Expecting your first baby is one of the most exciting times of your life, but with all the new changes, getting everything ready can feel overwhelming. We put together a simple 4-step guide to decorating your nursery, so there’s one less thing on your to-do list.

Choose a Colour Scheme

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The first step in decorating your nursery should be choosing a simple colour scheme. Whether you choose pinks, blues or go for a gender neutral palette, deciding on a colour scheme early will make the whole processes much easier. This colour scheme will dictate the colour of your walls, bedding and accessories, meaning choosing items for your nursery will be straightforward.

Make Sure Everything is in Easy Reach

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There’s going to be a lot to do when your new arrival comes along, so make things as easy as possible for yourself by keeping everything in easy reach! Investing in clever storage solutions will help to make your days nice and easy. Plus, if everything has a place it will be easier to keep the room tidy.

Design Perfect Lighting

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Lighting makes all the difference in any room of the house, but even more so in a nursery. Ensure your little one gets all the sleep they need by installing a black out blind for when you need some respite from the sun, and a warm night light to create some much-needed cosiness. We would also recommend installing a dimmer switch, so you can have full control over how much light you want.

Add Some Finishing Touches

Make the room yours by adding some thoughtful details such as photo frames, cuddly toys, and artwork that you love. You can also display any thoughtful gifts from your friends and family and introduce items that you loved as a child. This space is your own so make sure it shows off your personality!

So, there you have it, a perfectly prepared nursery. Do you have any more tips on decorating nurseries? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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