• Affordable Art Fair’s Jennifer Conner has selected her top tips for decorating a nursery fit for a prince – to celebrate the royal birth

  • Jennifer Conner explains how colours, shapes, and animals can affect your baby’s development and mood

  • All the artworks are available on

 Hot on the heels of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new arrival, Affordable Art Affordable Art Fair’s Jennifer Conner (UK Regional Managing Director) has revealed the best artworks perfect for your newly born prince (or princess!)

Jennifer Conner shares her expertise on how new parents like the royal couple can create the right space for their new baby through art:

1. Choose contrasting colours and dynamic shapes in the first 3 months:

With so much going on for the new royal baby, it’s important that his nursery will be a calming and stimulating environment for both baby and parents.

Up to 3 months, babies can only see in monochrome, but this doesn’t mean you should reject a vibrant and eclectic colour palette. At this age, babies will instead respond to dynamic shapes and see the different shades in black, white and grey. Contrasting patterns and shapes will stimulate the baby’s brain at this important stage of development. 

2. Use colour to settle and uplift your baby’s mood

Our new prince may see his nursery adorned in purple – a colour associated with royalty. Pastel colours like lilac and green are softer, calmer options to the traditional jewel purple and royal green.

Red, while a vibrant and fun colour, can incite stress in both the baby and the parent (who is on little to no sleep!) It’s not recommended to use in excess, but can be a fun accent to a room through a lively artwork.

Whether you’re having a prince or princess, it’s best to opt for a more gender-neutral palette. This growing trend is best-loved by couples who like to keep the gender a surprise (like Harry and Meghan) and those who want to expand their family in the near future.

3. Encourage curiosity through animal artworks:

Think back to your favourite childhood toy, or the book your parent read you to get to sleep. No doubt this character was an animal that soon became your friend.

Elephants are often a popular choice for new parents decorating their nursery for their friendly, “gentle-giant” nature. Featuring animals around the nursery can be an easy way for your child to learn new words and encourage them to discover more about the world around them.

4. Inspire creativity by changing the artworks as they grow:

As your baby gets older and develops, so will their personality. From when your new born first arrives to when they start to talk and engage with others, you can brighten up the nursery to suit this. Changing the artworks, especially the medium from drawing and painting to collage and photography, can inspire an early interest in making art itself. Soon enough you could be adorning your walls with your little one’s own masterpieces.

Unlike other rooms in the home, the nursery can be a place for parents to be a bit more playful with their décor. New parents will also spend a lot of their time in the nursery, so it’s important to make sure it’s a calming environment, where their child can learn to play and develop their curiosity.

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Affordable Art Fair Hampstead opens on 9 -12 May 2019.

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About Affordable Art Fair

The Affordable Art Fair has revolutionised and democratised the art market with its fun and accessible approach, bringing art under £6,000 to its three UK locations: Battersea Park, Hampstead Heath, and Bristol, as well as an online shop. Every fair offers something different, with a diverse range of local, national and international galleries showcasing art in an array of styles. Pieces by household names sit alongside the latest emerging talent. The concept has become a global phenomenon with 13 fairs in 10 cities across several continents.