Creating the perfect nursery for your baby and your home


If you and your partner are planning on starting a family this year, there’s lots of preparation that will need to go into styling and decorating a picture-perfect nursery to suit your newborn when they arrive. From cots and cushions to inspiring wall ideas, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite looks, styles, trends and products that are sure to make your cherub feel right at home from the moment you bring them home. Read on for a wealth of stylish and practical solutions to consider when curating your little one’s dream space in 2018


If walls could talk

Getting the walls right is paramount to any nursery’s success. With its eclectic design, Laura Felicity’s ‘Dotty Bird’ collection is inspired by a love of blossom flowers and the British garden sparrow. The bird and cage motif creates a beautiful balance of fun, sophistication and timeless chic. It’s available in a soft colour palette, comprising green and teal, plum purple and rose and light taupe (pictured), from £2.50 (A4) at


Soothing paint tones

You can’t beat a splash of calming colour to relax your baby. We love Benjamin Moore’s Bunny Gray paint – part of the Colour Preview collection, this bold, saturated choice will bring any child’s space to life, creating a pure, extraordinary look. Plus, to keep your family safe, the Natura paint is emission-free and better for the environment, as well as asthma and allergy-friendly, without compromising on performance. To learn more, visit


Creative window dressings

Bring fun and colour into your little one’s room by adding some inspired blind solutions to the windows. This Elephant Carousel blind from is just the thing to stimulate their senses; with its soft, delicate design and tones, it will let plenty of light in and go perfectly with clean, fresh walls, cultivating an airy sense of space. For more inspiration and to browse all of their available options, visit


Cuddly cushions

Keep your baby comfy and cosy with the addition of some wonderfully soft cushions. Hibou Home’s Brown Bear, Feather and Teepee designs (all £22.50) are softly padded and made from organic cotton – the ideal decorative touch for imaginative playtime in a mini-adventurer's bedroom. You can even use them to accessorize a snug linen canopy that’s as enchanting as it is stylish. All of Hibou’s cushions are available online, priced from £19, at


Stylish storage

You’ll need somewhere to store all those baby grows and gifts! Oliver Furniture’s white and oak dresser from Nubie boasts a winning combination of classic white wood and warm oak and leather accents, providing plenty of storage and style in the nursery. For an additional £125, you can also add a stylish changing top, making nappy duty a breeze each and every time! Get the dresser on its own for £580 from


Sleep easy

When it comes to getting a good night’s rest, finding the right cot makes all the difference – especially when you’re on the move. A clever zigzag leg design makes Nuna’s SENA Aire easily transportable, allowing it to pop open easily into a soft, sturdy dreamland, and then refold with just one hand for a quick getaway the next morning. Costing £180, this indispensible travel companion isn’t to be missed. Buy yours at


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