When you’re preparing your household for the arrival of your baby; you want everything to be as perfect as possible. That being said; while the process of designing the interior for your baby nursery can definitely feel rewarding — making sure that everything is in proper shape is not easy either.
If you’re doing the whole parenting thing for the first time — this is just one of those huge tasks that you may not know how to tackle properly. Don’t worry, though — we’re here to ensure that you can do it properly, even if you don’t know how you need to start before reading this article. For anyone feeling overwhelmed with this huge effort — take a look at our quick guide here!
Go With A Theme
Make sure that you’re sticking to a theme. Settle on one idea that will guide you through the entire interior design process; this will allow your baby to spend time in a space that’s got a unified and cohesive look.
Focal points are crucial
When you think about the interior design of any room, there are a couple of things that you need to consider. Among these, the focal point, or the centerpiece, of your room is the main one. When it comes to nurseries — this is usually your baby’s crib. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t switch things up and go with something else.If you’ve got an antique painted dresser — it can also be a major point of focus in your room. Perhaps someone bought your kid a huge oversized toy that can basically act as a centerpiece? Lastly, if you’re a fan of light — the same is true for a big center-stage window.
Work on the ceiling
The interior decorating of “adult” rooms rarely means spending too much time on your ceilings. After all, this is the part of your room that you’re the least likely to look at. However, in reality — that’s not entirely true for a nursery.
Remember, your baby will be the main occupant of this room; which is why all of the style and functionality in here will need to cater to the baby. Considering that — you want to paint the ceiling in a more interesting way than you would for an adult. Why? Well, because babies lay on their backs basically half the time. So, why not give them something pretty to look at like a star ceiling or some other cool decor?
If you really want to go all-in, you can always paint the ceiling of the nursery with a decal or a mural.
What you want is for your nursery to be as free of germs as humanly possible.
Have some antibacterial wipes handy as well, allowing you to perform quick daily wipes of surfaces that get dirty the most often. Make sure that you’ve got a hamper for soiled baby clothes and dirty diapers as well; you need to be able to dispose of them without contaminating the nursery. And if you think that the chemical residue from cleaning supplies is not right for your baby — you’re correct! If you keep any cleaning materials in the nursery, they need to be baby-safe and eco-friendly.
The arrival of a newborn means that you’ll have a lot more love in your household. But apart from that — it also means that you’ll have a lot more random things than you know what to do with. After all, not only will you need to have enough storage space for all of the baby clothes and other essential items; but they’re bound to use a ton of toys as well.
Considering all of that; make sure that any furniture item that you add to the nursery also has some storage elements where you’ll be able to keep all of this stuff without too much fuss.
Lighting is important
Finally, we’ll leave you with one last tip — make sure that your lighting in the nursery is perfectly fitting for the wellbeing and personal development of a baby. So, what does that entail? Well, you want to have a dimmer for any lighting fixtures that will remain overhead and above the baby; particularly if they’re immediately above their crib.
Also, having a nightlight is one of the best things you can do for both yourself and the baby; remember, the first couple of months of their life will mean plenty of late-night wake-up calls and feedings.
The article was written in association with The Mama Zone.