Friday, 8 June 2012 8:09 AM
Paddington Bear, Beatrix Potter and Thomas the Tank Engine are back.
An increasing number of parents are choosing retro children's nurseries ahead of modern favourites.
Whilst that may be bad news for Peppa Pig, it is good news for house value, with yesteryear's designs considered far more neutral and appealing to potential buyers.
Three-quarters of parents would prefer to choose a character from their own childhood and many of these would not even consider an updated version of the same character from the digital age.
We spoke to Dragons of Walton Street, the nursery design experts tasked with creating nurseries for Prince William and Prince Harry.
Lucinda Croft, Dragons managing director, told us: "It is obvious that the happiness we ourselves feel during childhood is a very strong pull when it comes to creating the perfect environment for our own child.
"The likes of Beatrix Potter and Paddington Bear have stood the test of time and often when a parent is choosing furniture for their children's bedrooms they are selecting something that one day may be passed down so it makes sense to choose a theme which means something to different generations of the family."
A strong sense of patriotism and nostalgia for everything British has emerged, particularly in light of the Queen's diamond jubilee and the London Olympic Games.
Croft continued: "Marking big occasions always tends to see people look back on fond memories and we have really noticed how parents are choosing their old favourites to hopefully be their own children's new favourites.
"It may be that they remember their bedroom as a source of great happiness or they want to create the bedroom they would have always liked to have. This is often the case in nurseries for new babies because when children get older there may be less of a chance to have that say.
"Then it is about letting them express their individuality but that first bedroom is very much a labour of love for a new family expressing a time of great joy."
Here are a couple of the designs we at AboutProperty particularly like: