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3 Top Tips for Designing the Perfect Nursery

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, delighted the world with their baby news in October. The countdown to the new royal baby has already begun and as the world speculates as to whether they will welcome a little prince or princess, the newlyweds will be busy adding their finishing touches to the nursery.

Of course, you probably don’t have the kind of budget the Royal Family does but you can create the perfect environment for your bundle of joy by following our top tips. It is important to get your nursery ready before your baby’s arrival – because you’ll be too busy afterwards.

1. Create a mood board

The first step is simply to decide on a theme for your nursery. It might be as simple as pink or blue colour palette or you may want to use one of our ideas below (scroll to the bottom). Whatever you decide, creating a mood board of colours, textures and patterns is a great way to start to formulate your ideas. Pinterest is a fantastic place to look for inspiration!

2. Choose your colours

Now that you’ve chosen the overarching theme for your nursery, you will want to start choosing your colours and picking out your paint or wallpaper. Before you get busy with a paintbrush, take a moment to consider the room. It’s important to take cues from the space. Is it big or small? Does it enjoy natural light or is it in need of some brightening?

If you only have a small space but love bold colours, consider working with a single daring accent colour. And don’t forget to think long term! Your little girl (or boy) might love barbie pink now but they will soon be a bigger kid. Accessorising neutral walls with bright accessories means you won’t have to redecorate every couple of years!

3. Decide on a layout

When figuring out the layout of the nursery, there are a few factors you may want to consider. It is a good idea to keep the cot away from any areas which receive direct sunlight so it doesn’t get too hot for the newborn. Black out curtains are highly recommended to help your baby sleep for longer!

Most nurseries are centred around the cot but you’ll also want to include things for mum and dad. It’s just as important that the nursery is a comfortable place for you. A rocking chair is a must because you will spend a lot of time in the nursery. Add a foot stool or ottoman for extra comfort.

Keeping all the necessities within arms reach means you’ll never have to take your eyes away from your little one. Place the changing mat on a chest of drawers where you can keep clean clothes, nappies, wipes and antibacterial hand gel. Next to the changing table, you’ll want a laundry basket for dirty clothes and a bin for used nappies.

Image Sources:

Woodland nursery – Top Left: anewilddecor. Top Middle: Little Blue Nest. Top Right: Monika Hibbs. Circle: ClaraLoo Etsy. Bottom Left: WoolenTenderness Etsy. Bottom Right: Lauren Conrad.

Pastel pop – Top Left: Blueoak Estates. Top Middle: Blueoak Estates. Top Right: @projectnursery. Circle: hohonie.pl Bottom Left: mollymeg.com. Bottom Right: mooui.com

Starry sky – Top Left: projectnursery.com Top Middle: lovelyetc.com Top Right: rebelwalls.com Circle: projectnursery.com Bottom Left: muralswallpaper.com. Bottom Right: domino.com

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