How To Decorate a Dream Nursery for Your Newborn

How To Decorate a Dream Nursery for Your Newborn

Decorating a nursery in preparation for your newborn can be both an exciting and daunting prospect. Instantaneously you’ll be excited to start exploring the shops for the cutest baby furniture and bedding – and not to mention purchasing every tiny item of miniature newborn clothing you set your eyes on! However, you may also feel overwhelmed – but don’t worry, this is normal. Watching your newborn daughter or sons’ nursery take shape in front of you can be overwhelming, as the reality of parenthood sets in. When decorating your nursery there are few must-have items to incorporate, apart from these there are bundles of cute extras that you can add to create a dream nursery for your baby.

Try to control your urge to splash out on expensive extras until you have bought your essential nursery items. Once you’ve bought these you can happily spend away on adorable extras!

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1. Colour Scheme

Choosing a colour scheme for your nursery can be challenging, and even more so if you haven’t found out the sex of your baby. There are many colours that you can opt for when decorating your nursery; using neutral tones, such as soft whites, creams and yellows will create a calm and soothing atmosphere perfect for relaxing with your newborn whether they’re a bouncing boy or gorgeous girl. If natural palettes aren’t for you get creative; be bold with bright colours and paint graphic effects on one feature wall, such as diagonal stripes or polka dots – let your inner artist out and exercise your imagination.

2. Cot

Many people like to use a moses basket when they first bring their newborn home, as a cot can feel overwhelming. However, new born babies quickly grow out of moses baskets and soon move to a more spacious cot. Finding the perfect cot may take time, but once you’ve found the ideal style your newborns cot acts as the centrepiece of your nursery. From fixed to drop-side and traditional to contemporary styles, you will be able to find a cot that suits your every need; practically and decoratively.

3. Mobile

An important accessory for any dream nursery, a mobile can be very useful for newborn babies that lie on their backs and stare up at the ceiling for the majority of their day; with this in mind you could also decorate your ceiling with a soft mural of the sky. Bright in colour, mobiles add a pop of colour to your nursery design and newborn babies love to look at contrasting colours as their eyes are still developing – win, win.

4.  Change Table

A changing table may not be a complete essential, but it will almost certainly make life easier. Many changing tables come with handy storage compartments perfect for keeping an endless supply of nappies and spare clothes close to hand. Available in a wide range of styles, from modern to antique, find a changing table that perfectly complements your cot and the decor of your nursery.

5. Lighting

Finding the perfect lighting is important in a nursery; bright lights can hurt newborns delicate eyes and soft lights can help them feel relaxed and sleepy, ready for bedtime. Nightlights, fairy lights and lamps are perfect for bedtime as the provide just enough light for you to be able to see what you’re doing when putting your baby to bed and create a soothing atmosphere, perfect for sleeping. Nightlights are also perfect for when your newborn grows into a toddler as they can often get scared of the dark.

6. Wall Decorations

Wall decorations are perfect for nurseries as babies soon grow up and out of decorative trends. Unlike wallpaper and paint, wall decorations can effortlessly be changed to create the sense of a completely updated room. Match your decorations to the theme of your nursery, for example create cute bunting for a vintage inspired nursery, apply unique and bold wall stickers for a bright nursery or personalise your nursery with your chosen babies name and family photos to create a homely space.

Get a head start; with these simple steps you can create the perfect plan for designing a dream nursery you and your growing family will love!