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6 top styling tips for your baby’s nursery

Baby's first crib deserves special attention.

Designing your baby’s nursery is an exciting and meaningful first step in your parenting journey. After all, you’re creating a special place where they will grow, play and explore, and every choice you make – from cot to curtains to comforters – can have a huge effect on how you use and enjoy the space together. So how do you add that personal touch to make it a unique haven for your bub and for you? Here are some creative and practical ideas.

Start with the basics

Your nursery essentials start with the furniture, especially the cot. Choose one that’s safe for baby and matches your style. Don’t forget to add cot accessories like fitted sheets and baby mobiles that are not only decorative but also practical.

A durable change table and a comfortable feeding chair are also must-haves. Look for convertible options that will grow with your child for long-term value, or items that can adapt to different uses over time.

Invest in a bassinet with removable basket, so bub can sleep in whatever room you're in. A Snuggle Honey diamond knit blanket will keep them nice and snug.
Invest in a bassinet with removable basket, so bub can sleep wherever you are. A Snuggle Honey diamond knit blanket will keep them nice and snug.

Choose your theme and colour scheme

The colours of your nursery will set its overall mood. Soft, soothing colours create a peaceful environment that’s ideal for sleep, while brighter, more vibrant colours can stimulate and energise.

When it comes to themes, consider what resonates with your family. It could be anything from nature-inspired motifs to classic storybook characters. Remember, the theme can evolve as your child grows, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

A soft green palette will grow with your bud and works for boys and girls.
A soft green palette will grow with your bub and works for boys and girls, starting with the Kilimanjaro velvet playmat in Olive Green.

Add layers of comfort with textiles

Items like soft baby blankets, nursery rugs and curtains serve functional purposes and bring visual interest and texture to the room. Plus, the great thing about these textiles is they’re easy to swap out, making it simple to refresh the room as your child’s needs and interests change. By mixing and matching different patterns and textures, you can create a space that’s both playful and inviting.

The Maison Deux Rainbow rug is a soft spot for tummy time, rolling and crawling.
The Maison Deux Rainbow rug provides a soft spot for tummy time, rolling and crawling.

Light up the room

Getting the lighting right in your nursery is important. For everyday activities like nappy changes and playtime, you’ll want bright lights that help you see clearly. But when it’s time to wind down for sleep, soft, dim lighting will help create a calm, soothing environment. And for those night-time check-ins or feeds, a nightlight is a must. It provides just enough light for you to see without disturbing your baby’s sleep.

A good nightlight is essential for middle-of-the-night feeds and nappy changes. We like the Mr Maria 'Miffy' light.
A good nightlight is essential for middle-of-the-night feeds and nappy changes. We like the Mr Maria ‘Miffy’ light.

Be smart with your storage

A tidy nursery is a happy nursery, and smart storage solutions are the key. Think open shelving for easy access to daily essentials, baskets for those smaller items that tend to get lost and multi-functional dressers that offer ample storage and can double as a changing area.

As your child grows, so will their needs. Choose storage pieces that can evolve with them. A classic, neutral-hued dresser that holds baby clothes can easily transition into storage for toys, books or even school supplies later. This approach will save you time and money in the long run and helps maintain a familiar environment for your child as they grow.

Babies accummulate A LOT of stuff, and versatile storage like this Mustard Made 'The Twinny' wardrobe will be your best friend.
Babies accummulate A LOT of stuff, and versatile storage like this Mustard Made ‘The Twinny’ wardrobe will be your best friend.

Make it personal

The nursery should reflect your family’s interests and personality. Incorporate items with sentimental value, like framed family photos or a cherished keepsake. Artworks, wall decals or special toys can make the space feel truly yours.

Why not start a new tradition with a stuffed toy or kntted blanket that can be passed down to future generations?
Why not start a new tradition with a stuffed toy or knitted blanket that can be passed down to future generations?

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