Planning your baby’s nursery can be great fun. Both you and your baby your baby will be spending a lot of time in the nursery, so it’s important to make sure its a comfortable and inviting living space.
Set a budget
This will help you narrow down your choices and avoid overspending. If you’re on a tighter budget. have a look at second hand items on Facebook Marketplace. I’ve picked up some great bargains from there. Just make sure you check things over before you buy.
Choose a Theme
There is no obligation to choose a nursery theme, of course. It can help you narrow down your choices for furniture, bedding, and decor, plus tie together all of the different elements in the room together. This can create a more visually appealing and relaxing space for your baby. Some popular nursery themes include woodland animals, nursery rhymes, and fairytales. When I was pregnant with Elliott, I called him Baby bear. So it seemed fitting we go with a bear theme. You wouldn’t believe how long it took me to choose the exact bear bedding I liked 🙂
Think about the size of the room
This will determine what size furniture you can fit and how much space you have for other elements, such as a changing table, rocking chair, and storage. If you have a small nursery, you’ll need to choose furniture and decor that won’t make the space feel cramped.
Choose furniture that is both functional and stylish. Consider the needs of your baby as they grow. We still use our changing table, which converted into a chest of draws.
Here are some recommendations:
- Cot: A cot/bed is an essential piece of furniture for any nursery. Choose a cot that is safe and meets current safety standards. You may also want to consider a cot that can be converted into a toddler bed.
- Rocking chair: A rocking chair is a must-have for any nursery. It is a comfortable place to feed your baby, read to them, or just rock them to sleep.
- Changing table: A changing table is a convenient place to change your baby’s nappy. Think about the height of the changing table. You may want to consider a changing table that is attached to a chest of draws, so it can be used for storage.
Add personal touches
This is your baby’s nursery, so make sure to add some personal touches that reflect your family’s style. This could include framed photos, artwork, or even a knitted blanket.
Keep it handy
There are so many storage solutions around to suit every size of room. One of the most useful things for me was a simple nappy storage system which hung on the back of the door. This held nappies, cream and wipes close by, which was especially handy in the middle of the night.
Most importantly, have fun with the planning process! This is a special time in your life, and you’ll cherish the memories of decorating your baby’s nursery for years to come. With a little planning, you can create a nursery that is both stylish and functional. This will be a space where your baby can sleep, play, and grow.
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