How to Create the Perfect Nursery

The excitement and wonder when expecting a baby is incomparable. From those first little blue lines right through to when your little bundle of joy arrives, the whole nine months is a blur of celebration and planning. So when it comes to the all important Nursery, some new parents are a little lost for where to begin. It’s worth keeping in mind that Baby usually spends the first six months bunking with mummy and daddy. But it goes without saying that your little ray of sunshine will need their own room, and planning ahead it key to parental peace of mind.  Here at Cuckooland we know that very few ‘parents to be’ have time to think of it all… but we do! So put the kettle on, get comfortable with bump, and have a read of our guide on how to create the perfect nursery for your new arrival.

Nursery Decor

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Secret Garden Wallpaper

Decorating the nursery opens up a world of possibilities for creative parents. You can allow your inner interior designer out to play in the most imaginative of ways. The overall colour scheme can seem a bit daunting but neutral tones are a popular choice as they can be added too with splashes of colours from pictures, soft furnishings and nursery furniture.

If you’ve already found out whether you’re expecting a little prince or a princess, this can play in to your nurseries theme. However, if you’re waiting for a surprise, why not keep it neutral by opting for classic yellow, cream or white? The beauty of keeping it neutral is that you can change the rooms decor at any time by simply adding colourful wall stickers, wall art and other nursery accessories such as rugs.

In true Cuckooland style we’ve got some wonderfully unique nursery wallpaper and wall art which will create a one-of-a-kind nursery. Our wall art features beautiful colours and geometric shapes which will help stimulate those little minds.

Baby Cots & Beds

When the Picasso of baby nursery decor is complete its time to move onto the practical elements. First and foremost, your baby needs somewhere to sleep, so here’s what to consider when sorting out the sleeping arrangements:

Oliver Furniture Wood Mini 4-in-1 Cot Bed

Moses Basket and Cribs

Unlike Moses, this basket won’t need to withstand a trip down a river, but you do want to have confidence that your baby will be warm, comfortable and secure in their first crib. From traditional wicker snooze pods to genius rocking cribs designed to lull your little one to sleep, your baby’s very first bed is a special purchase. Of course, being a luxury lifestyle emporium means that all of our Moses baskets are of the highest quality and come from some of the best designers around. Why not browse some snooze-worthy options.

If you’ve already found out whether you’re expecting a little prince or a princess, this can play in to your nurseries theme. However, if you’re waiting for a surprise, why not keep it neutral by opting for classic yellow, cream or white? The beauty of keeping it neutral is that you can change the rooms decor at any time by simply adding colourful wall stickers, wall art and other nursery accessories such as rugs.

In true Cuckooland style we’ve got some wonderfully unique nursery wallpaper and wall art which will create a one-of-a-kind nursery. Our wall art features beautiful colours and geometric shapes which will help stimulate those little minds.

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Snuzpod 3-in-1 Bedside Crib in White

Comfy Cots and Cradles

Little people grow pretty fast, and before you know it they’ll be growing out of their cute little crib and crawling around in a cot. For this reason, it’s wise to invest in a cot bed that can transform into a junior bed in just a few moves. The Sebra Expanding Cot bed is a versatile cot that turns into a junior bed as your child grows.

Investing in a good quality cot is worth it’s weight in gold. When the ultimate goal of any parent is to get baby to sleep, having a top quality cot that is super comfy can save you many frazzled sleepless nights.  It goes without saying that a good quality cot has a longer lifespan and will see you through those all important first few years. So choosing a luxury cot and toddler bed that will adjust in size to suit your growing boy or girl is a must.

Fun Fact: Jaime and Joules Oliver recently purchased a Sebra Expanding Cot Bed for their adorable new baby.

 

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Sebra Expanding Cotbed to Junior Bed in Beech

Blankets and Bedding Galore

When you have your basket, crib, or cot, stock up on soft bedding – and plenty of it! Line the cot with a plush mattress that will cushion your little one, and don’t forget a mattress protector to prevent it from those little unavoidable accidents. We believe babies deserve the best which is why you will find organic wool and natural coir mattresses within our selection. Our mattresses are a champion bouncers dream come true and will keep parents content with their durability and long lasting nature.

Once you have that all important cot and mattress sorted, its time to invest in some cloud like comfort. Our range of  Nursery bedding is so soft to the touch that your baby will think the stork is carrying them off to dreamland every night. Our marshmallow like blankets, comforters and sheets are available in a stunning range of designs and colours to suit any decor.

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Organic Jersey Baby Blanket

Nursery Furniture

For such teeny tiny bundles of joy, babies sure do have a lot of stuff! Which is why Cuckooland have a wide array of nursery furniture to keep everything neat, tidy and organised… well for the first few days at least:

Cosy Nursing Chairs

Babies like to take their time over those midnight feeds, but instead of suffering with an achy arm, get comfortable in a nursing chair that will help you treasure (rather than dread!) those night time moments. And not just any chair, one custom-made for cuddles. A rocking nursery chair is bound to lull your little one to sleep when nothing else seems to work. After all, you deserve some creature comforts too during those long nights of lullabies.

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Olli Ella Mo Ma Glider Nursing Chair

Baby Changing Unit

Those nappies are only going to get stinkier and heavier, so one thing your nursery definitely needs is a baby changing unit, and a changing mat. A specially designed unit will be just the right size to fit a baby changing mat, with elevated sides that will keep it secure when getting your little one clean, changed and dressed. From simple pine changing units to multi-purpose dressers that can be used during the early years and beyond, we’ve got plenty of options to choose from.

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Baby Changing Unit in White

Essential Storage

If you want to make life easier when juggling bottles, blankets and rattles, a colourful wardrobe or set of drawers will help you get your nursery organised. Co-ordinate the room with a 3-piece nursery set, or pick out your favourite pieces of furniture from our collection of quirky storage solutions. Limited by space? Choose an all-in-one changing unit and dresser, and work with height by installing a few shelves for all of those teddies and baby gifts.

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Pebbles Kids Wardrobe in Seagreen

Need More Assistance?

So there you have it, our essential guide to designing the perfect nursery for your new arrival. From quality basics to bright and colourful décor, follow this guide when decorating your nursery and we promise you’ll be happy with the results! Cuckooland is just as cuckoo about babies as you are, which is why our nursery collection has everything you need to create the perfect room for your little angel.

Our professional nursery team is always on standby to answer any questions you may have – simply call us on +44 (0) 1305 231231 Mon-Fri 9-6pm or email customerservice@cuckooland.com and our super friendly team will reply immediately.

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