Parents will spend more than £5,300 decorating their child’s nursery and bedrooms – before they turn 10.
A study of 2,000 mums and dads found 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.
Parents will splash 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 per cent admitted to spending too much money on their child’s nursery, 37 per cent don’t mind how much it costs, as long as their bundle of joy is happy in it.
More than half of dads (54 per cent), polled by Next Home , thought they spent too much time and money on decorating the nursery – compared to just 35 per cent of mums.
And 68 per cent of parents agreed that the design and decor of a nursery is important, spending an average of 20 hours to make sure everything is just so.
It also emerged more parents now choose neutrals or bright colours such as grey or yellow (57 per cent), while just 36 per cent opted for the ‘traditional’ pink for a girl and blue for a boy.
A spokesman for Next Home said: “It’s a special time for parents planning and preparing the nursery,…
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