Details about how Kate Middleton has chosen to decorate her baby nursery have been revealed, and I've gotta tell you: They're not surprising. They sound gorgeous, but definitely not surprising. According to Victoria Murphy, ABC News’ royals contributor, the Duchess of Cambridge's nursery decorating style is very similar to the way she dresses. "She likes very classic … very simple things, very elegant," Murphy said. No shock there, right? Kate is a princess after all. And she was spotted buying a $450 Moses Basket not too long ago. It would be weird if we heard she decided to go with something quirkier, like a woodland theme.
But actually, there is one thing kind of surprising about Kate's nursery decorating. See, Kate's decorating two baby rooms.
The first baby nursery she's decorating is for her and Wills' recently-renovated apartment in Kensington Palace. The second is for her parents' home in the small English community of Bucklebury. The Duchess will reportedly be spending time there to be with her mother, Carole Middleton, following the baby’s birth. So good idea decorating a nursery there, too.
A word to the wise, expecting parents: If you plan on spending a significant amount of time somewhere besides your house, whether you're going to be spending the night there or not, baby-fy that place, too. It's much easier than lugging stuff. No, you don't have to full-on decorate, Kate-style. But keeping the basics -- diapers, clothes, a changing pad, etc. -- at your "second home" makes everything so much simpler.
So, smart move, decorating nurseries 1 and 2, Kate. You and baby want to be as comfy as possibly while spending time at your parents' place. And having an extra set of diapers on hand is much easier than sending off one of the royal butlers to pick some up when you've run out.
Did you keep baby stuff somewhere other than your house?
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