It wasn’t until my husband and I set about planning and designing our country home 4 years ago, that I realised I still felt that way and wanted to pursue it further.
What children's interior trends are you loving coming into Spring?
Bold colours, patterns and wallpaper. I love a fun feature wall in a kids bedroom, and while wallpaper is huge at the moment, there are great alternatives now with wall decals and paint if you have commitment issues, or are looking for cost effective alternatives.
What are some of your go-to interiors brands? Are there any cool new names we should be looking out for?
I love Oly and have quite a few of their pieces in my home. I’m also a big fan of art hide for floor rugs and I’ve recently discovered Beeline Design which is based in Melbourne- I’ve just ordered two custom single beds for my older children from them which I’m pretty excited about!
Creating a nursery for twins can get expensive. How did you go about managing your budget?
I kept the nursery fairly simple, it’s really all about the feature wall. There’s the obvious essentials (two cots) then the only other piece of furniture I have is change table which I actually just use for storage. Once you have two cots in a room, there’s not a lot of space left! I also wanted a look that wasn’t too babyish and they wouldn’t grow out of quickly, which is a money saver too- a room that grows with your child (or in this case children)
We adore the feature wall! What was the process?
I ordered some wallpaper samples with the intent to wallpaper the whole wall. One of the samples was such large amount, that rather than order more I got creative and came up with a design using the sample roll along with some leftover paint I had in the shed.
You purchased your Sunbury Cots through Tinitrader. Tell us a bit about why you chose this design and how you found the experience shopping with us.
Firstly the process was super easy- I love online shopping! Secondly, they’re a contemporary design, I loved the fact they’re convertible and obviously buying two of them, they’re a great price point.
Your twins turned 1 this month! How did you celebrate?
We had party at home with the immediate family, (which sounds small, but when we all get together there’s at least 30 of us) We popped some champagne to celebrate the fact we survived the first year! 4 girls under 5 was pretty daunting, but so far so good, I feel very lucky!
miffy light, velvet wings, mushrooms- talo interiors shoes- prairie fox kids moneybox- hello pattern toy scales - leo and bella wooden milestone feather- milestone boutique prints - society6 change table - Boori star garland - numero74 (from talo interiors) mint quilt - cam cam Copenhagen (from talo interiors) patchwork quilt - lakeland mini from parenthood storage boxes and frames- ikea fitted sheets and pouf- and the rest dolls- these little treasures grey blanket- adairs pink cat cushions - seed wallpaper- target US pink and white round velvet floor cushions - onyx and smoke cow hide- art hide wooden blocks- penny Lou wooden prams and vintage car - hip kids leather strap shelf-interior motives crochet dogs- happy go ducky toys cots- tini trader