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Creating The Perfect Nursery


So you've found out your expecting and you have images running through your head of the perfect nursery you wish to create. But where do you start? What do you need to buy? What theme will it be? How much is all of this going to cost? When designing your baby's nursery it's important to create a space that is comfortable for both you and your little one. 

Here I have put together some time-saving tips for planning the perfect nursery.

Planning 

Start by collecting photos of nurseries you love in magazines and online, crease a scrapbook with mood boards for different themes and organise the way you want the room to look before you hit the shops. Next you need to decided on a theme if you are going with one, pick out the elements that you are most drawn to and go from there. Decide on a budget, even if money isn't a question its still a good idea to have a budget written down to keep on track of spending and what you have bought. Buy a little notebook and jot down the items you need to purchase and cross them off as you do. 

The basics 

Decide on what are the most important items for the nursery. For example, look at different cots, nursery furniture such as a wardrobe and changing table and a baby monitor. Make these items top of your priority and ensure that these are bought before other items. You can then buy these over time during the last few months of your pregnancy. Most parents start to buy items after the 20 week scan if they find out the gender so they know what theme to go with. 

Sleeping 

Firstly you will need to think about where your baby will sleep. Initially this may be in Moses Basket in your room but as your baby gets older and becomes more settles it will be time to move into the nursery and into a cot. There's a huge variety of cots available and matching furniture, its a good idea to get a matching set if you are going with a theme for the nursery. 

Storage

Once you have the essentials covered you can begin to consider other furniture pieces for the nursery depending on space available and your requirements. Its a good idea to purchase wardrobes and drawers that will last for many years as your little one grows up. Shelving units are a great use for storage and also bookcases as they can hold baskets out of reach from your baby. 

You will need to think about storage solutions, does the changing table offer extra drawers? A shelving unit near the changing table with storage baskets would come in handy if you are short on space. Is there room for a drawer under the cot? 

Added touches 

Once you have decided on the basics and essentials you may now be wanting to fill the room up with cuteness! Adding personal finishing touches such as photo frames, teddies, bedding, curtains, wall art and many other decor essentials. 

Planning the nursery and choosing a theme can be one of the most enjoyable experiences whilst you are waiting for baby to arrive. Enjoy it and don't stress! Bambino Direct have a gorgeous selection of nursery furniture do check them out!

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104 comments

  1. Helpful advice and I love that cute nursery - the pom poms are a lovely idea :)

    Helen x

    http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. brilliant points great help very informative x

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  3. oh my god, thats an adorable room!!
    Claire
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    http://pennyforthem1.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Our daughters room was a bit of a dumping ground for junk before she was born and im still trying to sort it out now, preparing for another tip run this week

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  5. Great advice! :)

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  6. Thank you muchly for this post, and by the way, your theming is adorable.

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  7. What a peaceful looking room. Beautiful!

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  8. a pretty room @bella97p

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous and the pompoms are so effective.... My grand daughter Addison is 1 yr next month and I remember what fun we had choosing the nursery items but a couple of pompoms would add a nice lift. Hehehe " Go Mickey you're so fine you're so fine you blow my mind hey Mickey hey Mickey" LOL

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  10. Really interesting and useful points, you've made :)

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  11. beautiful room, great advice :-)

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  12. Elizabeth Williams9 August 2013 at 14:47

    I love it!! It looks so delicate and subtly girly.

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  13. Just looking at this makes me feel calm... :)

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  14. That is so pretty!

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  15. we have twins on the way so more room will be needed and they wont get a dedicated nursery as will need to share with older siblings

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  16. Great advice and useful points you make. i love the nursery!

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  17. fab advise loved reading it thankyou

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  18. beautiful room lots of ideas thanks

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  19. That room is adorable! I especially love the wicker heart on the wall

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  20. The room is decorated to great taste!
    dcavender@fsmail.net

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  21. Very cute xXxx

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  22. Fab time saving tips. The room looks great :)

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  23. I love what you've done here, even having a go at the DIY side of things too, I've made a chevron storage box for Abbie, looks ok...lol.

    I can't help but pick up little accessories for her room whenever we go out, could start my own home decor shop soon...x

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  24. Looks fab,love the white and pale pink colour scheme

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  25. Wish I had a talent for decorating!

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  26. Wow, this so cute, and I LOVe Pink!

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  27. I know where to come for advice.

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  28. Gorgeous nursery...can't wait till I can fix up my own! :)

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  29. Great advice! Looks super!

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  30. Love it, wish I had done something like this :-)
    Karin Hall

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  31. a really interesting and helpful post

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  32. Will definately refer to your ideas when planning my new nursery.

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  33. A really cute room

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  34. always worth spending more on good quality solid furniture

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  35. I love your ideas! Might have to use them myself.

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  36. Helpful ideas, I do not have another baby, but I'm sure this will help for those who now have a baby.

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  37. Great advice, this room is lovely

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  38. Really good advice, some obvious things you don't even think of when preparing for a new arrival.

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  39. Gorgeous and some great advice

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  40. Thanks for the fab advice :) lovely x

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  41. I love your style :) the room is gorgeous. Amelia is one lucky girl! x

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  42. That room is so light & bright - I love it!

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  43. Think I may have already commented, but it's lovely :)

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  44. Gorgeous nursery and great ideas thanks

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  45. Excellent advise, the nursery looks gorgeous

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  46. Helpful advice and an amazing nursery :)

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  47. Although i like to think i have a bit of flair when it comes to making decisions im often stumped so things like this keep my mind ticking along

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  48. So gorgeous, I wish I had had the space to create something so beautiful for my small ones.

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  49. i love amelias nursery its beautiful

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  50. pretty nursery

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  51. beautiful set up and great advice :)

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  52. Very good advice. Wish I had such a good eye for style!

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  53. Beautiful, all the baby things we've got tend to be so brightly coloured :-)

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  54. Good tips - love the room

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  55. i didnt find out what i was having so had 2 different decor ideas... pink and blue!

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  56. fab post, this is exactly what I would like my nursery to look like x

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  57. I have to agree with the others, sound advice and such a beautiful room! I live in a very small home with my four children, and work long hours! So I never really had time with the first three to give them something special, but with baby number four me and daddy went to town for all of them. Our two boys share as do our girls, so we went space themed for the boys, and I drew a mystical theme for the girls, fairies, mermaids and unicorns! Its my favourite room! Great review! I always enjoy reading your blog. xxxx

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  58. I love the tissue decorations.

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  59. Good advice and I love the decorations, the room is pretty!

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