Ah, Toile! Such a romantic pattern! If you were curious, Toile, short for Toile du Juoy, is a pattern used in home décor – curtains and upholstery in particular. It originated in France in the late 1700s and has become increasingly popular in nursery decorating as a way to create a romantic, soothing, and nostalgic feel to your baby room.
Toile is a repeated pattern traditionally set on a white or cream background, and comes most often in black, navy, and red. The pattern traditionally is in the form of a one-color pastoral scene that tells a story. We found a few beauties if you are looking for inspiration on how to use toile to decorate your nursery.
First is a baby bedding set from Carousel Designs featuring the popular P. Kaufmann “Central Park” black and white toile fabric. Go all out with this set which is just stunning! Choose from the standard four piece bedding set (crib sheet, bumper, crib skirt, and blanket) or from other accessories like curtains, decorative pillows, and the cutest little lamp shade.
Our second pick is a lovely little nursery 8″ x 10″ wall hanging in blue and ivory toile from Well Appointed House. This little piece of wonderful can be personalized with your child’s name. Hang it on the door or buy three with your child’s first, middle, and last name and create a wall collage. The wall hangings will last a lifetime.
Finally, if you would like just of touch of the pattern, try this pink and brown toile diaper bag from Trendy Tot Designs. The polka dot design lends a more modern feel should you want a smaller amount of toile.
Whether you use a lot or a little, toile will help you create an elegant nursery.
See our other articles for more nursery theme ideas.