How to Choose Your Nursery’s Design Style

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Designing Your Dream Nursery

Choosing the interior design scheme for your new nursery is an exciting and fun process! It’s a great way to prepare yourself and your home for the needs of your new baby. You will be spending a lot of time in the nursery with your baby, so it’s worthwhile to create a space that you and your baby will love. There are so many wonderful style options out there for you to choose from. A cohesive, beautiful, and functional style will help you and your newborn feel safe and happy during those formative early months and years.

While it’s a lot of fun shopping for bassinets, rocking chairs, nursery cots, nursery chests and drawers, and so on, designing the perfect nursery is not always easy. The clock is ticking and you have so many other things to consider; it can be difficult to find the ideal balance between child-friendly and not childish. Selecting furnishings with a classic design and modern functionality is a good place to start. Within those broad parameters, there are many different styles still to consider. This guide covers some of the most appealing, popular styles of baby nurseries that you may want to consider. 

Il Tutto International Pty Ltd provides a wide selection of nursery furnishings suitable to a number of different design styles. Il Tutto’s nursery furniture is unique in that it is designed for the expecting parents who are looking for a balance between traditional style, neutral colors, and first-class functionality. 

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How To Design Your Nursery — Overview

Key Questions: 

  • What cohesive style or theme would be best?

  • What color palette should you use?

  • What nursery furniture pieces are the most essential to prioritize purchasing?

  • What is your budget?

  • What will be the focal point of the nursery?

  • What key stations should you have in the room?

  • What will be your system for storing and organizing clothes?

  • What kind of lighting is most appropriate for the nursery?

  • How will you make the nursery baby-proof?

  • How early should you design the nursery?

Keep reading for answers to all these questions and more!

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What Will Be Your Nursery’s Design Style?

Let’s get started by looking at the big picture. We will be looking at four different fashionable styles of baby nurseries. 

  1. Vintage/Classical Style

  2. Scandinavian Style

  3. Whimsical Style

  4. Modern Style

  5. Transitional Style

#1: Vintage/Classical Style

Simple and soothing colors combined with a homey feel for a sophisticated, warm-feeling room for you and your newborn. Carved wood is very common in vintage/classical style nurseries. 

#2: Scandinavian Style

We’ve covered Scandinavian style nursery design ideas before, particularly in this blog post. Il Tutto nursery furniture works well with all of these different styles, but particularly well when you are designing a Scandinavian style nursery. What characterizes Scandinavian style? It’s all about simplicity, functionality, elegance, and cleanliness. See our Pinterest for many examples of Scandinavian style nurseries!

#3: Whimsical Style

A bit bolder than more traditional styles, with brighter colors, bolder patterns, and a more fantastical element to it. The core idea here is to create a room for your baby with some playful, cheerful touches to it. Remember to set up a comfortable spot for mom and dad too though! A comfortable glider chair is ideal for a whimsical nursery as a place to unwind before it’s time for bed. 

#4: Modern Style

Another style that can be achieved perfectly by selecting Il Tutto nursery furniture is a modern style. Modern style nurseries are all about looking sleek and stylish, integrating modern accessories and furniture together in a coherent way. 

#5: Transitional Style

Transitional nursery design is intentionally scalable, designed with room to grow with your baby. Sophisticated colors and a cohesive look with quality chairs and dressers that are suitable not just for a baby but for years to come as well. All you will have to do is replace the crib with a twin bed, and it can be suitable for years to come. The nursery furniture from Il Tutto is all designed to last a very long time and to be suitable not just during the first few months but for years to come. Keep reading to learn about our best selling nursery products!

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Functional Nursery Design

Not only do you want your nursery to look fantastic, you also want it to serve the key functions any good nursery should. 

  1. Nursing

  2. Changing

  3. Playing

Planning your nursery to support these three functions is called creating “stations”. 

For nursing, comfort is king. The practical value of having a comfortable rocking chair or glider for new moms to sit in while nursing is well-worth the cost. Your nursing station should include a chair, ottoman for putting up your feet, a side table, and a basket with all the things you need for convenient, comfortable nursing. 

For changing, it’s all about accessibility and convenience. Having shelves positioned strategically for holding diapers, wipes, ointment, etc. is very important. A table or other type of surface for changing will be crucial for ensuring that you don’t hurt your back or overly strain yourself during this task you will be doing multiple times a day (as well at night). Make it as easy on yourself as possible; taking care of a newborn is a marathon, not a sprint.

For playing, some blankets and a few toys is all you really need. You don’t need to overbuy here; a few toys can go a long way. In terms of designing a nursery for play, the main thing is to avoid overcrowding the room with furniture so as to leave plenty of open space. Doing this is easy with Il Tutto’s multi-functional nursery furniture, such as our best-selling Tutti Bambini CoZee Bassinet, which works as both a co-sleeper as well as a baby bassinet. 

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Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

Be sure to get started on your nursery project well before your baby is due, so you have plenty of time to select and air out your new furniture, and let the paint settle. Getting started early also will help prevent last-minute stress and ensure that you have enough energy to get the job done right, enjoy the process, and not have to rush through it. 

For setting up your home for your newborn, and finding the right design, Il Tutto International Pty Ltd is Australia’s one-stop shop for high-quality, affordable nursery furniture, nappy bags, and other related products. Check out what we have for sale today!

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