Nursery Essentials 101: Designing the Perfect Nursery
Designing the Perfect Baby Nursery-Top Tips
When you are excited about having a new baby, designing the perfect nursery becomes a very important task. The space that is going to be their own should be one that provides them with comfort and safety. Furthermore, it is also the room where you will be spending a lot of your time, which is why the design should also be conducive to your needs and appealing to you as a parent. Here are a few ideas and tips for designing the perfect baby nursery.
- Lighting: The kind of lighting you choose for the room is extremely important. It will make sure that your infant gets ample amounts of natural light. However, an interesting furniture idea to keep in mind that will prove to be helpful is getting heavy blackout curtains or window shades. This will be especially helpful when you are trying to get your infant to nap during the day. It will help mimic night time in the room, making it easier for them to fall
- Choose a specific theme that you would like to have in the nursery. You should try to have some sort of overarching theme that determines most of your room décor and furniture choices. It can be helpful to create a theme that is gender-neutral, such as jungle animals, under the sea or outer space. Having a theme will make it much easier for you to make choices on furniture and décor.
- Use fun toys and bright colors to create some nice contrast and diversity. This will turn the nursery into an enriching learning experience for your child, especially once they reach the stage of learning quickly. However, be cautious when doing so. While it is important to provide sufficient stimulation for your child, overdoing it runs the risk of overwhelming them, and that could be counter-productive.
- Create a space with functional storage. Investing in furniture that has sufficient storage space will prove to be advantageous. Your toddler will be a natural little explorer with little care for tidiness, and will eventually scatter toys all over. Along with this, at the start of your parenting journey, you will be exhausted and tired. To avoid the buildup of clutter in the room and prevent the nursery floor from turning into an obstacle course, create a storage space where things can be easily stowed away.
- Create a colorful feature wall. Use bright colors to stimulate your baby’s senses, and don’t be afraid of using primary colors (red, yellow, and blue). Create feature walls with color objects (in line with the theme of your nursery) that will not only add aesthetic value to your room but will eventually also be a part of their learning experience.
- Create a space that also has thick and tactile structures. This will help in enhancing the sense of touch in your child. Especially as they grow older, they will be curious and will want to reach out to explore objects. In this situation they will have ample opportunity to reach out and understand how objects feel, thus improving their sensory development.
- When picking décor for your child’s room, try to create it in a way that your child will be able to use the room for many years. A good way to do this is to create a space that has some room for flexibility. This way, as your child grows older, there are ways to easily incorporate their interests into the room without spending too much money on new things.
- Invest in a changing table with sections. A changing table is a necessity in the nursery, especially during the first few months. Try to make sure you buy a changing table that has the space to keep things like the wipes, diapers, and diaper cream within your easy reach. This will prove to be a great investment for you as a parent since everything you need during changing will be at an easy distance.
At the end of the day, it is essential to know that while there are some rules of thumb to follow when trying to create a space for your child, there is not one perfect nursery. As a family, it is the ideas and expectations that you have for your child that will create the perfect space of safety and comfort for everyone.