Welcoming Your New Royal Arrival

Welcoming Your New Royal Arrival

We’re excitedly awaiting the arrival of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge second little bundle of joy. Our team have been looking into key nursery trends and essentials for your little prince or princess.

Decorating your baby’s nursery can be one of the most exciting activities when preparing for your baby. There are so many ways to make your baby’s nursery personal for you and your family. It is recommended that you share a room with your baby for the first six months, although getting your nursery ready can be top of the nesting checklist for new parents, if you are lost on where to start we recommend picking a theme. Popular themes this year include transportation, characters, florals and insects, fashionable patterns and plaids, soothing sea and sky and sports.

Themes & colour schemes

If you are looking for a simple theme you could just pick a colour scheme, a trend for nursery’s this year is grey and white. Cool colours like this can create a calm and soothing atmosphere in the room, on the other hand bright and vibrant colours can be simulating a baby. If you do want to inject bright summer colours into the nursery you could do so with accessories such as bunting, a throw or a rug.

Using a colour scheme can be more cost effective as it could last through the transition from nursery to a big kid’s room. You can work furniture into your colour scheme, either buying new or upcycling – for ideas on upcycling visit our Pinterest board.

Picking a theme such as the ideas mentioned above will help to add personality in the room. You don’t need to go all out with the theme, if you pick a simple neutral colour scheme you can pick themed accessories which can be switched in and out rather than relying on expensive wallpapers.

Layout

The layout of your nursery may also have an impact on the way you decorate. Ideally try to place your crib away from an area that receives direct sunlight in the morning. If there is a lot of sunlight coming into the room, it would be worth investing in blackout blinds. As blind cords can be a potential danger for children it is worth taking a look at the Make It Safe campaign that provides information and tips that comply with EU regulations, for more information visit The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Storage

Make sure you have enough storage in the nursery, your little one will have a lot of items that need a home from toys to nappies. There are many storage options available to keep the nursery uncluttered. We’re loving stylish tallboys, they’re great for hiding clutter and extremely practical as they offer maximum storage without taking up a lot of floor space.  Always try to incorporate dual purpose items in the nursery such as a storage chest that doubles as a seat.

You’ll be spend a lot of time in your new baby’s room, so make sure you choose a stylish yet comfortable rocking chair – an essential item that will make soothing your little prince or princess to sleep a much more enjoyable experience.

We have created a nursery inspiration board on Pinterest – let us know what nursery trends you like this year and how you have decorated your prince or princess’s room.  

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