I'd agree with the previous posters:
-A side table where you can have a lamp, snacks, water (with a pitcher so you don't have to keep going to the faucet), and reading material (including any nursing/baby books you have). If you want to chat on the phone, bring it in and put it nearby (with address book), but keep the ringer turned off. Have another phone hooked up in the house so you can hear that ringer from a few rooms away.
-mini changing station within one room of where you are (we just put a few fluffy towels on a stomach-high dresser and used that). The one(s) you use the most could have a diaper pail and laundry basket nearby.
-A tv or radio/stereo (NPR
and cds) nearby to keep your mind occupied when baby's asleep or when you're bored. Remotes are a BIG bonus.
-LOTS of pillows in and around your bed so you can sit up comfortably, support your nursing positions, and even sleep with supported, elevated legs if you want.
-a supply of swaddling blankets for baby...when one gets spit up on it, you can just toss it in the laundry and use a fresh one. My babies weren't happy unless they were "burrito babies"
-in the livingroom, have at least one comfortable chair with a table (snacks, water, phone) next to it. You might also want a plushy bouncy seat for the baby so you can put him/her down for a few moments and use the bathroom. A place to sit with your feet up is nice, but not vital.
-In the bathroom, make sure you have a place to store your post-birth pads, a sitz bath (or whatever you're using for perineum care), nipple cream, and whatever other things you'll need in the few weeks following the birth. A temporary shelf or corner is fine, just as long as they're handy and reached in a jiffy.
-In your new town, try to grab a dozen or so takeout menus from local restaurants, delis, etc. Having a good supply of takeout choices can be really, really nice during the babymoon.
I sat on my behind for the first three months because I had twins that couldn't be put down. One or both of them were nursing 24/7. The most vital "nearby" things for me were: food, water, phone, radio remote, pillows, and bouncy seats. Try to be in at least one room full of sunshine--it's a mood improver that's good for you and for baby.