INTO THE WOODS / by Yarah David

My daughter is three, and we are moving house. Cue huge excitement! Well from me at least, not her. "I love our house mummy, I don't want to leave." (sob). So, for the moment at least, the huge excitement is mine, but not for the vast and daunting task of packing... no for the joyful delight of decorating all a-new. Nothing a woman likes more than to nest. Nothing a designer likes more than to plan for nesting. And this week I'm dreaming of ways to feather that nest so snugly, so soundly and so softly that my daughter will never think of the past. Not once. Not ever. My plan? To design her the best Goodness to Heaven bedroom a girl ever owned, well nearly. So where do I start?

Walls.

and Animals. Or rather walls with animals. Scroll on for my current fave animal themed wall embellishments.

Kelda wallpaper, by Scion. What is not to love? The woodblock style is folksy and childlike all at once and is busy without being ovrebearing giving your little one lots to look at: prancing deer, snuffling hedgehogs and hopping hares. Woodland on a roll!

Kelda wallpaper, by Scion. What is not to love? The woodblock style is folksy and childlike all at once and is busy without being ovrebearing giving your little one lots to look at: prancing deer, snuffling hedgehogs and hopping hares. Woodland on a roll!

Jungle, by Wallpaper Arts, colourful and sugary sweet, though possibly aimed at newborn-toddler age range.

Jungle, by Wallpaper Arts, colourful and sugary sweet, though possibly aimed at newborn-toddler age range.

Beautifully illustrated bear, deer, owl, fox. Completely delightful but if I'm honest a tiny bit confrontational for a three year old!

Beautifully illustrated bear, deer, owl, fox. Completely delightful but if I'm honest a tiny bit confrontational for a three year old!

Squirrel and Sunflower by Mark Herald is another intricate linocut inspired design. Hours of happy gazing right here.

Squirrel and Sunflower by Mark Herald is another intricate linocut inspired design. Hours of happy gazing right here.

Dragon by Nubie Modern Kids. Simple but magical design. In pink it could be a winner.

Dragon by Nubie Modern Kids. Simple but magical design. In pink it could be a winner.

British Isles Owls, Abigail Edwards...Again with the eyes!

British Isles Owls, Abigail Edwards...Again with the eyes!

A classic. Squirrel and Dove design by Sanderson

A classic. Squirrel and Dove design by Sanderson

Woodland Creatures wallpaper - provenance unknown. My daughter would love this, but sadly it is vintage and unobtainable, but so delightful I couldn't leave it out! Kind of knocks spots off everything else.

Woodland Creatures wallpaper - provenance unknown. My daughter would love this, but sadly it is vintage and unobtainable, but so delightful I couldn't leave it out! Kind of knocks spots off everything else.

Wall art - felt animal heads! If you're looking for an all out menagerie...and somewhere to hang a hat, could do worse.

Wall art - felt animal heads! If you're looking for an all out menagerie...and somewhere to hang a hat, could do worse.

Oak Tree wall mural by Isak.com. Scandinavians seem to do this sort of silouette book illustration best.

Oak Tree wall mural by Isak.com. Scandinavians seem to do this sort of silouette book illustration best.

Animal head vases. (Graham & Green) Yes! So cute. Lovely way to bring flowers into a child's bedroom without the worry of the vase being knocked over with rumbunctious play. And they're stunning.

Animal head vases. (Graham & Green) Yes! So cute. Lovely way to bring flowers into a child's bedroom without the worry of the vase being knocked over with rumbunctious play. And they're stunning.

Otomi wallpaper, by Emily Isabella. Gorgeous Folk Art style but overpoweringly red. Accent wall or interior of a cupboard could be perfect.

Otomi wallpaper, by Emily Isabella. Gorgeous Folk Art style but overpoweringly red. Accent wall or interior of a cupboard could be perfect.

The Wild, by Minakani Walls. Just Stunning. (Like the rug too!).

The Wild, by Minakani Walls. Just Stunning. (Like the rug too!).

If you've got to have hooks, and let's face it you do, make it a ceramic bunny.(Etsy.com) Perfect for woodland themed small's room. Or the bathroom.

If you've got to have hooks, and let's face it you do, make it a ceramic bunny.(Etsy.com) Perfect for woodland themed small's room. Or the bathroom.

Or this perfect folksy yellow deer from Not on the High Street.com

Or this perfect folksy yellow deer from Not on the High Street.com

And then there are these! Fiona Walker.

And then there are these! Fiona Walker.

Beautiful fairy story themed artwork from Isak.com

Beautiful fairy story themed artwork from Isak.com

This sweet wallpaper is from 1930's, by Arts and Craft's genius Charles Francis Voysey; an architect, furniture and textile designer. For a stylish retro classic you can't go too far wrong. And could last well into her teens.

This sweet wallpaper is from 1930's, by Arts and Craft's genius Charles Francis Voysey; an architect, furniture and textile designer. For a stylish retro classic you can't go too far wrong. And could last well into her teens.

And lastly another beautiful Arts and Crafts design from Voysey. Such soft colours and simple imagery. Oh and it' s called Fairyland. A bit of a 'full' design but the name might just be the clincher for an accent wall.

And lastly another beautiful Arts and Crafts design from Voysey. Such soft colours and simple imagery. Oh and it's called Fairyland. A bit of a 'full' design but the name might just be the clincher for an accent wall.