It's a BOY! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have welcomed a baby boy, and as we eagerly await the name and of course the first look at the newest royal, we've got some top tips to help you create a warm and welcoming haven that would be fit for a little prince or princess.
For soon-to-be parents, transforming a spare bedroom into the perfect sanctuary for a new arrival can be one of the most exciting tasks.
Add a splash of colour
Naturally, colour is a good place to start when designing the perfect nursery.
Delicate pastel tones are warm and inviting and will ensure your little one's nights are filled with sweet dreams. You can also try contrasting shades, such as pale pink and a warm yellow, which work particularly well together. Another option is to go for more vibrant shades and patterns, keeping young ones entertained and making the room a perfect place to learn and grow.
Create a restful haven
A nursery should be a peaceful sanctuary for any little one and offer the perfect balance between rest and play. With sleep being an essential ingredient for growth and development, it's no wonder that many parents put a lot of thought into making their baby's nursery serene.
If your baby's a light sleeper, consider investing in blackout curtains to minimise their chances of being woken up by bright sunlight and also a thick, quilted carpet to help muffle the sound of your footprints when checking in - both should help keep both you and your baby content.
Comfort is key
Experiment with plush, soft furnishings in mixed patterns for an extra cosy touch. A comfortable nursing chair complete with a specialist nursing pillow can make all the difference when feeding newborns. Cushions can also add a pop of fun and colour to the room while providing extra back support for those sometimes long feeding sessions.
Keep clutter at bay
For smaller spaces, use creative storage options to stow away changing mats, baby carriers, toys, and extra blankets neatly. Under-cot drawers and mini chests work well to keep these items within easy reach but out of sight when not in use.
Designing a warm and welcoming nursery is always an exciting experience and, of course, there is no 'one size fits all'.