Becoming the parent of a newborn doesn’t leave you with much time for anything else, especially decorating the nursery! So take advantage of the time you have before the delivery to gather some essentials for the baby’s room.
If you’re struggling to create more of a homely feel, try some of our styling tips which are perfect for both boys and girls.
A big and comfy armchair is the perfect way to fill up some space and give the room some extra charisma. Also, just think about all of the hours you’ll be rocking the baby to sleep. Invest in a large armchair (and matching footstool), so you can sit back and feel comfortable.
As the baby grows a little older, you’ll be doing tummy time on the floor. So why not choose a shaggy rug? If you can’t find one at your local store, there are hundreds of sellers on Etsy who sell stunning rugs at discount prices.
Since the baby needs so much sleep during the day, it’s important to invest in a pair of sun-blocking curtains. Shutters are also another great way to control the amount of sun that comes in and also keep your baby well-rested.
Since the baby will be needing a change of clothes quite often (between bathing, accidents, etc), it’s good to have some quick and easy storage in the nursery. Rather than keeping clothes in a conventional drawer, use storage baskets which are easy to access and don’t require much tidying up afterwards.
Bring some personality to the room with some bespoke pieces of art. If you already know the name and sex of the baby, personalised art works or throw pillows are cherished pieces that they’ll have for life.
If you want to keep the theme slightly neutral, then decals, stickers or other wall decorations are great ways to spice up any room. They are also easy to remove and don’t cause any damage to the wall.
Images via Rebecca Judd, Homemade in Heaven, The Minimalist Home, Container Store, Etsy