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One of the great joys of pregnancy (despite the obvious!) is designing and planning the space that your little one will grow up in.
Whilst your sweet baby will probably spend the first six months or so in your room, the nursery is still likely to be that special place where you feed him/her, change their little bottom and then, when they’re ready, it’ll be their own sanctuary for sleep and quiet play.
Homify is a fabulous platform for seeking nursery decor inspiration and style ideas and you could quite easily sit for hours sifting through and discovering the latest nursery trends, running your thoughts by others in their community forum or finding the perfect product or expert to help you complete your dream nursery.
So, what are my favourite nursery items and essentials?
– A NURSING CHAIR –
However you plan to feed your baby, a nursing chair is a welcome addition to any nursery. You can often be sat with your baby for long periods of time trying to help them off to sleep or just sat looking at them whilst they dream away so it’s useful to have a comfortable place to get cosy.
– SHELVES & STORAGE –
Babies have a LOT of stuff. Whether it be practical things like nappies and cream or keepsakes that need to be kept out of their reach, shelves or creative storage solutions are a great way to keep everything organised.
– WALL ARTWORK –
Small children love to look around and wall artwork or colourful wallpaper/borders will not only catch your angel’s imagination but also help them to become familiar with their surroundings.
– MATCHING NURSERY FURNITURE SETS –
Whilst by no means essential, I adore matching nursery furniture sets. With Lily, we opted for the cot (which turns to cotbed), wardrobe and changing table in a dark wood. However, I love the light, airy and distressed-finish to the furniture shown above too – so stylish and beautiful!
– COT MOBILES –
We felt that Lily really benefitted from having a musical cot mobile in her room.
It hung above her head and she got used to the delicate tune sending her off to snoozeland every day/night so it became an integral part of our bedtime routine.
When she was very small, she was captivated by the spinning shapes and colours as they completely fascinated her. I used to melt watching her 🙂
Have you used Homify before to inspire your creative side?
What are your essential nursery items?