GET THE COLOUR SCHEME RIGHT
Traditionally nurseries have been pink, blue or more gender-neutral pastels such as lemon or mint.
Choosing a soft colour can definitely help the space feel more calming but Justine from Vault Interiors says you don’t necessarily have to stick with traditional pastels.
“A nice neutral paint colour is a good base to start layering your room with because you can swap out accent art, rugs and linen as your child grows,” she says. “A soft warm grey is gender neutral and looks amazing paired with any shade of blue, yellow or even a mix of colours.”
But, Belinda warns, don’t think a calm nursery will necessarily equal a calm night’s sleep.
“My youngest child’s nursery was a very calm space but he was (and still is) a shocking sleeper,” she laughs.
“There are some things I would recommend may help though such as avoiding a lot of red in the room, keeping stimulus out of baby’s sleep area and investing in good blockout window coverings.”