When you’ve got a baby on the way, one of the loveliest things to do is decorate the nursery in preparation for the arrival of your bundle of joy.
But, with busy lives and plenty of other things to organise, the easier the job, the better.
Along with baby comes a whole host of essentials you’ll want to keep stored, from nappies to wipes and clothes and accessories galore.
Keep everything organised while maintaining a stylish look with these pieces that are on-trend yet practical at the same time.
We’ve rounded up all the best nursery decor and furniture on the market that are ready to cover all of your mini miracle’s needs – from the cots that can turn into toddler beds, to play mats and high chairs that transform into rocking chairs.
Keep scrolling to see our roundup of the best nursery decor and furniture for your baby.
These beautiful hand-crafted gifts are the perfect addition to any nursery
The artist will create a detailed, customised papercut artwork, personalised from a photo reference.
Choose from a range of colours and sizes to suit any little one’s space for a totally unique piece of art.
The papercuts are handmade artworks that take several hours to create, and will ensure to commemorate a special moment in baby’s life that can adorn their nursery walls forevermore.
Babies don’t need a lot of bedding – in fact, it’s recommended to keep as little as possible in the cot while your little one is dreaming.
This gorgeous muslin cot sheet from Mama Shack features a beautiful safari design and allows parents to jazz up baby’s sleeping space, without putting unnecessary accessories in with them.
The cotton muslin fabric is super soft and breathable and available in a gorgeous range of beautiful designs too.
No one wants their home smelling of poopy nappies.
This sleek and stylish nappy disposal system from Korbell offers an odour-free, eco-friendly option, perfect for any new baby’s nursery.
It boasts an impressive 15 litre capacity, or up to 40 nappies at a time. It’s available in a pretty choice of colours to suit any aesthetic.
The bin holds scented, biodegradable bag liners which can be cut according to how much waste you have in the bin. Each liner is biodegradable and can last for up to 17 months and there’s a pack of them included with the purchase of the bin.
The hands-free option uses a pedal to open, meaning less time touching surfaces and cross contaminating. The bags have a double seal design helping to trap nasty smells and keep odours from lingering.
Choosing the beds we as adults are going to sleep in on a nightly basis, may be a quick trip here and a few mattress bounces there.
However, for the smallest people in our lives, we have to consider their safety and comfort not just as newborns, but also as they grow.
With the ever changing safety guidelines and sleep recommendations out there, especially if you’re a first-time parent, can all be a little contradictory and downright confusing.
This crib from French retailer La Redoute, although not the cheapest on the market, it’s not a cot to be sneered at.
This beautiful vintage-style wooden cot evolves as your baby grows.
Thanks to its removable bars and an extendable base, it can be lowered and even turned into a comfortable and stylish bench-style bed for older toddlers.
The minimalist-style would make a great addition to any nursery and even comes in a choice of off-white or a gorgeous sage green to suit your nursery’s decor.
Interior designer’s style tip: Drape a canopy from the ceiling over the head of baby’s cot for an extra luxe feel that will make the room height seem taller and provide practical extra light blockage for those precious extra minutes of sleep.
A stylish cot would be nothing without a supportive mattress. But with so many on the market it can be hard to decide what to go for. Mamas and Papas offer a huge range of mattresses to fit any cot and to suit every budget.
Our favourite however, is their Luxury Twin Spring Cotbed Mattress which comes with all the bells and whistles to ensure baby has the best sleep possible.
Your little one can lay back in luxury thanks to the tailored support of this mattress which features intelligent, perspiration control, temperature regulating fabric.
It’s also anti-allergy which protects against bacteria, dust mites and allergens.
The wipe-clean inner protects the core from spillages and it has a removable and washable cover for easy cleaning – what more could you want?!
Totter + Tumble has come up with simple yet genius play mats that are functional and stylish.
This gorgeous mat is an Insta favourite with hoards of parents sharing images of their baby and toddler-friendly designs keeping their little ones happy.
Play mats take up a large portion or floor space, and do their best to ruin the décor, but this one is our first choice when it comes to not making your home look like a play centre and keeping your nursery as stylish yet practical as possible.
Totter + Tumble’s mats look stunning, are supportive, safe, wipe clean and antibacterial.
They’re perfect for babies and mums who spend a lot of time on the floor and are reversible, so you have two designs to choose from.
The memory foam also makes the mat perfect for pilates and yoga when baby is asleep – extra win.
When designing a space for a little one, it’s always useful to consider the room as a multi-purpose space.
They’ll need space for napping, chill time, reading, playing and crafting.
By creating nooks in the nursery, your baby will have space to to all this and more as they grow and discover their room.
The Nobodinoz Sahara portable bean bag is a great option for giving little one a comfy place to do with as they please.
This disc-shaped beanbag is almost too luxurious for little ones with grubby hands, although it’s suitable for even the smallest humans to slouch on.
The cover is removable to allow for easy cleaning and it comes in a range of gorgeous colours and fabrics to suit any nursery.
It is a versatile and lightweight number that can be easily moved around thanks to its leather handle.
The MiChair from iCandy has a futuristic and contemporary design, that will complement any interior setting.
The highchair comes with a pod which is ideal for use for newborns until they are 9kgs.
The iCandy Newborn Pod can be used as both a rocker in the nursery and comes with an attachment to be docked onto the iCandy MiChair.
The pod also folds flat for easy storage and transportation.
The chair can be enjoyed long after the high chair days as it transforms into a gorgeous rocking chair for older kids.
The chair also comes with a detachable toy bar and feeding table, encouraging interaction and exciting play time.
It comes in a range of gorgeous colours with a wood and chrome statement frame and is a real eye catching addition to any newborn’s home.
It’s important to plan for the future when designing a nursery.Consider what the space will look like when you replace the cot with a bed.
This gorgeous rattan bed from French retailer La Redoute is the perfect follow-on option for your little one’s bedroom when they’re ready to get out of the cot and into a big bed.
The rattan trend has made a huge come back in interiors. It adds texture and warmth to the room, but it is also durable and strong and because it is natural it makes it particularly ideal for kids rooms.
The neutral colour of this bed will suit all sorts of room palettes and allows you scope to redecorate without having to change the furniture as your little one gets older and their tastes change.
At just 75cm high, it’s also a practical choice for your little one if they struggle to get used to not having sides on their bed and have a few accidental bumps to the floor in the middle of the night.
Interior designer’s style tip: Style this beautiful bed with lots of linen or wool scatter cushions to create a relaxed boho vibe.
Teepees seem to be grabbing the spotlight in countless celebrity homes at the moment.
Alesha Dixon and her Britain’s Got Talent co-host Amanda Holden, TOWIE’s Ferne McCann and EastEnders star Lacey Turner have all joined in on the growing trend sweeping Instagram.
Searches for teepees were up 204% in May compared with February last year as the demand for gorgeous play tents grew.
Little ones love the security of a den to cosy up in with their toys and teepees are the perfect option for accessorising your baby’s room.
This cream teepee with play mat is the perfect piece for play time as well as to unwind and use for quiet reading time.
The neutral colour will compliment any nursery or playroom space and provides an exciting place for your bundle of joy to explore, as well as looking gorgeous.
A chic chest of drawers is a must have for your little one’s nursery.
The right one can add a sense of elegance, style and sophistication to the room, making it not just a functional furniture item but a statement piece that can really pull together a room.
The Quilda vintage-style chest of drawers from La Redoute is practical and pretty.
The gorgeous oak colour creates a wonderful impact in any room and provides the perfect stylish storage solution for all your baby’s bits and pieces.
The chest of four drawers, made from a stunning mix of solid oak and oak veneered MDF, has a vintage feel and will suit all kinds of nursery interior designs.
Interior designer’s style tip: Accessorise with the space above your drawer unit with wall hangings and art in bold and interesting textures. You’ll create a display that’s full of character but doesn’t overwhelm your space.
Textiles are important for giving depth and layers to interiors, and for providing all important stimulation to baby’s developing brain.
Cots, floors, window furnishings, and even walls all benefit from the perfect pairing with the right textile.
Tapestries have been hanging around – quite literally – since the 17th and 18th centuries and are an ideal option when considering artwork for your baby’s nursery as they bring the additional element of a soft texture.
This wall rug from Scandiborn is the perfect choice for adding a splash of colour to your baby’s walls.
This rainbow design is also great in lieu of a traditional bedhead and can ass a real ‘wow’ factor when your little one eventually moves out of their cot.
13. Mini Be Ball Pit
A ball pit is the ultimate fun addition to a nursery.
They’re ideal for captivating babies and toddlers, developing motor skills and come in every style and colour combination to suit your little one’s space.
This round pit by Mini Be is great for the active baby who wants to dive right in and will help baby develop hand-eye coordination as they throw the balls around.
The jersey cover can be cleaned in the washing machine and it’s suitable for any baby who can sit up by themselves up to the age of six.
While parents who have taken the plunge and bought their kids a ball pit absolutely love them, it’s important to note, they include 200 balls, and yes, they will end up everywhere – but that’s half the fun.
Crafted by toy making experts, this three-in-one play gym is a game-changer.
Hailed as the “best investment we’ve made” by numerous new parents, the innovative Little Hoppa is like nothing else on the baby market for your nursery.
The ultimate baby toy and the first alternative to plastic of its kind, this incredible contraption transforms from a wooden baby gym to a baby bouncer, to a children’s activity table.
As well as transforming to provide entertainment for a little one from newborn to age four and beyond, it looks incredible and is made from planet-friendly, sustainable, non-toxic materials.
A genius addition to any little one’s nursery!
15. Hugo & Me Canopy
Canopies are one of our favourite editions to a little one’s nursery, toddler’s or kid’s bedroom.
We love their versatility – hang it over their cot bed or bed, create a cosy chill out corner or exciting den piled high with blankets, cushions and all their favourite toys.
Or even make a fun and snuggly nest by hanging the canopy above a reading corner or in the playroom.
This stunning, stylish canopy from Hugo & Me is perfect for finishing off a beautiful bedroom scene.
The canopy is available in a variety of colours to suit any decor scheme.
Made with 100% organic cotton and complete with a beautiful pom pom edging design, it adds the perfect final touch to any little one’s space.