When you’re expecting, you start to make a lot of big plans for what your baby’s life is going to look like and what their room is going to look like. The nursery is so fun to plan, but it can be a little overwhelming. You don’t know what your child will end up liking when they start to talk.
And decorating a baby’s room is a little different from a regular room adults will hang out in, after all. You won’t have to baby proof it immediately after your child is born, but you’ll have to keep that in mind when they start crawling. They grow up faster than you think.
You’ve probably got all of the essentials on your baby registry: Changing table, crib, baby monitor and mobile. There might be a few things that aren’t on your list already, though. That’s why we’re here to help out. We rounded up the best nursery decor essentials that aren’t totally obvious.
From a glider to an organizer for all of your baby’s stuff, we have you covered. Check out our picks below.
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1. Windsor Glider and Ottoman
Nurse, soothe and rock your baby back to sleep in this stylish glider. The glider moves seamlessly, along with the matching ottoman, which also comes with the set. The arms are comfortably padded, and there are pockets in the side for baby supplies. Plus, the glider comes in many color combinations, so you can find one that suits your nursery’s style.
2. Floral Crown Safari Baby Animals Nursery Decor Art
Is there anything more adorable than baby safari animals? Yes, baby safari animals wearing flower crowns. This set of four small prints, which are 8 in. by 10 in., will add some personality to your nursery. Plus, it’s an easy way to teach your child about animals, right? Just a note about the prints: They don’t come framed, so you will have to buy those separately.
3. mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Storage Organizer Set
As fun as it is to pick out the paint color and decorate the nursery walls, you should think about how you’re going to keep your baby’s many things organized. That’s where these helpful organizers, which were tailor-made for babies, come in. There’s one organizer with eight pockets, one with four compartments, a rectangular organizer and two square organizers in this set.