So you're ready to start planning your nursery?

Congratulations! Creating your bub's very first bedroom is one of the most exciting parts of the buying process.

But, we know it can get confusing. With so many options, we've laid out the essentials you need, with options to suit every budget.

Step 1: Bub's first bed.

Do you want your baby to sleep in a bassinet, or go straight to a cot?

Both are good options, and often the decision is based on how much space you have in your room.

It's safest to have bub close to you in the early months, so many parents choose a bassinet or co-sleeper as they can't fit a full sized cot in their bedroom.

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Love N Care Dreamtime Sleeper Cradles & Bassinets Love N Care Charcoal
Love N Care Dreamtime Sleeper Cradles & Bassinets Love N Care Sand
Love N Care Dreamtime Sleeper
Love N Care
Sale price $289.00 Regular price $429.99 Save $140.99
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Edwards & Co SnuzPod 4 Bedside Crib Cradles & Bassinets Edwards & Co
Edwards & Co SnuzPod 4 Bedside Crib Cradles & Bassinets Edwards & Co Natural
SnuzPod 4 Bedside Crib
Snuz
Sale price $449.00 Regular price $499.00 Save $50
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Babystudio Bedside Sleeper Cradles & Bassinets Babystudio Woodgrain
Babystudio Bedside Sleeper Cradles & Bassinets Babystudio
Babystudio Mesh Bedside Sleeper
Babystudio
Sale price $285.00 Regular price $350.00 Save $65

Undecided? Why not try a compact cot.

A compact cot is a good compromise between a bassinet and a full sized cot.

They are often on wheels, so are easy to move around, and may still fit in your bedroom. The bonus is your child won't grow out of it as quickly, saving you from buying both a bassinet and a cot.

Our compact cot top picks

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Tasman Essentials Eden Cot + Mattress with FREE mattress protector and fitted sheet Cots Tasman Eco Ash
Tasman Essentials Eden Cot + Mattress with FREE mattress protector and fitted sheet Cots Tasman Eco
Tasman Essentials Eden Compact Cot + Mattress
Tasman Eco
from $267.00 Regular price $419.98 Save $152.98
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Boori Turin Compact Cot Cots Boori Barley White & Almond None
Boori Turin Compact Cot Cots Boori
Boori Turin Compact Cot
Boori
from $399.00 Regular price $439.95 Save $40.95
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Boori Harbour Compact Cot Cots Boori Pebble None
Boori Harbour Compact Cot Cots Boori
Boori Harbour Compact Cot
Boori
from $449.00 Regular price $499.95 Save $50.95
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Boori Neat Compact Cot Cots Boori Barley White & Almond None
Boori Neat Compact Cot Cots Boori Blueberry & Almond None
Boori Neat Compact Cot
Boori
from $359.96 Regular price $399.95 Save $39.99

Step 2: Pick a cot

If you decided to go with a bassinet first, you can come back to this later, once your baby grows out of it.

However many people choose to buy cot at the same time so the nursery is all ready to go once bub is!

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Love N Care Bordeaux Cot - Ash Cots Love N Care
Love N Care Bordeaux Cot - Ash Cots Love N Care
Love N Care Bordeaux Cot - Ash
Love N Care
from $595.00 Regular price $799.99 Save $204.99
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Boori Sleigh Expandable Cot Bed Cots Boori Coffee None
Boori Sleigh Expandable Cot Bed Cots Boori
Boori Sleigh Expandable Cot Bed
Boori
from $999.95 Regular price $1,099.95 Save $100
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Boori Natty Cot Bed Cots Boori Barley White & Almond None
Boori Natty Cot Bed Cots Boori Barley White & Oak None
Boori Natty Cot Bed
Boori
from $439.00 Regular price $549.95 Save $110.95
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Tasman Eco Urban Elyse Cot Cots Tasman Eco None
Tasman Eco Urban Elyse Cot Cots Tasman Eco
Tasman Eco Urban Elyse Cot
Tasman Eco
from $479.00 Regular price $699.99 Save $220.99
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Edwards & Co SnuzKot Skandi Cot Bed Cots Edwards & Co Natural
Edwards & Co SnuzKot Skandi Cot Bed Cots Edwards & Co Ombre
SnuzKot Skandi Cot Bed
Snuz
from $999.00 Regular price $1,199.00 Save $200

Step 3: Consider your storage and changing needs

Whilst there's not much a baby needs, you do need somewhere to change them, and somewhere to put their clothes.

Furniture packages are a great way to go to save on buying the whole set, including chests and change tables.

Alternatively, if you want to use your existing storage, there are some great stand alone or portable changing options.

Out top furniture packages

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Babyrest Tommi Package - Cot & Chest Furniture Packages Babyrest
Babyrest Tommi Package - Cot & Chest Furniture Packages Babyrest Oak/White None
Babyrest Tommi Package - Cot & Chest
Babyrest
from $1,678.00 Regular price $1,878.00 Save $200
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Tasman Eco Sofia Package Furniture Packages Tasman Eco
Tasman Eco Sofia Package Furniture Packages Tasman Eco
Tasman Eco Sofia Package
Tasman Eco
Sale price $999.00 Regular price $1,679.90 Save $680.90

Our top changing picks

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Leander Matty Change Mat Change Mats Leander
Leander Matty Change Mat Change Mats Leander Soft Pink
Leander Matty Change Mat
Leander
from $179.00 Regular price $209.95 Save $30.95
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Grotime Cheeky Change Pad Nursery Furniture Grotime
Grotime Cheeky Change Pad Nursery Furniture Grotime Sage
Grotime Cheeky Change Pad
Grotime
Sale price $149.99 Regular price $179.99 Save $30
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Boori 3 Tier Changer Change Tables Boori Almond
Boori 3 Tier Changer Change Tables Boori Barley White
Boori 3 Tier Changer
Boori
Sale price $280.00 Regular price $329.95 Save $49.95
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Leander Linea Change Table Nursery Furniture Leander
Leander Linea Change Table Nursery Furniture Leander
Leander Linea Change Table
Leander
from $699.00 Regular price $799.95 Save $100.95
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Bebe Care Cloud 3 Tier Change Table Change Tables Bebe Care
Bebe Care Cloud 3 Tier Change Table
Bebe Care
Sale price $269.99 Regular price $299.99 Save $30

Step 4: Style it to make it your own!

Whether you have a theme in mind, or just want to add a splash of colour, there are plenty of fun options to choose from.

Our top tip is to create style with sheets and blankets; which are both pretty and practical!

Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Cot Sheet - Lion Sheets Snuggle Hunny Kids
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Cot Sheet - Lion Sheets Snuggle Hunny Kids
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Cot Sheet - Lion
Snuggle Hunny Kids
$49.95
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Cot Sheet - Whale Mats & Linen Snuggle Hunny Kids
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Cot Sheet - Whale Mats & Linen Snuggle Hunny Kids
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Cot Sheet - Whale
Snuggle Hunny Kids
$49.95
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Bassinet Sheet / Change Pad Cover - Sunflower Mats & Linen Snuggle Hunny Kids
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Bassinet Sheet / Change Pad Cover - Sunflower Mats & Linen Snuggle Hunny Kids
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Bassinet Sheet / Change Pad Cover - Sunflower
Snuggle Hunny Kids
$39.95
Anchor & Arrow Bassinet Sheet / Change Table Cover - Chasing Waves Mats & Linen Anchor & Arrow
Anchor & Arrow Bassinet Sheet / Change Table Cover - Chasing Waves Mats & Linen Anchor & Arrow
Anchor & Arrow Bassinet Sheet / Change Table Cover - Chasing Waves
Anchor & Arrow
$39.95
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Cot Sheet - Safari Mats & Linen Snuggle Hunny Kids
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Cot Sheet - Safari Mats & Linen Snuggle Hunny Kids
Snuggle Hunny Kids Fitted Cot Sheet - Safari
Snuggle Hunny Kids
$49.95

Need some inspiration?

Have a look at our nursery lookbook for some ideas!