Decorating the nursery
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Painting the nursery
From bright and colourful to soft and sweet, there's a range of paint colours to choose from to give baby the perfect nursery. And it's important to make sure you look after little lungs with suitable, solvent free paint.
Why stop at adding some colour? Add stickers or wall art to make your little one's nursery really feel like home. There's plenty of options available, from popular characters to cute animals and superheroes.
The finishing touches
Once you have chosen your nursery colour scheme, it's time to start thinking about those little extras that will complete the room. Use curtains, cushions, rugs and lighting to make your nursery feel cosy and welcoming. A theme will allow you to tie everything together for a fully coordinated look.
The safest cot is a clear cot, free of pillows, duvets, toys and loose bedding. Sheets should be firmly tucked in, below shoulder height of your baby. Alternatively a baby sleeping bag that fits snugly around the shoulders is a safe option that avoids the risk of having loose covers.
A soft glow from a night light can create a comforting surrounding as your baby settles down, and lets you tend to them in the night without turning on any bright lights. Some plug in to your wall socket, while others attach to the side of the cot - just make sure they are securely fastened.
Mobiles can provide comforting music and project soft lights to help soothe baby to sleep. Avoid mobiles that are too visually stimulating for sleep time, as this may prevent your little one from drifting off.
A blackout blind or lined curtain is a simple way to make sure your baby isn't disturbed by outside light. Simple to put up, these are an easy way to make sure natural light does not affect your baby's sleeping routine - just make sure you keep the cord safely out of reach of little hands.
Top tips for decorating the nursery
Choose a tranquil, soothing colour scheme. Think calming creams and soft pastel accents - something that will make you and your baby feel relaxed.
Room to move
Avoid cluttering the room with unnecessary items. This will help to create a peaceful, soothing atmosphere and prevent any late night stubbed toes!
Make it adaptable
As your baby starts to develop and grow it's important to consider how long your nursery decor will last. Wall stickers are a great way to add character and can easily be removed.
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