Warm yellow nursery
Keep it gender-neutral
Keep nursery walls and furniture neutral, for a clean, fresh look - a warm yellow paint shade is a popular choice. Here the simple, classic design of a white wardrobe and rocking chair means they can be used as the child grows, and even for any new additions to the family.
Colourful baby's room
Add accents of colour
Warmth and colour can be added to a new baby's room in accessories and soft-furnishings. Vibrant limes, pinks and blues in stripes and checks add a playful touch to this nursery, and are teamed with pale furniture to keep the look clutter free.
Pretty pink nursery
Choose non-permanent wall decorations
Wall stickers are a great way to liven up a nursery and can easily be peeled off when they have outgrown them.
Sunshine yellow nursery
Choose adaptable furniture
Rather than furniture specifically designed with babies in mind, choose well-made items that can adapt with your child. For example, a chest of drawers can be topped with a mat to make a changing table, and a two-in-one cot bed will last until your baby is ready for a grown-up bed.
Introduce soft touches
Calm and comfort are all-important for newborns, so choose delicate shades and tactile fabrics for cosiness. In this baby's room, filmy fabric with a dragonfly motif hangs from a corona to drape a painted cot, and soft ribbons tie on padding around the inside of the cot.
Go for practical storage
Storage is key to keeping your child's nursery practical and clutter free. Team a large chest of drawers, for linens and other essentials, with a shelf above which has hooks for hanging clothes, maximising space.
Play with pattern
If you're eager to add interest to your child's room, avoid a strong theme, but don't shy away from the pretty children's room wallpaper available on the high-street. In this boy's nursery, a seagull-patterned wallpaper and painted tongue-and-groove panelling create a timeless nautical look.
Union Jack nursery
Create a room you love, too!
Don't forget that this has to be a comfortable space for you, as well as your newborn. Go for decorative touches and furnishings that match the rest of your home, and plan the layout so that it suits your needs.