One of the best ways to take your mind off your pregnancy is decorating your baby’s nursery. There are a lot of things to consider when creating the perfect room for your little one. To help you out, we’ve gathered a list of the essential things to think about.
Pick out a theme
If you’re the type of person who needs to do the groundwork first before executing the plan, the first step you should take when decorating the nursery is to choose a theme. This way, you’ll have a more concrete sense of direction in terms of the overall concept or idea. You can choose the typical gendered themes like cars, robots and superheroes for boys, or princesses, flowers, and fairies for girls. Alternatively, you can choose a gender-neutral option such as whales, outer space and landscapes.
If you want to teach your child early on about breaking gender stereotypes, you should probably choose a gender-neutral theme for your child.
Choose a color palette
If you’re following a theme for your nursery, you can get a lot of color palette ideas easily from that. You just have to think of the first 2-3 colors that are associated with the theme and you can use those as your main colors for decorating. If you aren’t following a theme, there are a lot of soothing color palettes you could choose from. You can experiment with yellows and oranges if you want the room to look bright, blues and greens if you want the room to look cool, or browns and pinks if you want earthy tones. If you can’t visualize these in your head, you can just search for palettes on Google or better yet, on Pinterest. You’ll be overwhelmed by the plethora of palettes that you could choose from when decorating a nursery but once you set your eyes on the perfect color combination, everything will fall into place.
Use Space-Saving Storage Solutions
When taking care of your child, there are definitely a lot of things that you would be needing. Diapers, clothes, towels, feeding bottles, and more diapers are just some of the things you’d normally see in a nursery. Of course, you’ll need a place to stash all these things. If your nursery is a bit small, you’ll have to get creative with your storage solutions. You can look for ways to save space like creating a dual purpose changing bed. Decorating will be made to be much easier if you study the space intently and not just focus about the things you want to include in the room.
Leave Room to Grow
Your baby won’t remain a baby for the rest of his life. Chances are, when that child grows up, he’ll still have that same room. Given this, you also have to plan for the future by making sure that nothing’s permanent in the room and that there’s still space for future needs. For example, sooner or later you’ll have to exchange that crib for a bed. If you don’t plan for this properly, it might be harder for you in the long run to solve this because all the things in the nursery are cramped up already.
Baby-Proof the Nursery
Since your nursery is a totally separate room, you can’t look after your child during every minute of every day. Because of this, you’ll have to make sure that the nursery is safe enough for you to leave your baby even for just a few minutes. Cover the electrical outlets, tuck away the cords, and secure rugs and shelves. Most new parents overlook this by being too confident that their babies won’t get into accidents. In this case, it’s just best to prepare for anything that’s why you should baby-proof the nursery so you can sleep soundly at night knowing that your child is safe.