Not sure you want anything too sugary sweet in your little one’s first room? Temper traditional pink and blue schemes with a layer of gentle grey – not only is it stylish and low-key, but its versatility means that later on, it can easily be combined with other colours and furnishings without major redecorating.
Clockwise from above Crib, Pottery Barn, Dh5,250. Ballerina rug, Tribe, from Dh2,550. Laurette chest of drawers, Caramel & Sun, Dh3,710. Fairy castle wallpaper from Dh220 per roll, Fairyland fabric Dh230 per metre, Sanderson.