Preparing for a new arrival is always an exciting time for new parents (as well as their family and friends). Designing and preparing a nursery can be a rewarding experience, but also stressful as well. Fortunately, to help make the process easier, here are 7 tips for decorating your baby’s room:
1. Choose your colors and designs wisely.
Choosing the right colors for your baby’s bedroom can create a warm and welcoming space for your baby to grow up in. However, if you want to avoid having to change the colors on the walls too often as the baby grows up, you may want to choose more neutral colors and use classic designs or stripes.
2. Make sure you have plenty of storage space.
To help keep everything organized in the nursery, it’s extremely handy to have plenty of storage space available. For example, using cloth storage racks to hang from your child’s changing table or crib can help keep certain items close for easy use.
3. Make sure you have the essentials.
To make sure that your nursery room is fully functional, here are some furniture and other items that should be present:
- Changing table
- Rocking chair or glider
- Baby monitor
- Diaper pail
When buying furniture, especially baby cribs, it’s very important that you do research beforehand to buy the safest products for your baby.
4. Consider keeping a futon in the baby’s room.
Having a futon in the baby’s room is great for taking naps with your baby or keeping watch when he or she is ill. Futons also create more surface space for you perform certain tasks, such as folding clothes. By using blankets, throws, and pillows to decorate the futon, you can easily make it blend in with the overall theme for the nursery.
5. Make sure everything is easy to clean.
Since you are bound to deal with messes while in the nursery, using durable items and material that are easy to clean will save you a lot of hassle. It is particularly recommended to use laminated or hardwood flooring. Fortunately, you can easily get the materials you need from providers such as BuildDirect. However, if you don’t have laminated or hardwood flooring, you can use small rugs in areas that are more likely to become dirty.
6. Allow plenty of natural sunlight into the room.
Allowing natural sunlight into the room is known to help promote good health. Whenever possible, try to use natural sunlight in the nursery. However, ensuring that you have adequate artificial light will help make things run more smoothly in the nursery as well.
7. Consider installing a light dimmer.
To help make it easier to tend to your baby no matter what time of the day or night it is, you may want to consider installing a dimming switch. Installing a dimming switch will also help set the mood for reading stories with your baby. You may additionally want to consider keeping a night light close to where the baby sleeps.
With these 7 practical tips, you can create a welcoming environment for your baby to grow up in.
John Watkins designs home spaces. He often writes for decorating blogs to share his inspiring ideas with homeowners. Check out this Facebook page for more ideas.