Create the perfect nursery for those precious first years with our handpicked furniture and decorative ideas.
For the first six months your baby should be in your room – choose from a Moses basket or a more practical bedside crib.
The Side-by-Side crib and mattress is the perfect way to safely sleep close to your baby. You can click down the side of the bed to reach your baby or have the cot linked to your bed. The bed is on wheels, allowing you to move it from room to room during the day. Linea by Leander £329 nubie.co.uk
Beautifully bright Moses basket made from Veta Veta grass. Can be used as a place to store toys once your baby outgrows it. The weavers who produce these are part of a talented weaving co-operative in Northern Ghana. £169 thebasketroom.com
This brilliant cot grows with your child from birth up to 6 years. Convert it from a newborn cot to a junior bed (with 2 other combinations in between). Sebra Juno Cot £699 scandiborn.co.uk
We love the Scandi-style cots from moKee, available in bright colourways. The cot is suitable from birth to three years. For space-saving add a storage drawer underneath. £89.95 en.mokee.eu
Choosing a Mattress
Always choose a high quality mattress for your child. We love the selection from eve sleep. The premium pocket springs topped with supportive, durable foam, ensure little backs, necks and heads get the long-lasting support they need as they grow. All mattresses come with a super soft, highly breathable two-layer cover. It’s moisture-wicking and encourages air flow to keep tots comfortable. The cover can be popped in the washing machine for hassle-free cleaning. Two sizes available, from £129 evesleep.co.uk
Ready For The Day
A changing table is a much-have piece to save your back when changing your baby (which can happen a lot in one day!). We like changers with removable tops that can turn into standard chests of drawers once your nappy changing days are over.
A beautiful changer with cross-hatching details to keep clutter hidden, but easily accessible. Matching cot bed also available. Cam Cam Copenhagen £699 thebabyroom.co.uk
This baby changing unit offers plenty of storage with 2 drawers and an overhead hanging area for a mobile or organiser. Once your baby is older this unit can convert into a desk. Vox £310 cuckooland.com
Add a pop of colour with this sweet knitted mobile. £44 cottage-toys.co.uk
Lull your baby to sleep with these musical mobiles. Both play the Brahms’ Lullaby.
Adorable Miffy gives off a dim light, perfect for night feeds. £72 themodernnursery.com
These rugs from Lorena Canals not only look pretty, but are machine-washable. £145.95 scandiborn.co.uk
You can never have enough baskets. Use these to store socks, small accessories, toys and more. From £20 edit58.com
Keep toys in one place with this large personalised storage basket. £40 my1styears.com
Rock your baby to sleep with this Scandi-design rocking chair. Choose a fabric and finish to complement your nursery colour palette. From £675 arloandjacob.com
A baby rocker is essential to give your arms a rest. Give the chair a small nudge and the side-by-side motion will last for a couple of minutes. Your little one will love it and your back will too! £160 nuna.eu/uk
Jazz up your cot and ensure your little one has a comfortable night’s sleep with this padded cot bumper. Nobodinoz £35 en.smallable.com
Decorate The Walls
Transform a room with one of these wallpapers. Or, for a cheaper, more temporary option, try colourful wall stickers instead.
Forest wall sticker £24 mimi-bear.com
Space Rocket sticker £45 kokokids.com
Little Bunny £145 bearandbeau.com
Bolts from Mars £87 barnebygates.com
Panther by Majvillan £81 nubie.co.uk