For a lot of newlywed homebuyers and families who are expecting new additions to their lot, having the perfect nursery
is a must! Here are a few things to consider for those who are expecting:
The location of the nursery is very important. Choose a room that’s close to your own to avoid making noise and
easy access during odd hours of the night. Consider the natural temperature of the room, and the amount of light that
can go in when developing overall design and theme of the nursery.
If your home has an overall style, make sure to incorporate it in the nursery. If you have a traditional, eclectic,
or edgy décor style, make sure the nursery reflects your overall home style, so it doesn’t feel out of place.
Search the Internet and collect pictures and even videos of nurseries and interior design styles that you like.
Have variety of options. Discover what others have done that you like, and might work for your own nursery.
Put a theme together through the pictures that you find.
It is easy to over-decorate especially when you find many things you like. Remember to pick key items that can be
points of interest in the room. Have child-friendly items, not necessarily childish. Choose a colour palette that will make
it easy for you to redecorate if needed.
Choose colours and a setup that is calming and peaceful. There will be many hectic times that come with having a baby/babies.
It is very important that the mom can feel calm and relaxed in the room despite perhaps being physically busy with her tasks.
Choose décor that is not permanent. Wall decals and stickers are a lot easier to change than full wallpaper.
Think about how long the nursery might last your kid, until they develop their own taste and might want to change
the décor around.
Make sure electrical wirings and drapery cords are safely hidden away from the baby especially as they grow more active and
curious about their environment. Make sure any heaters are safe and childproof.
Most people think it’s easier to pick a paint colour for the room then match the furniture after, but the opposite is actually true. Pick key furniture you like first, then match paint colours that complement the furniture.
Decide the exact uses of the nursery and place your furniture accordingly.
Have designated areas for specific tasks. Determining these will make the design process a lot easier.
Think Outside the Box
Just because certain furniture or design is not listed under the ‘children section’ doesn’t mean you can’t use it for your nursery.
Part of the design challenge is using things you may not initially think of using and making it work for yourself.
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