Are you planning baby's nursery? You probably already know that it's so much work. A nursery is a special room, and it needs special care! From smell, to touch, to hygiene, every item needs to be picked carefully. Babies chew on everything and they aren't tidy—spills and diaper blowouts are pretty common! With that in mind, we've put together some tips for making the most of your baby's cozy space.
When it comes to color and texture, there are so many cute decor options that will grow with baby. Look for classic paint colors and accent with decals—as baby grows you can just peel them off the wall! And a rule of thumb: choose your textiles before selecting paint color. “Choose soft wall furnishings before you can paint the room, because it is much easier to match paint with textiles, as opposed to matching the wall paint to the beddings and curtains. If you decide to go with wallpaper to accent the wall, then find a print that matches the painting,” advises Laura Higgins, a mom blogger at TOK Writing and Contrast Essay Writing Services.
Nursery furniture is very important when it comes to decorating. You can choose to go with trendy pieces, but a durable pieces with clean lines might be a better option. And keep in mind that you'll be spending some time in this room with baby (that may be an understatement). For those late night feeding sessions, look for a comfy chair that you'll love relaxing in. It's also a good idea to think about the future—aka those years when your little one gets, well, bigger! According to Amanda Hill, a lifestyle writer at Formats of Writing and Famous Quotes, “it may also be prudent to have furniture pieces that are multi-purpose and can be converted into furniture that is toddler-friendly, like a changing table that can be turned into a dresser or an ironing table.”
Furniture placement should always be considered from a safety perspective. Cribs, chairs and bureaus should be placed away from windows, blinds, and cords. Rugs and carpets should be secured with non-slip floor pads. Wall art should be cautiously and carefully placed, especially if it is hanging in close proximity to baby's crib.
Setting up nursery storage may seem easy enough since all small children do not have toys and books at first. Still, before you know it, there will be more toys and things than they can handle (and you'll need storage!). Choose a toy box or open bins that fit with the ambience and color of the room. Look for soft lids, so as not to hurt your little one's fingers when they try to access toys. Products like diapers, creams, and wipers should be stored in high cabinets where the children can’t reach them.
Perfect but Comfortable Sleeping Area
Your baby's sleeping area needs to be safe, comfortable, and easily accessible. Think about the look and feel of the room when choosing bedding, but also consider safety. Fitted sheets are a good option, with toys and accessories placed in a toy box as opposed to the crib.
The bottom line is a baby’s nursery needs to be soothing and safe. With some careful thought and planning, you'll be able to create a space that's restful for you and baby. What are your best tips for decorating a nursery?