Designing the nursery is one of the fun experiences of pregnancy. You get to choose the furniture and all the baby items. There are many do’s and don’ts when it comes to the nursery that isn’t always shared in magazines and online, but they’re important!
Keep reading for some tips on the do’s and don’ts before you put your nursery area together.
In designing a nursery room, you should pick a theme and a color palette so you have a starting point, which helps you design the entire nursery room. This doesn’t mean you have to stick to the theme you’ve picked.
Don’t limit yourself to blue or pink. Look for other pastels, which can suit the child’s room and fit into your house’s overall decor. Choose decors that will grow with the baby so you don’t have to shell out a ton of cash too soon for another design.
In designing the nursery room should have a lot of light. But they have to be placed far enough from the crib so they don’t affect the baby when they are on.
Go for the dimmer light which can be adjusted according to your needs. You also need to install a nightlight, which is going to comfort the baby. It can also be used during the nursing time or bed-time reading.
Choose pieces that help to create a peaceful, calm and happy space in designing your nursery room. You and baby will be spending a lot of time in this room, so make it somewhere you want to be. Keep in mind to design the space with safety, no sharp edges on the tables and furniture.
Avoid putting decors above the crib. Your baby will eventually try to grab it. It ever, there’s an earthquake or another occurrence that will make the wall move. all those sharp cutesy decorations on the geometric wooden shelf are going to fall on him. Opt for decorating the wall with fun painted patterns, with decals, or with flat well-mounted letters instead.
Keep the nursery room simple. Just stick with the essential need of the baby and the mother. in feeding or changing the baby.
A soothing music player is best in the nursery room than putting a television set or a computer set. The electronics emit a bit of radiation that newborns just don’t need. Put a rocking chair and enough spaces for the diapers will add points to your nursery.
Expensive cribs and costly changing tables are quite unnecessary for the nursery room. Using a dresser as a changing table is a piece that can grow with the baby well into the teenage years. Simply place a changing pad atop and the dresser is a perfect storage solution for clothes and toys.
An organized nursery makes your life so much easier. Sort and classify all the stuff that you and your baby need. Moreover, you have to think of long term plans when choosing your furniture in your nursery room. Keep in mind that your baby is growing and you will need to change some of the stuff in the nursery. Thus, planning ahead will ensure you get the most out of your money and your space.
This can all seem like an overwhelming task, especially for first-time mommies. But the desire to create a safe, warm, beautiful place for our babies is instinctual—it’s called nesting. So trust your instincts and enjoy the process!