Like the adorable little chicks we are about to see everywhere, Springtime babies need an appropriate “nest” to snuggle in, too. For new parents, creating a nursery is a vital task, but often an unfamiliar realm – where to start? Here, we’ve selected the most beautiful, handy and durable pieces to complete baby’s first bedroom and grow with them from newborn to little person.
Start with structure
As with us adults, the foundation of any baby’s bedroom sanctuary is the bed (and hopefully they’ll spend plenty of time asleep there). Our bestselling Classic Cot Bed in white is the perfect structural piece to start your nursery, building up your furniture collection around it. Beginning as a cot in babyhood, it really is designed to grow with them – with three mattress-height settings which you can adjust as your child grows, plus a footboard and side panels when used as a bed.
Once you’ve got the cot in place, the next essential piece to add is the baby’s changing table. This will become a crucial area for you and your baby in the coming months, so position it somewhere convenient – you don’t want to be dodging other bits of furniture with a sensitive newborn in arms at 3am.
We suggest placing our beautiful Classic Baby Changing Top on top of our handy Classic 4 Drawer Chest of Drawers. It screws neatly into the back of the chest, where the holes can’t be seen, and is lined on the bottom so it won’t scratch the surface. After the nappy years, simply unscrew the top and enjoy your chest of drawers as a child’s dresser.
While the Classic 4 Drawer Chest of Drawers offers handy storage for everything needed in reach, you’ll require a lot more storage for clothing, toys and toiletries. Babies come with a surprising amount of paraphernalia so clever storage solutions – no matter how much space you’ve got to work with – will be your answer to a tidy, happy nursery.
Add our Classic House Wardrobe as a long-lasting piece of furniture they’ll never outgrow. This fun yet practical investment piece will house all those beautiful outfits your baby will acquire, as well as accessories, towels and bedding. Once they’re older, the fun roof-shaped top will inspire make-believe games as they imagine they’re whisked away to an enchanted castle.
For handy child-level storage, our Classic 6 Cube Storage Unit is ideal for stowing their games, books and toys. Choose differently coloured Storage Cubes for different contents or to distinguish between each child’s belongings: pink, natural and blue.