09 Oct Designing a nursery that will grow with your child
This is the part I would suggest spending more money on. This item is going to be used as a changing station in the beginning, but it will be a long term investment as it will be used for many years; whether you will use it to grow with your child, or will be adapted for use in a different room in your home. I would suggest purchasing a dresser that you will always love in that space, a dresser that will coordinate nicely with any future bed.
The Feeding Chair
There is one place not to cut cost, and this is the your feeding chair. Whatever seating choice you end up choosing, you will spend many hours of the day and night keeping your little one soothed, fed and rested, so your comfort is essential. Make sure you choose a cosy, chic chair that you can repurpose for the toddler stage (think reading corner) or even in another room in your home.
The Side Table
Having a little table next to your feeding chair is convenient to keep all those necessities close by whilst feeding or putting baby to sleep, so invest in a side table or nightstand that you will eventually place next to a bed. Another lovely idea which we created for one of our clients earlier this year, was two storage trunks that she used as her side tables, and later it will be used as storage boxes for her little girl to store all her toys and other items. You will soon realise that there is never too much storage space!
Having a bookcase (if you have the space) or some bookshelves on the wall will never be a bad choice. This will be perfect to store that beautiful collection of books, as well as some sentimental keepsakes to display. Over the years, you’ll just keep updating the items that are displayed. In the end, this is an item that will be worth it – especially in terms of some storage and space to display your favourite pieces.
Besides a table lamp on the nightstand, or the cute little night light – we love a beautiful statement light in the nursery, and it is an important element of design. Depending on the style you’re after, we recommend a fun, oversized pendant or even an elegant chandelier that can easily transition into a toddler room, teen room and perhaps even a guest room in future.
The Window Treatment
You also want to keep sunlight out while your baby is sleeping, so a blockout curtain is a necessity. We love a thick, high-quality curtain or blind that works within the space and can be used for many years to come.