WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:
Pick reusable basics
The essentials in a nursery are your baby’s cot, changing station and dresser – get these in colours that are easier to match with other furniture, advises Mala. For example, a dresser with a changing pad on top works as a changing station, and can be used as a chest of drawers when your child is older.
Plan for the needs of your growing child
Try to anticipate what Junior will need in his room as he grows – sockets for Wi-Fi or computer cables, for instance. “The last thing you need is the hassle of having a contractor come in every few years to add on things like electrical sockets,” says Mala.
If you’re worried about the dangers of having these sockets in your kid’s room, conceal them in childproof casings and remove the casings when the sockets are needed.