Designing your baby’s room is one of the biggest ‘mini’ decisions in your life. It’s the place that signifies you’ve got a change coming into your life, full of love and joy, and it’s something every parent considers an integral step towards caring for an infant. Because of that, we can never underestimate how special this specific bit of interior design really is!
All in all, that means we should share some of the greatest tips and tricks for making sure your nursery is the best. And hey, you’ve got a while to get the christening all sorted, and that means now’s the perfect time to make sure your little bundle of joy has the best nursery to sleep in. They’re going to grow up through one of the most important developmental stages of their life surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells you pick out now, so make sure they’re the best!
And with all that in mind, if you’re currently out of ideas on how to get your baby’s nursery up and running, here are some ideas and templates to work off of. After all, being the ‘perfect parent’ is something we learn along the way, and you shouldn’t feel bad if it feels like you don’t yet have a handle on your journey to parenthood!
Just a quick snapshot of what you can build upon in your own little baby world!
You don’t want to go completely crazy with your nursery design, as baby eyes need to get used to the world as they grow and having bright oranges and greens glaring across all four walls isn’t going to be the best idea to help them out here… So make sure any colors you introduce are simple and soft and are very welcoming to walk into. That’s why baby versions of your favorite shades exist out there!
White is obviously a popular shade here, and it’s incredibly gender neutral, so it works for everyone. Coating your walls and ceilings in a whitewash allows you to focus your efforts on the rest of the room, mostly the furniture and the rug etc. But it also allows you to pinpoint any dirt a lot easier and helps a nursery room to look a lot larger than it actually is.
On the other hand, using simple furnishings is all the craze at the moment. All of the high-end designers with big business empires like to boast all over social media about their minimalist nurseries, and you shouldn’t be afraid to do the same! It means, overall, that you’re not going to have to spend too much money either. More of your hard earned pennies can go into the essentials like diapers, bottles, formula etc.
Have Soft Furnishings Everywhere
Babies like to be surrounded by soft items, and as parents, it’s definitely a comfort to know your child isn’t going to bang their face into any hard edges or trip over something and not have something soft to land on. So when you’re designing your nursery, make sure you take comfortable to the extreme and have padding or something fluffy or furry to the touch available in all corners.
Even the rocking chair you’ve decided would be a great addition should be adorned in pillows and blankets! Not only would it be a nice place to sit and relax with a bundle of joy on your chest, but it also means you’re not associating nap/burp/story time with something that makes your bottom half ache after five minutes! And when you next ask yourself about how much sleep should toddlers get, you know they’re going to be able to drift off in ultimate comfort, feeling safe and secure in their surroundings. Even the rug you play on together could be good for nap time!
Paint a Mural on the Walls
Murals are all the rage in the nursery world, and they have been for a long time. The reason they’re so popular is that people get to introduce some of their own personality or love to their baby’s nursery, and not have products made by someone else literally everywhere in the room. It can also help anyone else in your family feel a little more included in the process of introducing a new relative, as anyone with latent artistic skills can help out with a wonderful design that’s going to be hardy enough to stick around for a while without the need for touch-ups.
So think about the kind of things you love, the kind of things that bring your family together in their interests, and the kind of things you’d want your child to develop an interest in, and base your mural around them. Of course, you can always buy a premade template from the store, but crafting your own would be just as good. Just make sure you’ve invested in the right paints before you get started, otherwise there’s no point in spending all this energy just to have paint chipping off at the first hurdle!
Add a Feature Wall
A small point to finish, because it deserves a mention in your interior design quest. A feature wall is a little bit like a mural but adds more life to an otherwise neutral room, and a roll of wallpaper can be cheaper to invest in for both your time and money. When you’ve got a feature wall on your hands, you can place the crib in front of it and have your baby greeted by pretty patterns every morning when they wake up. Not to mention there are all kinds of patterns out there for you to check out, so anything from a space theme to zoo animals to some unicorns is available to make your child giggle.
A baby’s room is one of those things that a parent really can go all or nothing on. And that means you should let your creativity flow, whilst considering how your child will react; share your designs!