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The New Mama’s Guide To Essential Home Decor

December 1, 2014

We all have our own tastes and preferences when it comes to decor. But you could surprise yourself with how those references tend to change when you’re either pregnant or have just had a baby. Because they will, and they do. Where you once may have preferred luxury feel fabrics over anything easy to wash, now it’s a no-brainer. And there are many other areas of decor that your mind can change in an instant over. So whether you’re redecorating or in the nesting period, here are the home essentials that you’re going to want to prioritise for your own comfort, ease, and of course, sanity!

A Comfortable Bed

Number one on your wish list should always be a comfortable bed. Not that you’ll be getting much sleep in it, but you really need to be able to make it count when you do. So pick out something comfy and supportive, such as the Dreamworks Beds, that can make you sleep like a baby (pun intended) when you get the chance. Even if you’re just dosing here and there, or you choose to have a pyjama day with your baby, your incredibly comfortable bed will feel like a lifesaver.

Simple Colour Choices

Then, you’re going to want to make some really simple choices when it comes to the colours you’re using in the room. You may have wanted to work with fashion over function before, but now that you have baby fingers crawling all over the place, you need to choose something universal that’s easy to wash down or paint over when you need to. This choice is always there to make your life easier in the long run.

Functional Flooring

And this leads us nicely onto essential number three, your flooring. Once upon a time, you may have chosen a flooring style because it looked incredible, or because it was a great price. But now, you have to be a lot smarter if you want to be able to live a pain-free existence. Because babies make a mess. So you need to find the perfect mum-friendly flooring choices that are going to be easy to clean up baby fluids off of!

Practical Kitchen Equipment

When it comes to your kitchen, functionality trumps fashion. Every. Single. Time. When you’re surviving on little to no sleep, you need a coffee machine that’s going to feed you caffeine in an instant with barely any preparations required. It’s the same with your toaster. You need to eat, but you don’t want to spend hours making food all day long. But a basic toaster? That’s every new-mum’s best friend!

Washable Furnishings

And where you may have once chosen your textiles and soft furnishings based on design or stylishness, now you need to choose them based on how easy they are to wash. No matter how much you think you’re going to keep your baby away from stuff like that, you won’t. So you need cushion covers and rugs, curtains and throws that can all be thrown in the machine!

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