Soothing spaces for you and baby.
Nursery furniture ideas
There's no escaping it, babies come with a lot gear - so incorporating plenty of storage is a priority when designing their nursery.
Coordinating nursery furniture sets
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Nursery decor ideas
This is the fun bit! Time to dial up the cuteness and layer on the snuggle-factor with the sweetest selection of decoration ideas.
Want to keep it neutral?
If you're not sure what you're having, or just want to avoid cliché colour schemes, these neutral decorations will create an oh-so-adorable nursery.
Want to get a little creative?
Add your own personal touch to their first bedroom by upcycling a piece of furniture. Use a chalky finish furniture paint for a soft pastel finish.
Add a blackout blind
A handy addition for afternoon naps, blackout blinds help you create a soothing sleep space at any time of day - just follow the instructions to set up safely and keep cords out of reach. Layer up with a floaty drape or matching curtain to complete the look.
Create a gallery wall
Arrange different sized pictures, wall lights (like this cute cloud) and framed photos to create a mini gallery. Top tip: try different layouts on your floor first. Once you're happy with the look, take a picture so you have an easy-to-recreate reference.
Go from couch to cot
We love this idea! Removing a side of the Obaby Stamford cot and adding a few cushions and throws transforms it into a day bed. Your new born probably won't sleep in the nursery straight way, so this is a great way to use the cot in the meantime.
Starting from scratch? We've covered off all the things you need, plus a few nice to haves too.
Need to haves:
- Crib/Moses basket - For the first 6 months or so your baby will sleep with you.
- Cot - Get more advice on cots from our guide to baby sleep.
- Cot mattress - Even if you're reusing a cot, you should always buy baby a new mattress.
- Fitted sheets and mattress protector - Waterproof protectors are great for any leaks.
- Storage - Lots of it. Some open shelving offers a great easy-reach option.
- Baby monitor - You can go simple or high tech, read our guide for more advice.
- Room thermometer - Helps you keep their sleep environment just right.
- Blackout blinds and curtains - Useful for daytime naps and sleeping through summer.
Nice to haves:
- Nursing chair - These comfy chairs gently rock and offer you support whilst feeding. Alternatively you could choose an armchair style that you like.
- Nappy bin - These can save you making quite so many trips out to the wheelie bin, plus they trap in odours to keep your nursery smell-free.
- Changing table - You can get away with just a changing mat on a surface, but if you have the space a changing table has the benefit of more storage.
- Sleep aid - These use lights, colours and soothing sounds to help settle your baby.
- Nightlight To help avoid any stubbed toes on those late night feeds.
Moving up to toddler
Ready for the jump to a toddler bed? Here's how to easily transition their space into something a little more toddler friendly.
Update their accessories
PAW patrol mad? Hey Duggee fan? By the age of two your tot will no doubt have a 'favourite thing' - but before you start painting the wall Peppa Pig pink, remember this might just be a fad. Instead just swap out their bedding and accessories to update the space without committing too much to a theme.
Invest in a toddler bed
It's time to seek out their first 'proper' bed - eek! We love the playful Scandi-inspired style of our Bodie snoozer, but we've got styles with built in storage too if you're looking for something really practical. For a real showstopper check out our bright red Corvette (it's hard to miss).
Rethink your storage
Have a little declutter before you start - you'll probably find a heap of baby things you don't need in their room anymore. Once these are out the way (or in storage) you'll have freed up some space for toy and book storage.
Create space for them to play
There's a lot of playing and exploring to be done now they're toddling about. Adding in a cosy rug on the floor, a mini armchair, or tiny table creates little pockets of play (and helps to contain some of the mess).
Keep SOME things in easy reach
Make them feel like a grown-up and include safe storage styles that their little hands can reach. Low open shelving for books, mini clothes rails for dress up costumes and baskets for toys work well, and will encourage tidy habits (well, we can hope).