Hi Mummas!

Welcome to the exciting world of nursery design! This has to be one of my favourite topics when it comes to baby. Designing is my passion and if you are anything like me you want your house to resemble more of a stage home than an actual home ūüėā. Unfortunately that just isn't possible. After all you have to live in the space.

As an expectant parent, designing your baby's nursery is an opportunity to create a space filled with love, comfort, and style. But amidst the vast array of adorable options and charming decor, it's essential to strike the right balance between design and functionality. Below, we'll delve into the wonderful world of nursery design, explore the latest trends, and help you make informed choices to create a nursery that's both visually appealing and practical for your little one. So let's dive in!

Creating a Cozy Haven

Baby cot in a white room with a Snuggly Jacks Twilight Fitted Cot Sheet

Twilight Fitted Cot Sheet


Question: What are some essential elements for creating a cozy nursery space?

When it comes to designing a nursery, comfort is key. Start by choosing the right bedding for your baby's bassinet or cot bed. Look for soft and breathable materials like organic cotton, which provide a cozy and safe sleeping environment. Here at Snuggly Jacks we have worked hard to ensure that our bedding is the softest, most luxurious fabric that is both durable and safe for your little one. Bassinet sheets and cot sheets should fit snuggly, ensuring a secure and comfortable sleep for your little bundle of joy. 
It is paramount that your cot should not be cluttered for baby sleep time. Make sure that you have removed all decorative throws, pillows and toys from the cot before you place your baby inside. Refer to the safe sleeping guide provided by SIDS Australia for more details. 

When it comes to nursery design, bedding plays a significant role… express your style while keeping your baby snug and cozy.

Stylish Baby Bedding Options

Newborn baby in a rattan bassinet with a Snuggly Jacks Sage Gingham Organic Knitted Blanket

Sage Gingham Organic Knitted Blanket


Question: What are some stylish bedding options that combine design and functionality?

When it comes to nursery design, bedding plays a significant role. Opt for neutral baby bedding to create a serene and versatile space. Knitted Baby blankets and modern baby quilts add a touch of sophistication and warmth to the nursery decor. These blankets come in various colors and patterns, allowing you to express your style while keeping your baby snug and cozy.

We love our Ikea Hemnes Chest of Draws as a nursery change table as it offers ample storage for clothing and toys.

Practical Nursery Decor

Gender Neutral Baby Nursery with a wooden cot and nappy change table. Featuring Snuggly Jacks Mystique and Earthy Plaid
Snuggly Jacks Whimsical Collection

Question: How can you strike a balance between functionality and aesthetic appeal when choosing nursery decor?

Nursery decor is where you can truly let your creativity shine. Consider an animal nursery theme to add a playful and whimsical touch to the room. From cute animal wall decals to adorable stuffed animals, the options are endless. However, it's crucial to keep functionality in mind. Choose furniture and storage solutions that are practical and offer ample space to store essentials like nappies, clothing, and toys. We love our Ikea Hemnes Chest of Draws as a nursery change table as it offers ample storage for clothing and toys. This allows us to keep the room very basic and clean as we have space to pack away most things. 

Nursery Layout and Organization

Question: What are some tips for optimizing the layout and organization of a nursery?

Snuggly Jacks Sand Gingham Cot Quilt

Designing a nursery involves thoughtful consideration of the layout and organization. Place the cot or bassinet away from windows with cords to ensure the safety of your little one. Consider creating different zones within the room, such as a changing station, feeding area, and play corner. This will help you stay organized and ensure everything is within reach when you need it most. Make sure that your feeding chair is close to the cot so that when you have to transfer a sleeping baby, you don't have to walk across the room to do so. Keep your nappy bin next to the change table... for obvious reasons!

Some of the questions our customers ask the most:

Q1: What materials are best for baby bedding? 
Always try to use cotton or organic cotton fabrics. Oeko-tex certification also ensures that no harmful chemicals are used during the manufacturing process.

Q2: How can I create a gender-neutral nursery without compromising on style?
Select Earthy Tones for your colour palet and stick with geometrical shapes or greenery. Shop our Gender Neutral Baby Bedding page for more ideas!

Q3: What are some affordable nursery decor ideas?
Printables!! We love to decorate our nursery with printable wall art that matches our baby bedding. 

Q4: Are organic cotton sheets worth the investment for my baby?
Babies sleep for up to 20 hours per day in the first few weeks of their lives. Over the first few years they will spend 70% of their lives asleep. Ensuring they sleep on the best quality fabrics, both organic and oeko-tex ensure your baby has the healthiest start to their life. 

Q5: How can I ensure a safe sleeping environment for my newborn?
We recommend following the safe sleeping guide from SIDS to ensure your nursery meets all the recommendations. 

Designing a nursery is a labor of love that combines your personal style with the needs of your baby. By focusing on both design and functionality, you can create a space that nurtures your little one's growth and provides a visually appealing haven. Whether it's selecting the perfect bedding, incorporating stylish decor, or optimizing the layout, finding the right balance is the key. So let your creativity soar, and create a nursery that reflects your love and care!

We love nursery design and inspo, so please send your photos to us hello@snugglyjacks.com.au so we can see how beautiful your space is!