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Choosing your Luxury Baby Cot

Choosing your baby's cot can feel like a daunting task particularly if it is your first baby. Fear not as here at the Baby Cot Shop we have compiled this handy post that will guide you through picking out your perfect luxury baby cot. Sizes Cots tend to come in two different sizes; a cot is smaller and measures 60 x 120cm and the large size measures 70 x 140cm and is called a cot bed. The cot bed is as the name suggests starts off as a cot and later converts to a bed. If you were looking to invest in a cot that would last longer then we would suggest a cot bed which see baby through to their toddler years. However do bear in mind that just when it's time to move your toddler into a big bed, a new baby might be on the way! Choose a cot if space is a challenge. Personal Style A good place to start would be to think about your own personal style, what products/colours you are drawn to? What does the rest of your home look like? What would you want your nursery to feel like? Serene? Relaxing? And colours, what colours do you see in the nursery? Classic neutrals or bold and bright? If you tend to be partial to all things modern with simple sleek lines then you probably won't want a cot that has lots of ornate detail. Our Regency Cot  on the other hand is more classical french in style with oodles of detail. Inspired by the iconic Chesterfield Sofa, this stunning cot brings a touch of Hollywood glamour to your nursery. Regency Cot Material There are two main materials which cots are usually made in and these are iron and wood. High quality luxury cots will usually be made from oak, walnut or mahogany and handmade. Luxury Iron cots such as our Venice Antique Iron Cot  are made from hand bent wrought iron and include ornate details. Venice Iron Cot Finish There are three main finishes that you could choose for your luxury baby cot which are; iron, natural and painted. White or cream would be a good choice if you want to create a modern light and airy feel within your nursery, dark coloured wood works well if you would prefer something more traditional. If you're a vintage lover then you can opt for a distressed finish to really give your cot an  aged feel. All babies cots should be finished in lead-free, child safe paints, usually called VOC-free. Vintage vs Modern Depending on if your style is leaning more towards vintage, traditional or modern this can also help to influence the type of cot that you choose. For nurseries that are more vintage or traditional, iron or sleigh style wooden cots work beautifully well. In terms of the shape, cots with curved edges and feet like the Lisa cot would also be better suited to a more vintage/traditional nursery. Whereas cots that have a more angular shape with square edges and straight lines such as the Jules  cot would work very well in a more modern nursery. Bambini Cot   Jules nursery Storage  If you're working with a small space the storage will most probably be key and a big influencing factor when shopping for your luxury baby cot. Choose a cot such as our Venice Antique Cot which offers under storage, perfect for keeping babygros and blankets nicely tucked away. Because we also make bespoke baby cots, you can request at the time of order and we can supply one with understorage. Colours Although painted cots tend to come in a wide array of colours most people choose neutral tones for your cot such as natural, white, ivory and dark brown, however if you're feeling adventurouse you can go for other colours on the spectrum. Colour can also be introduced into your  nursery through your bedding, rug and decor accessories. Another popular trend which is starting to emerge for nursery colour is grey which would also work really well as a cot colour because again it is neutral. Grey is quite versatile as it could be used in a rustic cottage style with the Deirdre cot bed but equally grey would also work well if paired with chevron or geometric patterns for a more modern look. deirde_cot_bed What's your favourite style cot, are you thinking iron or wood? Modern or classic? We would love to know! If you do need any assistance with choosing your cot or designing your nursery please feel free to get in touch: design@thebabycotshop.com and we would be happy to assist. The Baby Cot Shop
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