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Nursery ideas: Beautiful themes and delightful designs for your little ones

Are you welcoming a newborn or redecorating for a toddler? If so, let our nursery ideas inspire and guide your latest renovation.

Designing your little one’s nursery offers a great opportunity to connect with your inner child. Above all, a child’s room is the perfect place to have fun and let your creativity come out to play. So, for that reason, consider turning it into a warm, sensory space that makes them feel both safe to sleep and excited to explore.

From neutral palettes to tactile textures, we’ve packed our nursery ideas full of fun designs to help you choose the perfect decor for your growing family.

How to create a safe space

Young children are notorious for getting into various bumps and scrapes. Consequently, a few tumbles are to be expected. Even so, reducing the likelihood of serious injury or mishap is worth the initial investment and your peace of mind.

Here are some top nursery ideas for creating a safe space.

  • Avoid sharp edges: Furnish mindfully to avoid cuts and bruises. Baby proofing accessories are your best friend!
  • No bright or garish colours: We’re psychologically affected by gaudy colours. So, avoid sensory overload by decorating with neutral, warm or pastel colours. For example, blue and purple are perfect for reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Pegboards: Fun and useful, pegboards are the perfect de-cluttering decorations.
  • A thermostat: Temperature matters. Too hot or too cold is equally problematic, so be sure to add a thermostat to maintain the right environment.
  • Tactile textures: Keep things interesting by adding clashing textures for your little one to explore. Think curtain tassels, seagrass rugs, wooden cots, sandbag toys and cotton blankets.
  • Smart storage: Add furniture like shelves, trunks and fitted wardrobes to tastefully store everything your baby or toddler needs. Build storage solutions into your nursery design to keep the space clutter-free.

Expert advice

We spoke to Deirdre McGettrick, founder of the furniture search and discovery platform,, and she believes that a room dedicated to your children is a fantastic way to breathe vibrant colours into your home.

“One of the best ways to decorate a children’s room is with whimsical characters and plenty of textures, including natural wooden toy chests, durable and safe plastic toys, and plenty of soft furnishing to provide a comfortable nap time and lounge time surroundings – as well as to protect young ones from tripping over. Whether you do this yourself with paint and creativity or bring in an expert decorator, is up to you!”

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