Painting a room for a new arrival can be a tricky task. Should it be pink or blue? Is that too stereotypical? Why not avoid all that worrying and paint the room a neutral colour, adding design with blinds. This bird-patterned blind from Blinds 2 Go can add a theme and brighten a room, without having to fully commit to one colour. It’s a practical choice too – each one is fitted with child-safety devices and is easy to wipe clean. From £35.