By: Peyton Lambton
There are obvious pieces that will be necessary for your nursery: A crib, a changing table, a dresser and a rocking/gliding chair. But when you think about it, that isn’t everything. To make this space feel truly special and meaningful for you and your baby, you can’t forget the accents.
As I add the finishing touches to our nursery, I’m realizing that it wouldn’t feel complete without the accessories. And because our baby will be spending a lot of time here, I want to make sure it encompasses more than just the obligatory furnishings.
While I have already hung blackout curtains to help with naps during the day, we will need light when it is dark outside. Table lamps are a great place to start. While you may initially gravitate towards designs made specifically for kids, consider options that can transition with your children as they grow. The Sumner Woven lamp and the Piper Grey lamp are neutral, so you can use them in the nursery, a toddler’s room or even move them to a different part of your home if you redecorate.
Ceiling lighting is also a nice touch, especially if you put the pendant or chandelier on a dimmer. This will provide soft lighting, and it enhances the room’s overall look. The Cosette pendant’s drum shade is a perfect neutral. You can also choose a chandelier that reflects against the wall and grabs the attention of your child, like the Serafin chandelier, which casts a pattern that may entertain during a diaper change.
Eventually, your baby will be spending a lot of time on the floor, so a comfy rug is a must for the nursery. From tummy time to crawling and even learning to walk, you want a soft surface when they come tumbling down. Shag rugs are a great option since they’re so cushy and plush. I’m guessing play time would be plenty fun on the Micah Fog rug.
ACCENT THROWS + PILLOWS
We’ve decided to keep the gender of our baby a surprise, so the nursery is very neutral right now. Once the baby is born, I plan to bring in some color through pieces like accent throws and pillows. The baby will have so many blankets, but I need to make sure we have something on hand in case a nap while rocking happens, which we all know it will! A soft throw with a punch of color can really bring the room together.
Accent pillows can be used in the chair or piled on the floor when we play with toys or read together. I expect to be spending just as much time on the floor as our baby, so why not have something to keep us all comfy?
If you are looking for something to fill an empty corner, try adding a pouf. It will be soft and safe for the baby to play around with. A pouf can also be used as an ottoman with your rocker or glider. There are so many possibilities!
Once you have the essentials, be sure to complete the nursery with fun, useful accessories. These pieces will help create a space for making memories.