Once you've unwrapped all of your newborn's baby gifts, you'll of course need somewhere to keep them and ensure they take pride of place. What better location than bubs' nursery? While the little one's first room can be filled with laughter and joy, many soon-to-be parents struggle to nail down their inner design genius when coming up with ideas.
Here are three things to consider when you're looking to devise and decorate the perfect nursery for your little one:
Start with the basics, set the mood
Moodboards are used by many design-minded people to garner a sense of the look and feel of a project, before it gets underway. BabyCenter suggested that this is a solid starting point when designing a nursery.
Choose swatches of colour or even items that are dear to you as parents, and start to build a collage of inspiration for the room.
Stay calm, keep it neutral
While blue and pink can still offer a classy touch to any nursery if done well, the days of basing every aspect of a design on the gender of your little one could soon be numbered. In fact, The Meredith Woman's Network explained that picking neutral tones like white and grey can add a touch of class with the right accessories.
Also, why not consider celery green? It may seem a little out there, but it's really on trend when it comes to everything from unique baby gifts to the little one's clothing.
Think premium, pick the right furniture
Babies Online explained that the right rocking chair can really set off a nursery – in more ways than one. This piece of furniture can not only form the centrepoint of the room, chances are you'll be spending a lot of time sitting in it over the weeks and months after your newborn arrives.
Going for a premium choice will not only be most comfortable, it will ensure that the chair lasts if you plan on having any more little ones in years to come!