The nursery: the most special room in your house, a sanctuary where your little one will begin to adjust to life in the outside world. This is where you nurture your new arrival: from early morning cuddles to late night feeds and midday naps. Even though they may not spend their nights here, this is an important space for little babies to rest, play and grow to help them achieve important milestones and make memories with you.
We all know how exciting it can be to prepare the nursery for a new bundle of joy but did you know how important it is to refresh their room as your baby gets bigger? We have put together our top tips to update your favourite room without breaking the bank, or even a sweat.
Keep reading for our 4 favourite ways to change up their nursery.
1. Pop of colour
Adding the odd pop of colour is an easy way to liven up a nursery without a complete redecoration. From the age of 3 months, when your baby’s eyes begin to recognise more than monochrome, they start to appreciate different colours and tones. Stick to clear, light shades to open up their space without disrupting the soothing ambience of the room.
It isn’t until around 6 months that babies can begin to appreciate different tones and colours so avoid going full rainbow right off the bat.
2. Pick a theme
As your child grows up and their own special personality begins to shine through, let them have more of a say in style and colour. Choose products that match, both each other and your little one’s taste for a cohesive space that is all their own. For your little animal lover, match a furry friends pom pom cushion on your feeding chair to a special keepsake box to treasure precious memories from their 1st years.
Be mindful that it could take until your child is as old as 7 years old before they are able to distinguish between what’s real and what’s imagined so stay away from anything scary.
3. Double Up on Decor
Make the most of the (many) toys you have lying around to elevate the design of your nursery. Don’t waste these beautifully crafted pieces by hiding them away in a toy box, showcase traditional designs and super cute characters instead of investing in additional decorations. Whether your little one has an adorable collection of matching soft toys or a selection of pretty painted wooden toys, display their favourites on shelving, changing tables and drawers for a playful touch.
4. Play with Patterns
Whatever their age, patterns are a great choice to change up the look and feel of a room. For babies under the age of 6 months, contrast and pattern can be more important than colour – the bolder the better.
For older children, make their space more playful without getting too tacky or twee with a selection of stylish patterns in low-key colours.
Introduce new shapes within their eye-line with a pretty patterned cot tidy or subtle star knit blanket and get your toddler excited to start school in September by hanging their brand new backpack right where they can see it.
For bonus points, choose a selection of patterned storage bags to keep their clutter at bay to maintain a calm nursery space.
For more inspiration to update your little one’s nursery or bedroom, check out the My 1st Years Little Home collection and keep an eye on our New In for the latest in personalised decor. Don’t forget to show us how you style your little ones’ nurseries on social media, tag us @My1stYears to make sure we see it!
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