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When we were decorating our nursery we went with a neutral yellow and white colour scheme, purchasing a white cot, set of drawers and storage chest as I think white brightens up the room as its quite a small space and I think its really nice for the baby to have an uplifting space. One of the items that we bought as sort of a last minute thought was this shelf in the same furniture collection as our other items. Mamas and Papas call this collection, "Classical styling with a luxurious ivory white finish complemented by oak effect trims, to create a calm interior you'll just love."
I say the shelf was a last minute purchase as we had a bit of wall space that looked a bit blank and we thought a shelf might look ncie there and maybe come in handy. Well, until I started to use it I didn't realise just how handy it would be and this has ended up being the one item I would always recommend for having in a nursery. It has been so functional and handy and also I think it looks really classic and smart and completes the room perfectly.
In all honesty the shelf is quite simple. It has a white plank for the back of it and then the actual shelf portion is made out of oak and sits int he middle of the shelf horizontally, a simple design but an effective one. I love the look of the oak on the white as I think it gives it a two dimentional look. The shelf is just wide enough to fit on a stack of nappies and this is where it really comes in handy for me. I have a very wriggly little boy who likes to grab at anything on the changing table and throw it on the floor so I was forever picking up the nappies I had on there until I decided to store them on the shelf and now, as the shelf is just to the side of the changing table all I have to do is reach up when I need it and it's there. As well as being able to hold nappies I also put a few bottles of cream on here, nappy rash cream, massage cream etc for when I need them when I am changing my little boy and I also have a few keepsakes from his Christening that are breakable and that I don't want him to have access for. The keepsakes look really nice on the shelf and make it look quite special and fancy.
Underneath the shelf portion there are some little knobs that double up as hooks. These are also in the oak wood so they look good against the white background too. These have been quite handy to hang a towel on sometimes when I have taken my son out of the bath and taken him straight to the change table when I didn't want to put the towel on the floor.
I've also hung his Christmas stocking on there during December and a few little other nick naks and now I have a little toy puppet on a string hanging on there that was a gift we bought him from a trip to Venice. The shelf is very sturdy and we have never had a problem with it becoming loose or falling off the wall. I would never pull on it or rest anything too heavy on it though as its not amazingly big.
All in all a handy, good looking shelf to go in your nursery. It is available from Mamas and Papas.