Essential Accessories for Babies' Bedrooms

If you have to redecorate or get a baby's bedroom ready, you should learn about these fundamental accessories. You'll love them!
Essential Accessories for Babies' Bedrooms

Last update: 16 January, 2019

In the following article, you will be able to learn about some basic accessories for babies’ bedrooms that could be very useful. As you know, sometimes decorating and finding furniture for a baby’s bedroom can be a little complicated, above all if you want to find accessories and furnishings you won’t have to change in two or three years’ time.

In the case of accessories, you can try to find some that will last for several years, even though your boy or girl keeps growing.

Below, you can find a selection of essential accessories for babies’ bedrooms that could be the most useful for the longest. Remember that in shops such as IKEA or Leroy Merlin, you can find a special section dedicated to nursery decor with these articles for your baby’s room.

Accessories for babies’ bedrooms: trunks

Trunks or chests are really very useful. You can use them to increase the storage space you have available. On the other hand, they can also be a great help when it comes to keeping the room organized.

You can find many accessories for babies' bedrooms such as trunks or chests for convenient storage

You can use a trunk for storing away toys, books, blankets, pajamas, etc. Also, if you keep the trunk at the foot of the bed or the crib, you could also use it as a convenient seat.

It’s very common to see trunks made of timber or of wicker, that have a simple design but are very pretty. Just make sure you don’t put them where someone could trip over them.

Accessories for babies’ bedrooms: lamps

Although it’s important to have good lighting in every bedroom, for babies’ bedrooms you should also take into account the design of the lamp or light fitting you use. It should have a design that’s suitable for the baby’s room.

With regards to the different types that exist, it’s like everything else; there are many different types available. What you should take into account is what age your child is now, and in what direction you want to have the light bulb facing.

For example, if your child is less than two years old, he or she will be spending a lot of time in the crib. Therefore, the light shouldn’t be too strong, since it will be shining directly on their face.

Also, you could buy a lamp that’s decorated with your child’s favorite characters or drawings. Another option is finding one of those lamps that have hanging figures like a type of mobile (that can sometimes even be moved), such as moons, stars or clouds.

Choose light fittings and lamps suitable as accessories for babies' bedrooms

Along the same lines, you should also think about night lights for children. You can find night lights with a ball shape that turns, reflecting silhouettes of various shapes onto the wall. Some come with soft music, that will help your baby to sleep.

Accessories for babies’ bedrooms: mobile

Baby mobiles are accessories that can help to stimulate your baby. Since they move and sway slightly, your baby will keep looking at it. It will also go very well with the decor of your baby’s room.

In general, these mobiles consist of a structure attached to or hanging from the roof or wall. They have several rods with strings on either side, with different figures attached hanging at different heights. The idea is that the baby can touch and play with the figures and they will move around on the strings.

With regards to mobile themes, there are many you can find: the solar system, animals, shapes, human figures, etc.

And if you like DIY, you could easily make a baby mobile yourself. You just need some small pieces of wood and some string or shoelaces. You could make the figures out of cardboard, paper or felt.

Accessories for babies’ bedrooms: height chart

Although these aren’t really indispensable, you will surely use it a lot. It’s a good way to keep track of how much your child is growing, month by month, year by year.

They can be made of wood or fabric and are hung on the wall. This type usually has a small movable part which you can use to mark your child’s height whenever you want.

Among the many accessories for babies' bedrooms available, you could find a pretty growth height chart to put on the wall

Another possibility is to buy a vinyl height chart, for example, one that imitates a tree. You could add more vinyls with animal shapes, to make it seem like they’re climbing the tree. Another option, also with vinyls, could be a height chart in the shape of a giraffe. The neck part is where the measuring marks appear.

These designs are fun and original. Some include head and foot shapes of an animal that stand out from against the wall.

Accessories for babies’ bedrooms: coat rack

Lastly, we want to show you some coat racks, that should be an essential for your home, no matter in which room they’re located.

If the bedroom is very small, you could choose a coat rack that just has two or three hooks on a small timber board. These are known as wall racks. To make it into more of a feature, you could choose hooks of different colors or textures.

If on the other hand, you have more space available, the best kind of coat racks are the free-standing ones. You can hang more items on these. On the top, you can have some kind of figure, whatever your child may like. Sometimes, you can find coat racks and lamps that come matching as a set.

As you’ve seen, finding accessories for babies’ bedrooms doesn’t have to be that tricky. You should just think about the space you have available and the age of your child. That way you can find accessories that will keep being useful for years to come, or as long as possible.

If you want some more useful accessories for this type of bedroom, you could think about for example modular bookshelves, or bookshelves that come in sections. You could keep your child’s toys there without any problems.


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