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Where to start when planning your nursery

Where to start when planning your nursery

Where to start when planning your nursery

Where to start when planning your nursery

01 December 2021

Are you and your partner expecting a child? If you’ve been thinking of how to decorate your nursery and don’t know where to start, take a look at our handy hints.

It’s a smart idea to decorate your nursery with an older baby in mind, rather than a newborn. You will be amazed at how quickly the months disappear. Rather than changing the room to a more mature theme, start with something that won’t have to be changed as frequently.  Focus on a design that will work for 0 to 5 year old’s.

The best way to start designing the nursery is by choosing your favourite features of the room. Now all you have to do is add to it until it’s complete. Do you have a wallpaper or paint colour you like? A feature light that you can’t move past, or a comfortable chair that you can’t do without? Adding these to the nursery will allow it to take shape right before your eyes.

1. Start with a fun paint colour or wallpaper pattern

A nursery can pull off colours and patterns that are more daring than most rooms in the house. You can add wallpaper to every wall, or plaster one wall with the wallpaper and use a complementary colour to paint the remainder. If wallpaper isn’t your thing, choose a colour that you will incorporate in the remaining features – the crib, cushions, towels, photographs, or toys. Choosing one main colour or similar palette will tie the nursery together perfectly.

2. Add eye catching curtains

If you have opted to paint the walls rather than incorporate wallpaper, use curtains that have a bright pattern as your focal point. Leaving the rest of the room neutral will bring the focus to your curtains. You can bring a variety of the colours used in the pattern into the remainder of your nursery furniture.

3. Choose a palette

If you’re struggling to choose a pattern or theme for your child’s nursery, stick to two or three colours. If you repeat these chosen colours throughout the room it will look consistent and stylish.  Add a splash of colour to your curtains, rugs and any artwork for a brighter look.

4. Add an over-sized toy 

Who doesn’t love over-sized toys? It could be an animal, a dinosaur, a unicorn, the options are endless. Adding this to your nursery will add a playful tone to the room and could well be your baby’s favourite toy.

5. Don’t forget about the ceiling 

Your baby will spend most of their time lying on their back, looking up at the ceiling, so don’t neglect this area of the nursery. You can add a mural or paint it another colour, or even add some string lights, hanging paper lanterns or parasols. Your colour and designs options are plentiful.