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Nursery Inspiration

Nursery Inspiration

The next installment of the Nook Look, nursery inspiration is below. If you need any help setting up your nursery, please give us a buzz!

Nursery Inspiration

The next installment of the Nook Nursery Inspiration is here.  Get loads of ideas about how to style and theme any nursery.

Nursery Inspiration - Get the Nook

Looking for some nursery inspiration?  Look no further.   You can recreate the looks easily with products from Nook! Need more inspiration - check out our Pinterest page.

Baby Nursery Ideas - Creating points of interest

Create different spaces in the baby’s nursery which will work as baby grows. For example, a room can have a reading nook, play space, little discoveries throughout for when she grows as well as the functional feeding/calm space, sleeping and dressing area.  

It sounds like a lot but is manageable in even the smallest of rooms.  

Keep eating and sleeping spaces consistent with limited distractions (for as long as you can) which will help add calm, comfort and focus for bubs. 

Make sure that around the room, there are little point of interest that will keep bubs enjoying her room and always making new discoveries.  Keep in mind that spaces should work for you to spend time with her as a baby and then for her to be able to enjoy on her own once she is older.

Little discoveries in a room can be as simple as using wall stickers of animals and shapes etc.. at various heights in the room for baby to find.  Remember is doesn't have to be complicated.  Just try and imagine how fun it is to discover hidden treasures. Try having a crawl around on the floor yourself.  And also think about things hanging on the walls. 

Reading nook

hint: IKEA spice racks secured to the wall for little book nooks.

Play Space

Little discoveries

Hint: Etsy is amazing for these kinds of cute finds.




Images sourced from Pinterest

Setting up a baby nursery. Great ideas for a simple nursery

Simple is not boring.  Far from it.  For me simple means very serene, uncluttered, considered and frankly quite difficult to achieve.

But when you get it right, it is magic!

Here are the basics to keep in mind:

  1. Generally a simple nursery will be light in colour with a few pops of colour
  2. The furniture is interesting. It is the focal point of the room.
  3. Accessories are kept to a minimum but provide an accent or a little story for the room.  A few interesting pieces of art or wall decoration and a rug is all you need.
  4. A simple room will not be afraid of lots of empty spaces.

Below are some of our favourites.


Setting up a vintage inspired nursery

Do you love the retro look but not sure how to do it successfully in a nursery?

As with anything in the nursery, you don't want to overdo it.  

Filling the room with a few key pieces will give you a look that is unique, charming and hopefully  serene. (Remember serene is always the number 1 priority.)

Here is our top 10 tips for a vintage inspired nursery.


1. Can you really go past an Incy Interiors cot?

2.A few accessories go a long way - check out the mirror and the ottoman

3. Wall colour helps bring the look together

4. Wallpaper screams vintage

5. Using old furniture in a new way - this cabinet becomes a change table with great storage

6. A signature piece in a bold colour

7. An old classic piece that is the centrepiece of the room needs only simple accessories to create a spectacular room

8. Attention to detail - linens and bedding can really bring the look together

9. Simple and streamlined - every piece is so carefully selected to both tie in seamlessly abut also not overpower. You have to be very committed to getting this right - or it could go very wrong.

10. One watch out - if you are planning on using real "old" furniture, make sure that it meets today's stringent guidelines. They exist for a reason. 

Need help setting up your ideal nursery?

Give The Nursery Bird a call.

Tips & bits...Making the big nesting decisions

I always say that it is healthy to listen to everyone and then make your own decision. And this is especially true when buying for the nest.  Just keep one thing in the back of your mind - it's your nest. Not your mums, friends, sisters or sales person's.   

First time parents generally have very little experience with baby products.  Friends, family and sales people will all tell you their truth.  And before you judge them - they are all right. But their advice may be wrong for you.  Know what you need and most importantly what you want.  Speak to everyone you can and then make your choices. 

Some of the key things that you need to decide on for the nursery and the baby accessories are:

Deciding on the room style

  • The look of the room – the theme or style
  • What works need to be done – when and who?
  • Do you want existing furniture to be used or all new?
  • Does baby have to co-share any space – what room is available and how does it all come together?

Major purchase product choices:

  • What needs to go into each space for the baby – the bathroom, kitchen, nursery, living room, out & about equipment?
  • How much room is available and what products can suit?
  • Other requirements and the product options available with respect particularly to the pram, car seat and furniture
  • Where are the play spaces going to be located & what will they be?
baby nursery

There are essentials for every day care of the baby – the tool kit

  • What are the key products required and product options for the first 3-6 months?
  • Organic, natural or mainstream?
  • Nappies  - cloth or disposable?
  • Home cleaning products – change to more natural, less harsh chemical options?

Shopping the deals

  • Where are the best deals for the chosen products – are there package options available?
  • Setting up layby’s, registry, delivery and installations
  • Considering pre-loved options or renting


  • Get stressed because everyone has a different opinion
  • Rush
  • Buy because your friend did
  • Take anyone's word for it - try it, research it and think about it for yourself
  • Be swept up in the retail moment - you can always call them back and add it to your list of purchases
  • Walk in to buy without knowing what you want

Tips & bits...Making space for baby

You will need to create space for baby in more than just the nursery.  Baby has a multitude of needs, that will only expand as time goes on.