The Best Tips for Creating your perfect Nursery

Creating a nursery is an ideal opportunity to flex your interior design muscles (or at least pretend we all know sort of what we’re doing) – whether you’re expecting or have already welcomed your little bundle into the world.

Starting with the main focal point – the little cherubs cot – you’re no longer limited to standard designs with Cuckooland.

Why not add fun baby furniture that reflects your home decor ‘likes’ such as characterful storage hooks and bear-shaped baskets? You can personalise your baby’s first room by adding accessories that can turn four walls (and a ceiling and floor) into a perfect nursery.

Still searching for nursery design inspiration?

You’ll find some amazing ideas below. So sit back and relax, grab a cup of tea and enjoy curating a space worthy of your beautiful new arrival.

1. ‘You’re all Set’ with Leander

Leander Linea Nursery 3 Piece Furniture Set in Solid Oak

Leander Linea Nursery Cot to Sofa

Let’s start with this amazing three piece furniture set by Leander – its individual pieces make coordinating your baby’s furniture as easy as ‘ABC’.

Comprising a baby cot, dresser and changing table – this stunning bundle offers the core pieces you’ve been seeking, to kit out this very important space.

Made from solid oak – surface treated with a strong lacquer – you can rely on this premium furniture bundle for your own ‘little bundle’.

Customise the adjustable cot as you please – there’s a side rail that can be removed to convert it into a small but perfectly formed sofa (pictured). Reflect your taste by popping cot bumpers, a mattress, canopy and other fun extras (sold separately) into your basket and voila … your nursery is halfway there!

2. Seek out Scandi

Obaby Maya Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

We love the Obaby two piece furniture – available in two beautiful neutral shades (‘Grey’ and ‘White’). Scandinavian in style, we love the contrasting rails and legs that give this set an on-trend design aesthetic – ideal for your darling newborn.

The stylish (safety-conscious) drawer handles are recessed to complete the look – and will be extremely user-friendly when you’re changing your tot on the removable changing top.

Other pieces of furniture are available in the Maya range – plus Obaby brings traditional rocking chairs that are perfect for those all-important afternoon snuggles.

3. Become ‘the Designer’

Obaby Maya Cot Bed 2 Piece Nursery Furniture Set

Part of Vox’s Simple range, this incredible nine-in-one cot bed allows you to customise where your baby sleeps.

First, select your favourite body shade – choosing between ‘White’, ‘Grey’ and ‘Oak Effect’.

Next, it’s time to pick the colour of the headboard and footboard (also available in these three colours). Finally, select your favourite of five different leg styles – it’s that simple!

With nine varied height settings, you can expect this bed to safely cradle your ‘mini Houdini’ who can’t wait to explore their amazing nursery.

It’s also ‘easy peasy’ to remove the side rail and join with one of Vox’s adult beds – for extra snuggle time.

4. Then, Customise Some More

Vox Simple Customisable Baby Changing Unit

From the same Vox Simple range comes this adorably ‘chunky’ baby changing unit.

Flex your ‘design muscles’ with handles and legs in the shades you choose – whilst the soft-close drawers will end those ‘I’ve just woken them’ moments.

Struggling to find nappies or spare clothes is a thing of the past here – the LED strip on the top drawer means you can instantly find what you’re looking for.

Topped with a removable changing top that’s easy to clean – you can store their belongings in the four full-length drawers.

5. ‘Sea’ the Design Possibilities

Casami Beach House Cupboard

Unique and essential for storage – this beach house inspired cupboard can help anyone create a nautical themed nursery.

A cut-out porthole section and door which resembles wooden boards helps to convince the eye this is a genuine quintessential beachside structure.

Pair with additional beach house cupboards – the door is available in ‘Satin White’, ‘Pastel Pink’, ‘Cool Grey’ & ‘Mint Green’ – for extra beachy vibes.

6. Choose a Fun Theme

Bloomingville Ice Cream Coat Rack

Continue the seaside fun with this delightful ice cream coat rack from Bloomingville.

Each of the four hooks is shaped and painted to resemble a different frozen dessert.

Made from beechwood, lotus wood and iron, you can now treat yourself – and your child – to this spectacular ‘calorie free’ piece of storage.

Personally, we’d hang woven bags, baskets and blankets from this decorative wall mounted accessory – so their ‘treasures’ are displayed with pride.

7. Go Beyond the ‘Bear’ Necessities

Bloomingville Water Hyacinth Bear Basket with Lid

With bear-like ears and a black embroidered face – this versatile basket is extremely useful for storing toys, teddies and other ‘gems’.

With a universal appeal, we know this woven bear basket will delight girls and boys alike – plus, a few parents too!

Eco-friendly for a better future – it has been woven from natural water hyacinth, so is both durable and tactile.

At 50cm tall, it offers ample storage for children – and teens – of any age.

8. Go ‘Traditional’ with a Twist

Kids Concept Wooden Mobile

Imagine summer evenings with this wooden mobile swaying in the breeze – soothing ‘clinking’ sounds and the brightly coloured circles will divert your baby’s gaze upwards.

Whether you pick the ‘Orange’ or ‘Green’ option, it’s the perfect sensory way to settle them down before snoozing.

Plus, the multi-coloured discs are constructed from plywood with a water-based finish – simply dust to keep it in top condition.

Meeting safety requirement EN 71-1 – this means it’s especially safe for your little one.

9. Choose Ambient Lighting that Suits Your Decor

Cotton Ball Lights Pastel LED String Lights

Who doesn’t like ‘fairy lights’?

Adding baby-friendly lighting, with these soft handmade cotton thread casings, is another sure way to add your own decorative taste to their room.

String across the top of wardrobes or dressers to showcase your favourite colours – they’re sure to give a mesmerising glow in any nursery.

Introduce Fun Pieces that Reflect Your Vision of a Perfect Nursery

Achieving a room that reflects your style is all about starting with nursery furniture – before adding characterful pieces that’ll suit your decor ‘likes’. Learn more about these beautiful products from leading designers, by calling +44 (0) 1305 231231, or get in touch via email. We’d love to help you create a nursery to your taste!


With more than 10 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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