Keeping a baby’s bedroom organized takes a lot of work. If it’s your first time to design a nursery room, most likely it will be very challenging. Luckily, there is unlimited information that you can find online that will help in designing a beautiful baby room. Designing a nursery room need not be expensive. As much as possible it should be simple and manageable so that baby will love it too.
Focus on the basics
Planning ahead of time prior to giving birth is important to have enough time. The main concern of creating a nursery room is to ensure that it is safe, healthy and warm. If you don’t have an idea on how to decorate the room, you can search online for decorating ideas. But, you should be realistic so that you can avoid space, financial, and time constraints.
It’s also important to think about childproofing as this is important when your baby comes along. Another thing to consider is your budget. It’s a smart idea to provide your baby a well-coordinated and beautiful nursery room, but make sure not to overspend. In buying items, think first of the functionality and not the appearance. After all, the safety of your child should be the priority and not the appearance of the nursery room.
It’s not a good idea to overspend in buying baby gear. Your baby will grow up fast that’s why it’s better to save money for your growing child. To save money, you can consider second hand items as long as they are still safe to use.
Designing the room
As you start the project, make sure to measure the room before purchasing the materials that you’ll be using. Buy supplies and furniture appropriate to the measurement of the nursery room. In planning the layout, consider situating the crib near the entrance for easy access. It’s not a good idea putting the crib near a window and anything that dangles to avoid possible accident such as choking. Likewise, the changing table should be near the crib. If there’s a rocking chair, you can put it by the window, but make sure to have curtains to reduce the bright light. Adding a set of blinds is a good idea so that your baby will sleep well. Make enough room to accommodate more items in the future. Avoid putting shelves above or beside the crib to avoid possible accidents when things fall onto your baby.
Choose appropriate lighting
Studies recommend switching off the light in the nursery room. But, you have the options such as dimmer switch, nightlight, chandelier or sconce. Make sure that the electrical wirings are installed prior of painting the room. It is also important to select the right flooring that matches the other parts of your home. As much as possible, wall to wall carpet should be avoided to prevent allergens. Instead, you can use removable rug.
Consider the color scheme of the nursery room. If you don’t know the gender of your baby, you should choose neutral colors. You can decide whether to decorate with a nursery theme or not. If you do decorate with a theme, you may have to repaint as the child grows up.
Adding nursery furniture
The crib is one of the essential furniture in a nursery room. That’s why it’s important to choose wisely. The crib should be durable and in proper shape and finish. The slats should be vertical so that your baby won’t use it for climbing out. Likewise, the slats should close together so that your baby won’t stuck his or her head in between the slats. Choose other pieces of furniture that complements to the crib. See to it that anything that you put inside the room should be properly secured for the safety of your child.
Choosing final touches
Aside from the furniture, it’s also important to add essential stuffs in the nursery room including the following:
- Baby monitor
- Wipes, diapers, receiving blankets, burp cloths, backup outfits and some toys
- Garbage can where you can dispose soiled items
The most important thing to consider before you start creating the nursery room is that it should be close or near the master’s bedroom. This way, it would be easier for you to check your baby at night. All electric outlets should be covered as safety precaution. Decorating the room should be done one at a time. Lastly, purchase items that will be used for long time.