While we’re wondering what the nurseries of Kim Kardashian and Kate Middleton are going to look like, we hear that most new parents spend around £5000 on their newborns from pregnancy to their first birthday, with a good percentage going on the nursery! Which is why we’ve come up with some nursery ideas that won’t break the bank (unless of course that’s your aim)!
If you’re in the midst of decorating, or are stuck for ideas on how to make your nursery look great on a budget, remember two things (1) babies will love anything you do and (2) rooms can be transformed very easily. For proof take a look at Pinterest/Nursery ideas for lots of really cool ideas for doing up nurseries, from mobiles to DIY rugs, light fittings and baby wall art. Our favourite is this really smart idea for storing books and this one for a glorious lime green nursery.
Next keep telling yourself that a beautiful nursery doesn’t have to cost the earth. Mothercare have a huge selection of very stylish baby furniture where you can earn
4% KidStart Savings on all purchases. Meanwhile at the luxe end Achica offer on trend nursery-equipment that’s both beautiful and practical (and where you can earn 7% KidStart Savings back for your kids).
Also bear in mind you’ll be spending a lot of time in the nursery so make sure it’s soothing, and organized. In terms of a colour scheme, it’s always best to go for a neutral shade and then brighten the room up with pops of colour and images (we favour wall stickers as they are cheap and you can change them easily as your baby grows). Furniture wise aside from a cot and changing table, you need a comfy armchair, storage and somewhere for clothes. To create the perfect environment take a look at Asda Direct: Baby & Toddler Event where you can make double KidStart Savings for all Baby & Toddler purchases – 4% (usually 2%).
Finally think about soft furnishings. While your baby won’t be crawling for a while, you are likely to spend a lot of time on the nursery floor so think soft rugs and big cushions with great textures and colours. Also think upwards. Babies spend a lot of their time on their backs so aside from a mobile in their cot, consider the colour of the ceiling, lights, paper lanterns or even fairy lights along curtain frames and doors (high up and out of reach).
So what are your best ideas for decorating a nursery? Let us know