More than a third of parents buy all-new items for their baby’s nursery

A study of 2,000 mums and dads also found more parents choose neutrals or bright colours such as grey or yellow (57 percent) to decorate their nursery. Just 36 percent opted for the ‘traditional’ pink for a girl and blue for a boy. Six in 10 made sure their new son or daughter’s room was ready for them before the birth, spending around  £853 on furniture, decor and soft furnishings.

And they’ll shell out a further  £4,500 redecorating their children’s rooms at least once every two years – parting with  £900 each time – before their 10th birthday.

But while 42 percent admitted to spending too much money on their child’s nursery, 37 percent don’t mind how much it costs, as long as their bundle of joy is happy in it.

A spokesman for Next Home said: “It’s a special time for parents planning and preparing the nursery, thinking about the aesthetics and the practicality of the room.

“There is so much inspiration and help around choosing the colour scheme and buying furniture and accessories to create the perfect calm, safe space for the baby.

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