Decorating a nursery is one of the best parts of preparing for a new baby! You get to pick out fun colors, set a theme, and create a cozy space for your little one to relax and grow. However, young parents are dealing with a lot of stress; to help lighten the load, we’ve come up with the first seven steps for creating the perfect nursery for your new baby.
A Style or Theme to Start
It doesn’t have to be hyper-specific, but a style or theme could point you in the right direction in terms of decorating. Start with a simple question: what calms you or brings you joy? Creating a list of styles, textures, or even colors is a great place to start dreaming of your little one’s safe haven.
Embrace Subtle Light
Harsh light fixtures or too much darkness could frighten a little one. To ensure they stay nice and comfy, embrace soft or natural light. Things like a soothing light projector or a specially-placed wall mirror to reflect natural light will make a space vibrant without overwhelming your little girl or guy.
Create A Cozy Nook
Whether you need to nurse, rock them to sleep, or read a bedtime story, a cozy nook is a must-have. A snuggly chair complete with an ample end table allows you to share some cuddle time while still having everything in arm’s reach. Some of the best parts of parenting are those moments late at night rocking your beautiful baby to sleep, and having a special place to share that time is crucial.
Invest In Soft Textures
Infants love two things: tummy time and touching everything. That’s why soft floors and snuggly blankets are so important. Babies are quite a tactile bunch, so they need softness to cushion all of their adventures and tickle their curiosity. However, on that note…
Keep Bedding Minimal
No one likes to sleep overheated. So even if you want to use those soft textures, be sure to use them in the right place. A hot bed will make a baby cry all night until they’re cooled down, so keeping the chunky knits to a minimum helps to keep them just cozy enough for sweet dreams.
Little Details Can Go A Long Way
Okay, so maybe you don’t have the space or the budget to do the “Galactic Ballerina in Space” theme that you want, complete with shooting stars and a large animal kingdom mural. Big deal! You don’t have to go all-out on a nursery to achieve the look you want. For example, try hanging small prints! An art print can set the tone of the entire space, and you won’t have to break the bank or paint over the walls to achieve it.
Make Use of Storage...Everywhere
Wall shelves, cabinets, bookshelves, bins; we promise, these are all CRUCIAL to a nursery. A hyper baby tends to leave things in their wake, like the Tasmanian devil himself. Storage accents placed on the wall help save space while keeping everything tidy. Plus, a shelf or a wall cabinet helps keep things out of your baby’s hands when you’re not in the room.
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