There’s more to setting up a nursery than simply adding some new furniture to your spare bedroom, especially if you want it to be a pleasant space for your child. You’ll have to consider things like the colour scheme, the lighting and the amount of storage. With so much to think about, you may be feeling slightly overwhelmed, but we’re here to help. If you try and see the nursery as an exciting interior design project and follow our advice, you shouldn’t have too much trouble.
Consider the Furniture
When spending a lot of money on furniture, you want to be sure that it will last for a long time. That’s why it’s a good idea to purchase adaptable furniture that can be used when your baby is first born, right up until they can walk. One example of this would be a cot bed, which can be adapted so that it’s suitable for a toddler by taking off the sides.
Parents of young children tend to have more toys in their homes than what they actually have space for. That’s why storage is important for your nursery. Lots of cribs and changing tables have built in storage but you may have to invest in a chest of drawers or some baskets. This will help you keep the clutter to a minimum.
If there’s enough room, you might also want to invest in a comfy nursing chair. This will come in handy when you need somewhere to feed your little one before bed, or read them a story when they’re a slightly older.
Consider the Mood
The colour of the walls and the type of lighting you install in the room can really alter the mood. Investing in a little dimmable lamp is much nicer for your baby than if they had to stare up at a ceiling light whilst having their nappy changed.
The nursery is, first and foremost, a place where your new born will sleep, so try and decorate it in such a way that is calming and comforting. Installing blackout blinds is a great idea for both the nursery and your own bedroom, because they will help you and the little one get some rest during the day.