How to Design a Nursery: Dos and Don’ts

Designing a nursery room for your soon-to-be baby can be very exciting, and it is something that all parents want to perfect. There is nothing more rewarding than creating something special for your first baby. But the task can be a bit daunting especially when it is your first time. You do not know where to begin, and there are several things you are told to consider: room painting, interior design, furniture, needed appliances, toys, and more.

If you are feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount of planning that you need to do, we will help you get through the planning stage with these helpful tips we were able to gather from different interior design experts.

How to Design a Nursery: Dos and Don’ts

1. Pick a theme

Picking a theme is not something that is crucial, but something that will help you narrow down an overwhelming number of options you have when it comes to color, design, patterns, furniture, etc. Also, your design could be more cohesive with a theme.

2. Choose and purchase textiles before the paint

One of the effective hacks to minimize errors in a textile-paint mismatch is to choose first your textiles based on your preferences and set theme before you go on deciding to paint color and purchasing it. This is a common blunder that most DIY homeowners do and they end up mismatching their preferred textiles to the color of the painted walls of the room.

3.Have a sanitation station inside the room

There is nothing more wonderful than a nursery room that is well-equipped when it comes to sanitation, as this will be your number one problem. Make sure that you have your sanitation supplies ready and they are stored in a secured place that is also convenient for you to reach whenever you need it. You can have some paper towels, antibacterial gel, wipes, and a sanitized place where you can throw the used diapers as well as a separate hamper.

4. Be creative with your storage

When it comes to babies, there is no such concept as enough when it comes to the needed things and clothes, and this is where your storage becomes important. You need to be very creative with your storage by doubling the space and being smart with it.

5.Think long-term

Babies do no remain small forever, and although this is saddening, you need to think long-term. The nursery room you are currently planning needs to be functional still while your baby is growing. Does the room have enough space to accommodate a toddler-sized bed to replace the crib? Does it have enough space to accommodate a dresser? Think long-term and make the room flexible for future renovations as your baby grows up.

Other tips by the experts:

  • Install blackout curtains for a better baby sleep
  • Use dimmer lights
  • Decorate the ceiling with a soothing color
  • Choose eco-friendly materials
  • Install a ceiling fan
  • Ready the necessary things and stuff
  • Plan ahead of the time.

When it comes to designing a nursery room, things can get overwhelming. However, if you follow the tips that we have gathered from the experts, planning becomes easier and organized. So, if you are looking forward for a baby, it is better to plan for it ahead of time.