When it comes to creating impeccably curated nurseries, that are as pleasing on the eye as they are functional, no-one hits the mark better than an influencer. After all, if your nursery’s going to be seen by thousands, it needs to be flawless, right? So, we chatted to some of your favourite influencers- who happen to have some of the most loved nurseries on Instagram – for their top nursery organisation tips. We’re not talking a major interior overhaul here, rather a few clever hacks and inexpensive tweaks that instantly de-clutter, make the room work harder and deliver all the feel-good Marie Kondo nursery organisation vibes.
Only buy essential baby clothes, when you need them
“Little people grow so quickly in the first year, and we only have a small nursery, so we only bought outfits that we loved (around 8 outfits per age bracket) and then in addition around 10 baby-grows and vests, as well as a couple of pairs of socks and tights. With our first daughter, I bought an obscene amount of clothes and she barely wore them all so with baby number 2, we really streamlined everything we bought. That way she can actually wear the outfits numerous times, rather than once or twice.”
Nursery Drawer dividers are a must-have
“I never knew we needed drawer dividers until my partner brought them home one day and I’ve never looked back! Now every drawer and wardrobe in the house has them. It has really helped to utilise the space.”
“Christmas Eve is one of our favourite days (apart from the big day of course!) As a family we visit Santa in the day and go to the pantomime in the afternoon at the theatre- it’s just magical!
Our tradition is to put out a carrot for Rudolph, a cake and milk for Santa, and then we go outside and sprinkle magic glitter, all in our Christmas pyjamas from the Christmas Eve box.
And then, before we go to bed, we read a beautiful Christmas book together in front of the fire…all ready for Father Christmas to arrive” - @downwiththewelbourns
Look for nursery furniture with hidden features
“We bought the Franklin cot. Not only is it stylish but it also has a handy drawer underneath, where we can store all of the bedding, blankets etc.” - @rachelslovelyhome
Nursery organisational hacks are everything
“We use Archie's built-in wardrobe space to store most of his outfits, coats, jackets etc and we have big baskets on the shelves to keep other bits organised. When Archie was smaller, I used wardrobe dividers to keep different sizes separate. We also use drawer dividers in Archie's Franklin Dresser which makes it easier to find pieces of clothing like socks and vests. I like to roll and fold the clothes neat in the drawers to keep them organised and maximise the space.”
“We keep spare nappies, wipes and toys in the handy drawer underneath his Franklin cotbed. We also have a lovely big toybox to keep his toys and teddies organised.” @jessicalouise.home
Label, label, label
“My top tip for organising baby’s nursery is to label! I have labelled everything in his drawers. This was so helpful the first few months when trying to do the middle of the night nappy changes where you need go find things in the dark with no sleep. It also meant it was fool proof for Ben to find anything too!” - @athomewiththelloyds
Divide their nursery wardrobe into age groups
“Baby’s come with lots of added extras so set up your wardrobe in age groups by using wardrobe dividers/hangers. It keeps things quick and easy to find especially when you need that smooth, seamless change in the middle of the night. This way of categorizing also helped me to know what Rosie had, versus what we needed. Plus, it meant those hundreds of loads of washing could be tidied away easily - and who doesn’t want that! A double rail in our wardrobe allowed us to double hang Rosie’s clothes and now she’s bigger we have removed this for longer items. Once Rosie grew out of certain things I packed them away in vacuum bags or recycled them in my local M&P store.”- @lifeatrosies
Keep nursery accessories (and their favourite baby toys) close by
“I use baskets on the shelving in the wardrobe to place any outfit completing accessories, such as hats and shoes. And now my baby is a toddler, she likes to reach up to these and choose herself!
The bottom drawer of our nursery dresser contains some of my little girl’s favourite calming toys, such as books, cuddly toys and some little stackers. This is perfect for making change times a little more fun and for helping her to wind down after a bath at bedtime. She can open this herself now she is a toddler and choose something to sit on the floor and play with.” - @homeundertheeaves
And finally, our in-house design team collaborated with acclaimed furniture designer Anne Sewell (whose portfolio includes designs for Laura Ashley, Made.com and House of Fraser) to create our brand new Coxley range of nursery furniture, which landed in stores and online in October. This premium collection stands out from other furniture ranges, thanks to its distinctive hand-crafted appearance, retro-inspired style, explicitly modern colour palette and eye-catching feature detailing.