A nursery is the perfect sanctuary for your baby to help them relax and provide comfort.
As your baby continues to grow, the inclusion of new colours and accessories into the nursery will play a notable factor in their development. Some experts say that by three months of age, most babies are able to see colour. With this being said, consider using bright, primary colours for your baby’s brain to help stimulate growth.
Take a look at our nursery inspiration below.
A theme isn’t always necessary when deciding how to kit out your child’s nursery as many parents will find it easier to design a nursery that is gender-neutral. Don’t forget the importance of proper window furnishings and the ability to dim lighting, as your nursery will need to be darkened in the middle of the day for your baby’s afternoon naps.
Choose soft, tranquil colours that are nurturing and calming and then consider incorporating loud and fun patterns over time.
Keep the nursery furniture, accessories and decor simple, even though it may be tempting to over-decorate. Everything in your nursery should have a purpose.
Think about safety when designing the nursery. Ensure the cot meets safety standards and create a ‘safe zone’ around the cot by positioning it away from windows, heat, lamps, wall decorations or cords.
If you select your key pieces before you start decorating, you will find its easier and cheaper to then match paints, fabrics and wallpaper to your central furniture pieces.
For extra help in your interior design – create your own ‘mood board’ with help from the internet or Pinterest. A mood board is a collection of pictures that inspire you, and should help you with choosing your colours and focusing on your ideas and theme.