How to design a beautiful baby nursery for your newborn?
When it comes to designing a nursery for your baby, although it is a fun experience, it can be a little daunting and overwhelming at times. Before you undertake this massive project, take some time to read a new parents’ guide to decoding your newborn, and then you will be ready to design a beautiful nursery.
Choose the style and theme
Even though there is no need to limit yourself to only one style and theme, setting a specific idea that you will follow will help you not wander and create one cohesive design.
Consider buying green materials
Choosing to go for an eco-friendly design will not only be better for your baby; it will be good for the planet. We are all well aware that most of the products that we use on a daily basis are filled with chemicals. Therefore it is essential that you choose paints that are VOCs free and products that are eco-friendly.
Don’t forget to create a sanitation station
It is normal to get carried away with all the cute decorations and cribs, but you must not forget to make a sanitation station. You will need a place on the changing table where you will keep all the paper towels, wet wipes, and antibacterial gel. Also, have a spot next to it where you will be throwing away dirty diapers and a separate hamper for soiled clothes.
Choose the best flooring option
There are numerous options when it comes to choosing flooring for your nursery room. As we can all guess, having a soft carpet in the nursery is the popular option amongst moms. That is because when your baby is crawling and laying on the floor, it should be nice and soft instead of crawling on something rough and hurting their little knees. It is also an excellent cushion for falls. It is also good to have because it will prevent dust or other allergens that are easily inhaled. But if you are not a fan of carpets and want to go for a hardwood floor option, consider adding an area rug that will provide cushion at that particular spot. Choose a trusted company like Carpet Right where you can complete two actions in one.
Get creative with storage options
You might not be aware of just how much stuff you will need for one tiny human. And in order to keep it organized and neat, you will need to have a plan set in mind. Double up your storage space and create your own storage solutions. There are so many DIY projects that you can take inspiration from, or simply follow your heart and have some fun.
Don’t use any harsh lighting
If your light is located directly above the crib instead of moving one or the other, you can simply install a dimmer. If that is too much, you can always buy a small lamp that will create a cozy and warm vibe. Go for yellow bulbs instead of the white ones because yellow light is more calming and warm-toned.
Don’t wait to child-proof the nursery
Even before your baby is born, you will need to baby-proof the room because when they are born and start growing up, it will be too much of a hassle to baby-proof everything. Make sure that you take care of every outlet, tuck away all the chords, put locks on all the cabinets, and most important of them all is to install a baby gate on the door. Also, look out for any choking hazards, medicine, creams, or anything that can be put in the mouth when it shouldn’t.
Don’t wait until the last minute
There is no being too early or prepared. It is always a good idea to get a head start because it will prevent you from being stressed out and overwhelmed at the last minute.
One of the most important things that you need to do is making sure that the nursery is entirely safe for your baby. But don’t forget to have some fun with it.
Mia Ackerson is a Melbourne-based writer. Loves writing about home decorations, home improvements, and her personal experiences. She’s also interested in reading books, movies, music, baking, and gardening. You can follow her on twitter.